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Lamai Temple Market and Cultural Hall



Text and Photography by Nike - Saturday, June 18, 2011


This week there was a big market and fair at the Lamai Temple and Cultural Hall grounds. This temple often hosts these week-long markets and is also regularly used as a venue for weddings, funerals,and various religious celebrations. The Cultural hall houses a collection of antique artifacts about Koh Samui's history. With an impressive  array of lights, music, enticing smells and bustling bodies, I found it well worth a visit. I was amazed at the reasonable prices and large variety of items on display. It is fair to say that almost definitely ANYTHING can be found here.


The Lamai Market and fair


I was pleasantly surprised to find many native Thai dishes here that I have not come across anywhere else on the island before. Bamboo canes stuffed with sweet rice, pan fried corn tortillas filled with taro and coconut mousse, butter and coconut steamed corn and sponge pancakes with coconut and sesame seed filling, are but a few. For the brave and adventurous, there are more than enough exotic foods to sample, such as cockroaches, grasshoppers, beetles and the likes.


Fried insects for sale




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