Chatuchak Weekend Market

+6622724440
587/10 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
www.chatuchakmarket.org/

The Chatuchak Weekend Market is situated in Bangkok’s northern district, near to the Chatuchak Park. It is both the largest market in Thailand and one of the largest in the world. Somewhere between 200,000 and 300,000 visitors traipse through the market each weekend. That said, not all of them go shopping; some choose to visit visit Chatuchak, which has long since become a reliable cornerstone of tourist's travel guides, on an excursion.

Chatuchak owes its existence to a former prime-minister of Thailand, who came up with an idea to create a flea-market in the city. Over several decades it turned into a huge shopping square, where more than ten thousand shops, stores and street stands are located in a mazy web of narrow passages and galleries.

Its locals are convinced that you can buy anything the heart desires at Chatuchak, and when looking at the impressive variety of local goods, you can easily believe that this is more than just a saying. There is a huge selection of clothes and shoes, purses and accessories, original souvenirs and toys,as well as works of wood and ceramics, furniture and antiques, jewelry and tableware, plants and food. In addition to these goods, the Bangkok market is renowned for selling exotic animals.

A special system of inner streets helps customers to orientate themselves more effectively in the winding labyrinth of Chatuchak: the main shopping street is intersected by smaller ones, are generally grouped by department (in total, there are 27 sections) and have individual names. In addition, it is worth taking a free map of the market, which is usually distributed at the entrance. The clock tower, situated near to the Chatuchak’s central street, can be used as a good reference point. Those who get caught in the net of shopping streets can always turn to one of several information points located at the market.

Besides trade, a plethora of interesting events occur at Chatuchak and in the park nearby every day: captivating performances, funny sketches and the performances of street artists and musicians. Moreover, a multitude of cafés and stands with refreshments and Thai dishes operate at the market.

Important! Remember that visiting the market will take at least half a day, the process of which can be quite tiring. Therefore, it is prudent to wear light clothes and comfortable shoes, as well as to think of protection against the sun.

Getting there. Take the Skytrain to the station Mo Chit or a metro train to the station Chatuchak Park.

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Joseph

Great place to shop. So many cheap items.

01.04.2018  
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michelle

Variety of touristy stuff to get, from bags, clothes, soaps, food; etc. You can enjoy both local and non local food here too. On a hot say, be prepared for the scorching sun. Keep hydrated!

05.03.2018  
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Carolina

hard to navigate... but you can download an app to help you with that! (search for chatuchak guide)

04.02.2018  
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Ricardo

Top market in Bangkok! Spend several hours here for cheap bargains.

24.01.2018  
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Aliza

Must-see market! Loved all the street food and local Thai clothes.

18.12.2017  
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Alina

U can find everything here . Have to try paella made by Spanish guy , huge portion for only 160 baht

18.12.2017  
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Jarek

Brilliant place, you can browse this place for hours - pity it is open till 6pm only.

10.12.2017  
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Petros

One of our favorite weekend getaways. You can easily spend a whole day going around this place. Prices are expensive given it’s a tourist destination. Security and Information officers very helpful.

31.10.2017  
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Ted Patrick

Everything you need in one place! Opens only on weekends.

03.10.2017  
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Jareug

fish cake street food near mrt is so delicious, don't miss.

17.09.2017  
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Bruno

Great market! It is simply amazing to see the stands and carts...the people...and it is really true that you can find anything there ;) totally worth a visit even if you don't want to buy anything...

20.08.2017  
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Levent

You can find whatevet you want :) Great place must visit

08.08.2017  
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Samuel

If u need it, this is the place so start looking. Apparently it would take 8 years to visit all the shops in the market and browse the sortiment for nothing less than 1 min.

05.08.2017  
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Azwandi

There’s a Halal stall inside the Jatujak Plaza. Way cheaper than Saman Islam. Serves up yummy biryani and other Halal food

30.07.2017  
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ML

Home furnishing and home ware of decent to good quality are abundance. Good fashion labels by budding local designers are a must to get your hands on!

29.07.2017  
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Jamie

Crazy market with so much stuff, gets busy so go early (only on weekends)

02.07.2017  
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Katrina

Super crowded but if you have the patience... Please a few hrs strolling this huge market. Lots of shops selling similar stuff but def cheap. Lots of food stalls as well. Stay hydrated and enjoy!

26.06.2017  
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Epicurean

The best mkt I've seen.It's got everything.Even if u r not buying, come here for the experience.Be prepared for the crowd & searing heat.It's enormous so u'd need 1 day to cover the entire mkt.

25.06.2017  
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Tugce

Soo many good things. Make sure you have energy whole day. Only on weekends obviously!

03.06.2017  
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William

The original coconut ice cream is really good.

20.05.2017  
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