All your life you have wanted to experience the excitement of an outdoor market in Asia. You imagine the crowds of people, the passageways, the sights and sounds, even smells, and of course the plentitude of various exotics products for sale. People travel around the world, and only here do they find the place they are looking for.
Nowhere on earth will you find one as fascinating as Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok, Thailand.
If there is anything the Thais really know everything about, besides food, it has to be shopping. Actuatly, food and shopping are usually combined. A landmark sight for tourists and a favourite spot to visit among locals and expats, the vast Chatuchak Weekend Market used to be merely a wholesalers’ market. Slowly as word got out, it became the undisputed ruler of shoppers’ hearts.
On an incredible 35 acres, Chatuchak Weekend Market contains more than 8,000 market stalls. You have to know what you are getting into when the most common thing people say about Chatuchak Weekend Market is that if you can’t get what you are looking for here, then it probably does not even really exist! Best thing is just to put on your bargaining cap and dive in. But don’t settle for the first deal you find. After all, there are bound to be many other shops that may be selling the same thing.
The sheer size is overwhelming. At Chatuchak Weekend Market expect to find everything from clothing, handicrafts, ceramics, plants and tools, art galleries, pets, books, and of course food and drink. There is also a bit of live music at night. And one of the great things about it all is how easy it is to get there. In fact, it is right off the Chatujak BTS Skytrain station. Now that’s convenience!