Chatuchak weekend market
Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok is one of my favorite places to visit in the city. I love the color, the smells, the products, oh, what products you can buy! Everything you can imagine in home ware, a dream come true for me and I get the local price being Thai lol.
Chatuchak is easy to get to from either Mo Chit or Chatuchak stations and the market is opn every Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 6pm, but be warned it gets very busy with locals and tourists. There are plenty of places to eat and drink at Chatuchak market, you need a rest after a couple of hours of looking at home ware items. I have included 10 photos from a recent trip to talad JJ, Thai people call the market talad (market) JJ (jatujak).
Be warned walking around the covered market can be very hot, its crowded and there is no air con, just fans, plus some of the market has a plastic tarpualin roof, phew, sticky hot! So, bring a bottle of water or two, you can buy bottles of water in the market too and they will be chilled in a ice bucket.
If you have never been to Chatuchak weekend market before you could quite easily get lost, its huge and has over 15,000 market stalls and shops. Over 200,000 people visit the market every weekend and 30% of those are falang (white people) tourists.
Most of the crafts are made locally and sold by the vendors in their shops, the range of products on offer is amazing, I love it! You can buy scented candles, diffusers, soaps, jewellry, ornaments, chandeliers, bamboo products like baskets and cutlery, clothes, fake football shirts, shoes, novelty items and even animals! Wow, the list goes on and on. Another market worth checking out is Talad Rod Fai (the train market) in Srinakarin Road on the outskirts of the city, it is not as big as Chatuchak, but its more arty and atracts more local people.
Here are my recent photos, hope you like them? I have included a video on You Tube for you aswell!
Love Misty xxx