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April 19, 2011
Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
September 14, 2010
From journal 4 busy days in Bangkok
July 8, 2008
From journal Hot Hot Hot Bangkok
June 14, 2008
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
January 11, 2008
From journal Shopping in Bangkok
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
May 2, 2007
From journal Bangkok Sightseeing
February 21, 2007
Welcome to the world’s largest weekend market. Bangkok’s Chatuchak Weekend Market, or JJ’s Market, is a must see for any shopper of anything you can imagine. Thousands of vendors from all parts of Thailand and around the region are eager to sell and negotiate prices of their items to you. You will rarely find prices listed on most objects, as it seems it really depends on how you are sized up by the individual vendor as to what the starting price will be. They expect the tourist and the locals to haggle over the price, regardless of how good of a deal the item first seems to appear.
There are signs everywhere warning the large crowds to beware of pickpockets. It is for this reason I carried my wallet in my front pocket while shopping there.
There are myriads of individuals playing instruments or singing, hoping you will toss some Baht in their container or open musical case. The children singers seemed to always draw a crowd. Getting to JJ’s is easy. The metered taxis are a good choice when the local traffic isn’t backed up to far, but the subway is always the best way to get there. Depending on your starting location the price will vary, but usually doesn’t stray too far from fifty to sixty Baht.
There are hundreds of food and drink vendors scattered throughout the place so taking time to refresh and revitalize is always just a few yards away, or you can just grab a quick snack and a drink and keep walking and shopping.Has shopping got your feet tired and sore? Not a problem. Foot massage places are scattered around and can usually be performed for less than 200 Baht an hour. I highly recommend that every traveler indulge in this activity. It feels incredible and offers a chance to be off your feet and get pampered. Whether you’re looking for Hill Tribe silver, trinkets, incense, pipes, scorpions, sarongs, Thai silk or crafts, everything under the sun is… under the sun at the Chatuchak Market.
From journal Bangkok Revisited
December 12, 2006
If you like car boot sales and flea markets, try Chatuchak Market for size. Over 35 hectares of market stall upon market stall selling everything from puppies, chipmunks, foods, crafts, and flea market type junk.It's open from 9am to 6pm both Saturday and Sunday. I suggest you get there early to avoid both the crowds and the heat.The easiest (coolest and cheapest) way to arrive is via the BTS Sky train (Mo Chit stop), from here you just walk across the street. The Metro also has a stop here. The Market itself is just a mind-blowing maze of 15,000 stalls and it's great for gift shopping. Personally, I chose to concentrate on the food and animal stalls. All kinds of weird and wonderful foods were available and I really can’t tell you all I tried as I don’t even know what I was eating half the time.I was curious to see all the animals on display even though I knew it would bother me. Strangely enough, they seemed healthy and well fed. It was early when we arrived and all the puppies were being washed and blow dried for maximum sale potential. Although there are plenty of clothing stalls and places to get gifts I was recommended the MBK MALL for more serious souvenir purchasing.This immense mall (8 stories high, 2500 stores) is every mall rat's fantasy. It's modern, marbled, and unlike the market, it has great air-conditioning making for greater shopping potential.Located in Siam Square on the BTS (National Stadium Station) this place is teeming with Thai teens. One whole floor was full of electronics, the food court was amazing, and if you can get the local clothes to fit, they go for great prices.
From journal More Bangkok for Your Buck
by Jim Rosenberg
July 9, 2006
From journal Bangkok: A Safe & Economical Intro to Asia!
San Francisco, California
March 29, 2006
Save all of your shopping for this place. It is awesome! It is like many Flea Market's here in the states (the San Jose, CA Flea Market comes to mind), however, it it HUGE (at least two times the size) with smaller booths. You can buy anything from faux handbags and sun glasses, to faux antiques, Thai silk, linen, tablecloths, pillow shams, art, clothing, all the tourist stuff your heart desires, furniture, and lamps. New and Used.
Directions: Simply take the Skytrain to the end terminal, called Morchit, which is exactly where the market is located.
From journal Thailand is Amazing!