Monday, April 30, 2012

Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok

Known as the one of the largest markets in the world, Chatuchak is located opposite to the old northern bus terminal along Phahonyothin road, covering the area of 35-acre (68-rai), and having more than 8,000 individual booths with everything under the sun.

The market opens only at the weekends, Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. until late. Travelling here, you may spend at least half a day, so wearing comfortable clothes is suggested as there are more than 200,000 visitors come here. When buying goods at Chatuchak, it is recommended to bargain with every stall you are interested in since almost everything here can be discounted.

Overflowed with distinctive products from every corner of Thailand as well as far-off land, Chatuchak is grouped into 27 zones which can be roughly divided into 11 categories including:

  • Clothing & Accessories Zone: 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23
  • Handicraft Products Zone: 8, 11, 13, 15, 27
  • Ceramics & Pottery Zone: 7, 15, 17, 19, 25
  • Art & Galleries Zone: 5, 7
  • Food & Beverages Zone: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 20, 21, 26
  • Plants & Gardening tools Zone: 3, 4
  • Decorations & Furniture Zone: 2, 3, 7, 8, 10, 14, 23, 24, 25
  • Pet & Accessories Zone: 9, 11, 13, 15, 17
  • Books Zone: 1, 27
  • Antique & Collectibles Zone: 1, 25, 26
  • Miscellaneous & Used Clothing Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 22, 23, 25, 26

Nowadays, going to Chatuchak is very easy. You can simply take the skytrain (BTS) to Mo Chit station or the subway (MRT) to Chatuchak Park station. Chatuchak always has something for everyone. If you are a shopaholic, be prepared as this market might get you wild. For those who are not-so-in-to shopping, why not give it a try? You might discover a new experience here and end up buying more than you thought!

2 comments:

  1. Markets in Thailand are famous due to its quality products. These have all types of eating products for visitor according to their desire and mood.

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