When traveling abroad, you might want to see product or stuff that you’re not able to see in your own country.
Today’s tourism spot that is going to be introduced in this article is “Chatuchak Market”. It is one of the biggest weekend markets in the world where you can get and buy a lot of souvenirs back home! Let see!
Apart from products and souvenirs, there are also many street food and drink stalls and restaurants where you can get some tasty Thai food and drinks while walking and shopping.
For example, Fresh coconut juice, Pad Thai, and Mango sticky rice. You’ll not hungry or thirsty and you will enjoy shopping as there is almost everything you can imagine here.
Many Thai people also love going shopping at Chatuchak Market to buy fashionable and vintage clothes and accessories. You can get trendy clothes at low to high prices.
Moreover, there are many shops owned by Thai designers where you can find a bunch of handmade stuff as well. There is also a big area for selling second-hand stuff for those who want to check it out.
Interesting Shop List in Chatuchak Market
- Clothes and accessories
There are many cloth shops in Chatuchak Market, they sell t-shirts, shirts, dresses, and skirts. Furthermore, for the accessories such as necklaces and earrings that made from rocks, glasses, and slivers are here for you. These are the name of the shop you should visit A*M*P, ALIENS, ANIMAL TREE CONCRETE, BERRY BEAR, Cimilg, HAMLET, and ICKY BABY.
For those who are looking for Thai traditional cloth, you can check HMONG FASHION, Lady from Mars, STEREO MAMA, and THE BACHDAIC. You will get to see the silk cloth of the Thai Northern style that will give you a comfy and suitable to wear in the hot weather of Thailand.
- Household goods, decorators, handicraft products, and arts
There are also plenty of beautiful household goods and decorators such as Thai Crafts House, lamps from Ann’s Living and SB Flower, and photos from ARTON FIRM. You will notice that there’re a lot of handcrafting products in Chatuchak Market. Such as leather goods from DER KORAT and Horseshoe Leathers Shop. If you want to grab some pieces of art back home. You can check out the FREE FROME Shop where they make art from acrylic colors.
Whole Market Open
- Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Friday: 6:00 PM – 12:00 PM
- Wednesday – Thursday: 7:00 Am – 6:00 PM
The most visited days are on Saturday and Sunday for general markets, which is the most lively time of the market and that you can walk around each area to look for what you are interested in all day long without being bored. If you are interested in ceramic products from Thailand especially, you can also visit the market on Friday one more time but the most recommended time is on Saturday or Sunday.
Apart from such products we have mentioned, there are also second hand books for sales and many areas that sell food and drinks. There are plenty of street food and local desserts and drinks. Just try things out and see which ones you like as it is super cheap and maybe even tastier than what you can get in expensive restaurants.
How to Visit Chatuchak Market
- BTS: Mo Chit Station: Entrance No.1
- MRT: Chatuchak Park Station: Entrance No.2
- Bus: Normal Bus No.3, 8, 26, 27, 28, 29, 34, 38, 39, 44, 52, 59 ,63 ,77 ,90 ,96, 104, 108, 122, 126, 134, 136, 138, 145, 182, and188
Air Conditioning Bus No. AC.3, AC.28, AC.29, AC.34, AC.39, AC.44, AC.59, AC.63, AC.77, AC.104, AC.126, AC.134, AC.138, AC.145, AC.157, AC.177, AC.502, AC.503, AC.509, AC.510, AC.512, AC.517, AC.524, and AC.529
And that is a wrap for Chatuchak Weekend Market Guide. If you love shopping and want to buy quite something as souvenirs, it would be best to prepare the whole Saturday and Sunday for it. Recommended things you can get as gifts for your friends and family members are local scraft, soap, scented candles, clothes and accessories in traditional style, household decorators from wood, etc.
If you want a helper where you can search the locations of shops especially, you can download Chatuchak Guide APP mobile application. With this, you can search by product and see highlighted items and insights about the store’s type and follow the map easier and not get lost easily in this big outdoor market. You can use the application in English.
One more tip is that you may also want to go pretty early if you want to avoid too much sunshine in the afternoon, especially in the hottest months in Thailand such as April and May. You may want to prepare cash as many shops do not accept cards and take an extra bag with you to avoid collecting too many plastic bags.
Even though Chatuchak Market is very hot during the day, it can still gain attention from many travelers around the world to visit this magical spot. You can try bargaining or ask the seller to discount the price of the products. You will enjoy walking, shopping, and eating along the way of the market. Please don’t forget to stay hydrated and apply the sunscreen before visiting the market!