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Polaroid of the week: Relaxed market vendor in Sukhothai, Thailand

Polaroid of the week: Relaxed market vendor in Sukhothai, Thailand

Last Updated on February 22, 2021

..polaroid of the week thailand sukothai market vendorSukhothai is mainly known for its old city – ancient ruins of the capital of the former Sukhothai kingdom. The new town, 10 miles east of the site, does not have much to offer visitors other than hotels, but turned out to be a great place to observe daily Thai life. There is a morning and a night market, monks building new temples or repairing others damaged in last year’s heavy floods. We shuffled through the markets, made small talk with vendors and found fruits we had never tried before.

It was a very relaxed affair – no one shouting or haggling to sell anything. From the looks of this guy, there was no need to worry. His goods will sell, whether he gets up out of that chair or not!
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Stephanie

Friday 20th of January 2012

I also found the market in Sukhothai almost more fun than the ruins, it's such a laid-baid place (and the night market hat the best tom yum I've ever had)!

jess

Saturday 21st of January 2012

Hi Stephanie, thanks for stopping by! Yes, we really liked the ruins in Sukhothai too, but the town itself was appealing in its normalcy, just being able to experience really normal Thai days and nights is a great experience.