Bang Chak Market's Last Days
29 images Created 31 Dec 2015
Bang Chak Market is a small market on Sukhumvit Soi 93. It's not famous or historic. It's a market, like so many in Bangkok, that meets the needs of people in the neighborhoods around the market. There are butchers and fishmongers, fruit and vegetable sellers, bakers, clothes and kitchen ware sellers. There are a couple of barbers. It's not famous but it fills a vital role in the local economy. Bang Chak Market, like so many Bangkok markets, also has a date with the wrecking ball. City officials are closing the market, tearing it down and building a new condominium project on the land. The market's last day was supposed to be December 31, 2015, but vendors say they'll stay under demolition workers show up, probably the first week of January 2106. The market like other, better known markets: the food stalls at Soi 38, the Saphan Lek Market, the Amulet Market and Banglamphu is gone.