‘Mementos For Father’s & New Year’s Gifts’ at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market

This month’s topic of the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem (คลองผดุงกรุงเกษม) market is ‘Mementos For Fathers & New Year’s Gifts’. The market is situated next to the Government House in Bangkok’s Old City and takes place from 1-24 December 2015, daily from 10 am to 7 pm.

‘Mementos For Father’s & New Year’s Gifts’ at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market

‘Mementos For Father’s & New Year’s Gifts’ at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market

Divided into two periods, the first one from 1-12 December 2015 focussed on the theme of ‘Gifts for Father’s Day’. The second period from 13-24 December 2015 is all about ‘New Year’s Gifts’. For every item you purchase for 300 Baht per shop, you have the chance of getting a prize from the lucky draw station. In addition, you can also get free gift wrapping.

Since H. M. King Bhumibol’s Birthday was on 5th December, the market invites you to show loyalty to the King by writing a salute. After registering at the zone, you receive a piece of paper to write down a salute and hang on the Bodhi tree.

Write down a salute for H.M. King Bhumibol

Write down a salute for H.M. King Bhumibol

Are you a flower and nature lover? Then I have some special items to present to you from this market festival. First, there are the adorable handmade ‘Real Flower Accessories’. Aren’t they amazing? The petals are dried and arranged, then coated with resin.

'Real Flower Accessories' at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem market festival

‘Real Flower Accessories’ at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem market festival

Colourful necklaces made with real flowers

Colourful necklaces made with real flowers

Maybe you are looking for a nice floral home decoration? Take a look at ‘Fah Artificial Flower’ from Supanburi Province. They offer a special price on their wonderful fabric flowers.

‘Fah Artificial Flower’ at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

‘Fah Artificial Flower’ at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

Another wonderful item and New Year’s present is the ‘Gift Box’ which contains beautifully arranged artificial flowers.

A nice Gift Box with beautifully arranged artificial flowers

A nice Gift Box with beautifully arranged artificial flowers

What is more, the market presents numerous amazing and unique Thai handicraft products such as these exquisite articles by Sukkee. By the way, Sukkee is one of the OTOP exporters that were awarded by the Ministry of Commerce.

Exquisite articles by Sukkee

Exquisite articles by Sukkee

Thai handicraft products by Sukkee

Thai handicraft products by Sukkee

In fact, there are a variety of appealing products to satisfy shoppers such as these adorable handmade articles by ‘Thaisouvenir & Gift’. These turtles with crystals on their carapace are believed to symbolize and bring both longevity and prosperity to the owners.

‘Thaisouvenir & Gift’, turtles with crystals

‘Thaisouvenir & Gift’, turtles with crystals

Amazing Thai handicraft at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

Amazing Thai handicraft at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem, elephants with crystals

I also cherish the stunning Thai handicraft articles by “Jiam Sansajja Bronze Factory”.Take a look at these fine arts 🙂

Thai handicraft by “Jiam Sansajja Bronze Factory”

Thai handicraft by “Jiam Sansajja Bronze Factory”

“Jiam Sansajja Bronze Factory” at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

“Jiam Sansajja Bronze Factory” at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

There are many more exotic products like these beautiful articles made from Thai mango trees by “Creationwww”.

Articles made from Thai mango trees by “Creationwww”

Articles made from Thai mango trees by “Creationwww”

Thai mango tree products by “Creationwww”

Thai mango tree products by “Creationwww”

Last but not least, there are some very cute teddy bears from ‘Teddy Bear Thailand’ that offers a super special price only at this event. You can take pictures with a bunch of furry teddy bears and take one home.

'Teddy Bear Thailand' at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

‘Teddy Bear Thailand’ at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

For more information, please check out: facebook.com/khlongphadungkrungkasem. For tourists, I recommend that you print this map out and show it to a taxi driver, adding that the market is situated next to the Government House (ทำเนียบรัฐบาล).

Map & travel info

Map & travel info

Summing up, we can say that the market at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem is an innovative attraction in Bangkok appealing to both locals and to tourists with amazing articles and Thai wisdom products. This month, the market offers some unique New Year’s Gifts and Father’s Day gifts. There is simply something for everyone’s taste. Thus, don’t miss the event!

