This huge weekend market is trendy in Bangkok and an opportunity for tourists interested in buying all kinds of local and imported goods.
Take a look at the pictures, and if you’re interested, you should reserve part of your stay in the capital to come up here.
The place is divided into the following areas:
» ANTIQUE COLLECTION & ACCESSORIES, THAI INSTRUMENTS Sections 1 and 29.
» ANTIQUE HOME DECORATION & PHOTO FRAME Section 26.
» ARTS & PAINTING Section 7.
» BOOKS Sections 1, 27, 28 and 29.
» CARVING, SPA & INCENSE Section 8.
» CLOTHING, SHOES & ACCESSORIES Sections 2, 3, 4, 12, 14, 21, 22, 23 and 24.
» USED CLOTHING & SHOES Sections 5 and 6.
» HIKING EQUIPMENT & LEATHER Sections 16 and 18.
» SILK Section 25 and 26
» HANDICRAFTS & ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS Sections 9, 10, 11, 27 and 28.
» POSTCARD & SOUVENIRS Section 13.
» PETS Section 13.
» TABLEWARE, CERAMIC, SILVER & HOME DECORATION Sections 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 25.
» MISCELLANEOUS Sections 27, 28 and 30.
It opens from 9 o’clock in the morning and to get there, you can choose between the underground metro MRT (Chatuchak Park and Kamphaengphet Stations) or the overhead Skytrain (Mochit Station).
The market covers a surface area of about 100,000 square metres, divided into 27 sections with hundreds of stalls – it is simply enormous.
It makes little sense to try to list the products you are going to look for here because basically, they have everything. It is advisable to come with a prior idea about what interests you and avoid wandering losing the north (ok, except if you love shopping).
Such a crowd of people is always a temptation for some, so leave your valuables at the hotel and always keep an eye on your belongings. Beware of pickpockets.
In March and April, getting up early becomes something of a must.
Always stay hydrated, wear light and comfortable clothes and shoes.