The Fountain Market of Chantaburi | ตลาดน้ำพุ จันทบุรี

A town’s market is always a great place to start exploring local foods. In the case of Chantaburi, their main fresh market – ‘Talad Nam Pu’ – is the main draw. Named after a fountain erected as a roundabout in the middle of the entrance plaza, Talad Nam Pu is bursting with fresh produce, cooked food, and Chantaburi’s famous ingredients twice a day: early morning from dawn or about 5 am until about 9 am and again in the evening from perhaps 4.30 pm onwards. I guess the fountain is also the makeshift clock for the market hours, too. When the market is on, the fountain is flowing. It was off when we came back out in...

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