Yours, Sirinya




‘OTOP TO AEC’ at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market

This month’s topic of the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem (คลองผดุงกรุงเกษม) market is about ‘OTOP TO AEC…Heritage of Thailand from Local to Global’. The market is situated next to the Government House in Bangkok’s Old City and takes place from 3-25 November 2015, daily from 10 am to 7 pm.

‘OTOP TO AEC’ at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

'OTOP TO AEC … Heritage of Thailand from Local to Global' at the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem market

‘OTOP TO AEC … Heritage of Thailand from Local to Global’ at the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem market

At this event you find many OTOP products from all over Thailand, for instance local OTOP food products but also exported OTOP goods which will rotate each week. The market offers something for everyone’s taste.

First let us take a look at some amazing food products – there are for example Riceberry and Sungyod brown rice. Riceberry is high in anti-oxidants and fiber. Thus, it helps lower cholesterol and has many other health benefits. Sungyod brown rice is very rare and considered to be a premium rice from the South. It is rich in protein and vitamins. You can get these products for a very special price at the market.

Riceberry and Sungyod brown rice

OTOP products: Riceberry and Sungyod brown rice

Many cheap and cheerful groceries are available at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem, such as Instant noodles MAMA, fruit juice, detergents and much more

Many cheap and cheerful groceries are available at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem, such as Instant noodles MAMA, fruit juice, detergents and many more

In addition, the event offers numerous ready-to-eat delicacies such as Kalamare which is a delicious Thai dessert. Traditionally, it comes in black sticky form but nowadays it has various colors. Kalamare from auntie Tui is a famous one from Koh Samui.

Kalamare, Thai dessert from auntie Tui

Kalamare, Thai dessert from auntie Tui at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

If you are looking for something savoury, you may want to try Naam Prig Goong Siab. This is a Southern style dip with dried shrimp. Serve this dip with fresh vegetables, fermented egg, and steamed rice.

OTOP Product: Naam Prig Goong Siab, Southern style dip

OTOP Product: Naam Prig Goong Siab, Southern style dip

Another food speciality is Mo-Din Vermicelli with hot sauce from Baan Kradok, Nakonrachasima province

Another food speciality is Mo-Din Vermicelli with hot sauce from Baan Kradok, Nakonrachasima province

Fresh seafood from Paknam, Suratanee Province! There are fresh huge oysters, super-sized prawns and many more items

Fresh seafood from Paknam, Suratanee Province! There are fresh huge oysters, super-sized prawns and many more delicious foods at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

Well, if you’re still hungry and looking for something pastry-like, try the herbal fluffy rice flour cake of Baan Morakot from Sakaew Province. The ingredients are all natural and it tastes fantastic.

Herbal fluffy rice flour cake of Baan Morakot

OTOP Product: Herbal fluffy rice flour cake of Baan Morakot

Another option is the BIG-sized ROTI from Satool Province. This Roti not only huge and crispy but also more delicious than common Roti.

Another option is the BIG-sized ROTI from Satool Province. This Roti is not only huge and crispy but also more delicious than common Roti. Only at this month’s ‘OTOP TO ACE’ festival.

However, the market also offers some crafts like unique Thai silk from different provinces in Thailand.

Unique Thai silk is an OTOP Product at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

Unique Thai silk is an OTOP Product at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

There are also amazing artificial flowers from Chaiyaphum province. These flowers are very beautiful, exquisite and affordable. Good for home, office, and restaurant decorations.

There are also amazing artificial flowers from Chaiyaphum province. These flowers are very beautiful, exquisite and affordable. Good for home, office, and restaurant decorations.

Maybe you are looking for some effective health care products. I recommend you try the herbal hot packs which are relieving body pain and muscle sprains. The hot pack is easy to use, just put it into the microwave for about two minutes and press it right onto your painful spot.

Herbal hot packs are OTOP Products

Herbal hot packs are OTOP Products

Try one of the products with bergamot. This herb has many benefits such as making the hair soft and beautiful. It has also blood purifiying properties

Try one of the products with bergamot. This herb has many benefits such as making the hair soft and beautiful. It has also blood purifiying properties

An innovative product is the Thai stone aromatherapy. This innovation is made from powder, herbs, and food coloring. It is used for creating a refreshing atmosphere so that you can relax enjoying this new format.

