Chatuchak Weekend Market

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Paholyothin Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Chatuchak Weekend Market Bangkok Reviews

pixie_13 pixie_13
6 reviews
Shoppers Paradise Sep 22, 2014
The mecca for any one who loves shopping and loves a bargain.

Thousands upon thousands of stalls available in this open air market selling everything from clothing to puppies to coconuts to food!

Great location, fabulous variety of items available and easily accessible. N o matter what time of year you choose to visit this market make sure you arrive early so you can get around before midday as the heat here is HOT!If you plan to stay until midday then take some form of hat or cover up because you will need it!

Dont get a tuk tuk to the market as its a lot cheaper getting a taxi, not as fun but cheaper. Be aware that this market is HUGE and many travellers visit making it a hot spot for pick pocketing as the stall are packed tight together. When arriving, make sure you arrange a meeting point incase you get split up from your party as if you do not have a phone then you have no chance of finding your friends again...its just too big and too busy. Dont buy from the first stall you see as you will see the same items around the market so make sure you barter.
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pookie pookie
14 reviews
Find all your souvenirs in one spot Nov 19, 2012
This is a wonderfully HUGE outdoor shopping market with stalls as far you can see. Naturally, it gets very hot so bring lots of water. This place can be very overwhelming, especially for those who don't love to shop (ie. my husband) but we boh had a lot of fun and came back with many treasures. The vendors here sell everything from corny knick knacks to circle lenses, from street food to live animals...

How I would spend the day:

Start in Chatuchak in the afternoon (yes it is even hotter than the morning so come prepared).

Then when you can't take any more heat and have stocked up on souvenirs, walk a couple blocks to JJ mall for some air conditioned shopping.

As it gets dark, grab some dinner before your last stop of the evening - Talad Rot Fai.

This is a night market just 5 minutes walking distance from Chatuchak. I will be doing a review of this as well.
Stall rooftops
Some live entertainment
Art for sale
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fionamarie fionamar…
12 reviews
Shoppers Paradise Mar 15, 2011
The Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok is a shoppers paradise, everything from clothes, jewellery, gifts, souvenirs, art, furnitiure, food and pets. You can shop till you drop, be warned though the market is huge and you will get lost : )

Take plenty of cash, barter the prices and keep your wallet safe, the market can get very busy.

Wear light and comfortable clothing/shoes and put on plenty of sun screen, it can get very hot bargin hunting.

The easiest way to get to the market is by the sky train, get off at Mo Chit.
2 / 2 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
Kathmandu1 says:
I was lost once there :)
Posted on: Mar 17, 2011
fionamarie says:
Yeah my bangle collection needs adding too ; )
Posted on: Mar 16, 2011
hayley499 says:
we had such a great time there we so need to get back there. best market ever.
Posted on: Mar 15, 2011
ClaireV1987 ClaireV1…
37 reviews
Bargains! Apr 29, 2011
A major attractions for tourists and locals alike, this is the place to practice your bargaining skills! If possible, try to learn a few key phrases (e.g. paeng maak! = very expensive) and more importantly HOW to bargain in Thai. Some westernised actions and phrases can be offensive.

In terms of the market it's very easy to find by simply catching the sky train to Mo Chit (as mentioned in other reviews) and it's right there in front of you.

Products sold include just about everything you can imagine! Puppies, trinkets, clothing, jewelery, electronics and even fried bugs are all available and prices and quality vary from stall to stall.

It is very hot at the markets so come prepared and watch your belongings as (in the case of most crowded markets) there is always a chance of getting pickpocketed.
sabzero sabzero
32 reviews
best market in Bangkok Apr 19, 2008
If you love shopping, you have to go to Chatuchak Weekend Market on saturday or sunday!

I love this market and I've been there about 6 times already!

You can find really EVERYTHING there but take your time!

Chatuchak market is really very, very, very big and if you wanna see everything you have to visit this market a few times!

Prizes: you can find really cheap and also expensive stuff... best thing is to ask in a few shops before you buy something!

And don't forget to ask if you can have it cheaper! ;-)
mfmcp1982 says:
Sounds amazing and crazy all at the same time!
Posted on: Jul 02, 2008
sunstroke says:
i mean review...;P
Posted on: Jul 02, 2008
sunstroke says:
Nice blog. take care sabi ;)
Posted on: Jul 02, 2008
jaaf jaaf
14 reviews
Nov 06, 2007
Chatuchak Weekend Market is huge! We intended on going just on Saturday and we spent all day there, and then went back again on Sunday! There are so many things to see and buy! It is a swarm of people and goods. It really overwhelmed me with the range of things to see and the amount of foods and spices in the air! We had Nancy Chandler's map of Bangkok (!) which had a detailed map of the market, which gave us a good idea of what to expect, and what we wanted to buy or see. It is a lot of fun to get lost and wander around the market, but when it's time to go home and you are tired, it is handy to have a map. You can buy anything there. Silks galore, t-shirts (really cool ones too), fashionable clothing, 'antiques', crafts, foodstuffs, bags, belts, pets!! (puppies, kittens, squirrels, heaps of huge weird types of aquarium fish, birds, rabbits... etc! but don't go to the pet section if it is going to upset you to see them in not-so-kind living quarters). I enjoyed myself a lot there. At this market, bargain about 10-40% below what they are asking. Always start bargaining at around 40-50%. And remember to smile and be polite! That will get you the best deals!
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