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.
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.
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.
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).
price is bhat. convert at 31 to 1 usd