Thai stone aromatherapy- an innovation at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

Thai stone aromatherapy- an innovation at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

Last but not least, my favourite product of this month’s event is a lamp made from coconut shell. This OTOP product appreciates the value of coconuts. The lamp is unique and very beautiful. The market offers various products designed with coconut shell.

Lamp made from coconut shell

Lamp made from coconut shell

For more information, please check out: facebook.com/khlongphadungkrungkasem. For tourists, I recommend that you print this map out and show it to a taxi driver, adding that the market is situated next to the Government House (ทำเนียบรัฐบาล).

Map & travel info

Map & travel info

In a nutshell, we can say that the market at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem is an innovative attraction in Bangkok appealing to both locals and to tourists with monthly changing topics and premium products. Thus, don’t miss the event!

Yours, Sirinya




‘Top SMEs Products from Thailand’ at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market

This month’s topic of the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem (คลองผดุงกรุงเกษม) market is about ‘Top SMEs Products from Thailand’ (สุดยอด SMEs ของดีทั่วไทย). The market is situated next to the Government House in Bangkok’s Old City and takes place from 2-25 October 2015, daily from 10 am to 7 pm.

'Top SMEs Product from Thailand' at the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market

‘Top SMEs Products from Thailand’ at the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market

At this event you find supreme but also alternative products from many shops. It is also an opportunity to meet and greet Thai superstars who own small and medium businesses. Like always, this awesome market offers something for everyone.

Here is something for all animal lovers – let’s meet the adorable sheeps and goats of Suriya Farm from Nakorn Ratchaseema. You are allowed to feed the goats and sheeps, play and take pictures with them. I guess many children would like to pet these cute beings 🙂 What is more, there are many selected products from Suriya Farm such as goat milk, cosmetic products and sheep dolls which you can purchase at the market.

Goats and sheeps of Suriya Farm from Nakorn Ratchaseema

Meet the adorable goats and sheeps of Suriya Farm from Nakorn Ratchaseema

I really love Coco Easy. This is an innovative way of consuming coconut and thus a must-have for me! Coco Easy truly makes eating coconut convenient. It tastes great with supreme export quality.

Coco Easy - makes coconut eating convenient

Coco Easy – makes coconut eating convenient

What would be the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem market without some amazing cosmetic products! Do you know that the facial sunscreen spray “Fourface” contains starfish collagen extracts and mineral water? These ingredients help to moisturize your skin. Since the texture is not greasy, it is easily absorbed by the skin.  Ms. Four Sakonrat, the owner of this brand, offers a special price of 750 Baht exclusively for this event.

Facial sunscreen spray “Fourface”, get this product at a special prize at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market

Facial sunscreen spray “Fourface”, get this product at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market

Great products by ELE brand which you can purchase special price at the market

Great products by ELE brand like this Bubble Cleanser are available at a special price

However, you can also find useful basic foods like eggs and cooking oil at the market. The products are good and cheap – you can purchase 30 eggs for 85 Baht and 3 bottles of cooking oil for 100 Baht, for instance.

Purchase 30 eggs for 85 Baht, and 3 bottles of cooking oil for 100 Baht at the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market

Purchase 30 eggs for 85 Baht, and 3 bottles of cooking oil for 100 Baht at the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market

In addition, you can buy other basic ingredients for cooking like different kinds of sauces for a small price. They also offer ‘buy 1 get 1 free for every item’. This is a great offer!

Cooking ingredients and different sauces

‘Buy 1 Get 1 Free’ –  Cooking ingredients and different sauces

Last but not least, there is also something for the serious side of life: At the SME service center you can find a competent suite of consulting services. They provide credit checking, bookkeeping for your income and much more.

At the SME service center you can find a comprehensive suite of consulting services

At the SME service center you can find a competent suite of consulting services

For more information, please check out: facebook.com/khlongphadungkrungkasem. For tourists, I recommend that you print this map out and show it to a taxi driver, adding that the market is situated next to the Government House (ทำเนียบรัฐบาล).

Map & travel info

Map & travel info

Finally, we can say that the market at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem is an innovative attraction in Bangkok appealing to both locals and to tourists with monthly changing topics concerning Thainess and supreme products. I think Coco Easy is my top product this month 🙂

Yours, Sirinya




‘Local Businesses & GI Products’ at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market

This month’s topic of the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem (คลองผดุงกรุงเกษม) market is about ‘Local Businesses and GI (Geographical Indication) Products’. The market is situated next to the Government House in Bangkok’s Old City and takes place from 1-27 September 2015, daily from 10 am to 7 pm.

