Chatuchak Weekend Market is the largest market in Thailand, comprised of 8,000 stalls selling everything from plants and pets to antiques and fresh produce. Opened in 1942, this popular cultural event is a must-see attraction if you wish to explore the authentic Thai lifestyle while visiting Bangkok.
Things to do in Chatuchak Weekend Market
Although shopping is the main activity at Chatuchak Weekend Market, it’s certainly not the only reason to visit. The market’s food and beverage sections are popular, attracting visitors and locals seeking delicious Thai and international cuisines. Head to the southern end of the market to find a relatively relaxed food court, along with fresh seafood and exotic fruit.
Venture deep into the market grounds to uncover a variety of souvenirs, historical items and valuable treasures. The market is broken up into distinct sections, so it’s pretty easy to find specific items such as clothing, gardening tools, books, collectables, furniture, ceramics and handicrafts.
Be prepared to haggle if you want the best price, but at the end of the day, Chatuchak Weekend Market is an unforgettable cultural experience.
Getting around Chatuchak Weekend Market
You can catch the subway (MRT) to Chatuchak Park or Kamphaeng Phet stations and walk to the market. Once inside, use the iconic clock tower to keep yourself oriented and follow the main walkway, which encircles all 27 sections.