BANGKOK — Silom Road’s biweekly walking street market has been indefinitely suspended for the rainy season.
The market held on alternating Sundays along both sides of Silom Road was canceled out of concern about convenience and public safety as vendors typically wire their stalls into the power grid for the open air market, said Bang Rak district chief Supawadee Sitthikornphaibul.
The market, which was most recently revived again in December, was established to give vendors displaced by the city an opportunity to sell. It’s usually held from 3pm to 9pm along the busy street from Sala Daeng intersection down to Naradhiwas Road.
Officials said it will resume after the end of the rainy season but did not give a date.