Lad Chado Market in Phak Hai district of Ayutthaya, is an old market that has been revived over recent years. The local community and canal are named after the Great Snakehead fish (Pla Chado) which used to be abundant in the canal many years ago. Like many old riverside markets around Thailand, this used to be very lively and also the center of the community. However, with the building of roads, the importance of Lad Chado market declined. However, about five years ago, the local authority helped revive this 100 year old market. At the start of Buddhist Lent every year, hundreds of locals take part in a boat procession to the market.