Lonely Planet review for Phahurat
Heaps of South Asian traders set up shop in this small but bustling Little India, where everything from Bollywood movies to bindis is sold by enthusiastic small-time traders. The emphasis is on cloth, and Phahurat proffers boisterous Bollywood-coloured textiles, traditional Thai dance costumes, tiaras, sequins, wigs and other accessories to make you look like a cross-dresser, a mŏr lam (Thai country music) performer, or both. Amid the colour spectacle there are also good deals on machine-made Thai textiles and children’s clothes.
Behind the more obvious storefronts are winding alleys that criss-cross Khlong Ong Ang, where merchants grab a bite to eat or make travel arrangements for trips home – it’s a great area to just wander, stopping for masala chai or lassi as you go.