On Day 2 we decided to go to Chatuchak Market in Bangkok. Reason is that there would be more stalls operating on weekends. Its also named as “Chatuchak Weekend Market”. From our hotel, the easiest transportation mode is to go by BTS, Phaya Thai Station to Mo Chit for 30 baht.
Another option is to take the subway (MRT) to Chatuchak Park station (exit no.1), then follow the crowd until you arrive at the small entrance that leads into the market (clothing section). For the plant and flower section, get off at Kampheng Phet MRT station (exit no. 1).
machine only accept coins.
After reaches Mo Chit, we crossed over the opposite of the road using the pedestrian bridge. While we were walking towards Chatuchak Market, I saw these beautiful red and big lychees selling for just 25 baht/ kg. OMG!! So cheap! Again…I couldn’t find such cheap lychee in Malaysia *sigh*
Chatuchak Market is very huge (it covers over 35 acres (0.14 km²) and contains upwards of 5,000 stalls). I advise, if you find something you fancied or like..just purchase it (provided that you think its worth buying) else..I worried you may have difficulty in locating the shop.
Map of Chatuchak Market. Its grouped in sections. They are total of 26 sections. From the above photo, you’ll be able to understand better. There are plenty of stuff you can get it here. Please go early! It would be more crowded by late noon. Hence..every purchasing may requires some bargaining.
Imitation goods pun ada..Please dress as light as possible. Its quite warm here.
Beautiful deco lights. If you want to get some souvenirs or handcrafts, its best to get it here in Chatuchak Market. There are more choices and the price is cheaper too!
So many types of currency. Gotcha! Don’t tertipu. These are ‘look-alike-money’ wallet.
While waiting for my friends (beli-belah), I decided to have a coconut drink to quench my thirst. Other than the fragrant and chilling coconut drink, she sells coconut ice cream too. Which taste good too.
Wanyi & Ashley intend to buy a hat for themselves. Unfortunately the bargaining fails. Therefore the ‘jual-beli’ did not succeed.
Notice the lil dress at the background? I bought that for my dearest niece for 150 baht.
The guys just love this shop so much. Its selling various printed tee. Moreover the cloth quality is not bad too. Each of them bought like at least 6pcs. Price less than 150 baht each.
(photo curi from Andrew) Then the gals when crazy over this shop. Purchase 2 pcs and above each dresses are just 160baht.
Then we left Chatuchak Market at around 3pm by taxi back to our hotel.
A gentle reminder to everyone. Please stay alert and beware of pickpockets. They are really professional! Please keep an eye on your bag, always place your bag in front. Do not bring valuable stuff. My friend’s bag got slit. Without she realizing until she return hotel only discovered the long clean slit. Luckily no loses. (She was carrying a longchamp bag).
Chatuchak Weekend Market is open
WED-THU (Plants & Flowers) 7.00 am – 6.00 pm.
FRI (Wholesale day) 9.00 am – 6.00 pm.
SAT-SUN (Miscellaneous) 9.00 am – 6.00 pm.
Click HERE for more info.