The JJ Market is where I really felt the buzz of Bangkok. It’s a massive weekend market. There is more activity at the JJ market than I could ever begin to explain.
After a couple of long days touring, we decided to have a late morning. Bad idea Number 1. On a scorching Sunday, the hubby and I decided to take the BTS right to it’s end station to explore the JJ.
By this time the market was well under way and packed with locals and tourists. A great deal of this market is covered which you would think is a good idea in Bangkok but with that much heat and humidity in an enclosed environment, it was more than overwhelming. I was wearing a 3/4 gym pants, thinking that would be appropriate. Boy was I wrong.
I generally have a high heat tolerance but after half an hour in that place I was drenched with sweat, more than I have ever perspired at gym (probably collectively in my life). I actually had to buy a new dress to put on just to cool down – not that it worked, I don’t think walking around naked would have helped! The smells coming from the hot drains and all the overheated humans was almost enough to make me faint.
All this was such a pity as the market was truly amazing. There was more variety of items than I have ever seen. Everything from the modern designer wear that can be found in Siam Square to beautiful leather items and 2nd hand everything!
I wish I had an entire day to explore this amazing market but after 2 hours (barely scratching the surface), Bangkok belly and the heat was threatening to take my consciousness and I had to take a sad train back to the hotel planning my next trip to Bangkok so I can visit the JJ again.