Last glimpse of Saphan Kwai Market




March 27, 2002
The old Saphan Kwai Market (northeast corner of Saphan Kwai intersection 100 meters from the corner) is completely gutted except for an evocative golden shrine. We took a walk through the debris and found it almost like the movie Ben, with waves of rats flowing over everything. Some locals told us the huge vacant area will be the home of a Big-C grocery store.
UPDATE: The day after we walked around the site, someone put up a gate so you can no longer see into the site and posted a guard to keep everyone out. Lucky we took lots of photos while we had the chance.
UPDATE - May 31, 2002
We have noticed that a huge section of land about 100 meters north of the northeast corner of Saphan Kwai intersection is being cleared. Two months ago the Sapahn Kwai market was leveled. Now all of the shophouses along Phahonyothin that front the street as well as another smaller market near the hospital are being razed as well.









Our scanner malfunctioned and created this Escher-like image of the photo above.

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