Tuesday, 10 March 2009


Bangkok is an amazing city. The people are friendly, the food too yummy - if you love hot and spicy, and ah..shopping! It's really shop till you drop here at JATUCHAK or more popularly known - JJ MARKET. 35 acres with 15,000 stalls in one place. It draws an approximate of 200,000 visitors every weekend and a favourite for all bargain hunters. They called it mother of all markets, it's the place to shop for exotic Asian handicrafts and stuff here are cheap..even for me, and for you coming from the west..that will be dead cheap!

Walking past a shrine on the way to the Skytrain. You'll see plenty of such shrines on roadside all over Thailand.

Took this picture from the Skytrain. I always stayed at the same hotel, Zenith Sukhumvit everytime I am here for one reason - I know the way around all the overhead transport or known here, Skytrain. It is the only way to travel as Bangkok traffic is always on a standstill all the time. It took me only 10 minutes from my hotel's Skytrain to MoChit Station (nearest to JJ), which by car will take me at least 1.5 hours.

A sign inside the Skytrain as monks here are highly respected.

Walking from the Skytrain to JJ Market, the street is lined with stalls.

A seller offering mangosteen, another fav fruit over here.

A neverending supply of Buddha figures everywhere.

A traditional ice cream seller.

Beautiful artwork at very low prices, and you bargain for everything..except food. A good start will to offer it at 40% lower than what the seller tell you and find a price you both agree on.

Love this tea!

Ganesha or the Elephant God in wood carving.

More wood carvings and the inside lanes which houses the entire 15,000 stalls. In most time, you will be rubbing shoulders and everything else with all visitors and the lanes were really narrow.

Silk cushion covers for as little as USD2.50!

Outside the stalls but still within JJ market, it is hot and humid..even for me, I got dizzy walking here after a few minutes.

Outside JJ market, pink taxis lined up..

Have a great week everyone :D