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Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok

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Browse the day away at Chatuchak Weekend Market, a popular covered retail space in the city center. Attracting over 200,000 visitors on a typical weekend, the huge market offers 27 separate areas of stalls, with over 8,000 individual vendors plying their trade. From collectibles, souvenirs, and clothes, to fresh food, restaurants, and household appliance stores, the market contains a mind-boggling range of products. Its sheer scale will likely impress even those who have nothing on their shopping list. A visit to Chatuchak Weekend Market represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bangkok family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This is a must see if you are in Bangkok on the weekend. It's only open Fri-Sun. It's very easy to get to from the Skytrain, there is a stop for the market. Be prepared with comfortable walking shoes,...  more »
  • It was fun. If you enjoy markets or bazars you are going to love this place. It is huge and need time to check different parts. I suggest you to visit the artistic area.  more »
  • love chatuchak. you can buy good stuff there. you have to bargain. you can reach there using the BTS. you can spend the whole day there. be careful of pick pockets there. arab looking guys came to us ...  more »
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  • In my opinion, the best market in Asia (locals from Bangkok shop there!). It is only open on Saturday and Sunday. Huge selection of everything you could want, but not high pressure sales or crazy bargaining needed. Just walk around, look at things, and enjoy. A lot of stands have "wholesale" prices and are not able to give a much lower price, but you can still ask and maybe get a deal with multiple purchases. Note that for most clothing stores you CANNOT try on the clothes, so bring a measuring tape if possible. Bring a big bag of your own to take home your purchases! The massage places and food stalls in the market are also excellent, so you can make a day of it.
  • Only opens on weekends. This market is well attended by people of all ages, Thai as well as several tourists. A system of narrow roads link the sections of the market. The stalls are very close to each other. I reckon you could buy nearly anything here, food, antiques, clothing, furniture, art paintings, pets, plants, you name it. I strolled around for a while, stopping at some handicraft shops, and even bought a little pressie for my pretty niece. I had some tasty snacks from the kiosks vendors, which included sweet fruits and savory ones, chicken and sausages. They were extremely cheap and delicious. I walked approximately three hours, at that point I decided to enjoy a foot and shoulder massage, I paid 200 bath (£4 or COP17000), for 45 minutes.
  • An absolutely wonderful place to visit. I have also been told that visiting on Thursday and Friday is excellent, but we went on a Sunday. The crowds weren't that busy so it was very nice to walk around. There are also restaurants with air-conditioning to escape the heat. You will find amazing deals and lots of cool things to bring back home. It is definitely not to be missed on the weekend. It is worth the drive or take the metro and it will bring you right there. I definitely recommend.
  • My happy pill for weekend shopping trips! Drop off at Gate 3. For those looking for clothes, bags and accessories - head left and walk down the main road towards Zone 2. Explore the shops along zone 20-23 on your right (there are at least four rows inside filled with shops with shelter and some air-conditioning) before going to zone 2 which is a more artsy and hipster area with local designer shops. Could complete this area within four hours of non-stop shopping, and do stop by the food stalls beside the train station to get your coconut ice cream and thai iced tea fix!
  • One stop shop for local handicraft product. The sky train stop here. You can get anything Thai here. From food to goods. Come light for it can be a bit hot at noon. You need at least 2 days to cover the whole market.