Chatuchak Photo Gallery
This is paradise for bargain hunters. Every
Saturday and Sunday, 9,000 individual booths are open selling
an infinite variety of goods.
It is just about impossible to go to Chatuchak
Weekend Market and not buy anything. There is just about everything
that bargain hunters, home makers, pet lovers or just browsers
Handicrafts are every where including pottery,
hand-made glass models of the Royal Barges, fluffy toys, colourful
tropical fish, singing birds puppies of many breeds, furniture
and lots of new and second hand clothing, shoes, handbags, belts.
There is so much on offer that even international home decor wholesales
come here to shop.
Music lovers can find unique traditional Thai
musical instruments being sold direct by the artisans who have
crafted them to make the pleasing sounds.
One rule for all shoppers to observe is bargain,
bargain, bargain. This is part of the fun and also gets you the
Chatuchak Weekend Market has interesting products
from all over Thailand as well as things from far off lands.
You should allow the best part of a whole
day to explore the many stalls. You never know what you will find.
But this is work that will make you thirsty and puckish, so take
a break here and there to cool off with a fresh fruit juice or
feast on delicious Thai dishes such as Pad Thai, barbecue chicken,
noodles and sweets.
How to get
there: BTS Skytrain to
Mochit Station or Metro
to Kamphaeng Phet Station
Bus Routes 3, 26, 27, 29, 34, 59, 77, 96, 112, 134, 136, 138,
145, 502, 503, 510, 512, 513
Open : Saturday and Sunday