Chatuchak Weekend Market
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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 92%Local Culture
- 69%Adventure Travelers
- 65%Family Travelers
- 62%Outdoor Enthusiasts
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- Chatuchak Weekend MarketJul 15, 2014
Amazing coconut ice cream for 35 Baht with complementary free cup of coconut juice. The perfect solution to a 31degree HOT afternoon at Chatuchat. Out of all the stalls selling this treat,the best one (which i believe is the legit authentic one because it was the only store there when I went 2 years ago) is the one ROUND THE BEND with huge green umbrellas. I know it can be hard to find but you definitely wouldn't regret it:)
- Chatuchak Weekend MarketMember ofBackpackersAdventure TravelersNightlife LoversApr 29, 2014
Excellent day trip in Bangkok. The Chatuchak Weekend market has everything food, clothing, animals, souvenirs, etc.. Unlike other markets located in south east Asia, the quality of a lot of the items here is fairly good and you will not be harassed by the shop owners. The market is easily accessed by the Bangkok Skytrain (BTS). Take the BTS to the last stop which is Mo Chit and the markets are a two minute stroll from the station. You can also take the underground MRT to the market as well. This is a perfect place to feed on local cuisine and buy some souvenirs for yourself and your friends and family back home. By far the best market I have been to in Southeast Asia.Recommended for:
- Chatuchak Weekend MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 7Jan 23, 2014
Oh, this place is wonderfully crazy. If it exists you can find it here. Organized into various section by product type, you simply have to wonder. Inevitebly something will catch your eye that you never knew existed yet you suddenly must have it.
Can get crazy hot or wet so plan accordingly. You can buy food here from vendors are restaurants. Look out for pick pockets and thieves, especially at busy pedestrian junctions.Recommended for:
- Chatuchak Weekend MarketNov 12, 2013
Didn't enjoy my experience here. You get off at the train station and its very crowded as you walk along the side streets where stalls are set up everywhere and anywhere. It seems there are sections although not very clear. The first section we came across was clothes and accessories. Second was lots of food stalls (didn't try anything as most things weren't recognisable to me) then animals and fish (some of the cats and dogs didn't look well off and mad me feel sad). Very easy to lose your direction around here. It's an experience that you almost have to have to realise what life is really like for some of the thai people. Makes you appreciate things a little more. Once we'd had enough it was a struggle to walk back to the BTS due to the crowds around the footpath stalls.
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- Chatuchak Weekend MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 06, 2013
This massive market has everything -- handicrafts, fabrics, produce, pets, housewares, books, etc. A great place to pick up souvenirs though you won't find much that is higher end. Worth picking up Nancy Chandler's map / guide to demystify the layout. Easy to get lost once you are inside.
Go early in the day before it gets hot. This is an open air market and there definitely isn't air conditioning.
Prices aren't fixed so prepare to bargain.Recommended for:
- Chatuchak Weekend MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Oct 28, 2013
Probably the best overall market in all of Southeast Asia. It's not like a "local" market but one more geared towards everyone including foreigners and tourists. There is literally everything under the sun here. Lots of cool artsy things, endless clothes, great souvenirs, good prepared local food. Shop all day Saturday or Sunday.Recommended for:
- Chatuchak Weekend MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Oct 21, 2013
Oh man, I remember when Chatuchak was only for the locals. Now, it's a shopping mecca for tourists from all over the world. I don't know how I feel about that. I'm glad the local vendors and artists are getting a lot of business!Recommended for:
- Chatuchak Weekend MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Feb 04, 2014
Everything you need is here in this super huge market. I took the metro to the end of the line. However if you dont intend to buy a lot or in bulk, its better to stay in the city cause you have the cheap stuff too lets say at the pratunam market.Recommended for:
- Chatuchak Weekend MarketMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure TravelersOct 18, 2013
Day or night, you're going to be able to find a market just about in any busy neighborhood of Bangkok. This weekend market is one of the most touristed, but that doesn't mean you can't find some deals on souvenirs.Recommended for:
- Chatuchak Weekend MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesAdventure TravelersOct 18, 2013
You will get lost in this market. Embrace it, and let yourself get swallowed up in Bangkok's largest day market. It's a great place to buy clothing, souvenirs and other trinkets Buy and eat to your heart's content! (And make sure to drink lots of water).Recommended for:
- Chatuchak Weekend MarketMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersOct 18, 2013
This is (I'm told) the single largest market in Thailand, and if you're in Bangkok on a Saturday or Sunday, you owe it to yourself to take the Skytrain up to its terminal stop at Mo Chit (itself worth visiting just for the pun value of its name) to check it out. A fabulous place to shop for souvenirs at the end of a trip, there's also a truly amazing selection of cheap street food and clothing. On the streets and lanes surrounding you can also find sellers offering antiques of various kinds -- if you know your stuff, real finds can be had at bargain prices.Recommended for:
- Chatuchak Weekend MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Oct 16, 2013
Chatuchak Market is a good introduction of Bangkok life. Even though a lot of shops are aiming to get foreign tourists, the food, the people and the culture are charming. Great place to shop as well. Haggling is must. If you need light summer cloths, there are plenty of options. Good places to eat as well.Recommended for:
- Chatuchak Weekend MarketFirst to ReviewOct 05, 2013
awesome way to spend a Sunday morning, the sheer size and scale of the market is astounding. a short walk from the BTS station makes it super easy to get to and it backs up to a lovely park which is a nice relief from the bust hustle and bustle of the streets and traffic. Make sure to come ready to bargain.
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