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Chatuchak Market Part 2 - Stuff to Buy

One of the first "sights" we saw in Chatuchak Market was this mohawked dude, making me think we had stumbled on the Asian equivalent of Camden Market in the 90's. He was being filmed by a Thai interview crew, although I found his batch of leather accessories to be pretty cool (and very cheap).

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Elsewhere, shops and stalls are packed with stuff to buy. Crafts, household goods, lights and hanging mobiles.

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Lots of candles. Colourful displays seemed to be common.

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Plenty of silverware.

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Awesome knives.

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Flowers, both real and fake in a number of places.

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Plenty of Thai crafts with this stall having its own packing station!

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One amazing stall that we came across featured this intricate carvings created out of wooden pieces - sometime from a complete slice of a tree trunk. The stall holder told us his brother creates them.

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Large pieces can apparently take up to eight months to produce and this elephant one with trees costed 120,000 THB (£2,340).

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