100 Years Sarm Chook Market, Suphan Buri, THAILAND
Yes, it’s known to have existed for 100 years old, the Sarm Chook Market of Suphan Buri, Thailand. Unseen and probably another gem of Suphan Buri, we were probably the first few who visited the market. This was a sponsored trip organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Catered for local, the market is used to be a Chinese settlement. The structures still remained till today, like the wooden house in the picture. Do you notice that there are a few newer structures beside the wooden house.
The market is similar to a Chinese traditional market. Food, souvenirs and local products are available here. The market is as big as 3 to 4 streets filled of stalls. We took almost an hour to walk around the market. Not really that huge, but worth to walk around.
Like I mentioned earlier on, this place is still not publicized or commercialized yet so only locals usually shopped in the market.
Souvenirs and things like hats are a common sight in the market. Always remember, prices are negotiable. Please always request for a calculator if they have one.
As I wandered around the market, I realized the market is situation on the riverside. That’s makes sense how the Chinese opened a settlement here.
Food is another attraction in Sarm Chook market as I mentioned earlier. Mostly traditional Thai food would be available here, as mostly the customers are locals.
The market itself is not that huge. Say 3 to 4 streets filled with stalls and shops. The uniqueness of this market will be the old buildings dated probably back to a century old. Traditional local food could be another attraction here. One of the best thing about here is it is not fully commercialized yet.
How to get to Sarm Choon Market Suphan Buri:
It’s a very good question. Try to source for local tours that is inclusive of Suphan Buri. As I was brought here by the Tourism Authority of Thailand to promote this place, I bet they would have local tour companies providing tour to this place. Good Luck!