Common characteristics of contemporary local flea markets in Chiang Mai


  • จารุพัทธ์ คำวงศ์ปิน
  • Pandin Ounchanum


common characteristic, characteristic, flea market,, local-contemporary, cultural dynamics


Market is not only just a trading area of goods but also a meeting and exchange information place. Including to identify the quality of life, tradition and culture. This research aims to study the social, cultural and economy characteristics of community flea-market, pedestrian flea market and pop-up flea market in the dimensions of interaction between users and physical characteristics.The research method was based on participatory observation and in-depth interviews. The case study was selected from the flea markets in Chiang Mai, where trading activities take place on public roads between the community flea market, pedestrian flea market and pop-up flea market. Case study were obtained in 3 places including (M1) Ban Ton Du flea market, (M2) Sankamphaeng, art and craft pedestrian flea market and (M3) Nimmanhaemin Art and Design Promenade (NAP). The results found that the co-characteristic between local flea market and contemporary flea market are the friendliness of people, local atmosphere of the area, market layout, circulation and niche products. The unique characteristic of the local market is the local atmosphere of the place, combined with the friendliness of the people. The uniqueness of the contemporary flea market are niche products which affect the appearance of the store design and the layout of the flea market.The benefits of this research findings can be used as guidelines for setting up a flea market in accordance with the context of the cultural environment which help the flea market to evolve along the cultural dynamics in a sustainable way.


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