The reason why this Chatuchak Market is busy is not only it is one of the major tourist destinations but also it is open only on weekends. Originally, it had been open in the square in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Yet it was moved to this place after 1982 because it caused the traffic jam. Changing the site, it has been bustling as ever.
The market is split into 8 areas. Clothing area, Interia area, pet area, antique area, secondhand books area, used articles area, gardening area, and drinking and eating area. And small shops are crammed in each area. It is said there are about 8000 shops here.
The market is so vast that it is easy to lose my way. I was walking around aimlessly, for I didn't intend to buy. There were some stalls outside of the eating and drinking area. This stall in this photo was also selling sweets. It made people hungry to buy something in this vast market. I thought it was difficult to find what I am looking for in this big market.
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 1, 2020
RICOH GR III