BANGKOK’S CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET: the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
It has been estimated that over 35,000 shoppers come here, to Southeast Asia’s largest market, each Saturday and Sunday. On the Saturday that I visited, I didn’t count 35,000- but I did see quite a few sweaty faces.The 35-acre Chatuchak Weekend Market has been selling expendable horseshit to travelers for over 30 years. It contains an estimated 5,000 unnecessary stalls of needless horseshit, all of which could be yours. In addition to all of the inessential horseshit, the Chatuckak Market has become a hub for the trade of crucial endangered species. Enjoy.
Since I’ve exhausted my use of “horseshit”, along with synonyms for “needless”, I’ll leave it at that.
To visit, travel north all the way up the BTS skytrain to Mo Chit Station and follow the masses toward the market. The dispensible market offerings begin the second you exit the station.
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