I know, I said I'd take you to the beach for my next Thailand Diaries post, but I changed plans and decided to show you some of my finds from Bangkok's huge Chatuchak weekend market. It goes by various names - Chatuchak weekend market, Talaat Jatujak or simply JJ - and is by far the biggest market I've ever seen in my life. You definitely need a map to find your way. Luckily I found a great illustrated map of Bangkok by Nancy Chandler with an extra section for the market.
It was our last day in Bangkok and our time was very limited - otherwise I'd have spent much more time in my favourite section where young local fashion designers sell their designs. I didn't leave this section completely empty handed, but focused on souvenirs we could bring back as presents, like these wooden chopsticks and spoons in all sizes and tiny wooden soy sauce bowls.