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Phahurat Market

 

Phahurat Market

Phahurat, also known as Little India is the largest Sikh community in Bangkok. The Phahurat Market is in the streets around the Phahurat Road and the India Emporium mall and is one of Bangkok’s largest textile markets, famous for its massive selection and inexpensive prices.

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Phahurat Market

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India Emporium Mall

The Shopping

The center of the trade is the India Emporium mall which features 4 floors of fabrics as well as ready to wear clothing. Behind the mall between Phahurat road and Triphet road in a maze of narrow alleys is the Phahurat fabrics market with even more shops. Fabrics such as lace, Thai silk, batik, cotton, and satin sold by the meter.

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India Emporium

There are shops that specialize in wedding outfits, souvenirs, and accessories such as invitation cards, gifts and cake boxes. You will also find shops selling faux fur, buttons, Indian saris, shoulder bags, sandals, bracelets, costume jewelry, Indian art, and handicrafts.

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Ready-made clothing
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Fabrics by the meter

Also Bollywood movies, religious paraphernalia, Indian spices, snacks, sweets, desserts, dried fruit, and nuts. Check a few places before buying as bargaining is the rule here.

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Indian Handicrafts

Dining

There is a good Indian food court on the top floor of India Emporium serving a variety of Indian food as well as Indian cafes and restaurants in the surrounding streets.

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India Emporium Food Court
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Indian Sweet Shop

Sikh Temple

Almost next to India Emporium is the white six-story Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabah, the largest Sikh temple in Thailand and the second largest outside India. It is crowned with a large golden dome.

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Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabah

Old Siam Plaza

Also, on Phahurat road opposite the market is Old Siam Plaza, a mall with colonial European-style architecture. Inside you will find a variety of products, such as second-hand clothing, electronics, souvenirs, handicrafts, Thai silk clothing, and several cafes and fast food outlets.

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Old Siam Plaza
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Old Siam Plaza

Gun Street

Opposite Old Siam is Burapha Road known locally as Gun Street due to its collection of official firearms dealers who proudly display an array of weapons, ammunition, bulletproof vests, and accessories in their windows.

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A shop window in Gun Street

Where is it?

Location: Phahurat Road.
District: Phahurat
Opening Hours: Market: 08.00-18.00 daily, Malls: 10.00-21.00 daily

Getting There:
MRT: Hualamphong Station, then take a meter taxi (about 70 baht)
Boat: Chao Phraya Express Boat to Ratchawong Pier (N 5)
Bus: No. 6, 7, 8, 40, 43, 53, 56, 73, 82, 507

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