Sunday, September 03, 2006
The largest open air market in the world is here in Bangkok. Jatujak Market (also spelled Chatuchak) is on the North end of the city and covers acres and acres of land with all sorts of booths of food, clothes, home decorating items, plants.... probably whatever you want. Our experience there today was enlightening. We have been told that there is a "Thai price" and a "Farang price" (farang = foreigner) for everything here. We certainly believe that to be the case at Jatujak. We didn't buy much (anything) but is was still alot of fun to walk around and see the people, and the stuff for sale. It was even fun to ask for a price and then offer less only to be rebuffed by an offended looking Thai. I know they weren't offended, but the game has to be played.