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    You just HAVE to visit this market...

    by Steveharley Updated Nov 22, 2012

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    Chatuchak, or Jatujak, or just JJ Market (known by all three names) is an experience that you should not miss if in Bangkok at the weekend. Its a huge site housing thousands of stalls set out in seperate genres...clothes/food/pets/ etc....and you can buy almost anything!..literally!. The stalls are set out so close together that it has the appearance of being completely covered, the walkways between stalls and rows are narrow and it's easy to get lost!..all part of the fun. You need to dress for the heat and take at least a half day, there are many food stalls selling all things Thai so you can shop/eat/shop etc... there is just so much to see and do and buy. I always seem to fill a suitcase with curios, incense, nice t shirts etc...even brought back some unusual gardening tools once!. As it's a working rather than tourist market you will find the pricing excellent.....and you'll certainly never forget the experience.

    Takes less than 30 mins by MRT from BK City to Mo Chit station - it;s the end of the line and you really can not miss it.

    http://www.chatuchak.org/

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    Largest Outdoor Market in South East Asia (3)

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 15, 2012

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    Part three and the final part of my things to do tips of the chautuchak weekend market with more pictures

    If you are in bangkok during the weekends and have some spare time in your itinerary, be sure to drop by the chatuchak weekend market. Most of the stalls here are open only in the weekends and only some stalls like the plant and antiques sections are open in the weekdays (but the JJ chatuchak mall beside it is open daily albeit it is way smaller than the market itself.

    Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok is the largest market in Thailand and in all of Southeast Asia as well. Chatuchak covers about 35 acres or about 11 hectares and contains upwards of 15,000 stalls. Most stalls only open on Saturdays and Sundays.Chatuchak has been segregated into areas depending on the types of goods sold, and there are maps available for the market which detail the various sections but if you are a first timer, it can be very disorienting even if you have a map due to the humidity inside. If you want to shop in an air conditioned comfort and with the same prices of the goods, then shop at the Nearby Chatuchak JJ Mall, located just beside the Market (I will have separate tips for it).

    The First Market in Bangkok was in Sanam, Luang but in 1982, it was decided that the flea market would be held at the Phahonyothin area from then on and it is later called Chatuchak Market after the nearby park under the same name.

    The Chatuchak Weekend market offers a wide variety of products including household items, clothing, Thai handicrafts, religious artifacts, collectibles, foods, and live animals. It is offers the lowest price of goods if you know what how to haggle (but if you don't want to shop here as the place is very far from the main shopping areas of Bangkok, then just shop at the Platinum Mall or the Pratunam Market in Pratunam Area or at MBK near Siam Center as they offer virtually the same type of goods at the same type of prices).

    Chatuchak is open from 08:00am - 18:00pm on weekends and Fridays (wholesale day).
    Plant shops are open Wednesdays and Thursdays too from 07:00am- 18:00pm.

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    Largest Outdoor Market in South East Asia (2)

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 15, 2012

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    This will be my things to do tips of the chautuchak weekend market part two

    If you are in bangkok during the weekends and have some spare time in your itinerary, be sure to drop by the chatuchak weekend market. Most of the stalls here are open only in the weekends and only some stalls like the plant and antiques sections are open in the weekdays (but the JJ chatuchak mall beside it is open daily albeit it is way smaller than the market itself.

    Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok is the largest market in Thailand and in all of Southeast Asia as well. Chatuchak covers about 35 acres or about 11 hectares and contains upwards of 15,000 stalls. Most stalls only open on Saturdays and Sundays.Chatuchak has been segregated into areas depending on the types of goods sold, and there are maps available for the market which detail the various sections but if you are a first timer, it can be very disorienting even if you have a map due to the humidity inside. If you want to shop in an air conditioned comfort and with the same prices of the goods, then shop at the Nearby Chatuchak JJ Mall, located just beside the Market (I will have separate tips for it).

    The First Market in Bangkok was in Sanam, Luang but in 1982, it was decided that the flea market would be held at the Phahonyothin area from then on and it is later called Chatuchak Market after the nearby park under the same name.

    The Chatuchak Weekend market offers a wide variety of products including household items, clothing, Thai handicrafts, religious artifacts, collectibles, foods, and live animals. It is offers the lowest price of goods if you know what how to haggle (but if you don't want to shop here as the place is very far from the main shopping areas of Bangkok, then just shop at the Platinum Mall or the Pratunam Market in Pratunam Area or at MBK near Siam Center as they offer virtually the same type of goods at the same type of prices).

    Chatuchak is open from 08:00am - 18:00pm on weekends and Fridays (wholesale day).
    Plant shops are open Wednesdays and Thursdays too from 07:00am- 18:00pm.

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    Very Huge and Very HUMID! (part one)

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 15, 2012

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    this will be a multi part tip of the chautuchak weekend market and this will be my things to do tip for the Chatuchak Weekend Market.

    Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok is the largest market in Thailand and in all of Southeast Asia as well. Chatuchak covers about 35 acres or about 11 hectares and contains upwards of 15,000 stalls. Most stalls only open on Saturdays and Sundays.Chatuchak has been segregated into areas depending on the types of goods sold, and there are maps available for the market which detail the various sections but if you are a first timer, it can be very disorienting even if you have a map due to the humidity inside.

    Chatuchak always gets very hot and humid during the day that you have to buy bottled water or cool drinks often and it's far from the most comfortable shopping experience but for most people who are into budget shopping and are good at haggling, the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. Going early in the day when it is a bit cooler is recommended. The First Market in Bangkok was in Sanam, Luang but in 1982, it was decided that the flea market would be held at the Phahonyothin area from then on and it is later called Chatuchak Market after the nearby park under the same name.

    Chatuchak is open from 08:00am - 18:00pm on weekends and Fridays (wholesale day).
    Plant shops are open Wednesdays and Thursdays too from 07:00am- 18:00pm.

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    SEARCH FOR THIS PIRATE

    by davidjo Written Mar 7, 2012

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    PIRATE  OF CARRIBEAN

    While strolling round Chatuchak Weekend Market try and find this guy, he appears to be right out of the Pirates of the Carribean. He sells postcards and doesn't mind chatting to you or taking his foto as long as you buy something from him. The market is so big i cannot remember where we bumped into him. When showing my fotos to a Thai friend he mantioned that this guy is quite famous in Bangkok. Find him if you can!

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    Bring a extra Bag !!!!!

    by jlanza29 Updated Mar 26, 2011

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    Be ready to haggle on prices !!!

    Ok, I have to admit, this was lots of fun, first of all bring a bag big enough where you are gonna put all the stuff your gonna buy !!!! In my case I ended up buying a huge duffle bag for 200 bahts about $5 U.S. and I quickly filled with tons of stuff, silk boxer shorts for 80 bahts each $2 U.S. each, bought 30 of them !!!!, leather sandals 200 bahts each $5 U.S., bought 2 pair's for every member of my family !!!!!! Hard Rock cafe Hats that cost $16 U.S. at the real Hard Rock, paid 80 bahts each, $2 U.S. here; bought 20 of them for gifts for friends back home !!!!! can't tell the difference if there real or not !!!! Souvenir Magnets for the fridge saw them around town for 40 bahts each, here I got them for 15 bahts each, .35 cents U.S. bought 100 of them !!!!!!!! Tons and Tons of souvenirs are all over, just remeber negotiate a price, start with half of what they say and make your way to a fair price. Be careful of pickpockets because this place is really crowded, but it's full of all sorts of people and I never felt threaten or in danger !!!! Lots of fun...HIGHLY RECOMMEND it !!!!!

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  • Good shopping places in Bangkok

    by shuyan2611 Written Jan 21, 2011

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    hi i recently went to bangkok for a 4 day shopping trip. if you are looking for good shopping places here are a few good ones.

    definitely visit the chatuchak market which is only open on the weekends. they sell a wide variety of goods there and is a unique shopping experience. go to this site for more information: http://bangkokchatuchakmarketshopping.blogspot.com

    Platinum Fashion Mall
    222 (Pratunum) Petchaburi Rd. Ratchathevee, Bangkok, Thailand 10400
    http://www.platinumfashionmall.com/
    http://www.platinumfashionmall.com/map/Map_Platinum_en.jpg
    this is the largest wholesale mall in thailand and you can get alot of good bargains there

    be sure to fill your nights as well to get the most out of your trip as bangkok has good night markets

    Suan Lum Night Market
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CBcQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bangkok.com%2Fshopping-market%2Fsuan-lum-night-bazaar.htm&rct=j&q=suan%20lum%20night%20bazaar&ei=mrskTaHsB5HsrQf4hM2aDA&usg=AFQjCNEhLhQe3a_RNL-tssfA9uF0D6iQAQ&cad=rja

    Saphan Phut Night Market
    http://www.bangkok.com/shopping-shopping-after-dark.htm

    it might be easiest to book a day tour when you reach your hotel. try to include the main tourist places like the floating market and bangkok palace

    hope this helps and have fun on your trip !

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  • Weekend market

    by volopolo Updated Sep 1, 2010

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    The best market
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    Chatuchak or Jatujak - Weekend market

    Is located near to Mo Chit BTS Station. This is one of the largest and cheapest weekend markets in the world. Find here: clothes, shoes, Thai silk, antiques, plants, food and more.....

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    Name: Chatouchak Weekend Market
    Close to: Mo Chit Park
    Location: Mo Chit
    City: Bangkok
    Pictures in the web: Weekend market
    City: Bangkok

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    CHATUCHAK Weekend Market.

    by RoyJava Written Jan 17, 2010

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    A pity Jade,... I'll be in BKK just for 2 nights ( 1 - 2 february ) and move on. I am in a group with my brother, so no time for a meet. Would be nice, still hope you'll have a nice time and on your travels around, I recommend CHATUCHAK, greets Roy, Holland

    CHATUCHAK is the best known weekend market where you can find anything! Be aware this weekend market is of a huge area you cannot cross in one simple walk, so take a full day to explore the buys you want. A tip ... when you find something just buy it on a bargain, even all is very cheap! Because you will never find back the place. There are maps available, although ...

