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Address: Na Phra That Road, Bangkok, Thailand
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A wide variety of Buddhist amulets can be found at this market.

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Thaprajan market

A lot of food and very near famous beautiful Grand Palace. You can take a rest and have some drink or meal here at many store beside Chaopraya River.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

A lot of food and very near famous beautiful Grand Palace. You can take a rest and have some drink or meal here at many store beside Chaopraya River.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This place selling all kind of stuffs such as foods,fruits, amulets, clothes, bakery.hair accessories,baby cloth - kids cloth and many more. But overall you could find those stuff in other market. FYI - Lots of fake amulets in this place

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

All along the street and alleyways are vendors selling amulets of all sizes. Very busy on the weekends. Bargin hard but keep it real and don't forget your magnifying glass.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

A lot of fake amulets. Some stalls even sell Amulets by the kilos. Not a place for people with little knowledge about amulets, to go. Good place for looking at religious artifacts.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

One of the intriguing market scenes in Bangkok is the Ta Prachan amulet market that can be found on Na Phra That Road and nearby alleys near the Wat Mahathat temple. Here you can find a make-shift market with locals displaying many religious, iconic and symbolic amulets. We have watched this scene with interest during many past trips to Bangkok.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Could this be the place to find superstition, corruption, and wild sex? Perhaps, if you are a believer in the power of Buddhist amulets. My wife and I stumbled upon this market while we were walking from the Grand Palace to the Wat Pho on January 18, 2014 along the road that parallels the river. Stalls upon stalls sell tiny... More 

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While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.