A Day at Chatuchak Market in Bangkok | Travel Bangkok Now

A Day at Chatuchak Market in Bangkok

Find Everything You Love in One Place!

Chatuchak_Weekend_Market shopping

From mouthwatering food stalls to the most enchanting clothes and shoes on display, there is nothing you cannot find at the most famous Chatuchak Market in Bangkok. While you shop for everything you love, get to know the Thai culture, and experience the hospitality for an unforgettable day at the market.

Bangkok_Jatujak_Market | img by Azreey via wikipedia commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

What to Know Before Going

Chatuchak is pronounced as ‘Jatujak’ in Bangkok, so when you give directions to your driver, be mindful. You can take the BTS Skytrain or MRT subway to get there. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are the best days to visit. You can explore many food stalls, clothing, restaurants, household goods, and more in the buzzing market. There can be many instances you can get lost inside the market, so be careful! You can stay in a boutique hotel in Bangkok close to the market if you want to visit the area frequently during your stay. One good option is Maitria Rama 9 Hotel.

Must-Try Things

You can find a wide variety of clothes, shoes, accessories, and souvenirs at the Chatuchak market. The goods are highly affordable, and there are always BOGO offers and more to save money. You can also try bargaining with the locals for better deals. Don’t forget to try some local cuisines and delicacies such as satays, pad thai, sticky mango rice, and coconut ice cream.

Tips for Better Shopping!

You can try navigating through the market by using the map on the information kiosks from time to time. Even if you feel lost, you can still explore everything around you to find many things you will love. ‘Thao Rai” means how much in Thai if you want to know the price of something. The market is open from 9 am to 6 pm, but the earlier you go, the better, as it tends to get crowded by the evening.