Shopping is always one of things do as travelling in any country. Thailand is considered as one of paradises of shoppers. However, among of tourist sites, Bangkok and Pattaya are popular destinations not only for travelling but also for shopping. You can find many kinds of goods with reasonable prices and high quality. These are famous traditional markets in Thailand.
1.Chatuchak (Jatujak) Weekend Market
Takes place at weekends, the Chatuchak Market becomes one of attractions of Thai tourism. Coming to Chatuchak, you will get lost among thousands of colourful stalls. You can find enormous varieties of goods at highly reasonable prices.
This is a paradise of street food such as snacks, coconuts, sticky rice ice cream. If you have one weekend in Bangkok, don’t miss to visit to Chatuchak Weekend Market. You will not be disappointed.
It’s very large and divided into many categories depending types of goods. Therefore, use the map to locate these references to find your correct orientation.
You can get there by skytrain (BTS) to Mo Chit Station or by subway (MRT) to Chaktuchak Park station. The weekend market is open on every weekends 09:00 – 18:00, and Fridays 18:00 – 24:00. Plant sections are also open on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 07:00 – 18:00.
2.Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
There are countless floating markets throughout the country. Damnoen Saduak is the most popular floating market in Thailand.
It’s a great opportunity for you to get photos of colourful boats and its liveliest in early morning. That is also a good time to avoid the heat and it is opened till noon when the market is crowded with boats. This is a must-see if you would like to see a floating market within half day.
3.Amphawa Floating Market
This is the second most popular floating market near Bangkok, not as large as Damnoen Saduak but more authentic, with visitors almost exclusively Thai. The food stalls have grown from the riverbanks and stretched far into the surrounding streets. You can find anything from souvenirs and most food like any market. Located 50 km from Bangkok, this is a favourite market of local people. The best time to enjoy Amphawa is to come before 10:00 and leave soon after lunch.
If you have enough walking around Amphawa, you can take longtail boats and explore the surrounding canals and rivers. There is a very surprising temple called Wat Bang Kung. The temple which is on the other side of the Mae Khlong River, you definitely shouldn’t miss to visit.
(Source: Internet, TripAdvisor)