Chatuchak Weekend Market – Bangkok

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The Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok is the largest market with over 15,000 stalls and covering approximately 35 acres or 1.13 km². It is estimated that the market receives between 200,000 and 300,000 visitors each day. Its sheer size has earned it a record in the Guinness Book of World Record for being the world’s largest flea market.

Chatuchak Weekend Market is a particularly good place to buy all sorts of Thai handicrafts, as there’s a huge range, the quality is high and the intense competition keeps the prices low.  Bargaining is expected, if not mandatory, at Chatuchak and the prices are generally substantially cheaper than the shopping centres and street stalls on Silom and Sukhumvit. Many shops in the more centrals areas of the city also have a branch here, selling the same goods for much lower prices.

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market Tips:

  • Go to the market early to avoid the heat and crowds.
  • Grab a copy of a map of Chatuchak if you are unfamiliar with the place.
  • Lastly, beware of pickpockets!

Chatuchak Market Bangkok

Follow the crowds

Chatuchak Weekend Market Bangkok

Colorful Stalls

Chatuchak Weekend Market Thailand

Chatuchak Weekend Market Bangkok Thailand

Buskers at Chatuchak Markets

Buskers at Chatuchak Markets

Directions to the Chatuchak Weekend Market

The best way to get to the Chatuchak Weekend Market is on the Skytrain as the Mo Chit station is only about five minutes walk away from the market. Finding your way from the station is easy – just follow the large crowd of people that will also be heading to and from the market.

Alternatively, many buses go past the markets: Ordinary buses 3, 8, 26, 27, 28, 34, 38, 39, 44, 52, 59, 74, 77, 96, 97, 104, 108, 112, 134, 136, 138, 145 and air-con buses 2, 3, 9, 10, 12, 13, 29, 38, 39, 44, 136 and 138.

To get a taxi ask for suan jatujak (Chatuchak park, where the market is held).

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