Zoomed in on the dry goods section to buy ingredients to bring home and found this wonderful stall with an equally wonderful owner.
Hungry? Street stalls of sausages, fried pork, and other fried stuff abound. Bought a TH 50 sausage (price is based on weight which is based on the size you want) and a slab of crisp fried pork (TH 100).
Tip: Unless you head to the food courts at the top or basement floors, there’s no place to eat your bagged goodies. Don’t follow me and eat standing by the road. I discovered it too late but you can eat at the side room of this temple across the street. There’s free clean toilet, too. You’re welcome!
There are many other interesting shops in the market’s environs which make for good shopping. Bought a nice shirt from Nepal (according to the label) for TH 380. About 5 minutes away along the main road is a warren of stalls of all things tribal from traditional clothing, bags, accessories, textiles, and other souvenirs. Really cheap.
These earrings according to my sister who asked me to buy them are all the rage now and were just recently featured in the papers. TH 100 each. Bought 5 and was given a TH 50 discount off my total bill.
I really enjoyed shopping at the market and the nearby shops. Maybe because I went mid-morning it wasn’t very crowded. Prices are really cheaper than what you will find at the more tourist-oriented night markets. Vendors weren’t pushy too.