Chong Mek Market

Chong Mek Market: Address, Chong Mek Market Reviews: 3/5

Chong Mek Market
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Speciality & Gift Shops

3.0
20 reviews
Excellent
1
Very good
4
Average
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Poor
5
Terrible
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thaikwai
Surin, Thailand425 contributions
2020 visa trip
Feb 2020
This is a very untidy market site ,no organisation at all nothing cheap to buy. Would not waste time looking aroun the site
Written February 18, 2020
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Márton T
Budaors, Hungary260 contributions
It got worst
Jul 2019 • Family
I have been here 4 years ago but the market got worse. Cheap clothes, plastic toys, food sellers, nothing special, just crappy. Seriously: the best place here is a 7-eleven.....
Written July 23, 2019
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A.a. A
Bangkok, Thailand53 contributions
Nothing much for shopping
Feb 2017
Nothing much for shopping !! Not many shops and something to eat. But there is 7-11 over here. It is quite new immigration compare with others. There is beautiful temple close by.
Written February 15, 2017
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Blairdavid
41 contributions
Chong Mek crossing to Laos
Oct 2014 • Family
We visited Chong Mek with a driver from a hotel in ubon. We decided to take the opportunity to visit the market across the boarder at Laos.

It is important to check the visa requirements to make the crossing at Laos. Many nationalities can get a visa on arrival. We are Australian and found that the fee charged significantly exceeded the advertised fee shown on the notice boards. Suspect we were being ripped off but what choice did we have as we had already passed through immigration from Thailand and needed the visa processed to get back. The whole process took an unreasonable amount of time.

The market was of little interest and really is is not worth crossing just to visit the market. Vendors selling alcohol, cigarettes, knives and suspicious items were prolific.

We have a souvenir visa in our passport to commemorate our visit to Laos but it was expensive and doesn't come with any good memories.
Written October 9, 2014
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WalkingPoint
Bangkok, Thailand311 contributions
GATEWAY TO LAO
Aug 2014 • Friends
The Market is past its best. The old style "antique" shops are mostly gone and, replaced with cheap clothing or other fake goods. Its a fun couple of hours but, really, the only purpose that Chong Mek serves is - to get into Lao.
Some nice little eateries and, a couple of easy style tea ./ coffee stalls but... nothing to rave about.
If you go to Lao, don't purchase animals or jungle plants, orchids etc. Your only exacerbating the misery and destruction of beautiful Lao
Written September 20, 2014
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