Chatuchak Market Bangkok - a cheap shopping paradise in Thailand

Chatuchak Bangkok Market is famous as a shopping paradise in the land of the Golden Temple, with a variety of items from fashion to household goods. Chatuchak has always been the top destination for cheap shopping enthusiasts in Thailand.

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Chatuchak Market was built and started operating in 1940 and became an attractive shopping destination for tourists coming to Bangkok. The special feature of the market is that it is only open on weekends, so it is also known as the world's largest weekend market with 15,000 diverse stalls with all kinds of goods.
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Traveling to Chatuchak in Bangkok, you will be overwhelmed with many kinds of goods, from cosmetics, fashion, handmade goods, jewelry, technology, electronics ... At Chatuchak Market, you can choose yourself affordable fashion items. Especially, when buying in bulk you will be buying at super cheap wholesale prices. The fashion and accessories area is the busiest at the Chatuchak market.

Every day, a lot of shoppers from neighboring countries come to choose cheap goods for resale. Chatuchak is also a wholesale market in Thailand which is imported by many Vietnamese people, especially fashion shop operators.
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Chatuchak Weekend Market is a cheap shopping paradise

The items at Chatuchak market are affordable, ranging from 100-300 baht, if you know how to bargain maybe only 50 baht a shirt. The experience of shopping at Chatuchak market is, the more you buy, the cheaper the price and you can buy from 5 for each item. For example, if you buy a dress that costs 90 baht, but if you buy 3 pieces, you only pay 250 baht or even cheaper.
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Most of the items at Chatuchak Market you can bargain, so feel free to try the items and bargain, feel secure that the Thai shop owner is very friendly. The trick is to pay half as much or 60-70% below the price offered by the seller. If you do not want to bargain, you can choose from the listed price stalls and go to a few shops to consider. But note, do not go too much because Chatuchak market is very wide and you will easily get lost.
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Chatuchak market map and market areas

Because the Chatuchak Bangkok market is very large with an area of up to 11 hectares, so before going to the market you should learn about the markets or buy yourself a map. The market is divided into 27 regions and is numbered from Soi 1. Specifically:

Books: 1, 27
Clothing, accessories, jewelry: zones 2-6, 10-26
Used clothing and supplies: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 22, 25, 26
Food and drink: 2, 3, 4, 23, 24, 26, 27
Ornamental plants, garden tools: 3, 4
Collectibles, antiques: 1, 26
Furniture, home decoration 1,3,4,7,8
Paintings and art objects: 7
Handicrafts: 8-11
Pets and pet supplies: 8, 9, 11, 13
Ceramics, porcelain, glassware: 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 25

Instructions on how to move to Chatuchak market

Chatuchak market address is at 587/10 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok. Hours of operation are on weekends, Saturdays and Sundays (09:00 - 18:00) and Friday (18:00 - 24:00). The bonsai selling area is open from Wednesday and Thursday (07:00 - 18:00).

The most convenient way to go to Chatuchak market:

Bus: There are bus routes passing through Chatuchak Market from central Bangkok such as Line 502, 503, 509, 510, 512, 513 or Route 77 which is the most popular.

Subway (MRT): Buy tickets to Chatuchak Park station, when you exit the station you will see the market gate on the side of the road.

Skytrain (BTS): Go to the last station of Mochit, then follow the directions to the stairs and walk along Chatuchak Park a few minutes to the market.

Or you can also use other types of vehicles such as motorbike taxi, tuk tuk, taxi ...
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Some notes when shop and sightsee at Chatuchak market 

The market is wide and mostly walking, so you should wear cool, comfortable clothes. Besides, do not wear high heels, choose sports shoes convenient to travel. You can go to the market information counter to get a map because the counters at Chatuchak Market are quite complicated.

The morning before 10 am is the best time for you to go to Chatuchak market, because it is cool and very pleasant. Noon is often crowded, hot so you should take advantage of going early.

Bring enough cash for your convenience, as there are very few shops that pay by card. Pay attention to preserving assets carefully, because the market is very crowded, so it is unavoidable to pickpocket. Ideally, you should only bring enough money to shop.

At Chatuchak Market, there is a catering service, you can have breakfast and lunch here. However, you should also bring water and some snacks when hungry.

Chatuchak Market Bangkok - a cheap shopping paradise in Thailand Chatuchak Market Bangkok - a cheap shopping paradise in Thailand Reviewed by Duy Khiêm on October 30, 2019 Rating: 5

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