Bangkok Journals

On a Real Timex and a Genuine Rolex

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A travel journal to Bangkok by SeenThat

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Quote: Is that Rolex real? What are they doing with these tiny garlands? How do I eat a soup on a boat? On these and other important issues in this journal about Bangkok’s markets.

Banglamphu Market

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Attraction | "A Day Market Near the Grand Palace"

Banglamphu Market Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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BanglamphuSeeing the tours offered by Khaosan Road travel agencies to local markets all over Bangkok is ironic; one of the best and largest markets in town is just a few blocks away next to the Banglamphu Canal.North of Khaosan Road, Thanon Rambuttri, runs almost parallel to it, though it features a curve on its east end. The two streets are connected by several alleys. Following in the same direction, the next road is Thanon Phra Sumen (on the we...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 22, 2009

Banglamphu Market
North of Khao San Road
Bangkok, Thailand

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

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Attraction | "Don’t Run Away with the Soup"

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Irresistible NameDamnoen Saduak means "To travel (or move) comfortably." How can a traveler avoid a place with such a name? Digging KhlongsEighty kilometers southwest of Bangkok, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market provides many of the better known pictures of Thailand. Khlong Damnoen Saduak, the canal in which it is located, was ordered to be built by King Rama IV in 1866 to facilitate travels betw...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 22, 2009

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Bang Phae-Damnoen Saduak Road
Damnoen Saduak, Thailand 70120
+66 2 694 1222 (Tour

Suan Lum Night Bazaar

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Attraction | "On Thai Puppets Theatre and Thainglish"

Suan Lum Night Bazaar Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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The MythosIt is time to break an old mythos. Most visitors approach Patpong as their "night market visit" while in Bangkok Index. Yet, Patpong is small, crowded and located in an unpleasant area amidst a plethora of go-go bars.Yet, no far from there – at walking distance – is a much larger, pleasant and attractive market: Suan Lum. The name means "Low Garden" (literally "garden low"); that may look a strange choice for a night market until the visitor recalls he is just next to ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 22, 2009

Suan Lum Night Bazaar
Rama Iv And Wireless/sathorn Roads
Bangkok

Patpong Night Market

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Attraction | "Not Just a Night Market"

Patpong Night Market Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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As Bangkok Index, Silom Road has enough attractions - cultural and commercial - to keep most visitors busy for a long time, but those are obscured by the bad reputation created by the infamous Patpong alleys at the street’s eastern end. However, Patpong is more than two alleys packed with go-go bars; it houses also a very popular night market. But, I am running ahead.SilomAmong Bangkok's main avenues, Silom offers the biggest diversity. That...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 22, 2009

Patpong Night Market
Soi Patpong
Bangkok, Thailand

Pak Khlong Talaat

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Attraction | "On Flowers and Phuang Malai "

Pak Khlong Talaat Photo, Bangkok, Thailand
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Hidden TreasureNot far from Rattanakosin Island, next to the Memorial Bridge and to Wang Burapha is one of the most beautiful and underrated markets in the city. Located along the Chao Phraya River and reaching almost all the way to the ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 22, 2009

Pak Khlong Talaat
Chak Phet Road near the Memorial Bridge
Bangkok, Thailand