Tuesday, 15 July 2008

The Chatuchak Challenge

Chatuchak weekend market (aka JJ Market) is the biggest market in Thailand. Or probably all of Asia. In fact, probably the biggest in the world! Its so big, it contains more than 15,000 stalls (some say up to 100,000 shops! - but who's counting?). Its so huge, you'll need a map to find what you want.

You can find almost anything you need at this market. From the usual child labour used for begging...

cowboy girl

... to fake plastic chicken/duck...

rubber ducky 

... to Dorothy's ruby slippers...

there's no place like home

... to cockroaches for 10 Baht...


... to even Teh Tarik (in Thai its called Tae Ta Re).

tarik tinggi tinggi

Even Jack Sparrow is here

Captain Jack Sparrow

And if you cant get what you want... there's always this guy

Tattoo guy



Yes, you can get almost anything from this market. The problem is just FINDING it from the thousands of stalls here. Go on, challenge me - give me an item, and the next time I go there, I'll try to find it! 

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