Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok

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    Chatuchak Weekend Market

    by jrs1234 Updated Jul 16, 2003

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    Chatuchak Weekend Market

    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!

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    More Chatuchak info

    by jrs1234 Updated Jul 16, 2003

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    Inside Chatuchak Weekend Market

    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!

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    Weekend markets - you might need to buy a suitcase

    by kooka3 Written Jun 28, 2003

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    This is the most amazing thing! There are literally acres of stalls at the weekend markets. I can't remember whether they're on Saturday or Sunday, to be honest, but anyone will be able to let you know.

    You can find ANYTHING here from clothing to home goods to food. My friend and I ended up with a Buddha statue, beautiful wrapping paper, paper lamp shades, wooden decorated chopsticks, utensils, CDs, and wooden salad bowls. You really can get everything there.

    Even if you're not a shopper, go. It's worth seeing it for the experience.

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    Markets - Bang Lamphu

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 11, 2003

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    Bang Lamphu - a shopping area that was once only frequented by locals has become a popular place for tourists. You can find various inexpensive items, especially ready made clothes, handbags, men's and lady's shoes, cosmetics and curios. Remember to Bargain.

    Chinatown and Ban Mor - This is a lively area with lots of market stalls and shops selling a large variety of things. Quality jewellery stores are found on the sidewalks of Ban Mor.

    Chatuchak Weekend Market -It's a shopping excitement you can't miss. Everything under the sun is located here from pets to food to paintings. Bargain, bargain, bargain - no matter how low the price is.
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    CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET

    by Adeline_Foo Updated Nov 10, 2002

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    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!

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    Go shopping at Chatuchak...

    by chngbw Written Sep 7, 2002

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    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.

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    Chatuchak Weekend Market

    by riproy Written Feb 25, 2003

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    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.

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    The verdict was...

    by imho Written Sep 2, 2002

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    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.

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    Chatuchak Market, at Mo Chit...

    by Audrey118 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    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....

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    WEEKEND MARKET- Chatuchak

    by Gnome Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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.

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    Chatuchak Weekend Market--It...

    by Bloch Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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

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    Get Lost and Shop till u drop !

    by mlwang Written Jun 8, 2007
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    Interesting market. U shop U eat and continue to shop. Get a map to know your direction at the information counter.

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    Dogs for Sale

    by perseushermes Updated Sep 8, 2005

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    puppy

    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!

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    More Shopping

    by DONBURGESS Written Jun 22, 2004

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    hard to decide what too buy

    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,

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    Chatuchak Weekend Market

    by sunnywong Updated Sep 12, 2002

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    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!

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