Night Market Bangkok - Chatuchak

by Kshaunish Jaini

Thailand is one of the most popular destinations for travellers since it has so much to offer. We ourselves have published over 50 articles on Thailand alone (as of this writing). Thailand’s capital city attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world every year. Bangkok known as ‘The city of Angels’ has many tourist attractions that are thoroughly enjoyed by millions of travellers. Bangkok, the largest and the most developed city of Thailand, is not only a well developed city but also has historical architecture, traditions, and culture dating back hundreds of years. Bangkok offers full pledged holiday package including adventure, food, entertainment, fun, shopping, freedom, beauty and much more and isn’t too far from Pattaya .

Through the city’s hustle and bustle, a traveller can enjoy the temples with rich architecture, gigantic skyscrapers, grand palaces, vast gardens, and the world-renowned floating markets only in Bangkok. Travel experts always suggest booking your air tickets to Bangkok about 3 months in advance as you will get cheaper air tickets from Delhi to Bangkok. As the city is famous for shopping, once you are in Bangkok for your holiday make sure to visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market which is one of the biggest street markets in the world.

Name it and you will get it in the Chatuchak Weekend Market. Also known as ‘J.J. Market ’ or ‘The weekend Market’ it is spread across 35 acres with 8000 market stalls that sell various products. An average of 2,00,000 visitor’s stopovers for shopping every weekend in this vast market. If you are wondering how to fit everything in your luggage, there is an excellent service of shipping things home directly from the market through various shipping services.

If you are planning to visit Chatuchak Weekend Market, be prepared to spend the whole day in the market. Spending the entire day in this market is tiresome. The choices of items available in the market are enormous. Visit from one stall to another compare and pick the product you like. You will find different models of the same product to choose from in this market.

Few tips to have a wonderful day at the Chatuchak Weekend Market:

Everything available at this Chatuchak Weekend Market is cheaper than the products available at any mall. You can buy Thai silks, handicrafts, clothing, hardware, furniture, Buddhist art, music instruments, books, antiques, pets, plants, dresses, toys, food, snacks, shoes, and much more that are vibrant, cheerful and colourful.

The prices are very competitive and reasonable in Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market. If you are planning to buy more products from any one vendor, there are chances to get 10-15% discount and sometimes more than that. There are many restaurants that sell food, cool drinks, and Thai specialities where you can sit, eat and relax. Apart from these sit-down restaurants, there are many take away food joints, where you can grab the food and shop along.

This massive market provides all the amenities like ATM machines, bathrooms, and even a police booth. In 2017, Wi-Fi was added to the list of amenities that are provided in the market. The market is open for wholesalers on Fridays and for the general public on weekends i.e. Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 6 PM. Just to avoid scorching sun, heat and lakhs of shoppers enter the shopping arena early in the morning.

You can reach this market by taxi, by Sky-train, through Kamphaeng Phet MRT Station and by tuk tuk . If you are travelling from Delhi, cheap air tickets from Delhi to Bangkok and make sure to visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market in a weekend and shop for your near and dear from this vast market.

Here are some other articles on Thailand you may find useful:

  1. Chiang Mai to Pai: Northern Thailand on Two Wheels
  2. Sairee Beach Thailand
  3. Pattaya nightlife
  4. Things to do in Chiang Mai
  5. Maya Bay Phi Phi
  6. Similan island diving

And other destinations

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  3. The 18 Most Famous Beaches in the World
  4. Surfing in Japan

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