I have a couple more posts about our visit in Bangkok, Thailand including this.
Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok, Thailand is the largest market in the world. It is very easy to access as you can go there either by Sky Train or Metro. If you go there with the Sky Train, it is at the last station “Mochit” and with the Metro, you get off at “Chatuchak Park”.
We took a Sky Train and I saw the market from the sky line. My eyes got big as the train approached the train station for Chatuchak Market because I saw roofs after roofs of the market and I thought that the length of the market was probably 1 kilometer from one side to the other. That’s a lot of walking and looking!
You might be able to tell from the pictures, but there are alleys that are not easy to push a stroller around. There are big streets where you can push a stroller, so it’s not impossible to shop there with your little one. In fact I did see some families with small kids on a stroller. We spent an afternoon at Chatuchak Weekend Market, which wasn’t enough for me to shop, but it was good enough for our kids. Their little cheeks got pink by the end.
I don’t know if you can find RST Spices Shop as Chatuchak is so gigantic and you can easily get lost. Navigating if you’re there for the first time is almost impossible, but I wanted to put the information on RST Spices Shop as it is one place I found souvenirs. I bought some curry paste and curry powder since it’s vacuum packaged in small plastic bags and they looked easy to carry. No spilling in suitcase.
RST Spice Shop
192, Soi4, 25th Section
To have lunch at an air conditioned restaurant was a must for us since it was super hot and we all were exhausted. This restaurant was an oasis to us. I don’t even know the name of the restaurants, but we saw it while we were walking around.
I highly recommend this Turkish ice cream. The ice cream seller would show a little trick to your child as the ice cream is so sticky that it would stick to the iron stick he uses to mix the ice cream. The ice cream has this marshmallow like texture which I loved! Best ice cream ever!
One thing I want to tell you is that you should definitely go check out this amazing and fascinating market if you ever visit Bangkok. It’s a shopping heaven. It’s worth seeing and you’ll love shopping there if you like to shop. Compared to markets in Jakarta such as Tanah Abang and Mangga Dua and Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Chatuchak Weekend Market is the easiest to shop because they already have prices on there. I’m sure you can bargain, but since I saw the price tags and the prices were fairly reasonable, I thought that they were the prices I was supposed to pay and didn’t think to bargain.