Chatuchak Market in Bangkok

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.

We are heading to Mo Chit Station

Looks like our LRT jugak.

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.

I then cam-whore with my newly bought sunnies for 39 baht. *good deal*

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.

(photo curi from Andrew) We then had a not so nice punya Chicken Rice for lunch.

Then we left Chatuchak Market at around 3pm by taxi back to our hotel.

These are all my purchases from Chatuchak Market.

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.

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30 responses

  1. all the girls eyes are sparkling when you all are shopping… lol..
    but this and that … I see you had done a good harvest of shopping …..
    but of course the stuff there are really cheap..

    • Simple Person – haha…luckily wallet or passport didn’t lost. Bcos she put many things in her bag..guess the ‘professional’ tak sempat to dig. She sakit hati oso…Haha..ask her hb to buy ba.. :-p

  2. love the market… didnt make it there last visit! Now I have an excuse to go back.. 😉

    Oh dear, lucky yr fren didnt lose anything valuable. I have heard abt this place on its syndicate for pick pockets. What a nice selection of purchases!! =)

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  4. I wan go again!!!! When I can buy many many many clothes!!!! Hahaha!!!!! And massage massage massage!!!! And can eat alot alot alot of food!!! And there goes my bug bug bag… Grrrr…..

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  6. Hi all. Well I’m a merchant in the market, pickpocket will looking for only foreigner because they know that you carry all money with you so better you put wallet in the big bag not luxury bag at all@@@

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