Talad Kao Rd

Great traders' houses from yesteryear

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What we say: 3 stars

During the late 19th century Lampang was a large trading centre with most goods arriving by river. Talad Kao Rd was the heart of this bustle, with Thai, Chinese, British and Burmese merchants all located along this road.

Today the traders are gone but their houses remain. It's worth taking a walk down the road to see some of the intriguing melds of different styles.

The street comes alive on weekends and particularly Saturday night with a walking street market. It was actually pretty great, with a good variety of goods and snacks on offer and definitely at up country cheap prices.

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Talad Kao Rd
Last updated: 14th June, 2014

About the author:
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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