Talad Mai and Talad Kao

Not before breakfast

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What we say: 1.5 stars

There's nothing new about either the new or old markets in Chinatown.

They are basically the same market: one long alley way stuffed with still-wriggling eels, worried crab, dried fish bladders, sharks fins, evil-looking (but amazing tasting) mushrooms and all manner of edible and non-edible necessities.

The old market is south of Yaowarat Rd, and the new market to the north. Both are awesome snacking streets and great places to take pictures.

Do be considerate and ask before shoving a Nikon in someone's face; a polite Tai roop dai mai? (can I take a picture?) works wonders.

And mind the porters — those guys stop for no one!

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Yaowarat Soi 6 (sometimes called Soi Itsaranuphap)
Opening Hours: Open daily, best morning through early afternoon
How to get there: Start down Itsaranuphap Road from Yaowarat and the entrance is on your left.
Last updated: 16th February, 2012

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