100-Year Khlong Suan Old Market Chachoengsao Province
The 100-Year Khlong Suan Market is located along the Pravet Burirom canal encompassing 2 provinces; Theppharat Subdistrict, Ban Pho District, Chachoengsao Province and Khlong Suan Subdistrict, Bang Bo District, Samutprakarn Province. Khlong Suan Market is an old market since the reign of King Rama 5. In the past, traveling by boat was the fastest and easiest means of transportation. From Chachoengsao to Bangkok, only one Nai Lert white commuter boat was in service. It took people from Pratunam Tha Thua (Chachoengsao), passed Khlong Suan Market and reached Pratunam (Sa Pathum Palace), Bangkok. In the past, Khlong Suan Market was a stopover and a community center for goods exchange as well as the most important and convenient transportation. Any volunteered works such as canal digging and road construction, people would join forces to develop the infrastructure. Meeting point was coffee shops where anyone even with different religions could attend the meeting to exchange their ideas, life experiences, social events and public information. Coffee shops were so addictive to many people in the community that they could not help to come and meet with each other every morning. Even today, coffee shops are still the meeting points for community. Khlong Suan Market was established in 1901 by the name of Three Brothers Market. It was a single-story wooden market with “Laochaon” pole. Later in 1934, it was renovated to a two-story wooden building situated on the waterfront. And the corner of the market is provincial boundary with main canals; Pravet Burirom and Phayanakaraj where many boats are commuting, hence the name "Khlong Suan Market" today. It is the center for trade and goods exchange. It is also a human hub where people; Buddhist, Chinese, and Muslim live peacefully together. Today, this market is a popular tourist attraction. Thus, people gather to form a community and establish a market oversight by the community.
Address : 92 Moo 6, Soi Theparaj Municipality 1, Theparaj Subdistrict, Ban Pho District, Chachoengsao Province 24140
Contact : 06-1616-2366
Time : Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays 9.00-16.00 Open daily 08.00-18.00
Journey : -Private car from Chachoengsao city, use Route 314 Chachoengsao-Bang Pakong to 14th km. intersection, make a right turn onto Route 3001 and go straight for about 10 km., the 100-Year Khlong Suan Market is on the right.
-Private car from Chachoengsao city, use Route 314 Chachoengsao-Bang Pakong to 14th km. intersection, make a right turn onto Route 3001 and go straight for about 10 km., the 100-Year Khlong Suan Market is on the right.
100 years of contemporary life
100 years of contemporary life
Khlong Suan Market has a distinguished characteristic of being a center for people of different races, cultures, and religions such as Buddhist, Chinese, and Muslim Chinese where they live peacefully together from past to present. In addition, there are ancient wooden row houses, which are unique to Khlong Suan Market where visitors can appreciate the atmosphere of a contemporary way of life that dated back 100 years, along with tasty foods and desserts as well as traditional coffee.
Address : 92 Moo 6, Soi Theparaj Municipality 1, Theparaj Subdistrict, Ban Pho District, Chachoengsao Province 24140 Time : Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays 9.00-16.00 Open daily 08.00-18.00