A new retro market has opened called Talat Boran Ban Si Phak and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) are keen to get Thai and international tourists to pay a visit and appreciate some real Thai local experiences.

The new market opened on 1 November this year in Lopburi province, a short drive northeast of Bangkok.

Speaking about the new market, Mr Athapol Vannakit, Director of the TAT Lopburi Office said, “The province is gaining popularity from word-of-mouth recommendations and social media exposure for its compelling combination of old-world charms and Thai local experiences. These two markets are positioned as new attractions that complement the many existing natural and historical gems of Lopburi, which is one of the oldest cities in Thailand. Lopburi’s iconic provincial symbol, Phra Prang Sam Yot, is already well established as its most famous landmark. And the region is already well known for its magnificent fields of blooming sunflowers, which are synonymous with both Lopburi and nearby Saraburi province.”

The first thing that strikes you when you visit are is the two-storey wooden shop house that so typifies Thailand. The whole concept focuses on Thai culture and Thai arts and there is little doubt that the place is very pleasing on the eye – probably why so many images of the market have already appeared on social media.

There are over 100 shops for visitors to browse around, all of which sell local products and souvenirs such as native arts and craft. As you would imagine food and drink is available and this is once again done with keeping “Thainess” every much in mind.

Talat Boran Ban Si Phak is located next to the Lopburi College of Dramatic Arts on Ram Decho Road and open daily from 10.00-22.00 Hrs.

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