Best coffee outside town: Klong Suan 100 years market

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Klong Suan 100 Year Market is set on one side of the Prawet Burirom klong and dates back to the reign of King Rama V.
Klong Suan 100 Year market is more than just a market, it is really a living museum.
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The market has many different shops, which are getting rare these days. We have visited the market several times and our favorite place is Mr. Lee’s coffee shop. His Oliang (Thai iced coffee) is the best I have ever tried. Unfortunately, in our last trip, we were sad to know that he had passed away some months ago. Mr. Lee was over 80 years old and has been featured in several local media; he was a legend in the market. The coffee shop is now run by one of his sons.
There is also a barber shop run by khun Dumrong who is in his seventies and has worked all his life in the barber shop founded by his father.
A small museum displays all kinds of products sold in the past. It’s housed in what was once the residence of one of the market’s founders.
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And a Thai market would not be a market without food. There are so many shops were you can eat and contemplate the klong life. Last time we were there was only some life Thai traditional music to enjoy while having lunch.
Klong Suan market is an important community center, a blend of different cultures where the Thai, Chinese and Muslim people live in harmony helping each other.
Most of the visitors are Thai and you can experience the real atmosphere of a traditional market, it still retains the charm of the old days. All in all is a nice day trip to scape the big city and enjoy the cool weather while it lasts.
PLACE: Klong Suan 100 Year Old Market
LOCATION: Tambon Khlong Suan, Amphoe Bang Bo
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