Fire at the market

Things haven’t been going so well for the Kratie market and the sellers within. Apparently the story is that they were going to build a new market. After construction started, the new bits burned down. All the while, the usual retailers in the market flooded the streets especially on the riverside to sell their wares. This has made the riverside road really ugly. It didn’t help when the Mekong spilled it’s banks into the city and there was half a meter of water in the whole city for more than a month.

Current view of the market

Another view of the Market

Riverside road filled with retailers who used to sell in the market