Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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Visit to Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok


Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the itineraries in my Bangkok trip. One of the world's largest weekend markets covers area of 70 rai (27 Acres) altogether divided into 27 Sections, contains more than 15,000 booths selling goods from every part of Thailand.


 I took sky train from Siam Paragon Station to get there. The one way ticket cost 35 Bahts.
I arrived there around 9 am. Some stalls still not yet open.




In my opinion, this market is good for walk around, eating and buy cheap stuffs. Not really good for heavy shopper. Unless you have very good Bargain skill. I bought one wallet which quoted 650 Bahts and I asked for 450 Bahts and the seller agreed. I thought the price is not  bad until I saw same kind of wallet in another stall only quoted 350 Bahts. If I asked for discount, I think I can get it with 200 or 250 Bahts. So sad.




I feel sad, when I was in this pet section. Those pets look too exhausted and dehydrated. They are kept in small cages and no contact with sun light. Some type of dogs and cats are really not suitable to live in Bangkok's hot weather. And they are force to wear clothes.  Actually no photography is allowed in this section, but I managed to get a few photos to share.


What a lovely cat.




I don't need to mention a lot. This dog's expression say it all.


 I read in a few blog that tourists buy these cute pets for their holiday in Thailand and throw them away when they leave Thailand.




As I mentioned above, the market is really big and I used map (available free in market) to get around.










Students performing in the market.








Life is tough in Bangkok. She is doing sexy dance to support her family. I think the blind aunty is her mom and the one behind is her sister. You can see how she danced in the video clip.

After exploring and having lunch at Chatuchak, I took Taxi to King Power (Duty Free Shop).


1 comment:

  1. Thailand Railway is taking over the market this month after Metropolitan Bangkok finish his contract. I hope the market will not change too much in the future.

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