Saturday's night market

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Prachasamosorn Road, Khon Kaen, Thailand

Saturday's night market Khon Kaen Reviews

ivy ivy
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A market for locals by locals Apr 23, 2012
Visiting one or more nightmarkets in Thailand is definitely a must. This one in Khon Kaen is just a bit different from the standard markets and that makes it so interesting. It's only on saturday for one. And it has a different feel about it. People from around the city come here to sell their goods and the goods are definitely not the ones you see on a typical tourist nightmarket. They cater for the Thai. Sometimes with homemade goods or with goods you don't come across in the city stores. From bags, clothes,'antiques', houshold items, food ingredients, Thai music, to nail and hair materials. You'll find creative stuff like bags made from old jeans to t-shirts with odd prints. Also odd looking stuff Thai children collect. Or regular binoculars for a small price; nice to watch the colourful Thai birds. This is an easy going market where everything is laid out on the ground and you just walk by as the many Thai people have a night out on the town. There is a barber ready to cut your hear. Or women can get themselves fake nails right there on the spot. Musical entertainment is provided by a local rockband where a large group of teenagers is gathered. Somewhere up the road we also spotted a group of older Thais in traditional clothes performing classic Thai music with vocals and original instruments. The market is divided into two. On the left of the crossing with the Klangmuang road you'll find the market and on the right the large food section. 2 large rows of little colourful stalls prepare many different kinds of food: dinner, Thai desserts, ice cream, waffles, fruit, etc. Each stall set up a little terrace on the road with low colourful tables and a mat underneath to sit on. Proper plastic chairs and tables are set up at the end of the two rows.
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