Recommendation by Jica Simpas
One of the city's longest-standing traditional markets. You can get a dosirak (lunchbox) then just fill it up with food from the different stalls, paid using old brass coins. Everything was delicious.
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18, Jahamun-ro 15-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 자하문로15길 18 (통인동)
2 years ago
Located just a stone’s throw away from Gyeongbokgung Palace, Tongin Market is one of the city’s long-standing traditional markets! It was originally set up for Japanese residents who lived in the neighborhood during the Japanese rule in Korea. Years later, it was taken over by local vendors who turned it into a marketplace. Within Tongin Market, you'll find the popular Dosirak Cafe—a cafeteria that lets you build your own dosirak (lunch box)! For only KRW5,000 (around USD5), you’re given an empty tray to fill up with small portions of different fares. You’re also supplied with 10 yeopjeon pieces (Korean brass coins) which are used to pay vendors in lieu of actual cash!
7 months ago
Not a book café, but I'm sure you won't have much trouble finding both books and coffee (or some famous Thai iced tea) at one of the 10'000 stalls of the world's largest weekend market 😎.
7 months ago
Shopping is one of the best to do especially for a girls. That’s why I do recommend this place, since I’d ever came here before and can bought a lot of thing and super cheap; even u can be a reseller again to sell to your own country. U can find anything here, cheap clothes, food and some of souvenirs.. The quality also not bad tho.. so, why not ? 🤗
7 months ago
"Litte Patricia wants to eat, an extraodinary treat, authentic Thai food on the street. Where to be, where could she be? She said -- I shall eat and shop, at CHATUCHAK MARKET, Where is the map? I shall go and MARK IT!" What is travelling without food experience? Every country boasts a cultural expression through food. Despite of differences, food unites people from all over the world. Food venture is one of the things that bridge cultures. Similarities and differences of food staples and palates make it more compelling for tourists to recognize food representations. Moreover, Thailand is branded to be a melting pot for food gastronomy. Their cuisine is certainly a treat to the taste buds as it is a blend of 4s: sweet, spicy, sour, and salty. For that, people will definitely enjoy eating the local gastronomy of Thailand after they finish their Bangkok day trips and temple runs. For me, the best place to go for a trEAT in Bangkok is to visit CHATUCHAK MARKET. It is a place to spot for food that won't let any tourist go home with a sad tummy. Although the market may be overcrowded at times, it does not literally impose a bad news. Because you know what they say, "When a place has long lines for food, the food is definitely worth a try." Aside from the good number of food choices, Chatuchak Market brings cultural food experience to people. It is known how each food staple tells a story of history, social idenity, and cultural food consumption. We get to try what every Thai experience in their taste receptors and palates. Also, we get to explore and understand deeper why Thai cuisine is known as one of Asia's melting pot country. Thus, the market becomes a home for people who loves to eat and witness the culture of Thai gastronomy. But really, what is more to Chatuchak market? The market is also known for shopping hauls. Tourists consider visiting the place because it is like hitting two birds with one stone: eating and shopping. Just like any typical tourists, cheap finds and bargains are an important thing. Chatuchak market becomes the go-to place for shoppers who are enthusiastic about grabbing home their most favorite souvenirs at a lower price. From clothes to bags, fashionable hats, textiles, figurines, and accessories -- whatever it may be, name it and Chatuchak has it!!! CHATUCHAK MARKET is completely going to be your favorite food guide and one-stop shop. So, to anyone who wants to save their time? Maximize your stay at Bangkok by marking CHATUCHAK MARKET on your itinerary. Say bye-bye to limited time, say hi-hi to buy-buys!!!!
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