Ban Mai Market
Ban Mai Market
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pianocello
Shah Alam, Malaysia1,902 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This is an old market with a great view of the river. Many of the stalls ooze nostalgia with stuff from the 70s and 80s that are not sold easily elsewhere. There is good food and stalls selling especially toys and interesting stuff. Very few foreign tourists and most of the tourists are domestic tourists. Little English is spoken but the vendors are mostly friendly.
Highly recommended.
Written 29 December 2023
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Goldeneast
Leipzig, Germany49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
It is in Chachoengsao and really woth a vsit. There are hardly any tourists and they offer great local food too! It is just one hour outside of Bangkok
Written 10 August 2021
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Nena A
Chachoengsao, Thailand5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
...small but lots of food stalls to choose from. parking is provided in open spaces on the opposite side of the market.
Written 19 October 2019
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Leslie Tang
Singapore, Singapore596 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Is and century old market. Great walk and lots of eatery by the river bank. Great food reasonable price.
Written 22 July 2019
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Stefan M
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017
A cozy and hidden, laid back place to enjoy lovely breezes and views to the calm river. Nice authentic food and staff and a pleasant laid-back atmosphere. Prices are reasonable compared to the location.
Written 22 January 2018
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Mollymoon_26
Bangkok, Thailand1,571 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
Old Thai style market where can enjoy traditional Thai food and staffs that remind the previous days. Most of the buildings are made of wood. Some restaurants and cafe offer the river view. Short walk around 10-15minutes can enjoy whole market.
Written 7 January 2018
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Mahlon J
Mackay, Australia58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017
The market area is along a board walk which bypasses a road that crosses the canal. During our daily travels we walked through here. Bought some homemade coconut ice cream and a few knickknacks. I am lucky to have Thai friends in my party so I could learn what was what. I found it exciting and enjoyed the experience.
Written 30 July 2017
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,558 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Ban Mai Riverside Market traces its origins back 100 years. Today there is little to buy of interest to westerns - cheap plastic toys, Thai kitchen utensils, and clothing.

But it does have a wonderful selection of food stalls offering a range of what is commonly called "street food". These food stalls normally specialise in one dish, such as braised pork on rice, or various noodles dishes.

We settled down on a riverside table on a couple of plastic stools and enjoyed steaming bowls of noodles in a hearty broth with pork meat, liver and intestines. That may not sound appetizing to you, but I can assure you it was delicious.

And at just Baht 35 a bowl, the cheapest lunch in town.
Written 24 July 2017
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Ben555_A
Chachoengsao, Thailand19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
As far as markets go, Ban Mai is quite poor. There's the usual selection of Chinese imported toys, 'Ban Mai' t-shirts and 'homemade' soap, with some local snacks dotted around which are ok to look at, but not really that interesting.

What does make this market a bit special is the restaurants and coffee shops that line the river.
There are some great places which are wonderful areas to while away the time. Though a handful of restaurants charge pretty high prices for the pleasure.

I've been 20+ times, so I feel as though I am qualified to comment.
As per the title, though, it's worth it if you're in the area, but don't go out of your way unless you really need a t-shirt and a photo with a guy with a sword on the small bridge in the market.
Written 12 July 2017
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jazsacher
Bangkok, Thailand1,387 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
We spent a couple hours at this traditional Thai market on a Saturday afternoon. It was certainly interesting enough with plenty of traditional Thai food stands and noodle shops and Thai food restaurants. The market was adjacent to a windy river which added to the eclectic scene. They even had a generous display of amateur Thai dancers which added to the authenticity of the market. Unfortunately, I didn't really enjoy the noodle shop I ate at and I found the market rather small for roaming. This place was certainly much smaller than the Amphawa Floating Market. Also, in our 2-3 hours visiting I did not see one foreigner besides myself which was probably due to the remoteness of this market. Overall, I enjoyed my first time visit although I'm unsure whether I would travel all this way again in the future for another visit.
Written 3 June 2017
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