weekend market

Every once in a while we look for something to do on the weekend.  Since shopping or market going is a time-to-time necessity, why not give an all-encompassing, sensory-stimulating weekend-market a try.

The one I was roaming around in yesterday was about as vast as they come.  Bargain hunters are rewarded with plenty of entertainment value.  Somewhere between jumbo-flea and super bazaar, this weekender has a market surrounding the market.  Inside is everything from all types of clothes and accessories to home furnishings, as well as animals, flowers, art, fragrances, massages, food and restaurants, and a whole lot more.  It’s a deal-lovers paradise.

yes, watch your wallet, as you would anywhere in the world.

yes, watch your wallet, as you would anywhere in the world.

It will take you an entire weekend to see everything.  Walking up and down every skinny aisle would leave you hard-pressed to absorb all the nuances in a full day.

the aisles are deep and full of surprises

the aisles are deep and full of surprises

Before setting out I was convinced it was a window-shopping day only.  My travel bags were already full and I didn’t want or need anymore stuff.  It was a weak conviction.  The uniqueness gets me every time as I left with an armful.  The consumer in me could not pass up well-made and washed, one-of-a-kind long jean shorts for $3.20 usd.

a small glimpse of the art section

a small glimpse of the art section

This market is alive with color to rain on all your senses.  A visit is a memorable day.  There’s no lack of inspiration for the design minded.  And no lack of stimuli.

To get there, follow the Phahon Yothin Road from town or take the BRT to the end of the Sukhumvit line to the Mo Chit station.  You could also take the MRT line to Mo Chit.  Oh,…and it would help if you were in Bangkok.  (I happened to be  passing through with a long stopover connection).

not just super, not just ultra.  no ultra super water

not just super, not just ultra. no ultra super water

the oily rice is a must have

the oily rice is a must have

 

flower bulbs. but recommend not packing them for travel

flower bulbs. but recommend not packing them for travel

price is bhat. convert at 31 to 1 usd

price is bhat. convert at 31 to 1 usd

only one wall of many for the woven shirt geek

only one wall of many for the woven shirt geek

jelly coffee of course

jelly coffee of course

fragrances galore

fragrances galore

catch a break where you can, and some local ice cream

catch a break where you can, and some local ice cream

in the midst a coffee shop complete with easy jazz

in the midst a coffee shop complete with easy jazz

one of the perimeter roads, of which there are a few

one of the perimeter roads, of which there are a few

a little foot massage for your walking pleasure

a little foot massage for your walking pleasure

no explanation needed here

no explanation needed

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