The event features high-quality products from local creative businesses such as tea from Chiang Rai and products from the Baan Naka fabric Market, for instance. There you can also find Geographical Indication products from all regions of Thailand such as Doitung and Doichang coffee, Celadon products and many more. There are also special export and agricultural products from the Community Center or Farm Outlet products. In addition, the markets presents products from The SUPPORT Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand.

Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

Local Businesses and GI (Geographical Indication) products at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market

Local Businesses and GI (Geographical Indication) products at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market

Thus, the first round of the event from 1-13 September features products from the North and the Northeastern region of Thailand. The second round of the event takes places from 14-27 September and is about products from Central, East, and South Thailand. For every 100 Baht purchase, you will receive a coupon for a sweepstakes prize such as airfare tickets, dining and many more prizes which are drawn every day at 6pm.

Thus, I’d like to present to you some of the amazing products you can purchase at the market. Let’s start with some marvellous handicrafts and ceramics. Do you know that Lampang province has the greatest ceramic industry in Thailand? Well, take a look at the ‘rooster bowl’ which is a symbol of Lampang. What is more, the white chicken that matches the pattern of the ‘rooster bowl’ is also symbolic of this province in Northern Thailand. However, this bowl originally came from China more than a 100 years ago.

Rooster bowl of Lampang province

Rooster bowl of Lampang province at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem market

For all jewelry lovers, make sure you check out the charming and unique ornaments created by Pasu Jewerly, an award-winning designer.

Women ornaments designed by Pasu Jewelry

Ornaments for women designed by Pasu Jewelry

The Nan province is also well-known for creating unique silver handicraft products. The special feature of Nan silver is the way it is produced, since several volumes of pure silver are layered so that the ornaments do not become too hard.

Unique silverware from Nan province

Unique silverware from Nan province is a GI (Geographical Indication) product

An art symbol of Nan province is the painting of ‘Pu Maan Ya Maan, Love whispering’. This is a famous mural painting in Phumin Temple, Nan province. What is more, it is a masterpiece of a Thailue hill tribe painter named Nhan Buaphan. The painting shows a man and a woman who are whispering. This piece of art is simply refined and outstanding.

Famous painting from Nan' Pu Maan Ya Maan , Love whispering' by a Thailue hill tribe painter Nhan Buaphan

Famous painting from Nan ‘Pu Maan Ya Maan , Love whispering’ by the Thailue hill tribe painter Nhan Buaphan

The market also offers handicraft products made from palm leaves such as baskets, fans, tissue holder and other household articles. These products from Lampang province are dyed or painted with natural colours.

Products made from palm leaves, Lampang province

Products made from palm leaves, Lampang province

There are also amazing cotton cloths dyed with natural indigo from Baan Kud Haeng. This kind of cotton is thick and makes soft, breathable fabric when woven. The price is about 200-300 Bath per meter.

Indigo dyed cloth from Baan Kud Haeng

Indigo dyed cloth from Baan Kud Haeng at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

However, the market not only offers crafts but also plants like cactus, fruits like the Lhong Lub Lae Durian and other food products like coconut flower syrup, for example.

Cactus are popular since they are durable and inexpensive. They also absorb radiation from the PC

Cactus are popular since they are durable and inexpensive. They also absorb radiation from the PC

Lhong Lub Lae Durian. The story began when a lady named Lhong U-para from Lab Lae district took an unknown kind of Durian seed to plant and reap the fruit. She sent the fruit to a Durian Contest and also won the first place of Uttaradit Agricultural extension and development center in 1967 and later registered the line.

Lhong Lub Lae Durian. The story began when a lady named Lhong U-para from Lab Lae district took an unknown kind of Durian seed to plant and reap the fruit. She sent the fruit to a Durian Contest and won the first place of the Uttaradit Agricultural extension and development center in 1967 and later registered the line. It is a small kind of durian with dark yellow flesh and a chewy and mild texture.

Coconut flower syrup is nectar from pollen extract, rich in nutrients and minerals that are beneficial to your body, and refreshing

Coconut flower syrup is nectar from pollen extract, rich in nutrients and minerals that are beneficial to your body, and refreshing.

