Chatuchak Weekend Market
Bangkok Attractions | Bangkok shopping and markets
So when I say "the mother of all markets" what exactly comes to mind? Do you picture some huge flea market that is bursting at the seams with deal after deal? Do you think of a grocery store with food so fresh, it looks like it was just picked? And what kind of people do you see? Are they frantic because they are eager to get a really good deal or are they calm because they know there's something special at the market waiting just for them. Well, whatever idea you might have of the "mother of all markets" can be fulfilled at the Chatuchak weekend market.
The Chatuchak weekend market covers acres and acres of land. And that's 35 to be exact. It also has more than 15,000 stalls. Do you have a concept of 15000 stalls? That's enough deals and thrills to overwhelm even the savviest of shoppers. But that doesn't keep shoppers away, and that's no surprise. The Chatuchak weekend market draws more than 200,000 visitors each weekend.
With many people coming to one place, the Chatuchak weekend market is definitely the place to be on any given Saturday. And you can pick up just about anything you desire. Chatuchak weekend market has clothing and handicrafts. Basically, if you can think of it, the Chatuchak weekend market has it. And with 15,000 stalls why wouldn't they?
Bangkok is famous for this market. That's why Bangkok tourist flock to the market on the weekend. And trust me, there's a lot of shopping venues to visit in Bangkok already. But for reasons I'm sure you can relate to the Chatuchak weekend market is just a stop on every tourist list even if they have visited 10 or so Bangkok shopping venues already.
And no tourist is every disappointed by the Chatuchak weekend market because it just has so much to offer. Not only is the merchandise exciting to look at, but the bargain prices are beautiful numbers to see. It's not abnormal for people to almost faint when they walk into the Chatuchak weekend market because they've just never seen anything like it.
So if you are planning on visiting the Chatuchak weekend market this or any weekend, plan carefully. Do you have any idea how much time it takes to visit 15,000 stalls? I do, but for a shopper like you, two days tops right. Well, the Chatuchak weekend market is the place for you then.
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