"Phahurat Market" Little India Tip by Willettsworld

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Phahurat, often known as Thailand's Little India, is an ethnic neighbourhood surrounding Phahurat Road in the Phra Nakhon District of Bangkok. The area that would become Phahurat was an enclave of Vietnamese immigrants who came to Siam during the reign of King Taksin (1768-1782). In 1898, a fire broke out and paved way for a road which was named "Phahurat" by King Chulalongkorn in remembrance of his daughter Princess Phahurat Manimai who had died at the age of 10.

A Sikh community settled down in the area a century ago and established a textile trading centre that is still thriving today in this market.

Address: Next to Chinatown
Directions: Near the Chao Phraya River and Wat Suan Phlu Alley.
Phone: +66 2 630 7906
Website: http://www.tour-bangkok-legacies.com/pahurat-little-india.html

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 25, 2009
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