We arrived at Bangkok very late last night, arrived at Baan Glang Soi nearing 11pm. Hence I count today as Day 1.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
You might already know hence no need me to introduce what Chatuchak Weekend Market is. As the name suggests, Chatuchak only operates during the weekends. Today is Sunday, it’s our only chance. I’ve been to Chatuchak when I was much younger, at that time, it wasn’t as touristy as now. It was much smaller. Anyway, we went there around 10-11am after breakfast at random street stall, it wasn’t as crowded. When we left around 2pm, even the Mo Chit BTS was crowded as f*. So please go early if you can 🙂
Windowshop around Siam
After a sun bathing & sauna style shopping, we went to shopping malls around Siam BTS Station for cooling and relaxing window shopping. Bought nothing there because we aren’t here for luxurious shopping trips :p
We then went to the foodcourt at basement to have late lunch. Phad Thai is king. I notice noodles in Thailand are always chewy. One more level down the foodcourt there’s a sea aquarium. According to my mother, this aquarium is Asia’s largest. It’s fantastic to add on to your itinerary if you have time and are interested.
Rot Fai (Train) Market at Srinakarin
Though the name has the thai ‘train’ word in it, this market doesn’t have any real train. To get here, you need to go to On Nut (pronounced On Noot) BTS Station and then take a taxi or uber. Approximately 30 mins car ride. Note that it’s quite difficult to get taxi as most drivers are unwilling to go Srinakarin Road. Don’t know why drivers here are so picky… On your way back, it’s up to your luck as well. The market only opens from Thursday till Sunday, 5pm till midnight. The later you go, the heavier the traffic jam and crowd.
Rot Fai Market for the vintage lovers!
This market sells almost everything similar to Chatuchak. I wasn’t interested. I was more drawn towards the vintage part of this market. Walk furthest to the back of the market, there are rows and rows of shops selling second hands goods and vintage items, such as recorders, vincyl, motorbike parts, food & water containers, clothes, furniture and many more that’s not modern!
They also have barber shops of vintage interior. Super cool! If you like cafe, of course you will love the vintage cafes! I felt that I went back in time! The best thing is I managed to hunt for a claimed functional Kodak Trimlite Instamatic 18 vintage camera that was produced in 1970s. Woots! The previous owner must had taken good care of it cos it doesn’t look like it is over 40 years! Now I have to buy 110 films probably from Lomography. Really hope it works!
After that, had Boat Noodle at their street stall! Superb! (Oh my gawd, I had 3 meals of noodle-based dishes)
Address: Srinakarin Road, Soi 51. (Between Seacon Square and Haha Shopping Mall). Erm, haha…
I love Bangkok!