Visit a market - the biggest and arguably the best is Chatuchak Weekend Market. This huge market sells all sorts of stuff. It's particularly strong on clothes, and gifts - but you can pretty much get any small item that you might want here. Hundreds of stalls, so you may get temporarily lost, but it's worth it! You should be able to bargain for pretty much anything except cooked food, but do it with a smile!
Parts of the market are open on weekdays, but to get the full effect you need to go on a Saturday or Sunday. On those days the opening hours are 8am-ish to 6pm. If you can manage it, the best time to go is early on - you'll avoid the worst of the heat that way.
It can get very crowded, so it's an idea to pre-arrange a place to meet up with the people you with in case you get separated. Have fun!
Here's another pic of Chatuchak market. You may also see the name spelt as Jatujak - but the "Ch" spelling is more common in guidebooks and on the web.
It's worth pointing out that there are plenty of restaurants / food stalls here, so you won't go hungry... There are ATMs, too - in case you run out of cash!
There's a small but informative map which shows the market layout on the web page I've mentioned. Note the clock tower at the centre - it's a handy point of reference in case you get lost!
An approximately 35-acre public park on Phaholyothin Road, opposite the Northern Bus Terminal, and known locally as Suan Chatuchak, the CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET is the site of a popular weekend market which sells at least one thousand different local products including pets, handicrafts, plants, fresh fruit, antique reproductions, shoes, clothing, toys and many many more.
You can find anything under the sun!
Go shopping at Chatuchak weekend market.
We were impressed by the vastness of the market - perhaps about 10 soccer fields or even bigger!!
The vendors sell everything under the sun! Clothings, shoes, accessories, food, fruits, antiques, handicrafts and even pets!!
This is definitely the place where u can mingle with the local people.
Unless you can't stand crowds (in which case Bangkok isn't a great place to be) you must visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok. Anything and everything is on sale. Illegal, bootleg, blackmarket, used merchandice; clothes, plants, animals, books, antiques, plastics, stamps, furniture, music, seafood, bras, shoes, hammocks, jewelry, on and on......
Open Sat and Sun, 8 am til 6 pm though some vendors may open later, close earlier. Horticulture and farm produce area open all week.
The verdict was unanimous...the CHATUCHAK WEEK-END MARKET was definitely the major highlight of our shopping excursions.
Too many shops, too little time! Us females had to be dragged kicking and screaming by our male relatives out of the market to head off to our next stop.
Chatuchak Market, at Mo Chit skytrain station
Huge - very huge market for crafts, antiques, clothings (cheap t shirts), souveniers, and even antiques. The huge market is divided into sections based on what they sell. There is an office and they have map of the entire place....the place is divided to what they offer for sale. There are also lots of food stalls within the ground.
I was not keen to buy things where you need to bargain - but it is worth a trip at least once. I bought some craft things home, but many tourist have lots to say about it.
If you enjoy shopping with crowds, bargaining - you would like it...i rather keep myself happy in Isetan....
This is one of my favourite markets in the whole world, and the prices are really reasonable. The only bad thing is that you have to carry everything with you on the plane - so do not go too crazy with the shopping. It is especially good for casual clothes, handicrafts and souvenirs. Be warned - this place is really crowded later in the afternoon - but it really adds to the atmosphere. The shopkeepers love bargaining - so you should enjoy it as well. This market it really really enormous, with a much larger variety of goods than the other markets in the tourist areas.
Chatuchak Weekend Market--It is The Worlds Biggest Weekend Market selling practically everything under the sun. There are almost 9,000 individual booths overflowing with every imaginable type of wares to catch your fancy. Once inside the market, you will be catch up in a world of bursting crowds and stalls stretching as far as the eye can see
Interesting market. U shop U eat and continue to shop. Get a map to know your direction at the information counter.
Everything goes for sale over at the Chattuchak market. Even Dogs!!!!
So if you are a dog lover, make sure you pop by at the Dogs section, you'll have "dog" of a time!
At this market you can buy anything and everything, i found that some of the Solid Silver jewlery was fantatastic and the range of clothing was huge,
This huge market sells all sorts of stuff; clothes, food - pretty much anything small. Hundreds of stalls, and you may get temporarily lost, but it's worth it!
This is the worlds largest open air market which requires more than a day to cover on foot. You can buy literally anything at this place from Thai handicrafts to live coloured pet mice!!
So many stalls, so little time! You can find anything you ever wanted (or never thought you wanted) to buy in Chatuchak. A shopper's paradise! Too bad they're only open on the week-end.