The weekend markets are great places to go when you are on the last let of a trip because they offer so much for so little but you still have to be wary because as with anything the quality will vary from stall to stall. These markets are like mazes filled to the brim with stuff of all sorts.
You will see art, more clothing than you can think about, pets, clothing for bets and anything else that can possibly be sold. We went to the Chatuchak Weekend Market which is a long bus ride on the 3 which we didn’t pay going but had to pay 15 BAHT going back and it was much faster in a air conditioned bus.
There are many regions in Bangkok, Sukhumvit is a diverse place and is home to Thailand’s version of the red light district where when they say ping pong, they don’t mean ping pong, where a massage is probably more than a massage and where you may get a lady or a lady boy at some point.
Bangkok is a transit point, a gateway to many other roads in Southeast Asia and beyond. Many travelers use it as a stop along a path, as much as it is a destination worthy of all the attention on its own. I will soon take my leave of Bangkok having only scratched the surface of what it has too offer but with any city, you always need more time than you have to truly know and understand what it’s like.
Bangkok is a city of contrast between the rich and the poor, but a frenetic pace that’s exhilarating as it is exhausting. The canals that dot the city are used more by locals than by travelers besides a few that come in and out of the floating markets. In Bangkok the sidewalks become food courts and markets as much as they are for walking. The sidewalks become roads, and stop
This was my first time in Bangkok but I can promise you it will not be my last.