The market and its neighbouring streets are the beating heart of this old town. It's probably that the market has been located in this quarter since the first settlers landed some fish and collected juicy leaves along the river bank nearby. 


The market, temples, assembly halls, tailors and basket merchants are all crowded into this pulsating three acres of river bank.


Everything a body could ever need is right here and that is proven by the crowded streets that are almost impassable from the time the market opens at dawn and closes at night. There is barely time to sweep the streets before another day dawns and the throb of barter and trade commences again

Acrylic on canvas - 45 x 50cm

Spirit of Enterprise by Bridget March