Ta Prachan market

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Ta Prachan market
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A wide variety of Buddhist amulets can be found at this market.
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Desiree M
Mauritius219 contributions
Good market
Nov 2019
The market has good stuff. You can have good food, some gemstones, accessories depending on what you are looking for.
Written November 25, 2019
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fcnowhereman
Singapore, Singapore56 contributions
to find my powdered ginger drink
Feb 2018 • Friends
Highly recommended by my girlfriend, the Ta Prachan amulet market is a hive of activity anytime of the day.

We get there by boat, as she knows how to navigate the streets & boat services. Each time I come down to Bangkok, I would stocked up my powdered ginger drink, sold very cheaply 20-30B per packet it's a steal. As it is a wholesale shop i got to buy more. Also inhalers of all sorts, massages paraphernalia a plenty, from oils to posters can be found here.
Written March 4, 2018
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JongAree
82 contributions
Thaprajan market
Oct 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.
Written October 8, 2015
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0_Gyrfalcon_0
Singapore, Singapore9,830 contributions
Mix market near University
Feb 2015 • Friends
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
Written September 1, 2015
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updog247
Melbourne Beach, FL242 contributions
Thousands of amulets
Feb 2015 • Solo
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.
Written February 27, 2015
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CSK
Jurong, Singapore54 contributions
Fake Amulets
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.
Written August 5, 2014
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,004 contributions
Where you find many religious amulet dealers
May 2014 • Couples
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. It is quite odd but also intriguing, watching local consumers using their magnifying devises to inspect various amulets, which are believed to to offer protection from illness, ailments and other life problems as well as a wide variety of luck and prosperities.

You can find additional amulet dealers set up all along Maha Rat street, next to the Chao Phraya River. This is a route many use to go between the Grand Palace and Wat Po and offers a convenient alternative if you just want to have a quick look at what is going on with these amulet dealers.
Written May 7, 2014
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Jason_Klimowicz
Madison, WI183 contributions
Superstition, Corruption, and Wild Sex?
Jan 2014 • Couples
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 amulets with thousands of images of different animals, Buddhas, monks, and even phalluses. These amulets supposedly can bring good luck, true love, money, or even wild sex. The amulets are usually manufactured by monks and fortunes are made from selling the amulets, causing allegations of corrupt monks and temples.

Spend some time here and you will rub shoulders with tourists and Buddhist monks all searching for that special amulet.
Written March 9, 2014
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