Today, I drove over to Ratchaburi Province with my friend Chin from Chili Paste Tour to explore three relatively new markets and other attractions. Click here my photo map of a three-day road trip I did there last year.
Date of trip: 16 September 2018
Today I’m on a day trip with Chin. Our first stop in Ratchaburi province is at Wat Don Krabuang in Photharam district. There’s a new weekend market here called Sa Sukjai selling food and local products. It’s open from 9am to about 4pm. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/5gP2GBa89F22
The local people at Sa Sukjai market in Ratchaburi are Thai-Mon and wear their traditional costume. They also have their own language, but not many of the younger generation speak it these days.
Wat Aranyik Kawa Chedi Hak in Ratchaburi province is a very old temple that dates back 530 years. As well as a prang in the Sukhothai style, there’s a large 60 meter long Reclining Buddha. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/1VTh5xGeZ422
Near the Khao Ngu Stone Park in Ratchaburi, there’s a large Standing Buddha called Phra Putthachai. Behind it there’s a cave called Tham Rusi Khao Ngu with a Buddha carved into the rock. The pose makes it look like it’s sitting on a rock. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/A2c34GPgDkr
At Wat Wapee Sutthawas in Chom Bueng district of Ratchaburi, there’s a new weekend market called Om Yim. It’s open from 9am-7pm. What makes this one unique is that the vendors come from eight different groups. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/UJnAjsuRyYL2
At Wat Khlong Suwankhiri Khu Bua in Ratchaburi there’s a new weekend market called Kad Witi Chumchom Khu Bua. It’s open Friday to Sunday from 9am-6pm. What’s unique about this market is that the vendors are all Thai Yuan. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/cApeCL8EVkS2