You need to arrive early, before 9am, if you want to avoid the onslaught of tourists. There is a lot on offer, from a coconut trimmed and served with a straw ready to drink to fresh-fried spring rolls. Or why not try one of Thailand’s exotic fruits? Choose from a hairy rambutan or strong smelling durian. The conical straw hats that the vendors wear are cleverly designed. They allow cool air to flow through providing both shade and air-conditioning.