Bazaar and the museum in noodle restaurant 泰國|麵店裡的博物館與令大叔得意的清邁市集

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We failed to hitchhike from Bangkok to Chiangmai in a day, not only I didn’t see any foreign tourists on the way, but also I didn’t expect to visit an interesting place.

Around 8 pm one family picked us up while they were on the way back home. about 10 minutes later driver said , “we are going to a night bazaar for dinner, you have to go around too." 

 “What? How far is it?" I thought they were on the way home, and outside it was already dark and nothing at all. I doubted it.

“Less than 10 minutes away from the highway exit." He answered.

“Uh….Alright." I was praying not to get so far from high way, it would be inconvenient for us.

“There is a (Mae Ping) river in front of the bazaar, you guys can camping by the river!"

Thank you for making us a romantic decision, I thought we will have to sleep on the high way, but we came to Kamphaeng Phet Provincial Night Bazaar Market. Night markets are very popular in Thailand. those famous markets in Bangkok are interesting, but too commercial and touristic. There was so much food in this local bazaar and the prices are more cheap than in Bangkok. we had a quick dinner then we left. people were drinking and chatting by the river and I realized that Thai people love drinking.

We stayed at a police station that night but the quiet atmosphere in the town made me want to take a walk, we told that to the police officer on duty and then went out. After 5 minutes we were attracted by a noodle restaurant, not because of the crowds, but because we were stunned by all the old and ancient stuff hanging on the walls and in the cupboards, from beer cans and soap packs to writing machines, glasses, toothbrushes and so on, different variations of daily things were collected at that place. Seemed like I saw that era appearing. it was like a museum, this owners collection. only part of them were tagged with a price. Misha bought a pair of original rayban sunglasses he liked for 40bht.

Actually Kamphaeng Phet province is a historical place, but we left in the next morning. Luckily, we met a man who was going directly to Chiangmai. he was funny and full of passion to show us around on the way. he stopped at Tak province bridge, so we could take a look and took us to a local bazaar close to Chiangmai. I call it everything-for-sale bazaar. Our driver was very excited to show us the huge variety of insects vendors. I took a bag of powder which looked exactly like matcha tea and asked

“What is this?" 

“Green Algae from a lake." He answered.

I showed my surprised face immediately,

He smiled proudly and said “Chiangmai people eat everything!"

Let the fate take you when the plan is out of control, every moment there will be a surprise.

我們一天內從曼谷搭便車到清邁的目標失敗了,這路程上不但沒有外國遊客(至少沒看到長得像歐美遊客的人),還意外到了有趣的地方。

晚上八點,我們搭上出來購物正要回家的一家人的車,過十幾分鍾後,

「我們要去夜市吃晚餐,必須繞過去。」開車的男生說,

「什麼!大概多遠?」我以為他們在回家路上,況且四周烏漆麻黑的,我有點懷疑,

「轉彎不到十分鍾吧。」他說,

「呃…好啊。」我心裡祈禱著不要離高速公路太遠,否則就不方便了,

「那旁邊有個很棒的(湄濱)河,你們可以在河邊露營哦。」

謝謝你幫我決定了這麼浪漫的地點,我以為今晚會睡在公路旁啊⋯⋯,就這樣我們來到很在地的甘烹碧市集,泰國的夜市很盛行,那些在曼谷很有名的夜市很有趣,但是太觀光化了,而這個夜市一樣有很多食物,價格比在曼谷的還便宜,我們速速解決晚餐就離去。沿著河邊,人們悠閒的喝酒聊天,原來泰國人很愛喝酒呢。

我們在警局內搭了帳篷,但先前路上的平靜感讓我太想到這鎮上散散步,跟警察報備後就出門了,走不到五分鐘,一家麵店吸引了我們的目光,不是因為人潮多,而是櫃子和牆上掛著琳瑯滿目的物品,我們一進去店裡就不斷驚歎,這些都是爺爺奶奶級的生活用品,似乎我看到了那時代的模樣,根本來到了博物館,這些都是老闆的蒐藏品,只有部分標了價,最後Misha以40泰幣帶走了他看上眼的墨鏡。


甘烹碧其實是個很有文化內涵的地方,但我們隔天一早就前往清邁,很幸運的,我們遇上一位直往清邁的叔叔,他很熱情的當起導遊,特地停留在達省跨河吊橋和靠近清邁的一個當地市集,我就叫它什麼都賣市集吧,他很興奮的要我們看看販售各種昆蟲的攤販,我拿起一袋綠綠像抹茶粉的東西問他這什麼,「漂在河水上的綠藻呀。」他回答,我立馬露出驚訝的表情,他得意的露出微笑說「清邁人就是什麼都吃!」。

無法百分百掌握計劃時,就讓命運帶著走,此刻就是驚喜的來臨。


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