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“Brilliant Market, Huge and Plentiful”

Chatuchak Weekend Market
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Bangkok Shore Excursion: Chatuchak Weekend Market Tour with Private Transfer
Ranked #19 of 480 Shopping in Bangkok
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Chatuchack Weekend Market is indoor and outdoor market, Also known as JJ Market was reached a landmark status as a must-visit place for tourists. A huge market about 35 acres, with 27 sections in all, Many shops more than 10,000 shops and stalls offering a wide range of products from Thai handicrafts, handmade products, clothing, accessories, arts and painting, house decorations, households, souvenirs and gifts, pets, plants and book. The heaven for shopaholics!! Opening Hours; Tuesdays - Thursdays for Plants & gardens. Fridays for Wholesale night market Saturdays - Sundays for all areas are opened. Enjoy your shopping!!
Melbourne, Australia
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“Brilliant Market, Huge and Plentiful”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

One of the best markets I've been to yet in South East Asia.
It is a really really big market that is in a loop fashion, I would recommend grabbing a map of one of the information desks once you get there so you can map out where you want to go.
I went two days in a row and bought lots on both days.
It has a huge array of foods, clothing, gifts, homewares, paintings, pet-wares, jewelry, massages/manicures and vintage-ware; it is really extensive.
Certain places you are able to bargain with but a fair amount have set prices, you will have a greater chance of bargaining a price if you have a big smile on and also if you are buying multiple things.
The market is easily accessible by the underground, the exit literally takes you right to one of the entry gates of the market. Definitely worth a visit even if you don't want to spend ages shopping as it's quite a cool place to just grab a smoothie and walk around or try out some of the strange foods. It also has a wonderful and quite large park opposite.

Also if you wander around to the back side of the market (on the outside of the market) you can come across the fish market which has lots of exotic fish and pet fish for sale. The conditions they are in is not the best so if you think you may become upset or offended by this possibly give it a miss.

Visited July 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Great place for shopping”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Cheap and can find alot of good stuffs.. Its huge and 1 day isnt enough. Must eat their road side foods as they taste great especially the coconut ice cream that comes with 3 topping for 35 baht only under the hot weather

Visited July 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Definitely worth a visit!”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

This market only opens on weekend so do visit if your trip happens to cross over. I've been here several times over the years and the place keeps updating itself - items sold here change with trends and seasons. Clothing at decent value and prices comparable to Platinum mall. Home accessories and decorations are a steal if you have the luggage space. Market starts right from BTS station steps (Mo Chit station), with roadside stalls selling items starting from 10 baht.
There are stalls (makeshift cooking areas!) selling local food along the main pathways and sections, worth a try.
Only con is place can get extremely crowded and humid given bangkok's weather, do visit in light and comfortable clothing.

Visited August 2014
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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“Huge market with nothing (for me) to buy”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

Can you imagine going to a huge market in Bangkok, a city with loads of shops with things that a tourist would want to buy, and coming home with just a bag of incense? Well, that's what happened to me. I was expecting a market along the lines of the Panjiayuan Market in Beijing, full of interesting (albeit counterfeit) curios, but instead it was largely a market of clothing and household goods, and at prices higher than what shops in town (with better selections and higher quality) were getting. Add to that the fact that it's really, really hot out there, with little respite from the heat, and you have a highly missable attraction.

Visited August 2014
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“Huge market”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

It's huge, hot, crowded and worth a visit! Easy to get to by MRT or BTS. It is easy to lose your bearings, we stumbled into the live animal section and found it difficult to get out. Plenty of places to eat and drink.

Visited July 2014
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