Sunday Market at Chatuchak ! More Shopping

Trip Start May 30, 2012
Trip End Jun 12, 2012

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

We gear up after a lovely breakfast buffet for visiting the Sunday Market at Chatuchak. This is a huge maze of several hundred or perhaps thousand shops in semi-open enclosures in a corner of the city. Chatuchak is also known as "Weekend Market" and is open only on Saturdays and Sunday strictly. The rest of the week, this place is supposed to be shutters down.

We take the tube from Petchaburi Station (a minute's walk from Asoke Residence) to Kamphaeng Phat Station along the blue line (i think). We get out of the station and Chatuchak Market's smells, sights, crowds and sounds smack us right in the face. We are literally sucked in to the market.

We keep with the crowds, moving through the "Soi's", catching a fruit bowl/soft drink/thai iced tea with coconut milk in between. Haggle nicely is the operative word. Some of them Thai shop-owners can be rude (i dont intend to paint a bad picture of the host country, but this is true) when turning down a bargain quote.

We pick up a few souvenirs and trinkets. Sunday is almost over by the time we're done. We stop off at another nearby mall called JJ (Jatujak Mall) where we sample more thai food and thai iced tea.

The evening sky turns real dark with a thunderstorm in the offing. We exit the market, enter the station and ride the tube back to Petchaburi Station and pack ourselves into the apartment right before the rain bears down on Bangkok City for the evening. We manage to wait until the rain stops and then go down to the pool for an evening's cool dip which is refreshing before a good night's sleep.

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