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Not only can you find a massive selection of just about any kind of goods, you'll also be visiting Bangkok's top tourist attraction by doing your Christmas shopping here. Originally a flea market... Read More
Not only can you find a massive selection of just about any kind of goods, you'll also be visiting Bangkok's top tourist attraction by doing your Christmas shopping here. Originally a flea market started in the 1950's by a former prime minister who wanted to put a flea market into every town in Thailand, Chatuchak, more affectionately known as JJ Market, is now the largest market in Thailand. Over 5000 stalls vie for business, selling everything from clothing to pets, antiques, plants, amulets, and plenty of food and drink. The market is a good spot to pick up some vintage Thai souvenirs, as there are many stalls that cater to this, with elephant pillows, silk items, and other art type items that will go well in anyone's stocking. There is also a selection of unique indie design clothing here for that hard to please nephew or niece.
- Christmas Shopping, Best Shopping: "The back section of the market is probably the most interesting, as fairly illegal things such as cockfighting and various animal (some endangered some not) species are to be found, but don't get too pointy with your camera back here, as the merchants may be suspicious of your motives."