Chatuchak Weekend Market
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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 94%Local Culture
- 69%Adventure Travelers
- 64%Family Travelers
- 61%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (129)
- Chatuchak Weekend MarketMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Nov 11, 2013
You can find literally anything for sale here. It is perhaps the craziest of all the flea market/swap meet type of events that I have ever been to.
- 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.
- Chatuchak Weekend MarketMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 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.
- Chatuchak Weekend MarketMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 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.
- Chatuchak Weekend MarketOct 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.
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- Chatuchak Weekend MarketMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 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!
- Chatuchak Weekend MarketMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Jan 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.
- Chatuchak Weekend MarketMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 14Dec 20, 2012
the secret to get a great deal is to haggle more than manners says you should and know that 3 stalls down someone will be selling something similar and you may get your deal there. beware of heading straight to chatuchak if youre straight off the airplane as it is tiring and the sellers can spot someone who may be unfamiliar with how much something should really cost. as another review suggests, if you have a few weeks, go to the MBK mall, familiarise yourself with whats out there and if you feel like it take a trip to chatuchak on the skytrain (even just to see it!) to get your proper bargains as MBK is more expensive. this may be a long review but "the weekend market" is a great activity and well worth the effort-it's where REAL Thai people shop.
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