You may have read A Short Trip to Samchuk Market, Thailand by Sai in February 2010 where she wrote her visit to Samchuk Market, Thailand. Her experience in a one-hour trip at uncle Cheng’s old house inspired me, who hadn’t left Bangkok since last summer, to go to this Hundred-year-old Market. And I couldn’t belive that my trip last weekend was not the same one as described by her.
Having spent not many minutes planning my family trip, we decided to go to Samchuk Market in Supanburi province by our own car. My dad, the driver, was the only one who had been there before; however, It was too long for him to remember where exactly it was. Then, It was me, the older daughter, who had to be a navigator. I was so excited to read the google map in my mobile phone while i passed through the way i wasn’t familiar with. And I’ve found that it was very easy to go there. After 2 hours from Bangkok, we finally reached the Hundred-year-old market.
There are five small blocks of the market which are very interesting. Many old wooden shop houses transformed into grocery stores and food shops. Most tourists wear “Straw Hat” becasuse it’s too cheap. Rare Thai food and old toy shops really impressed me. I also really enjoyed shoping here.
I tried to find the way to join a one-hour trip as Sai did. Unfortunately, there was no guide for me. May be i was there too late for the trip to uncle Cheng’s old house. And I hadn’t seen any of her suggestions; such as, the classic steamed rice wrapped with lotus leaf, and the vintage drug store. I should take her with me next time!