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Bangkok’s Suan Lum Night Bazaar

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suanlumtower The Suan Lum Night Bazaar is centrally located at the intersection of Rama IV and Witthayu Roads.  If you’re taking the Bangkok Subway, it is located at the Suan Lum station.

It’s a potpourri of small vendors selling everything from clothing to home furnishings.  It is also home to numerous restaurants, a food court and a concert hall.  But there’s more.

The wonderful Joe Louis Puppet Theatre, considered to be one of the finest in the world,  is also based there.  Although the thought of a puppet show may not sound interesting, this one is known for its enactment of the Ramayana (Ramakien in Thai) and the ability of the puppeteers to convey a sense of emotion and life in their puppets.

The night bizarre is a great venue to do some shopping, take in dinner and see the puppet show.

Getting back to the bazaar, the best values appear to be clothing with most of the women’s clothing ranging from $3-$10 USD.  There are also plenty of souvenirs of all types from pewterware to knickknacks guaranteed to clutter your home.

All photos were taken with a Leica M8 and a Voightlander Super Heliar 15mm f/4.5 lens.







Written by leolaksi

March 23, 2009 at 6:49 am

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