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Samchuk market at risk of losing charm

Unregulated growth, outsiders threaten progress

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After 12 years of vibrancy, the popular Samchuk Market in Suphan Buri, dubbed a "breathing piece of history" faces an uncertain future as a result of its own commercial success. 

Shoppers look for dry fish at Samchuk Market in Suphan Buri. The market is facing problems of overcrowding and rapid growth, which are threatening its identity. MANOP THIP-OSOD

The market, which combines shophouse commerce with riverfront community living, has been in existence for more than 100 years. At its lowest ebb, only one shophouse was opened to trade, according to residents.

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