Chatuchak weekend market Shopping Navigator guide you to shoping along both side fo passage of estimate 10,000 stalls with variety fascinating products such as fashionable clothing decorative products, art and gallery , collectible antiques , book and more cultural product made by upcounty villagers.
One Day In Chatuchak Weekend Market
Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the world's largest weekend markets covers area of 70 rai (28 Acres) altogether divided into 28 Sections , contains more than 10,000 booths selling goods from every part of Thailand.
Chatuchak Weekend Market. is very popular shopping centre to Thais and has become a popular place to tourists and foreigners who stay in Bangkok , has over 200,000 visitors each day (SAT-SUN) 30 % is foreign. There are almost everything can be found here at a bargaining local price (not a tourist price), and most vendors actually come from local factories, like antique wood carving , clay handicrafts, local souvenirs from every parts of Thailand , Buddhist amulets , wooder funitures , hand made decorated flowers , plants , ceramic wares , dolls , Thai Benjarong , Chinese wares , garden decorated plants , stones , trendy fasshions , silk , hill-tribe outfits , fluffy dogs and more miscellaneous , etc.
History Of Chatuchak Weekend Market
Chatuchak Weekend Market owes its origin to Field Marshal Plaek Phibulsongkram, the late prime minister of Thailand (1938-1944, 1948-1957), who come up with the idea of setting up a flee market in every town. As a result , the first flee market in Bangkok was held at Sanam Luang and was called Sanam Luang flee Market.However , there was time when the place was needed for other special functions and the flee market was then relocated to Saranrom place and settled there for 8 years. After that , it was moved again to Sanam Chai. But because of the limited space, it had to be moved back to Sanam Luang. In the same year , the government issued a policy to turn Sanam Luang into a public park for citizens of Bangkok and to be the venue to celebrate 200-year-anniversary of Bangkok , which would be held in 1982. Thus , it was decided that the flee market would be held at the Phaholyothin area from then on and it is later name Chatuchak Weekend Market after the nearby park under the same name.
Now!!! Chatuchak Weekend Market Expand to Chatuchak 2 at Minburi District.
Chatuchak Market is adjacent to the Kamphaengpetch Station (MRT) about 5 minute walk from Mochit Skytrain (BTS) Station and Suan Chatuchak (Chatuchak Park) Station (MRT)
How to get to Chatuchak Market
SkyTranin BTS get off at Sapan Khwai Station or Mochit Station
MRT get off at Kamphaengpetch Station
Bus No. 3,8,26,27,29,34,38,39,44,52,59,63,77,90,96,104,408,112,122,134,136,138,153,159
Aircondition Bus No. 2,3,9,18,19,28,34,39,44,134,145,153,510,512,513
Where to Park
1. Park & Ride more than 1,500 parking space , opposite Chatuchak Market on Kamphaengpetch 3 Rd. Rate: 40 bath all day Long.
2. BTS Parking Space open from 5 am-midnight. Rate : no parking fee.
3. The Marketing Organization for Farmers (M.O.F. Market).Rate : parking fee is charged by hour.
Chatuchak Weekend Market in open
* WED - THU (Plants & Flowers) 6.00 am - 6.00 pm.
* FRI (Wholesale day) 6.00 am - 6.00 pm.
* SAT - SUN (Miscellaneous) 6.00 am - 6.00 pm.