If you are a rice eater, check out the five kinds of healthy and delicious organic brown rice from Baan Um-saeng Community Rice Center from Srisaket province.

Organic brown rice at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

Organic brown rice at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

Do you know that in Northern Thailand you find many kinds of rice crackers as snacks? For instance, there are rice crackers made of dried white and black sticky rice deep fried and topped with sugar cane syrup. For generation, the recipe has been improved and developed. Thus, it is super tasty 🙂

Thai rice crackers are a local snack and thus a GI product from the North

Thai rice crackers are a local snack and thus a GI product from the North

Last but not least, there is the healty mulberry which is grown in the Northeast. Mulberry is rich in anti-oxidants which help to prevent cancer, eliminates toxins from the body, and also slows down the aging process.

Mulberry is a fruit originally from the Northeast.

Mulberry is a fruit originally from the Northeast of Thailand. Here you see mulberry drinks/juices.

For more information, please check out: facebook.com/khlongphadungkrungkasem. For tourists, I recommend that you print this map out and show it to a taxi driver, adding that the market is situated next to the Government House (ทำเนียบรัฐบาล).

Map & travel info

Map & travel info

Finally, we can say that the market at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem is an innovative attraction in Bangkok appealing to both locals and to tourists with monthly changing topics concerning Thainess and regional specialities.

Yours, Sirinya




‘Creative Industry, Gift for MOM’ at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market

This month’s topic of the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem (คลองผดุงกรุงเกษม) market is all about presents and gifts for moms since H.M. Queen Sirikit’s birthday and Thai Mother’s Day is on 12th August. The market is situated next to the Government House in Bangkok’s Old City.

This canal market festival will take place until the end of this year featuring a different theme each month. In the previous months, the market featured topics like ‘Fruits & Vegetables’, “Plants, Flowers and Fish” and different ‘Thai Herbs, Massage & Remedies’. The main focus is on the preservation and presentation of Thai culture and ‘Thainess’.

Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem Market

Creative Industy, Gift for MOM at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem market

‘Creative Industy, Gift for MOM’ at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem market

The event ‘Creative Industry, Gift for MOM’ takes place from 3-23 August 2015, daily from 10 am to 7 pm. The market offers something for everyone: There you can find various selections of inexpensive factory products but also fine handicrafts, jewellery and many Thai wisdom products. In addition, you may get a free haircut and free gift wrapping for a purchasing of 300-500 Bath.

Purchase 30 eggs for 60 Baht ( 4 times a day: 12.30pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm) at this event “Creative Industry, Gift for MOM” at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem market

Buy 30 eggs for 60 Baht (4 times a day: 12.30pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm) at the event “Creative Industry, Gift for MOM”

The market offers a variety of useful basic foods and foodstuffs like fresh eggs, palm oil and sugar. Eggs are basic foods because they are rich in protein, help prevent macular degeneration, prevent cataracts and are rich in nine species of amino acid. Similarly, sugar is also essential for the function of body organs and tissues since they all require energy from sugar.

Purchase sugar for only 19 baht / kilo at “Creative Industry, Gift for MOM”

Purchase sugar for only 19 Baht/ kilo at “Creative Industry, Gift for MOM”

What is more, you also find a variety of processed foods at the market. Hence, there are the well-known Pantai Norasing Products such as Suki sauce, Plum sauce, Oyster sauce, Sweet sauce, Chili sauce & paste and many more condiments.

Pantai Norasing Products

Pantai Norasing Products

A special treat is Kanom KO. This is a snack made of glutinous rice flour and roasted wheat flour mixed with water and sugar. Kanom KO may also be prepared with some other ingredients like minced mung beans, minced sesame or some flavours mixed with the flour. Thus, the snack can either be prepared plain or filled with many flavours. This interesting snack can be pressed in a variety of shapes such as squares, circles and ovals.

Taste this interesting snack: Kanom KO

Try this interesting Thai snack: Kanom KO

However, you may also treat yourself to some fine food like steamed shrimp dumplings which are Chinese dumplings served with chili sauce, sweet soy sauce mixed with chili. So delicious 🙂

Steamed shrimp dumplings

Steamed shrimp dumplings

Well, what are the special gifts for moms? For instance, the market offers quality ‘health’ shoes for comfortable walking, quality lingerie by the brand Wacoal and Pueraria soap with 100% natural herbal ingredients. This special soap is very beneficial to the skin and is suitable for all skin types. It is also good for sensitive skin. What is more, this soap helps to firm the breast and makes the skin smooth and radiant.

