Sam Chuk Market
Sam Chuk Market
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Rungfa_b
Suphan Buri Province, Thailand5 contributions
Family
I like to go here because it has a lot of food my favorite place to go. There are toys, food, photography spots, a lot of people on holidays. And there are many tourists every day. I like to go with my family. There are giant meatballs that are very delicious. It is one of the oldest communities in Suphanburi province that is worth a visit.If you buy souvenirs, I recommend it at Sam Chuk Market
Written August 18, 2021
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Smoggy1986
Chonburi, Thailand149 contributions
Couples
Samchuk is a good traditional marke to visit & as is the case with all Thai markets, plenty of food & clothing places to check out.
Well worth a visit & even though we were there on a Saturday, it didn't feel too busy, or uncomfortably warm, walking around.
Written July 7, 2019
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Sasithon
Dan Chang, Thailand7 contributions
Family
I like to go here because it has a lot of food, traditional food. I like to go with my family. There are giant meatballs that are very delicious. It is one of the oldest communities in Suphanburi province that is worth a visit.👏🍜🍡🍢
Written August 17, 2021
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JohPhuket
phuket33 contributions
Family
100 year market, nice place with some specialty of suphanburi. Lime most of the market in Thailand there is a lot of food there, traditional clothes. We take a ride by boat on the river for 50THB and visit a 300 year house used for shoot some famous movies. That was the best part of the visit. If you go there take the cruise.
Written April 21, 2018
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zarkorn
Thailand576 contributions
Friends
This place is the local market near the river .Local market in SamChuk it more the past child product and traditional food of Thailand.
Written October 8, 2017
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Mike P
Greater London, UK83 contributions
I was fortunate to visit Thailand for the first time in 1979, spending a lot of my time up-country. This trip I had a couple of days to spare, and wanted to get away from Bangkok. Talaat Sam Chuk came up on a list of 15 interesting things to do, so I gave it a go, whilst being eminently fearful that it would turn out to be yet another touristic pastiche of times gone by, crawling with foreign tourists and selling kitsch which had absolutely no local rootedness. What a very pleasant surprise! 2 hours from Bangkok by 'rot tuu' (public minibus), it consists in the main of a cluster of wooden stalls and shophouses aligned around 2-3 small 'soi' (passages), selling a variety of sweets, savouries, toys, foodstuffs, rather basic handicrafts, as well as items that locals might also want to buy. There is a really authentic teahouse on the intersection of two soi which, to judge by the conversations in Thai, served mainly local customers. There are noodle stalls and other eating places, hardly any of which have made the switch to modern and sanitised decor. The place, for me (a Western visitor), created a lovely nostalgic feeling for the many times I had drunk tea and eaten noodles in small district towns back in the 70s and 80s. Nearly all the visitors to the market at the time of my mid-week visit (on Tuesday 2 August) were Thai - I noticed one other westerner, and at best only a handful of East Asian tourists - and I have little doubt that they were also enjoying a 'trip down memory lane', even though many of them (including a large party of schoolchildren) will never have encountered anything similar before. The market is promoted as the '100 year market', but I have to say the people of the district have done a very fine job of blending the authentic with the commercial. I spent a very pleasant couple of hours at the market before heading back to Bangkok. The people I chatted with were delightfully friendly and helpful, and I didn't get the sense at all that this was something orchestrated for the benefit of the visitor. This seems in the main to be a community of locals who pass each other with a smile and a chat, and outsiders are made to feel welcome. I'm not sure whether and how this place might withstand the onslaught of the international masses descending in their coachloads, as has happened at some of the floating markets near Bangkok, but that's a story for the future. It's easy to get to if you can find the right minibus at the Victory Monument - it goes straight to Sam Chuk, and the market is only 100 metres or so from the minibus stop - and have the confidence not to rely on an organised tour. I really liked the place, and I'm quite hard to please!
Written August 2, 2016
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Rudi M
Bangkok, Thailand424 contributions
Couples
With less traffic on Sunday, the 150 km trip should take you less than two hours through pleasant country side and plenty of green (rout 9 and 340). The old market is very well worth a visit and it not offers great vantage points for your selfies but also bargain shopping and great food. 97 Baht bought us lunch for two! Really liked the laid back atmosphere, many friendly smiles and lovely vibes at this river side community that still seems to be ticking almost the same way it did a century ago!
Written July 25, 2016
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Anthea C
Hong Kong3 contributions
Friends
Van departing from Victory Monument takes you to Sam Chuk by 2 hours. If there is a traffic jam, it may last longer, but the ride is not bad, becos you can see country side of Bangkok. The Sam Chuk area is neat, and the market is very interesting, Great Variety of goods offered. Dont miss the meat ball noodles.
Written November 26, 2015
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EarthlingOnline
Worldwide3,789 contributions
Friends
Sam Chuk Market is a gem. A sizeable, cohesive, historic district working as a fusion of live market, collection of eateries, and collection of interesting museums housed in restored buildings in the area. I had the pleasure of spending a mid-day here one saturday last month, with friends from Bangkok. A former workmate of ours had retired from our workplace, and moved to Sam Chuk to be involved in one of the operations and also be active in further documenting the heritage of the area. He also roasts one great local coffee!

Suggestion for touring. I arrived by car, so cannot comment on public transport which is my usual means of conveyence in Thailand. We parked on the perimeter of the market, where several folks were touting their individual parking options.

As one approaches the market (marked by a large overhead sign) on foot, one may find quite a throng of visitors on day trips. But foot traffic generally flows at a reasonable pace. Streets (called "soi" though I would call them "trok" which are narrower and less capable to handle non-foot traffic). From the entrance, we turned right on Soi 1, and walked down that soi until we reached a series of eateries on the left. This series of eateries extended to the corner of the first soi to the left. If one continues straight, one crosses the river. In the last of those eateries, we stopped for noodles and mugs of iced coffee. The coffee, roasted about 50 metres from that shop, is unique. A delicious light lunch. Then we continued wandering the back alleys of the market.

Several buildings in the area have been converted to private museums. One can find videos on Youtube showing visits to some of them, but it's of course best to see at least one of them yourself. We visited the community museum, which occupies several shopfronts, on two levels, in the company of the aforementioned mutual friend/acquaintence who now works to help preserve and document the heritage of the area. However, the museum is somewhat self-explanatory even if one does not have such a guide.

There are several attractions around Suphanburi Province, that could make this a worthwhile daytrip, or several day trip by itself, or possibly also including nearby Ayutthaya.
Written November 4, 2014
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036 Anda
Suphan Buri, Thailand4 contributions
Family
Sam Chuk Market, Suphan Buri Province There are giant meatballs fresh and delicious every day. Spicy Tom Yum Noodles and sweet Thai desserts You won't be disappointed if you come here.
Written February 24, 2022
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