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Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak weekend market

Chatuchak weekend market, also known as JJ Market, situated on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok, is the largest market in Thailand. Spread over about 27 sections and about 65 small lanes between those sections with more than 8000 stalls, this weekend market is a best place to get some unique items at very good prices in Bangkok. Tours Indochina Thailand

Chatuchak Market is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 09:00 – 18:00, and Fridays 18:00 – 24:00. Chatchak is also open on Friday as a market for wholesalers, but there is no problem doing normal shopping on this day either (same opening times).

Chatuchak weekend market

Chatuchak weekend market

A large center courtyard runs down the center of the “L”, with a clock tower in the center. The old portion is surrounded by what once was the parking area, but cars have now been banned from the market, making it quite a bit cooler than it once was. Tours in Thailand

There are almost everything can be found here at a bargaining local price (not a tourist price), and most vendors actually come from local factories, like antique wood carving, clay handicrafts, local souvenirs from every parts of Thailand, Buddhist amulets, wooden furniture, handmade decorated flowers, plant, ceramic wares, tools, Thai Bejarong, Chinese wares, garden decorated plants, stones, trendy fashions, silk, hill-tribe outfits, fluffy dogs and more miscellaneous, etc.

Lots of Thai-style eating and snacking will stave off Chatuchak rage and numerous food stalls set up shop between Sections 6 and 8

Lots of Thai-style eating and snacking will stave off Chatuchak rage and numerous food stalls set up shop between Sections 6 and 8

Lots of Thai-style eating and snacking will stave off Chatuchak rage and numerous food stalls set up shop between Sections 6 and 8. Longstanding standouts include Foon Talop , an incredibly popular Isan restaurant; Café Ice , a Western-Thai fusion joint that does good pàt tai and tasty fruit shakes; and Saman Islam , a Thai-Muslim restaurant that serves a tasty chicken biryani.

If you wish to explore the entire market, then it requires a full day time. Always better to arrive as early as possible, preferably in the first half of the day, because in the evening, this market is thronged by the hell of crowd.

Chatuchak Weekend Market is the perfect place for bargain hunting

Chatuchak Weekend Market is the perfect place for bargain hunting

Apart from bringing together interesting products from all corners of Thailand, Chatuchak Market is also a wonderful place to pick-up curious objects from far-off land. Enjoy the unique salesmanship tactics employed by the different vendors, who rely on shouting, making odd noises, playing music and even wearing outlandish dress, to capture the attention of passing shoppers.

Chatuchak Weekend Market is the perfect place for bargain hunting, although whatever you buy here is probably no longer the best deal you can find. So brush up your negotiation skills and be prepared to walk away when the deal fails to go your way.

Though there are many markets throughout Bangkok, Chatuchak Weekend Market is still pretty much the undisputed king of them all.

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