Chatuchak Weekend Market Bangkok
Shop to your heart's content
The largest weekend market in the world, Chatuchak Weekend Market provides a unique experience for tourists. With food vendors and clothing stores in abundance, the market is a buzzing beehive. The place gets filled to the brim on the weekends, with locals and tourists paving their way through the many stalls looking for the best bargain.
You need to be able to barter whenever you shop at Thai markets. However, everything at Chatuchak Weekend Market is already reasonably priced – although there’s a chance that you’ll end up paying more than you have to if you somehow let the vendor know that you don’t know what you are doing, so it’s best if you have the assistance of a local.
What can you buy?
You can buy anything you want here. The stalls are bursting with food, clothes, art, and handicrafts – don’t buy the first thing you see, just take your time and walk around until you find the best deal.
When to go
The market is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. On Friday, you can visit the market from 6 PM until midnight, and on Saturday and Sunday, the market is open from 9 AM to 6 PM. The best time to visit, however, is in the morning – vendors are likely to reduce prices in the morning.
An array of Thai food is available for tourists. You can also enjoy various dessert items here – brownies, crepes, and chocolate-dipped bananas are some of the choices. If you want a change of pace from restaurants in Sukhumvit, visit the market for a unique and delightful dining experience.
The market is located just 28 minutes from serviced apartments such as Emporium Suites by Chatrium. You can get here fairly easily by taxi or tuk-tuk. You can also use the BTS Skytrain and MRT Subway.