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 ofNightlife LoversLocal 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 ofNightlife LoversLocal 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 ofNightlife LoversLocal 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.
- Chatuchak Weekend MarketMember ofNightlife LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Jul 05, 2012
Chatuchak, also called C2C, is a biggest flea market in Bangkok. They said weeekend are busy but from my experience it is busy throughout all day and night. I think it has a store for just about anything you're looking for.
- Chatuchak Weekend MarketMember ofNightlife LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 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.
- Chatuchak Weekend MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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