Riz at the Border: 

A Photo Blog at Chong Chom Market

Riz at the Border:  A Photo Blog at Chong Chom Market

Location: Surin-Chong Chom Road,

Ban Dan Phatthana | Dan subdistrict, 

Kap Choeng, Thailand

Similar to many markets around the Northeast, Isaan, Chong Chom border market is a local market where you can find many things to buy from children’s toys to electrical goods. During my recent visit to my in-law’s house, I visited this market along with my wife and her cousins. It was a nice memorable trip close to the Thailand-Cambodian border. Located at Dan, Kap Choeng in Surin, this market is famous for fresh vegetables, bugs, electronic goods, cheap jeans, shoes, and plenty of other things on offer. Prices are reasonable and it makes for a nice day of shopping whether you are visiting nearby or travelling between countries!

The market is approximately 70 kilometers from Surin town and 11 kilometers from Amphoe Kap Choeng, via Surin-Chong Chom Road.

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Entrance of the market.

 

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Open air food court- delicious Isaan food available here!

 

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Pork sausage cart.

 

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Shoes anyone? 199 baht sale only!

 

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Good quality jeans. I bought one for myself!

 

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Local electronics shop. Cheap and VERY handy when I needed that portable fan to stay cool.

 

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A ton of mushrooms!

 

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Maeng-da. Water bugs popularly eaten by Thais and Cambodians.

 

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Guess what? Bugs? No! Dried baby frogs!

 

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Potatoes.

 

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Ant eggs. Larb Ant Egg salad is a very common dish in Isaan.

 

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Lovely vegetable vendor.

 

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Dried fish. The yellowish bottles are honey. Honey + dried fish = ?

 

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Antique shop.

 

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Root vegetables.

 

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Honeycomb and fresh honey. A rare thing not often seen in Bangkok.

 

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More insects – good source of protein!

 

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Mortar and Pestles for sale. Som Tum, anyone?

 

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Durian. Only 80 baht! Cheap huh?

 

 

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