February 27, 2011 – March 4, 2011
Today was our last day at Lub D hostel, sp we had breakfast, packed up and checked out at 12pm leaving our bags in storage while we headed 15km north to check out the Chatuchak Weekend Market. Wow this market is absolutely massive with literally hundreds of stalls selling everything from clothes, bags, shoes, furntiure, souvenirs, food, pets and you-name-it. This is where the Thai's go for cheap market buying but it also attracts its fair share of tourists as well. Unlike the Pat Pong night market, however, there are relatively few knock-off tshirts, watches and the like so if that's what you're after then this may not be the place to go...but worth a look just for the spectacle.Afterwards we returned to our hostel, had a great lunch of duck noodle soup ($1 each) and took one last walk around the block via Pat Pong market before some last minute accommodation booking for Chiang Mai. At around 7pm we grabbed our backpacks and took yet another taxi to Hua Lumpong Railway Station for the 14 hour overnight trip to Chiang Mai in Thailand's north about 700km away.Chatuchak mpukat Weekend Market, Pat Pong Market, Duck House, then catch the train at 7.35pm from Hua Lumpong Station.