The Life and Times of Chatuchak

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With narrow pathways, nonexistent air-conditioning, overcrowded areas and some smelly spaces, you’d think this weekend market would be terrible a waste of time.  However, Chatuchak remains to be one of Bangkok’s main tourist attractions garnering close to 200,000 visitors a weekend! Rock-bottom prices and abundance and variety of items from exotic animals to local designer clothes continue to pull people in, myself included.  My tip is to get yourself a map to zero in on zones you want to spend time on.  Also bring a shopping bag and a bottle of water.  Arrive early as it tends to get busier in the afternoons.  I must warn you though, it’s not for everyone. My dad hates it but I, however, can tolerate it for a couple of hours 🙂

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Here you can get easily get something for less than USD5

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Busy bag maker oblivious to crowds and heat

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Refreshing coconut is always a good idea 🙂

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3 thoughts on “The Life and Times of Chatuchak

  1. Those dresses are adorable! I didn’t get a chance to hit the markets when I visited last year. It’s a must if I ever get the chance to return. I’m like you – I like all the crazy, packed, sometimes dirty places haha. But also only for a couple hours. Small doses. 🙂

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