VIDEO: Day Trip to Rong Kluea Market in Aranyaprathet, Thailand

By Mark Wiens 7 Comments


Markets around the world are amusing.

The other day I took a bus from Bangkok’s Mo Chit bus station to Aranyaprathet.

Aranyaprathet is a small town in Thailand on the border of Cambodia.

Check out the VIDEO below!

Aranyaprathet is a famous town for hopping the border to Cambodia to visit the temples of Angkor Wat, and for its gigantic open air shopping market known as Rong Kluea Market (ตลาดโรงเกลือ).

Rong Kluea Market (ตลาดโรงเกลือ) is a huge sprawling market full of fake designers goods, trinkets, clothes of all kinds, soccer shirts, and even a huge fresh food market.

Of course, you can get great Thai food at the market as well!

Bus Cost  from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet (Mo Chit bus station): 207 Thai Baht
Bus Ride: 3 – 4 hours (it took us longer due to Bangkok flooding)

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  • TheWorldOrBust

    12 years ago

    Looks like a pretty standard emerging country market – a bunch of crap and great street food.

    • Mark Wiens

      12 years ago

      Yah, I’m not too big on shopping, but I am big on food!

  • Arti

    12 years ago

    Oh! I love markets and all the noise and color and stuff associated with it…
    Loved the video, Thanks for sharing Mark:)

    • Mark Wiens

      12 years ago

      No problem, glad you enjoyed it, thanks for watching!

  • Li

    12 years ago

    that huge coconut looks great!