Before leaving Bangkok, on the overnight train, we decided we had to check out the Chatuchak Weekend Market. The fact that the market is only open on the weekend and, we happened to be there on the weekend, seemed serendipitous.
The Chatuchak Market, which opened in 1942, is the largest market in Thailand. There are more than 8,000 stalls divided into 27 sections – you better believe with a shopping opportunity this big our first order of business was to set a meeting place in case we got split up – luckily we didn’t but that was mainly because with blistering heat and only so much shopping a man can take, Tony and I bowed out half way through the shopping part of the experience to savour a cold glass of beer – it was easy to find us!
It was a fabulous afternoon out and certainly well worth seeing. Again, as I have realized so much on this trip, you have to experience it to believe it. This market sells everything under the sun – everything from food goods to livestock to antiques, ceramics, clothes and toys – if you have the time and patience and you’re looking for something I’m sure you’ll find it here.
in blistering heat
sun hats for sale
(Featured image photograph courtesy of AsiaWebDirect)