Pahurat is the Indian quarter of Bangkok. This is a good place to go shopping for fabrics and… well, Bollywood VCDs, statues and pictures of Indian dieties, bracelets, Indian music, Punjabi sweets, sarees and other Indiaphiles. It’s really good to go for cashmere, wool, cotton, and to a certain extent silk (although if you’re looking for Thai silk, there are better places), and large wholesale deals happen every day here.
The Little India of Bangkok is an interesting place to see. There is a large Sikh temple, Gurdwara Siri Guru Singh Sabha, between Pahurat Road and Chakraphet Road. It’s six stories high and has a large golden dome on top. It was built in 1932 and is the second largest Sikh temple in the world outside of India.
There’s also an unusual shopping center, the Old Siam Plaza. It’s located at the intersection of Charoen Krung Road and Triphet Road. A colonial style building, painted in mint-green and cream. You can find lots of traditional handmade Thai desserts and sweets here.
Pahurat is another piece in the cultural mosaic of Bangkok – where people from different nations come to live in harmony together, and yet preserve their own ways of life and customs.
Hire A Personal Guide For Your Pahurat Sightseeing
If you want to get an insiders view of the Pahurat area, it’s best to go with a local guide who is familiar with the area, places of interest, the food, and also knows the people who live and work there.
You can contact us, we can help you to find a licensed tour guide that fits your budget, schedule and interests.