Talat Lat Chado
Talat Lat Chado is a 100-year-old market. It used to be Chinese trading houseboats lying along both sides of river banks. Then it was changed to be a riverside wooden market and gradually expanded to be terrestrial. It has almost 100 vis-a-vis booths along the riverside with wide hallway. There are temples, schools, shrines, rice mills and old-fashioned cinemas in the community.This community has a long history. It started up after Myanmarese plunder in 1767 and called Ban Chakkarat. There were canals leading to River Noi full of fishes especially giant snakehead (“Chado” in Thai) which was the market name derived from.Local people were so united in action and spirit to conserve buildings in the community that it was awarded as the best architectural conservation in 2006 by His Majesty the King. It consists of photo shops, barbershops, tailor shops, groceries and Mo Charan’s Thai traditional medicine shop that is very famous for curing PMS. This market is a birthplace of the 1970s artist, singer and composer named Teerasak Atjimanont who sang the celebrated songs, Ku Lap Daeng (“Red Rose”) and Lom Luang (“Deceived Wind”). There is also the Mayor’s Old House Museum which used to be a well-known monk supplies and cloth wreath shop, exhibiting photographs of archaic appliances, freshwater fish aquariums and having a theatre. Nowadays it is a fishermen club and a free cinema. Films that was shot here are Bun Chu, Rak Kham Khlong, Dong Dok Moei and Khwam Suk Khong Kathi.For the food, Talat Lat Chado has tons of tasty ones to try. Don’t forget to try hard-to-find Bon curry at Mae Chua. Steamed fish and great morinda with curry paste, original salty boiled Silver barb with sugar cane, pineapple and tamarind, fried fish cakes made of Siamese mud carp with cucumber sauce, Kuai Chap (crunchy pork soup) Pa Pha Nid, Krung Kao stewed pork noodle, roast duck, Lung Nuat stewed duck in sweet sauce, Ho Mok Krok (steamed meat with curry balls), coconut munchkins with herbs, mung bean mixed with pandanus rice crepe, Mo Kaeng (mung bean custard) and many more.If done with enjoying tasty food, floating in twilight to see the riverside people’s way of life, natives throwing and picking up square dip nets and Thai traditional riverside houses. Boat fare is only 10 baht per person and 50 for the whole boat. The market opens on weekends. For more information please contact Lat Chado Subdistrict Municipality at 0-3574-0263-4.