About Chatuchak Weekend Market
Located in Bangkok, the Chatuchak Weekend Market covers 35 acres of land and is divided into 27 different sections with more than 15,000 stalls, making it the largest and most famous market in Thailand and also known as Asia’s largest hopping market, with about 200,000 people visiting or shopping there every day.
Open every Saturday and Sunday, Chatuchak Weekend Market is the most popular market in Thailand and is an ideal shopping place for domestic people and a tourist place for foreign visitors to learn about the Thai way of life. The market sells items from all regions of Thailand and other countries around the world, including all aspects of life, little by little, such as vegetables and fruits, clothing, wood carvings, antiques, amulets, wooden furniture, Chinese bronzes, plants and flowers, stones, mats, lamps, silks, pets, etc., thus making it the best choice for experiencing the true joy of shopping in Thailand.
Because of the wide variety of items, both the frugal “Taobao expert” and the wealthy antique collector will find something to love in the market, and bargaining has become a basic skill for shopping here.
How to get there
Kamphaeng Phet MRT station is the closest station to the market, just outside exit 2.
Alternatively, the “Mo Chit” BTS station is also convenient as it is only a 5-minute walk away.
Chatuchak is a really large market, so each section is roughly divided into different genres.
It is impossible to visit all the stores from one end to the other at the same time, so it is more efficient to focus on the section you are interested in.