Sam Chuk Old Market
Chinese community and old-fashioned market with wooden shophouses remain in Thai original style
This Chinese community and old-fashioned market, complete with wooden shop houses, has retained its authentic Thai style, dating from a century ago. Visitors can explore the traditional shops, including a photography store that continues to use a century-old camera, an herbal drugstore, or enjoy tasting local sweets and sipping old-fashioned local-style coffee by the river. A three-story building, now transformed into a museum, displays photos from the days of yesteryear, taking visitors back to a bygone era. In 2009, the Sam Chuk Old Market received an Award of Merit in the 2009 annual UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation. The Sam Chuk Old Market is located on Highway 340, by the Tha Chin River next to Amphoe Sam Chuk District Office. It is open from 8.00 am-4.00 pm everyday. For further details, contact 0 3557 1571.