Chatuchak Weekend Market


Have you ever wanted to wish something and to instantly see the thing you've wished in front of your eyes? If so, that is the case of the Chatuchak Weekend market, a place that practically materializes your dreams. There's everything here – local clothes, subculture clothes (for instance, Goth, Emo, rock and other subcultures), furniture, antics, paintings, books, tableware, animals and plants, any kind of food, souvenirs, various items made of wood, metal, ceramics, glass and leather. The market sells not only ready-made items, there are many designer clothes shops, so it would be no problem to find something truly exclusive. Vintage cars and creative atmosphere attract people from music and art industries to Chatuchak. The market has been operating for many years now, and the prices here are a lot lower that in many other shopping centers of Bangkok. A typical weekend at the market sees more than 200,000 visitors!

The market is really huge, so to help you find your way it was subdivided in 27 sections. At special points at the entrance to the shopping stalls you can take a free map. We advise you to think through your shopping list in advance and locate the necessary points on the map by numbers and colors.

If you have a whole day at your disposal, then it is better to start your visit to Chatuchak early in the morning. First of all, you will be able to do the shopping before the day heat and avoid tourist crowds. And there is a nice bonus: Thai sellers give a good discount to their first customers during the day, as it is believed that it brings luck. When at Chatuchak, bargaining is a must. Good mood and friendly smile will do all the work for you. And of course, it will be a good idea to take a local with you on your trip. There will be no screaming here, as you might have seen it at the oriental bazaar – Thai sellers have their own trading ethic.

Remember, it is strictly forbidden to smoke here, otherwise you will have to pay a big fine. Another thing to take in mind – the sellers mainly do not accept credit cards, so better take some extra cash. If you and your companions need a place meet, the clock tower might be good as a reference point (it was built for the 60th birthday of King Rama IX).

Address: Kampaengphet 3 Rd, Khwaeng Lat Yao, Chatuchak
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 6 am - 6 pm, Fri night market 22 pm -7 am, Sat-Sun 6 am - 6 pm, Mon, Tue closed
How to reach: BTS Mo Сhit, MRT Chatuchak Park
Coordinates: 13.79932, 100.54859