I normally get out there a couple of times a year, it is an unbelievably big market and hotter than hell, last time i was there wandering around it took me an hour to find my way out! Next time i might have to take you as a tour guideThose are several shops in the same market. It's also just a selection I made. One could spend easily 2 days in that market without seeing it all. Whatever you dream they have it. I purposely omitted 99% of the market just to focus on hardware and still there are countless others. Come here one day and I'll make you a tour . You will not want to leave.
Yes once you get inside the main market it becomes a labyrinth. I never stray away from the fish/animal/plant section else it’s a day long journey and still I usually spend no less than 3/4 hours each time I go. It’s a magnet you can’t let go.I normally get out there a couple of times a year, it is an unbelievably big market and hotter than hell, last time i was there wandering around it took me an hour to find my way out! Next time i might have to take you as a tour guide
Great photos, thanks for posting.
I did not comment on the animal part of the market as it is beyond the scope of fish keeping/aquascaping but yes a lot of improvement is needed at JJ market. Not only that but you can also see listed protected animals being sold. Animals which in fact are also considered protected IN Thailand! Yet they still sell them and people still buy them. Corruption. I personally dislike the animal market for that reason and I am quick to walk pass those stalls, specially because it also smells pretty badunfortunately there is the polar opposite with some animals being treated and housed in some of the worst conditions I've seen. The latter so much so that it was heart breaking and my girlfriend in particular couldn't bear it anymore so we moved to another part of the general market. I'm not sure what rules and laws there are for animal welfare but there are either non at all or they are definitely not enforced
Yes Thailand is THE betta country. You find them in all colors and shapes. They can get pretty expensive if you look for the higher grades. The day I convince myself a tank with a lid is not ugly it will be for a betta or two. I know a breeder up north who sells the most beautiful and healthy bettas you will ever see. That's where I will buy my betta from when times comes. In the meantime I'll do a shallow tank without a lidFor example there was more bettas in one shop than I've probably ever seen in my entire life and the quality of them all was incredible