If you’re headed to Bangkok, have a spare day up your sleeve and you want to shop ‘til you drop, then look no further than the famous Chatuchak Markets (or Jatujak as it’s referred to by the Thais).
Comprised of 27 sections with 8,000 stalls and sprawled over 35 acres, it’s not hard to see why Chatuchak is one of the biggest markets in the world (it definitely rivals The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul).
Now if markets aren’t your thing, (and to be honest, they’re not really my thing!) Chatuchak Markets can be a living nightmare (ask my husband). But if you go prepared and you follow my quick guide below, it can definitely be a fun and rewarding activity on your Bangkok itinerary!
The answer to that question, is pretty much anything!
You may want a vintage leather jacket, a copy Rolex watch, a bag full of trendy succulents, a beautiful Thai ceramic dinner set or a new (and ridiculous) outfit for your puppy!
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The easiest way to get to Chatuchak is to jump on either the skytrain (BTS) or the subway (MRT).
If you go by BTS catch the train to Mo Chit station, which is the last stop, and take exit Number 1. Follow the hoards of locals and fellow tourists until you see rows of canvas stalls outside the market – there are many entrances for you to use.
The other option is to catch the MRT to Chatuchak Park Station and take exit Number 1.
The weekend market is open Saturday and Sunday 9am – 6pm and Friday evenings 6pm – Midnight.
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