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“Bangkok's no.1 market” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market
Kampaengphet 3 Road | Khwaeng Lat Yao, Khet Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
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Ranked #18 of 285 Shopping in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Shopping
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This weekend market, covering an area of more than 35 acres, contains 15,000 shops and stalls offering a wide range of products from household accessories and Thai handicrafts to live animals and plants.
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“Bangkok's no.1 market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I have been to Bangkok a number of times, but one thing I make sure I do everytime I visit this amazing city is try and make it to the famous weekend Chatuchak or Jatujak Market. Teeming with locals and tourists, you can spend days here and still not see everything. It really is massive and chances are you will get lost, or at least not find the gate you entered from, but don't let that stress you out. I have travelled from the Pratunam area of central Bangkok to Chatuchak by train and taxi and it wasn't too bad although train can be cheaper.
Absolute everything under the sun is sold here (in wholesale for some shops).
If you buy large quantities there is even a Chatuchak courier part where you can leave your parcel or parcels however big and they will post it to your home address anywhere in the world.
On one of our trips my mother bought this amazing red chandelier for her office studio, so keep an open mind, because you never know what you will fall in love with over there.
Inside the market, my favourite bits are
1. The pets - although it does look a little cruel, they are so cute and lovable over there and they dress them up.
2. The paper & handicrafts section - Gorgeous paper flowers in all sizes and paper products, homeware, ceramics in every colour shape and style
3. Gifts - lovely wedding gifting range here ( I was getting married soon after one trip so I spent a lot of time here buying giveaways and decorations)
4. Desserts - Sticky rice & mango and chocolate bananas were some of the amazing desserts that were being served along the open center passage.
5. Fashion - There are tons of fashion stalls, but look out for the really nice boutiques in the market. We picked up some really nice menswear.

Tips: There are plenty of refreshing drinks there, so keep yourself hydrated. Also try and eat at one of the air-conditioned restaurants, the heat can wear you down even when you in the shade. It can get very crowded, so keep your belongings close, but we have not really had any experiences of pickpockets as such.

Cannot wait to go again.

Visited August 2012
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“That is amazing market”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

That is the same to what people said about chatuchak market - Jatuchak in Thai.It has everthing bangkok has.I and my bf stayed here from 9am - 5pm, so interesting.We got a lot sofa pillow cover whole sale 100 bth/pack has 2 pieces, a bed cover king size cost 800 bth for a set with silk material. And many trend clothes can be a gift for people at home with 100 bth/each .the food stall here really good, it is reall thai style- spicy as much as possible, I love the spicy taste.Chatuchak weekend market is a place you must go when you have occasion to visit bangkok.

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“Easily dehydrated if you are not Thai”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Many tourists plan to come here for cheap products, but nothing here is cheap. It was cheap before the tourists flood into this market. Especially when the night bazaar was closed long ago, this market becomes more popular. The cheap products are second-handed. The variety of the products seem to be a lot. I brought many foreigners here and I don't wanna go with them because this market is crazily hot at daytime. I do recommend you to come at night time on Friday and Saturday. It's called a night market where everything is the same, but it isn't hot at all. By the way, there are lots of thieves. Beware of your belongings!

Visited January 2013
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“best shopping destination”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

chatuchak market can be reachable by skytrain or MRT. Easy to locate from the station. largest shopping market with several thousands of shops. everything available including pet animals. You need to bargain the price. more you buy more u get the discount. best place for purchasing bags, clothes and gift items. u vl get bags. tshirts for around 150baht.
massage is also very cheap here. 150 baht for foot massage.
shoppers paradise.

Visited February 2013
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“Variety of everything here”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

it is located near the BTS. Very easy get via bus. A lot of goods can be found here. It is as big as football field.

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