Tourists spend their time at the big attractions, and never go anywhere else. Even the major malls don't get many tourist visitors unless they're near the sky-train. But since I'm in Bangkok, I'm determined to explore around Udomsuk where I'll be staying for the next few weeks.
I found a great little place for night shopping and fun eating. Inside it's called the Train Market and the huts are themed like 19th century train wagons. But strangely the entrance has an unexplained wooden boat
My nearest malls here in Udomsuk, are Seacon Square, and Paradise Mall. Seacon Square is a mega-mall that's had a recent refurbishment, there's a lot of useful things here, but ultimately it's just a big building with shops. With no real theme, a sprawling layout, overcrowded parking, I would normally give this mall a miss. Paradise Mall, further down, I've covered before, it's got a terrific food hall and is one of my favorite malls: the right size, easy to find things, simple parking layout. Normally this would be my choice of the two.
That's changed now, since I've discovered the Train market, just after Seacon Square. It's one street down, so you can spend the day shopping in Seacon then move onto Train Market for an evening meal, live music and a bit of antiques shopping to finish the day. Suddenly Seacon Square looks a lot more appealing!