Gurdwara Siri Guru Singh Sabha
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A windowless dining room of 10 tables in a dark alley may not be everybody’s ideal lunch destination, but this legendary north Indian...
Th Chakraphet · interesting places nearby
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 boisterously 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 spectacle of colour 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 through, stopping for masala chai or lassi as you go.