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. Use our Bangkok itinerary planning website to add Chatuchak Weekend Market and other attractions to your Bangkok vacation plans.
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  • The market is a mixture of local and tourist orientated stalls , it is huge and the scale of it can make it difficult to see everything , I was exhausted long before seeing everything , but a lot of t...  more »
  • We had it so talked deserve... Nice discovery Saturday afternoon, crowded with the BTS, not exorbitant but prices overvalued special tourists even when... In short for the basic memories and frippe ok, but don't expect to undermining fashion... Once we said that it is to see but not exceptional.
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  • It's definitely a day trip to make if you're in BK however won't recommend buying much from here as prices are high and shop keepers aren't willing to negotiate at all as there as so many tourists wil...  more »
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  • Very nice weekend market!! There is an area with hipster clothes and very trendy stuff where you can find cheap treasures! Do not hesitate bargaining! We bought some really cool t-shirts and pants. There is also the normal souvenir stalls (thousands) and many street food spots. I think it is a must if you visit Bangkok. I would actually say that if you are traveling around this area of the worls and you start in Bangkok, just come with an empty bag and some Bahts and you can end up with very nice outfits for your trip pics!
  • This weekend market is a shopping heaven. Hipster, trendy or local stuffs are all here. We even found a stall that sells used authentic leather jacket. We also bought some comfortable birkenstock like rubber slipper at 100baht. Coconut ice cream is something that you must try here, they are surprisingly better and cheaper than what I get on the floating market and more toppings as well. We also found variety of foods here but we didn't have to enough time to try all and the weather is too hot in the afternoon. We spent approximately 3 hours.
  • One of the best market I came across. The shops are small but tasteful. We had shops of all white skirts, all black girls tops, retro poster framed, paper lamps, caps. Means there are general shops and there's a specific shop. All are small in size give you a fantastic deal. You can spend half day there without a wink. Simply loved it.
  • A weekend market that attracts oceans of people. I visit this market every time I went to Bangkok. A reminder to those first time comers, the shops and zones are not well organized and I will become super hot during summer time. You can spend your whole day here given that you can endure the heat in the market. There are plenty of food and refreshment as well.
  • Although some people or my friends recommend me to go to this market. My overall experience coming here 3x I think still the same as 3-4 stars. Why? Because for me it's too crowded and most of the sellers they don't really speak English coz so many tourists came to this place. They should at least improve their English. The price are various there are expensive and inexpensive. I prefer to go to Night market instead. But I recommend to check when they are open. Some people said it's only during the weekend but some said they have schedule. But it's okay to visit. Since it's too crowded beware of what you bring.

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