Friday, January 11, 2008

The Suan Lum Night Bazaar

After we checked in and had our dinner (the Pork/Beef/Fish Balls Soup) at a stall near to our hotel, we headed to the Suan Lum night bazaar. We took the MRTA (Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand) from Sukhumvit to Lumphini.

not many ppl at about 8pm on a
Saturday night. Looks nicer than our
LRT station right?

two tokens, 20 Bath each (RM 2)
from Sukhumvit to Lumphini (3 stations)

here we are, the Lumphini Station

It took us about 10-15 minutes to arrive Lumphini, only 3 stations away from Sukhumvit. The minute you stepped out of the MRTA station, you'll see this:

the entrance of the Suan-Lum night bazaar

There's a small food court beside the MRTA station, that's the place where we had our supper, the super nice tom yam kung and the super delicious chili rice. A lot of people prefer this Suan Lum night bazaar than the Chatuchak Weekend market because this night bazaar looks cleaner, not that many ppl, not so stuffy and etc. But for me, i preferred Chatuchak, hehe, I felt things that we bought here are not so worth while and normally with a higher price, even after negotiating with the shop owners.

a small roundabout with a small fountain
in the middle of the night market.

you will see this gate opposite the roundabout.
there's some seats inside for you to rest and also
a machine which sells some kind of coin souvenirs.

All the shop owners here tend to raised their price 50% higher. You negotiate with them, they reduce the price, you were happy with the price, the next day you will see the same thing selling at a much cheaper price at the Chatuchak weekend market. Therefore, I told myself the next time if i were to visit Bangkok again, i will skipped this Suan Lum night bazaar. Don't want to come here anymore.. hehe...

After 3 hours of shopping at the night bazaar, these are the things we bought..

all white white one? hehe..
white nice ma...very comfortable cotton clothes..

Why I said i don't want to visit this night market again? well, saw that two little clothes? I bought for my 2 nieces. The shop owner asked for 450 bath each. Then after negotiate and negotiate, we finally bought 2 for the price of 400 Bath. Yes, it is a must to negotiate with them as they asked for a really high price. We thought we bought something cheap, until we saw these little clothes everywhere at the Chatuchak weekend market, how much? 199 Bath each. yes, some more can negotiate!!! geram betul!!!

If you never been to the Suan Lum night bazaar, then you probably should come, but don't visit the night market on the first day, visit on the last day. at least when you've bought everything!!

Next: Chatuchak Weekend Market
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Farhah said...

woahh, not bad. heard that thailand's tom yam kung is darn delicious. is it? (:

Joyce said...

yes yes, their tom yam kung is very different from our tom yam here. taste sooooo goood!!!