Tha Chang Pier
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Manchester, UK3,974 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Whenever we are in the city we use the boat and often come across this pier.

Normally, it is bustling with activity and there’s always lots and lots to see. You can buy pretty much anything within its vicinity and some of the street food carts are excellent.

On this occasion though it was far more quiet. I reckon there is only 10% of the boats running that there normally is and it didn’t have the atmosphere or interest this time.

Hopefully it will be back to normal next time.
Written April 3, 2022
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jaymay2202
Sydney, Australia282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Family
I wanted to review the Tha Chang Pier because of the fantastic market that is adjacent to it along the road.
the pier itself is one of the great intersections of Bangkok, where the longboats and ferries come, where people get on and off the boats, where the Grand Palace is, and where there is an interesting pier market.
But more fun is just outside the pier, ...if your back is facing the pier take the main road (which is curving at 90 degrees jus there, to your right.
Walk down the path to the right and you'll find people marketing their wares on mats on the ground or card tables. It's not as manic as many of the markets, but still stretches 1/2 kilometre, and hundreds of stalls. What makes this market so interesting is the stuff being sold. About a third of it is second hand, and theres antiques, bric a brac, some tourist stuff, fun gear, and many many amulets of all different shapes and size, religious pendants. It's really fascinating. We bought some great stuff there - an antique parker pen, some uncut agate, some brass bells, some sunglasses, a camera case, a backpack....all sorts of things. What it doesn't have is clothes. Just some hats, belts, but no large clothing stalls. I really liked it. It's unique and definitely worth spending an hour or two sauntering down the road. It's easy to navigate being only one side of the road, and on one road. There's plenty of cold drink stalls, and the pier at one end which I imagine has toilets.
Tha Chang Pier is really close to the Grand Palace, it would make a great place to visit at the same time. The pier itself is full of veges, fish, and other foods, before you get right inside to the souvenirs etc...which are ridiculously expensive. By comparison, the market outside is really cheap, and they are very happy to bargain to crazy prices.
I really enjoyed it.
Oh, one more thing, not open on Mondays, ....as always, Mondays is the 'road cleaning day', so road markets will not be on, with the exceptions of only one or two markets like Patpong..um, can't think of any others.
Written October 11, 2014
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jaymay2202
Sydney, Australia282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Family
I wanted to review Tha Chang for it's nearby Amulet market.
The pier is very busy, full of interesting food, fish market, and very expensive souvenir shops.Much more fun is the road adjacent to the pier, just wander down and see people with their wares spread out on blankets on the footpath, or foldup tables. this is not a clothing market, but more for odds and ends and amulets. Really interesting, and slightly different to all the other markets we'd been to. My husband bought a vintage 70s watch, I bought a couple of amulets, there was second hand stuff, pottery, rocks, bells, really fun. And it bucketed down raining in the middle of our visit. Vendors knew it was going to rain and covered up all their gear for 1/2 hour which was a bit annoying, but we just waited it out. It was half the fun. Easy to get tuk tuk or taxi, as it's right near the Grand Palace. Great way to spend a morning.
Written July 23, 2013
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azizah_me
Cardiff, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017
we walked down here from Khao San road, and several times got wrong turn lol. As we decided to go to China town and the best and fastest way to go there is by the ship. So we tried to get ship at this pier because it is the closest one from our position, expectantly the pier is beautiful with old fortes and park!!. Ship is cheap, only 15 Bath and always full, it would be difficult to get free bench, but you would be happily stand at board and enjoy river scenery until the shipworker blow its whistle, it will ruin your hearing lol, seriously the sound is like million thunders cracking the sky, be remember always, be stay away from this shipworker
Written March 6, 2018
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Tawmit
Sydney474 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Solo
Spent a couple of hours just wandering around, having a meal, and taking photographs. Really enjoyed my time here and also enjoyed the amulet market, would certainly visit again whilst in Bangkok.
Written March 20, 2015
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islandsoft_2010
Matawan, NJ79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012
Great Pier area. 95% eats, cooked in front of you. Fantastic foods. Some souveneir stands. Literally acrossthe street from the Grand Palace and a great place to stop for a meal or snack after spending the day walking the palace.
Written February 16, 2012
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Tawmit
Sydney474 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
Had a wonderful morning exploring this area after visiting Wat Po. Managed to find some Monk Statues i had been looking for , for some time. Despite the fact many of the footpath vendors, of amulets were missing, there were still some, pedalling their goods. This time i found many of the side streets with Amulet shops, and Bhudda sales etc. A very interesting and worthwhile visit.
Written February 23, 2016
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FlyAtNight
Brooklin, Canada3,516 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
The Ta Chang Pier is about a 10 minute walk from the Grand Palace. We visited this pier after a morning in and around the Grand Palace. There was the usual street food for sale, and some interesting markets. If we had more time I wanted to catch one of the many boat rides that were available here.
Written September 2, 2014
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Cathy&Gary
South Australia, Australia15,864 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
Just a short walk from Tha Chang Pier you will find the Tha Chang Amulet markets and this is perfect to combine with a visit to the Siriraj Forensics Museum as once you have finished whichever one you visit first it is then a quick ferry ride to the other attraction on the opposite side of the Chao Praya river.

Not many tourists visit Tha Chang Amulet markets but it is always a hive of activity with collectors coming from all over Thailand and spending millions of baht for a rare prized original.

There are thousands of amulets, Buddha’s, statues, amulets of Thai monks etc starting from a few baht up to unimaginable prices. Every Amulet is different and brings a specific form of luck.

In between the many amulet stalls you will also see small stalls selling false teeth, traditional medicines and food stalls. I had a link repaired on a Buddha at these markets and they did not want to charge me, they said it was for free.

I really enjoyed looking through these markets and would like to go back and spend more time there.
Written February 16, 2014
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Powell936
Norwich, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This photo shown is not the Tha Chang Pier. It is modern, clean and an underpass across the main road which is air conditioned. You also bypass the touts trying to sell you trips. Try the cafés on the left. Great coffee and cold drinks
Written December 17, 2022
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