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Chatuchak Weekend Market: The Ultimate Shopping Guide and Useful Tips – 2020

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Tourists flock from all over the globe to Bangkok mainly for shopping and mouth-watering local food! Indeed, travelling to Bangkok will not be complete without visiting Chatuchak market, which is best known as the biggest weekend market in Bangkok. There are about 8000 stalls including clothing and accessories, handicrafts, ceramics, antiques and delectable street foods! As it is a huge market, we are here to offer you a guide on Chatuchak market.

1.When Should You Go?

Opening hours:

Friday : 6pm to midnight

Saturday and Sunday : 9am to 6pm

If you plan to visit on weekend, the best time to go is in the morning. Most shops open from 11am onwards and start closing at around 4.30pm.

2.How To Get There?

We suggest you to take public transport as the roads will be congested due to the large crowd heading to the same area. You can take the BTS Skytrain to Mo Chit Station and follow the crowd or sign.  Also, you can take the MRT Subway to Chatuchak Park Station.

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Address : 587/10 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Khwaeng Chatuchak Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900

3.What Can You Buy?

Chatuchak is a must-visit shopping paradise which you can find almost everything here! It is the largest market in Asia and navigating it can be very confusing especially for those who are first-time visitors. The market is divided into many sections and we are here to offer you the shopping guide for the sake of convenience!

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Chatuchak Map

a) Clothing and accessories (sections 2–6, 10–26)

Instead of strolling aimlessly in the massive market, You may go directly to these sections if you want to check out the trendiest clothes and accessories! Young ladies will definitely love the varieties of handbags here at affordable price. Besides, all types of swimwear, bikinis and bras can be found here too!

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b) Handicrafts or souvenir (sections 8–11, 27)

Handicrafts are one of Chatuchak’s biggest sellers! Throughout the market, You will find many stalls selling wide range of handicrafts such as handcrafted toys, wood carvings, ornament, traditional Thai pots and etc.  

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c) Pets and accessories (sections 8, 9, 11, 13)

For pets lover, you can find lots of cool accessories here for your lovely pets. There are few sections selling various kinds of leashes, dry food as well as toys!

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d) Plants and gardening (sections 1-5, 7, 26)

Chatuchak is the best place for plant enthusiasts where you can find plenty of gardening equipments and plants. You will be able to spot plant pots, watering cans, fertilizers in these sections!

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e) Food and beverage (sections 2, 3, 4, 23, 24, 26, 27)

Be ready to step into the food heaven! You can’t resist the street foods here which is pretty much everywhere! Coconut Ice cream, Thai milk tea, mango smoothie, and plenty of thai snacks will sure satisfy your cravings!  

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f) Homeware (sections 1,3,4,7,8)

Chatuchak market has sections for homeware shopping too. It is time to furnish or redesign your home! There is a wide array of homewares and decors for you to choose from! Some are pretty delicate and available at affordable price. You will be able to spot minimalist lamps, handmade clocks, vintage chandeliers, porcelain tea sets and many more.

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