Day 273 – Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market

It’s Saturday and we’re in Bangkok. There’s only one thing we’ll be doing today. The weekend Chatachuk market. But before heading out into the noise, smell and heat we sat on the rooftop of the hostel which was really nice. We had picked up the camera last night after it had been fixed.

The rooftop terrace at the hostel

The rooftop terrace at the hostel

 Time for some sun

Time for some sun

The plan was to head around Chatuchak Market, the huge market in the north of the city which we were pretty near to. We were able to walk to the market which meant we passed all the people selling small amulets on the side of the road.

The amulets on sale at the side of the road

The amulets on sale at the side of the road

The market was huge, the biggest we had been to and really easy to get lost in. We didn’t want to buy too much with us still having a few months to travel, however, we made mental notes of things to buy with Bangkok being our last stop. We ate in the little food area!

Lunch at the Chatuchak Market

Lunch at the Chatuchak Market

We also grabbed a little bag of the crackling pork which is one of mine and John’s favourite dishes which my mum makes.

Mmm pork

Mmm pork

You could get lost for ages in the rows and rows of shops, with so many great dresses and clothes.

Clothes!

Clothes!

In the afternoon we headed around the back end of the market where there weren’t many tourists. That area had large furniture and also animals. There was every type of animal in that section, from chipmunks, to dogs, fish, turtles, snakes and even a cock fighting ring.

Cock fighting ring in the market

Cock fighting ring in the market

After a few hours of walking around the market we headed back to the hostel for a rest and in the evening grabbed some food over the road at a small road side stall. Fish ball noodle soup mmm…

Fish ball noodle soup on the street

Fish ball noodle soup on the street

About Julia Chan

I’m Julia and I've just returned from the adventure of my life. I went travelling around South America, the South Pacific and South East Asia for 12 months, and I'd do it all over again if I could! Julia on Google+
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