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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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  • Nice market on Sunday with thousands of shops where you can find pretty much everything. Crocodile skins for fake brand with some really interesting stationary shops. To try
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  • Chatuchak or JJ as it is more known locally is one of the largest markets in the world and truly ehat everyone should spend one day in the weekend doing! It is huge. And you'll find pretty much everyt...  more »
  • I was go around for five hours and still didn't satisfied.They have many sections and they have free transport to go around chatuchak market. Many yummy snacks and cheap eats Open only Friday night,Sa...  more »
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  • Loved visiting this place on a Saturday. It was quite busy but tons of fun navigating the many lanes and seeing just about anything for sale. Prices are good and there are not a lot, if any, high pressure sale tactics. No one was trying to lure me over to their stall and when I did stop and look I felt no pressure if didn't want to buy anything. Most prices were up for negotiation. There are a few nooks with sitting spaces. Plenty of food and drink available to buy if you want a break. You can spend a whole day here easily.
  • 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.
  • Must go! The best market for deals. It beats every other night market! Only on weekends so we only got a few hours since its only between 9-6pm but the streets turn into a night market with killer deals too. Good luck! Oh and 5 Baht Thai Ice Tea Frozen Sticks = the BOMB!

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