Approaching the market
And, of course, places to eat.
As I wander through the alleyways and streets, I repeat to myself, "keep to the left, look to the right." Thailand and Singapore both drive on the left side of the road (UK style) and one needs to be very careful crossing the street. Also, outside the tourist area, people walk on the left side of the sidewalk and subway entrances/exits and, if I stick to the right side, there is potential for confusion and collision.
After an hour or so of weaving through the market, I emerge and cross the street to Chatuchak Park, one of the oldest public parks in Bangkok, roughly 1/3 square km (.1 square mile). I wander through the park and admire the great plantings, lakes, and wide paths for walking.
Lakes and walking paths
Sculpture scattered through the park
And, beautiful gardens
The park is a great contrast to the busy craziness of the weekend market across the street and provides lots of new finds and beautiful sites as I explore. But, eventually, it's time to head back to the hotel (while keeping to the left) and think about plans for the afternoon.