Thanks! But if I ask around, will the people at the market understand English? Or should I write down the name in Thai?
Once inside the Kalere Centre on the ground floor, just follow the music drifting down from the rafters
i have one advice, follow the sounds and the music. It right in the middle of the market close to the entrance.
Also, it's within 50 meters of the boxing ring and also within 50 meters of the big outdoor restaurant in that market area... so you're not searching a very large space. Look for the staircase others have mentioned... and the shop it's above is sort of an island in the middle of the market courtyard (you can walk all the way around it, it's not part of the outer building but is instead in the middle area).
If you go to the Ka Lae night bazar it the evening, you won't have to ask: you will hear the music…
Look on Google maps for the Ka Lae Night Bazaar - it's a covered building next to the stalls on the roadside. You should hear the music in the distance as soon as you enter - so just follow that. Whatever you do, don't ask anyone for the directions as they will NOT know and will probably tell you to go to a completely different place.
You'll definitely be able to get directions from people in the market in English and you'll probably hear the music as well! Also be sure to check out the Jazz Co-op (open 9.30pm to 11.30pm nightly) near the north gate and Brasserie which is along the eastern edge (up the northern end) of the canal/moat, but on the outside of the old city. Two more great live music venues. Good luck and sorry about the sketchy directions!
Most people understand a little of English and will try and help. If you go into the "Kalare" night market look for some stalls in the walkways of shops "it's all undercover" and hopefully you will hear the music. There will be a set of stairs ( not too wide) winding up and the bar is up top overlooking the stalls etc. Hope I haven't confused you more.
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