Talad Dan Sing Khon Border Market

Talad Dan Sing Khon Border Market, Prachuap Khiri Khan: Address, Talad Dan Sing Khon Border Market Reviews: 3.5/5

Talad Dan Sing Khon Border Market

Talad Dan Sing Khon Border Market
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elmi
Hua Hin, Thailand191 contributions
Jan 2020
When you enter Dansing Khon you first come to a market where mainly wooden furniture and carvings are sold.
For the orchids you have to drive on to the border, where many different types of orchids can be found in all colors and sizes. Recommended !
Written January 11, 2020
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John M
Auckland, New Zealand500 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
There were a lot of similar type stalls here, so maybe the stall holders buy from a "distributor"? Some of the wooden furniture was really nice, not much good for a tourist tho'. Didn't take too long to walk around, and if you made a special trip you would probably be disappointed in this market, we went as part of a day tour, but wouldn't bother going back
Written July 22, 2018
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Sjaak S
Pranburi, Thailand58 contributions
Jun 2018
The Market was ok. Maybe good for some bargains, but in all honesty, most things you can buy there, you can get in Chatuchak or nearly any other furniture shop around the country. We didn't really check the prices before we went and it is difficult to tell anyway, but I don't think it is that much cheaper then in any other place in Thailand. No reason to go back again.
Written June 18, 2018
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miss-bankrut216
Geelong, Australia4,154 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
I'm surprised at so many negative reviews, but I think the market area is fairly new so perhaps was much smaller when others posted. There is something intriguing about being so close to another country but not being allowed to cross. The views back over Prachuap and Klong Wan are worth the drive alone.
Apparently from around 7am on a Saturday there is a big street market with vendors from Myanmar. We went on a weekday but still found lots to see. A lot of the things for sale are more suited to Thai people and those who have homes nearby (luckily we do) - things like timber furniture, wood carvings, pots, buddhas, plants (amazing orchids 150 baht!). The jewellery and gems were incredible - huge display emeralds, amethyst geodes, fossils in amber, druzy, labradorite etc and then the tiny precious gems (no idea if they were real, but they were stunning and locked in a glass cabinet, so probably.). And of course the jade, so much jade, cheaper items and the good stuff, also in glass cabinets, even lavender jade which is getting hard to find. Saw the price on one which was 1500 baht, pretty reasonable.
Four big coaches were pulling up just as we left, so I imagine this place can get really busy with the tour groups.
Written May 29, 2018
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Chul S
4,412 contributions
Jan 2018 • Business
Nothing much worth to see.A few numbers of shop offer clothing, jewelry made from gem stone, wooden craft and table.To me wooden lawn table is interesting- nice, cheap free delivery to Bangkok. If you are in Amphora Muang , Prachuab-khirikhan and have your own transportation may be this is the place to kill time for 2 hrs including travelling time plus a chance to peek at the Thai-Mynmar Sing-khorn border immigration office.
Written January 11, 2018
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Stephan B
Sydney, Australia147 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
Nice drive to dan sing khon and kind of exciting to get so close to Burma I think part of the Parker is actually across the border at the back where all the sigs etc are Burmese and can't see the crossing. Furniture is amazing but hard to transport obviously. Jewellery etc is pretty crap and food choices were limited. Highly recommend to go to kurri burri national park in the way back up north to see wild elephants etc. late afternoon after 5pm is the best time I believe. Follow the elephant sigs on the main road and turn right at some stage way before kurri burri. It's part of the national park but prob at least half hour from the main park entrance with lake. Got there too late but apparently can see elephants and other wild animals there too.
Written March 26, 2017
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LazyRose
Alberta, Canada1,679 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
The border market was one of the reasons decided to spend a night out in Prachuap Khiri Khan. We went to Myanmar a couple of years ago and fell in love with it. We were hoping to encounter some of the same stuff we found in markets while in places like Bagan and Inle Lake, but it was a bit different than that. For the most part it's stuff like furniture and home decor - lamps, coatracks, things like that. But if you're in the market for some nice wood furniture, there's a lot here. The stalls also tend to repeat a lot, so the variety isn't huge. There were a couple nice lamps we wanted to bring home, but we just didn't have enough room.

Some of the things we were looking for were chetroot cigars (more like cigarillos, or even more similar to a cigarette). We bought lots of them when we visited Inle, especially the kind made with anise. We couldn't find those anywhere at the market, just the more "commercial" ones, which we ended up buying out of nostalgia for Myanmar, and they weren't nearly as nice as the ones we were trying to find (almost need to find someone there rolling them on site, and there was nothing like that). We were also looking for some Burmese tamarind candy, which we brought back a ton of on our trip to Myanmar. They're like tamarind seeds pounded flat with a little touch of sugar on them and dried out. They come all flat and smooshed together in little individual wrappers. After walking through the market probably 3 times, we found a shop that had them. They weren't as good (again, more commercial I think) as the ones we bought in Bagan (I think that's where they're the most popular), but they filled the tamarind shaped hole in my heart.

This is a nice market, but don't go in expecting it to be as artisan-y as I thought it would be. I guess that's kind of hard to explain if you haven't been to Myanmar before, but most of the stuff in the market seems like generic mass produced stuff, save for the furniture (although with how much of that repeated, I think a lot of that might be too, you gotta look for the right shops). If you're in the area it's worth a look, but don't make a special trip just for it like we did (although the town of Prachuap Khiri Khan IS worth the special trip, so make of that what you will).
Written July 24, 2016
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steveamcb
Perth, Australia611 contributions
Jan 2016 • Family
Border markets sometimes have unusual and fascinating things for sale hence my curiousity to visit. The plants including orchids, various fruits, the wood shops, and some jewellery shops (including Burmese jade, malachite etc) are quite interesting. Saturday mornings see a greater influx of sellers from Myanmar and the market is correspondingly much busier. Quite a few ethnic Burmese wandering around so can also be interesting people watching. The permanent market shops (those that open every day) apparently stay open until about 4pm. If driving, I recommend parking in the town as it is a relatively short stroll and avoids the jams of cars trying to park as close as possible. The drive across the countryside from the main highway along the smaller roads through pineapple plantations towards the hills on th border is quite scenic.
Written January 3, 2016
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Doron K
Chiang Mai, Thailand105 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
been there early Saturday morning. Indeed big market, same Chinese made stuff you can find everywhere in Thailand. Only good for fruits and vegetables.
Written August 20, 2015
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bundeenian
Bundeena, Australia1,571 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
We enjoyed our visit to this market to see all the beautiful orchid plants,sample burmese street food and brose some nice antique shops.There are a lot of jewelry stall claiming to be selling "genuine rubies"i had mine tested when i got home and they weren't i cant remember what the jeweler called the stone but really cheap and still nice gemstones .There is also some nice traditional hand woven basket wear.I bought a woven food clover and enjoy using it ever day in my kitchen.Also bought a lovely deerhead bronze door bell and some nice Burmese scarves. It is a really nice trip through pineapple and crop fields to reach the market though extremely hot.I bought stunning looking red grapes and devoured a large amount that afternoon on my hotel balcony only to become very sick hours later so make sure you wash any fruit with bottled water vertywell first
.We organised a car and driver through Sunbeach Guest House in PPK.Will return again to this market.
Written March 29, 2015
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