I should admit at the beginning that I'm not much of shopper, but what a difference 14 years make. In 1999, the Silk Market was an outdoor market and was just stalls and booths lined up along a street. I bought a ton of stuff there in 1999. Now, the charming outdoor market has been razed and it’s a brand new building with bright lights and 4 stories. We walked through, but just didn’t want to buy anything this time. I’m sure there is still a lot of the same merchandise, but all the charm is gone.