Replies: 20 - Last Post: Oct 8, 2012 8:38 PM Last Post By: PhiMeow
Oct 4, 2012 8:20 AM
Chatuchak MarketQuestion for those who have been:
We land in Bangkok on a Sunday morning. It's our only weekend day in the city. I'm trying to decide if it's worth going to Chatuchak Market. As we'll have just arrived, and won't be ready to start buying goodies yet (other than lunch!), is Chatuchak a site worth walking around just for fun? Or would it be a waste of time?
Oct 4, 2012 8:45 AM
1I love Chatuchak market and have to go every time I am in Bangkok.. I even subjected my husband to two FULL days there one time! He was delighted!
I'd always recommend a visit as there are lots of interesting things to see but it really depends on if you like shopping... if you are not that interested then I'd say it could be a waste of time. They have areas for all sorts of things from jewellery to fabric and animals to second hand clothes.. with everything in between so it really depends if that is the kind of thing that you are in to.
I could and do spend hours there as I love hunting down a bargain but if you are like me you could well come away laden down with bags of goodies so could be antoher reason to give it a miss if you are too easily tempted!
Oct 4, 2012 9:53 AM
2Go to JJ and have your lunch there! Lots of great food choices.
Even after countless visits I never tire of JJ and whilst I have my favourites, where I regularly shop for certain things, I always discover some new stall/vendor every time I go.
Talad rot fai (literally 'train market', as it is on the site of an abandoned rail line) is a night market close to JJ and well worth a look. It has stalls selling a lot of retro/2nd hand/homemade stuff but has a great atmosphere to it. You can sit in antique train carriages that now function as restaurants/bars.
Oct 4, 2012 10:17 AM
can you give me some details on the train market? Never heard of it although it seems to be just next door. On which street and when is it open?
And to OP:
Yes, JJ is a must. Even as male I love to stroll around and buy some new things for my appartment. You can make some good bargains, you get good food and it is so much fun :-)
Oct 4, 2012 10:21 AM
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Oct 4, 2012 11:03 AM
6OP you say you don't want to buy anything at the start of your trip but you will not walk away from Chatuchak empty handed. There is so much to see and buy and like everywhere in Asia you have to buy the interesting stuff as soon as you see it because you most likely will not see it again in another place / town. Make some plans to store the stuff somewhere if you don't want to carry it with you.
Oct 4, 2012 11:23 AM
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Oct 4, 2012 5:50 PM
10#9 if you have luggage, best to go to hotel and check in
Chatuchak is a MUST see on the weekend, there are information booths at entrance with maps of Market.
It covers at least 2-4 city blocks, so drink plenty of juices and try out the eats ;)
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