Several friends who had gone to BKK told me that it is a must to go to Chatuchak Market. It's only on Saturdays & Sundays from 9AM - 6PM
All the reviews I heard from friends made me very thrilled to check out this 35-acre market!!!
(No, don't think Chatuchak got fruit sellers... these ones are nearby the hotel! :p)
Easily to get lost!
Those are the words which I'd use to describe my experience at Chatuchak, actually.
To be quite honest, I was so worried to get lost - yeah, i don't like unorganised chaos! :p - that I was too busy with the map rather than shop!
After coming out from the market at the end of the day, I had not bought anything for myself but souvenirs from family & friends!
Punyeh la sibuk dengan map!
But, of all the sections, my favourite was the pet stalls!
I went insanely googoogaga over all the puppies/kitten/etc there!
Feast your eyes, animal-lovers! :)
"WhatCHA lookin' at?"
Look at that poor tersepit kaki puppy!
I don't mind that chow-chow! PLEASE!!! Can we have a chow-chow?
And, I bet you, that toilet paper TV commercial which had puppies in it, had done the casting here! :p
And, after all those cuties, how can anyone eat that pile of meat? *cover face*
One MOST important thing to remember to bring to Chatuchak: LOTS OF WATER!!!
It can be overly crowded & extremely hot - you can easily be dehydrated - so, do keep a bottle of mineral water handy all the time!
As I was walking to Mo Chit train station, to head back to the hotel, I saw this...
Everyday, we MUST count our blessings!
I must never forget to be thankful to God.
I might not be Miss Malaysia, TV celebrity/presentor, but Alhamdullilah, I'm happy with what Allah has granted me.
Now, are we ready for the Aphrodite? hmmppph... :p
This was the temple where I met a (VERY!) handsome & good-looking & very young monk who gave me a 'blessed bracelet' - which I still have it one me now - and told me, with a very charming wide smile, "Good luck!"
How's that for someone who had never been in a temple & never met a monk! ;p
After floating market, next destination was the temples ! Very excited to see for myself the Reclining Buddha
For a couple of Baht donation, visitors were given a bowl of coins to be put in that long thing (no, I don't know what they are called, sorry) Suppa told me that once you have come to the end of the line, and if you have extra coins still in your bowl, consider yourself lucky! & guess what, I had a lot ! :)
Look at the guy in front of me! He was probably thinking, "Aik! I haven't come to the end yet there is no more coins in my bowl??" :p
Suppa said, people come here and bring egg(s) for every wish they have!
After the Reclining Buddha was the Emerald Buddha. If I'm not mistaken, the tour guide said the emerald was 5 tonne when it was 1st brought to the temple and carved!
This is Suppa, our tour guide for the day :)
It was terribly hot but I had enjoyed my visit to the two temples. Next & the last temple visit would be the Golden one :)