It was cloudy since morning. And it started to rain finally during walking around the market. It was September and Thailand was the rainy season. It rained so heavy that I had to take shelter from the rain in a storefront. At first, I thought it stopped soon. I waited impatiently for stopping, but it didn't stop. So I watched the people moving under the roof to avoid the rain with absent air.
Although most of the people had their own umbrella, they walked under the passage covered by the roof. It rained so heavy. Yet there were some people crossing the passage under the heavy rain. The family in this photo was one of them.
Two adults and two children walked together. However, only one umbrella was with them. Being soaking wet, they crossed the passage in the market. Yet they seemed happy. To visit the market was out-of-the-ordinary. And to be soaking in the out-of-the-ordinary world might be also what was fun to be for them.
The Chatuchak Weekend Market, on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok, is the largest market in Thailand. Also known as JJ Market, it has more than 15,000 stalls and 11,505 vendors (2019), divided into 27 sections. Chatuchak Market sells many different kinds of goods, including plants, antiques, consumer electronics, cosmetics, pets, food and drinks, fresh and dry food, ceramics, furniture and home accessories, clothing, and books. It is the world's largest and most diverse weekend market, with over 200,000 visitors every weekend.
February 5, 2020
Chatuchak Market, Thailand
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