Chatuchak Weekend Market In Bangkok
| Chatuchak Weekend Market is Bangkok’s largest market. It is spread over an area of 35 acres and has 15,000 shops and stalls.
On Saturdays and Sundays, 200,000 visitors come to the market daily. Certain sections of the market are also open on weekends.
Chatuchak Weekend Market is located in northern Bangkok, on Phahonyothin and Kamphaengphet Roads. The market is adjoining Suan Chatuchak park where many Thais go to relax, go for a jog or to take part in other recreational activities. The main entrance of the market is quite close to Morchit BTS Station.
Just about everything is sold in Chatuchak Weekend Market. You can get plants, gardening implements, pets, antiques, curios, fresh food, dried food, ceramics, decoration items, books, clothes and gift items. The market has more than 400 food outlets which cater to different clientele. You can eat a la carte or order just a bowl of authentic Thai noodles.
The market operates at weekends and opens at 7.00 am in the morning and closes at 6.00 pm. Bargaining is a prerequisite if you want to purchase anything from the market. It is always advisable to take a local along with you who can do the bargaining on your behalf.
The market is divided into 27 sections and each section sells different things.
Section 1 is for amulets, books, collectibles, food shops, and cafe
Section 2 to 4 is the place for collectibles, home decor, paintings, and terra cotta
Section 5 to 6 is for clothes, adornments, and miscellaneous products
Section 7 to 9 is for antiques, furniture, ceramics, and handicrafts
Section 10 to 24 is for clothes, consumer products, adornments, household appliances, and pets
Section 17 to 19 sells ceramics, and fresh and dry food
Section 22 to 26 is for antiques, furniture, handicrafts
While the last section is the Dream section and it is for book, food and dessert shops, and collectibles