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Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok, Thailand: Shopping Extravaganza

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When in Bangkok, visiting the Chatuchak Weekend Market is a staple of this place that one should not miss visiting. The market is one of the largest in Thailand and is popular among locals and foreigners alike. The market consists of more than 15,000 stalls available with about 26 sections. The market is spread around 35 acres and with the constant rising in the number of visits, this is one of the significant markets in Bangkok. One can make an entire day trip out of visiting the Chatuchak Weekend Market. 

Being one of the vibrant markets in Bangkok, the Chatuchak Weekend Market offers a wide range of collections available to shop from. This market is alive and fun to explore. Some of the products available here include food, art, antiques, household products, souvenirs and fashion. One would enter an amazing world of shopping here, finding at least one thing that suits them. This place is so inviting and is also a wonderful way to know more about the culture of this place. This is a perfect place for shopping lovers and one would have a great experience visiting this market. Explore the vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and rich history of Thailand with our curated Bangkok Tour Packages, offering an unforgettable journey filled with adventure and relaxation.

Things to Do at Chatuchak Weekend Market

Exploring the Shops

It is not necessary for one to love shopping to visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market. As the market offers several colourful and interesting items that one would find while exploring the shops available here. There is a wide range of products available with one even finding a perfect souvenir here. 

Products Available

With over 15,000 stalls available, the Chatuchak Weekend Market offers several authentic products which include handmade products, arts and paintings, clothing, accessories, books antique collections, house decorations, pets and pets-related products, plants, gardening tools, ceramics and more. One can find something that one like here. The options here are wide open and at a reasonable price, there is no limit to stopping this shopping spree. 

Delicious Food

This is yet another wonderful thing about the Chatuchak Weekend Market. The food stalls here offer you the best experience of the place and it is what one needs the most during and after the full-on shopping mode. While here, one must try on coconut ice cream, noodle soup with chicken, grilled honey roast pork, fish cakes and ice cream. There are more options available for one to try out for authentic and more importantly delicious meals here.

Highlights of Chatuchak Weekend Market

  • Visit one of the largest markets in Thailand with more than 15,000 stalls, with a range of products available.
  • You can easily spend a minimum of 3 to 5 hours in this market exploring the various shops available.
  • Visiting the Chatuchak Weekend Market early in the morning or evening is recommended to avoid the sun.
  • Wearing comfortable clothes and shoes is recommended as this experience would take a lot of walking.

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Timings and Entrance Fees

The opening hours of Chatuchak Weekend Market vary depending on the day. On Wednesday and Thursday, the plant section is open with the timings from 7 in the morning to 6 in the evening. Fridays are for wholesale only and the opening hours are from 6 in the evening till midnight. The whole market is open on Saturday and Sunday, from 9 in the morning to 6 in the evening. The market is closed on Monday and Tuesday. There is no entry fee required to visit Chatuchak Weekend Market. Explore the vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, and exotic cuisine with our exclusive Thailand Tour Packages, offering an unforgettable journey through this enchanting Southeast Asian destination.

How to Reach Chatuchak Weekend Market

This is one of the most popular markets in Bangkok and there are several options available to reach the destination easily. The easiest way to reach the Chatuchak Weekend Market is by taking the bus which is the easier and cheaper way to travel. One can also travel by BTS Skytrain or MRT. Taking a taxi is more convenient and faster to reach the spot. Taking a Tuk Tuk is also an available option. One can also rent a scooter here.

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Distance for Other Cities to Chatuchak Weekend Market

Places Kilometers Travel Duration
chom phon4.2 km9 mins
Chok Sahai Village5.1 km11 mins
Lat phrao15.1 km21 mins

Best Time to Visit Chatuchak Weekend Market

The best month to visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market is between November and March when the weather is perfect and one can have a wonderful time. And the best time to go to the market is either early in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the sun and have a memorable time.

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Places to Visit Near Chatuchak Weekend Market

Lumphini Park

This is one of the wonderful spots in Bangkok that offers a great relaxing environment. This is a great place to have a laid-back time. Boating on the park lake is highly recommended to have a wonderful view and to have a fresh breath. The Lumphini Park is open to the public all day a week, with the opening hours from 4:30 in the morning to 10 at night.

Safari World

Consisting of two parks Marine Park and Safari Park, Safari World is a wonderful place for one to visit while in Bangkok. This is a great place to visit with kids as one can experience wildlife up close. Safari World is open to the public all day from Tuesday to Sunday, with the timings from 9 in the morning to 4:30 in the afternoon and the place is open till 5 on Saturday and Sunday. 

Wat Arun

In order to visit one of the most wonderful temples in Bangkok, then Wat Arun is a perfect choice. One can witness wonderfully intricate architecture here. Located by the Chao Phraya River, Wat Arun gives a calming ambience and is a great place to photograph. Wat Arun is open to the public all day a week from 8 in the morning till 6 in the evening. 

If you are planning to visit Bangkok, be sure to check out the Chatuchak Weekend Market. Plan your trip to Bangkok trip with PickYourTrail and visit the vibrant Chatuchak Weekend Market as a part of your travel experience. Whether you are planning a solo trip or experiencing the culture of this place, we help you to plan the trip of your choice. Visit our website to learn more about the packages and deals available.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Chatuchak Weekend Market is actually open from Wednesday to Sunday with varying opening hours.

The Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the largest markets and even if you are not looking to shop, it is definitely worth visiting.

The best time to visit Chatuchak Weekend Market is either early in the morning or in the evening to avoid the sun.

Since it requires a lot of walking, it is advised for one to wear lighter clothes and comfortable food.

One would need at least 3 to 5 hours to explore the shops and enjoy shopping at Chatuchak Weekend Market.

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