Health shoes of many different types to choose from several affordable prices, soft and comfortable, ideal to buy as a gift

Comfy shoes of many different types and several affordable prices. ‘Health’ shoes are soft and comfortable, ideal to buy as a gift

Quality lingerie by Wacoal

Quality lingerie by Wacoal

Pueraria soap with 100% natural herbal ingredients. ueraria Extract helps reduce shine, acne, freckles, removing pimples on the nose, dark circles Spots and scars caused by acne.

Pueraria soap with 100% natural herbal ingredients. Pueraria extract helps to reduce shine, acne, freckles, removes pimples on the nose, dark circles, spots and scars caused by acne.

In addition, you also find amazing Thai handicraft products at the market. For example, there is a very unique hand-woven Thai silk called ‘Preawa Silk’. This fabric is produced by the Phutai tribal group. Well indeed, it took six people and eleven months of work to create this perfect silk fabric. It has a value of 270,000 Baht.

Precious Preawa Silk hand-woven fabric of the Phutai tribal group.

Precious Preawa Silk hand-woven fabric of the Phutai tribal group.

There is also something for the children, thus learn more about the making and the art of Thai court dolls. The event features demonstrations and workshops by the Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts Center to learn molding these dolls that should reflect Siamese life in the past.

Thai court dolls made from clay

Thai court dolls made from clay

Last but not least, if you decide to get a new style, free haircuts are offered to everyone at the market festival. This is a campaign by the Beauty Association in order to celebrate and honour Queen Sirikit’s 83th anniversary.

Free haircuts at the event “Creative Industry, Gift for MOM”

Free haircuts at the event “Creative Industry, Gift for MOM”

For more information, please check out: facebook.com/khlongphadungkrungkasem. For tourists, I recommend that you print this map out and show it to a taxi driver, adding that the market is situated next to the Government House (ทำเนียบรัฐบาล).

Map & travel info

Map & travel info

Finally, we can say that the new market at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem is an innovative attraction in Bangkok appealing to both locals and to tourists with monthly changing topics concerning Thainess. Indeed, the fair always offers something for everyone, ranging from specific Mother’s Day gifts to Thai handicrafts, basic foods and free haircuts 🙂

Yours, Sirinya




Market at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem – Remedies for Alzheimer Disease

This month’s topic of the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem (คลองผดุงกรุงเกษม) market is generally about traditional Thai herbs, remedies and massage. However, the theme and focus changes weekly this month. Last week was was about techniques and treatment of Thai massage and this week is specifically about Alzheimer remedies. The market it is situated next to the Government House in Bangkok’s Old City.

Entrance to the fair: At Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

Entrance to the cultural road: At Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

This market festival will take place until the end of this year featuring a different topic each month. In the previous months, the market featured themes like ‘Fruits & Vegetables“ and “Plants, Flowers and Fish”. The general focus is on the preservation of Thai culture and different aspects of Thai tradition, which may also be referred to as ‘Thainess’.

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere

You may enjoy the relaxed atmosphere there and explore the cultural road offering many Thai food specialities like Thai curry and BBQ chicken for instance.

Thai curry, gang kiew wan

Thai curry, gang kiew wan

 

BBQ chicken, speciality on the cultural road

BBQ chicken, speciality on the cultural road

Hence, this fair can be considered a new attraction in Bangkok that is interesting to both locals and tourists.

Thai massage by hammering part of the body to restore the energy flow

Thai massage by hammering part of the body to restore the energy flow

This week’s topic (13th-19th July 2015) is all about cures and remedies for Alzheimer disease. For instance, you may get a doctor’s evaluation, if you have risk of the disease.

Mental health clinic free consultant service concerning Alzheimer's disease

Mental health clinic free consultant service concerning Alzheimer disease

Hence, the empahsis is on acupuncture for treating it, consultation and massage for curing the disease. Furthermore, the market presents exercises to prevent Alzheimer. In addition, they also sell medication and special food for treating this disease. For example, they present Mamui (Mucuna pruriens), a plant which has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine for treating many dysfunctions. Mamui is beneficial to the brain’s function, it reduces stress and improves men’s fertility.

