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Nearest skytrain stop to the night market?

Jan 13th, 2011, 09:23 PM
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Nearest skytrain stop to the night market?

When we have visited the night market before we have gone to Sala Daeng and walked through the park but there seems to be a station at Lumpini . Is that closer to the markets?
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Jan 13th, 2011, 09:46 PM
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Lumphini is actually a subway (MRT) station. You can easily connect to the MRT at Sala Daeng. It is a seperate ticket but gives you great access to Suan Lum Market.

I believe this market has become a shadow of its former self as the land has been sold to developers. When we were last there, 18 months ago, it was still worth visiting, but that may no longer be the case. Hopefully someone who has been there recently may be able to help with more up to date information.
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Jan 13th, 2011, 10:44 PM
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Just a minor correction - the land has not been sold, it belong to the crown property of Thailand, but rather leased to other enterprises. The night market lease ran out a long time ago but the tenants refuse to leave.
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Jan 14th, 2011, 11:03 AM
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Thank you for your correction. Would you care to add any helpful information for the OP on the present state of the market?
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Jan 14th, 2011, 01:27 PM
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Thank you shanek and Hanuman.
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Jan 14th, 2011, 04:04 PM
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The market is still there and like shanek said it's much smaller. I can see the bars and restaurants from the outside but I haven't been in there for a few years. I would recommend you go to the weekend market(JJ market) instead.
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Jan 14th, 2011, 05:51 PM
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I was there a few weeks ago. There wasn't much left at all, and construction work had already around the edges. I've since heard it's completely closed.
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Jan 14th, 2011, 07:23 PM
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when we rode by a couple of times in november, there did not seem to be anything going on at all... also at the back i think they are building some new buildings along rama IV
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Jan 15th, 2011, 06:00 AM
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Well, we got a taxi there last night (14th Jan) even after the hotel concierge gave us the taxi driver instructions, well she wrote them down. The Taxi driver didn't want to take us there kept saying, go to PatPong / we didn't want to go there, in the end he said OK, I take you to Night Market. Bummer, he was right, it is COMPLETELY closed. nothing at all is left. We told the driver to take us back to Sapan Taksin Pier, but he was passing PatPong anyway, so we said we'd walk around there anyway.
Plenty to buy (and see)
We were hoping to hear of another night market which had replaced the old one. But, I confirm, it is gone
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Jan 15th, 2011, 06:18 PM
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Disappointing but it has been coming for a very long time. Thank you everybody.
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Jan 15th, 2011, 06:54 PM
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its all hanuman's fault.... he was the one i think, who first brought up its closing
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