    Start early in the morning, take a bottle of water and do what anybody does here; to beat the crowd and the heat! What to buy?

    Mmmhhh ... what about handmade silks produced by the mountain people, fighting cocks and fighting fishes, fluffy puppies (ooow, I couldn't bear to watch, so many in one box!), crawling snakes, eating bugs, all jeans you've seen downtown, design clothes next to knock-off designer watches and bags, souvenirs-souvenirs-souvenirs!

    Remember, BKK is a wishful thinking paradise, have fun!!!

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    CHATUCHAK-The Biggest One!

    by RoyJava Updated Jan 17, 2010

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    You can visit a lot of markets in Bangkok, but the one you've heard about is the CHATUCHAK Weekend Market. This is it! The MUST of the Thai markets, where everything imaginable is FOR SALE! If you cannot buy it on this market place, you cannot buy it anywhere else.

    You do need a full day to see just a part of this huge weekend market area. To buy whatever comes in your mind, and to do what anybody does on a market; to beat the crowd and the heat! So bring bottle of water or just make a pit-stop at one of the many food stalls. And best time is to start early in the morning ...

    We already have been told to buy the thing you want, seeing at the first time. Because you're never gonna find the place back! There are maps available, an information centre, ATM's for cash, ... And the toilets? Sorry, hard to find, filthy, dirty, hot ...

    Well, what to buy? Let's make a try ...

    Handmade silks produced by the mountain people, fighting cocks and fighting fishes, fluffy puppies (ooow, I couldn't bear to watch, so many in one box!), crawling snakes, eating bugs, all jeans you've seen downtown, design clothes next to knock-off designer watches and bags, souvenirs-souvenirs-souvenirs!

    Etc. etc. etc.

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    Search for bargains at Chatuchak Weekend Market

    by sheryl_tan Written Dec 11, 2009

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    Search for bargains at over 15000 stalls
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    With over 15000 stalls, this has got to be the biggest and most famous market in the world. A visit to Bangkok is never complete without a visit to the Chatuchak Weekend Market, even if you're not really into shopping. There's so much to see & buy. Find a food stall and enjoy a plate of Pad Thai. There are also cosy cafes available. Watch the men 'pulling' tea, it can be quite an elaborate show. Then enjoy the icy-cold glass of Thai Ice-Tea. Have a scoop of coconut ice-cream served with crunchy roasted peanuts with fresh coconut. Yummy! Finally after all the shopping & walking, reward yourself with an hour of relaxing foot massage (1h-200Bht).

    Try to go earlier to avoid the crowds and get a good bargains. We were there at about 9am and the stalls are beginning to open. The vendors would like to close deals early in the morning as a good sign for good business for the rest of the day. Bargain to get a good deal. Buy only if you find that the price is right. You can easily spend a day here. I just hope that the market is open daily so that it's not so crowded on weekends.

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    Largest market in Thailand

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 25, 2009

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    Chatuchak Weekend Market is the largest market in Thailand, and possible the largest in the world. It covers over 35 acres (1.13 km²) and contains upwards of 5,000 stalls. It is estimated that the market receives between 200,000 and 300,000 visitors each day with most stalls only open on Saturdays and Sundays.

    The market offers a wide variety of products including household items, clothing, Thai handicrafts, religious artefacts, collectibles, foods, and live animals. I first came here in 2002 and saw lots of fake and counterfeit products such as football shirts and handbags but when I visited again in 2009, a only found 2 stalls selling fake football shirts. Also, the number of animals for sale seems to have gone down. I found the Sukhumvit street market to be better for fake goods and fake DVD's. As it is so large, you can pick up a tourist map from the main entrance gates which details, via colour coding, the different product areas. The nearby park is nice to visit afterwards. BTW, smoking is banned.

    Open: 6am-6pm.

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    Must visit Chatuchak Weekend Market

    by rajeevbfy Written Jul 23, 2009

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    Hundreds of stalls..selling everything
    lots of variety
    the best street market
    much better than Patapong Night Market
    this is the market to visit...for street shopping
    its hot n crowded
    so be prepared
    bargain before buying

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    Spend a day or even half a day looking around

    by visitcebu Written Mar 20, 2009

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    This market has everything from clothes, food, house decor to even pets!
    You will need to come early to avoid the crowds and the heat.
    Lunch is even possible since there are stalls that serve great meals.

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    Chatuchak Weekend Market

    by limledi Updated Jan 13, 2009

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    Chatuchak Weekend Market is probably the world's largest open-air, weekend flea market. A must for bargain-hunters looking for almost anything under the sun. That is if you don't mind the heat & the discomfort expected from this type of place. For those looking for a more comfortable setting, it's better to shop in MBK or Pratunam Fashion Mall for cheap quality goods & shop with comfort.

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