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We set off to this market on a day that was raining so hard I wondered whether it was worth going. But having arrived here, the rain stopped and the sun came out. What it had done though was keep all the people away so it was much easier to get round the market, as very few people had come that day. I would not really call this a floating market but more a market situated on a canal, but the setting made for a great day out, and the market was first class.


Situated on the banks of Prawet burirom Canal, Khlong Suan Market lies in two provinces: Tambon Thepparat, Amphoe Ban Pho, Chachoengsao Province and Tambon Khlong Suan, Amphoe Bang Bo, Samut Prakan Province.


This traditional market dates back to the reign of King Rama V. The market contains many different shops, which are getting rare these days, since they are increasingly being replaced by modern convenience stores and shopping malls. After more than 100 years old, it still retains the quaint charm of the old days. Visitors will be pleased with the traditional market atmosphere while enjoying a great variety of tasty food.


Klong Suan will dazzle you with its old shop houses and stalls selling a variety of tasty traditional foods like tom yam noodles, sweet Thai sausage and pot-stewed duck to desserts made from coconut, quaint old utensils and ancient tin toys.


A symbol fitting of the market is a 71-year-old coffee shop, Pae Lee, laid out with a few single round tables and stools.

The shop takes its name from its owner, a genial elderly person with a ready smile for his patrons. The most touching aspect of this community,  is not the ambience nor the well-maintained buildings or their architecture, but it is the residents' traditional way of life that remains largely untouched by the tides of time.


Klong Suan Market, or the 100 year old market in Chachoengsao Province, Thailand

Floating Markets in Thailand, Page 23, Klong Suan Market or the 100 year old market in Chachoengsao Province.
Floating Markets in Thailand, Page 22, Klong Suan Market or the 100 year old market in Chachoengsao Province.
Floating Markets in Thailand, Page 22, Klong Suan Market or the 100 year old market in Chachoengsao Province.
Floating Markets in Thailand, Page 22, Klong Suan Market or the 100 year old market in Chachoengsao Province.