Bangkok – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting local and international tourists to visit and discover Thai local experiences at two amazing new attractions – Talat Boran Ban Si Phak and Talat Chumchon Tambon Khoktum – in Lop Buri province just a short drive northeast of Bangkok.
Mr. Athapol Vannakit, Director of the TAT Lop Buri 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 Lop Buri, which is one of the oldest cities in Thailand. Lop Buri’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 Lop Buri and nearby Saraburi province.”
Talat Boran Ban Si Phak
Opened on 1 November, 2017, Talat Boran Ban Si Phak boasts one and two-storey wooden shop houses built in traditional Thai styles commonly found in Thailand’s North, South, the Central Region and Northeast. Hence, its name which loosely translates to old market of four-region homes. The highly Instagramable market is filled with photo opportunities to share with friends and followers on social media. Its promotional concept is based around traditional Thai arts and local culture that blend naturally with highly photogenic architecture and colourful displays. Visitors can browse more than 100 shops selling local products and souvenirs, indigenous arts and crafts plus food and drinks from all four regions of Thailand.
Talat Boran Ban Si Phak is located next to the Lop Buri College of Dramatic Arts on Ram Decho Road and open daily from 10.00-22.00 Hrs.
Talat Chumchon Tambon Khoktum
Talat Chumchon Tambon Khoktum is a community market that opened on 8 October, 2017, in cooperation with the Ban Mot Daeng Learning Centre and a local network of creative communities of Lop Buri and local villages in Khoktum district. This period attraction harks back to a simpler time, serving as a historical tourism learning centre about Thai local experiences and way of life in generations past. Local dishes and snacks are highlighted, served in traditional earthenware with wooden utensils.
Talat Chumchon Tambon Khoktum is in the Ban Mot Daeng Learning Centre open every Saturday and Sunday from 09.00 – 16.00 Hrs.
Photo caption: Talat Boran Ban Si Phak