Mamui - good for brain, reduces stress, improves men's fertility

Mamui – good for brain, reduces stress, improves men’s fertility

Mamui is also known as a coffee substitute named “Nescafe”. The beans can also be eaten when cooked. Thus, at the fair they also offer Mamui and herb coffee.

Mamui & herb coffee & other herbs

Mamui & herb coffee

Another important plant presented at the fair is known in Ayurveda as ‘Brahmi’ (or ‘Promi’, Bacopa monnieri). This plant is used as a neurological tonic and cognitive enhancer. Hence, it is supposed to have neuroprotective properties. You might want to check out the market’s brochure about the beneficial effects of Bacopa monnieri.

Bacopa monnieri inside brochure with english name

Bacopa monnieri inside brochure with english names

Promi plants (Baccopa monnieri)

Promi plants (Baccopa monnieri)

Here is the timetable of the schedule of this week’s theme and activities.

Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem activities & shedule

Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem, this week’s activities & schedule

The market is open every day, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information (in Thai), please check out: facebook.com/khlongphadungkrungkasem. For tourists, I recommend that you print this map out and show it to a taxi driver, adding that the market is situated next to the Government House (ทำเนียบรัฐบาล).

Map & travel info

Map & travel info

Finally, we can claim that the new market at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem is an innovative attraction in Bangkok appealing to both locals and to tourists with monthly changing topics about Thainess. Even if you are not so much interested in medical treatments and massage, you may still enjoy the delicious Thai food on the cultural road. The fair offers something for everyone 🙂

Yours, Sirinya




New Market at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem (Plants, Flowers & Fish)

Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem (คลองผดุงกรุงเกษม) is located next to the Government House in Bangkok’s Old City which is also known as Rattanakosin Island. There is a new market festival that features different themes each month. Last month was dedicated to fruit and vegetables and this month is about flowers, decorative plants and beautiful ornamental fish.

Entrance to the new fair at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

Entrance to the new fair at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

At Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem

This market festival will take place until the end of this year featuring a different topic every month. Thus, this fair can be considered a new attraction in Bangkok that is interesting to both locals and tourists.

Beautiful decorative art with plants and flowers

Beautiful decorative art with plants and flowers

Since this month’s festival is titled ‘Decorative plants & flowers and beautiful fish’, the market offers everything the bontanist’s heart desires. Hence, if you love gardening, exotic flowers, rare plants and amazing ornamental fish, this is the place for you 🙂

A highlight of the market - the Diamond Crown for 120,000THB

A highlight of the market – the Diamond Crown for 120,000THB

Thus, you can find a stunning selection of Bonsai there, such as the rare ‘Tian Talay’. This kind of tree is considered the King of Bonsai. Hence, it does not come as a surprise that this plant is super expensive – one exemplar displayed at the market costs around 2,5 million THB.

Tian Talay, the King of Bonsai

Tian Talay, the King of Bonsai

Among the beautiful fish, you also find rare specimen like the Albino Pearl Ray which is sought after by fish collectors around the world. Since the Albino Pearl Ray is so unique, its price is around five million THB. What a stiff price!

Albino Pearl Ray

Albino Pearl Ray

There are other extraordinary fishes that I have not heard of before like the Flowerhorn Crossbreed Fish, the Pompadour Fish and the Platinum Alligator…

The Flowerhorn Crossbreed Fish really looks brainy

The Flowerhorn Crossbreed Fish really looks brainy

However, even if you do not want to buy any of the rare plants and fishes displayed at the market, it is nevertheless a delight to admire all the beautiful flowers and plants. Indeed, it is a treat for the garden lover and I am sure that there will also be something for popular prices. Maybe you would like to take a tiny cactus home 😉

Everything for the garden lovers

Everything for the garden lovers

Making Thai flower garlands

Making Thai flower garlands

The market is open every day, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information (in Thai), please check out: facebook.com/khlongphadungkrungkasem. For tourists I suggest that you print this map out and show it to a taxi driver, adding that the fair is situated next to the Government House (ทำเนียบรัฐบาล).

Map & travel info

Map & travel info (currently only available in Thai)

Summing up, we may say that the new market at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem is an innovative attraction in Bangkok appealing to both locals and to tourists.

Yours, Sirinya