*I wondered if she was following me around just to make sure the floor was clean everything I took a picture.
Finally, I found a place to shop for groceries, and I love it. It's so clean with wharfs of delicious food floating around the market. How can one not want to come here to shop? It's great and your breakfast is sure to stay put in your belly.
Strange enough there is a section in the market that sells souvenirs and other products such as bath products and baskets, to name a few. As I mentioned before, it’s almost like Kloeng Toei but smaller in scale.
You can get there via BTS or the MRT. Personally I'd advise the MRT as is drops you right at Or Tor Kor while with the BTS you would have to walk 10minutes and cross 2 major intersections that has no predestination facility, this obviously if you choose to walk and try to save a few Baht.
- Take MRT to Kamphaeng Phet, same stop for Chatuchak weekend market.
- Take exit 3 and wala! You are now at Or Tor Kor.
Getting there with BTS
- Take BTS to Mo Chit and walk towards Chatuchak markets.
- Now look for section 2, soi 39 and right by there is the MRT station.
- Speak to the staff behind the desk and tell them you would like to use the MRT underpass to get to the other side. They would normally say yes and let you in for free if not you would have to pay a fair to get in.
- Take BTS to Mo Chit.
- Exit the station and follow the crowd. You'll notice the Chatuchak Park MRT station just as you get off the BTS station adjourned to the sidewalk.
- Take MRT to Kamphaeng Phet.
- Take exit 3 and you are at Or Tor Kor.
The sounds of vendors shouting calling out to you to try their dishes was something different, something you wouldn’t get in a ‘wet market’ for sure. Never the less it was entertaining when they spoke to me in Thai and later recoil in English with a string of questions of where I am from, my ethnicity and so on. Typically run of the mill nosy-curious-neighbour questions.
Soon I noticed I was the only tourist among the locals shopping here and I enjoyed it very much. I am still spell bounded by how clean it is. Feels like I’m shopping in a supermarket, its surreal.
The people are friendly too. Always smiling, just perfect for calling Thailand the Land of Smiles.
*I had them as soon as I got home and it was just sinfully good.
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