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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The Tsukiji fish market is widely known to be the largest fish market in the world, as well as one of the largest markets of any kind, anywhere. No visit to Tokyo is complete without a smelly pre-dawn wandering. Bring your camera and plenty of battery, as the vivid colors and juxtapositions here are amazing. The market is set to move locations in early 2016 so if you want to see it at the current location, be sure to plan your trip soon.
Remember that bar in Star Wars? Yes, the cantina with all the crazy creatures jamming and fighting. The Tsukiji market is something akin to this, except that the characters are soon to be traveling down an esophagus rather than sailing through space. You will see creatures you could never imagine on a plate. They are squirming, spitting, twisting … Read More »