Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok

4.2
#1 of 1,129 in Shopping in Thailand
Browse the day away at Chatuchak Weekend Market, a popular covered retail space in the city center. Attracting over 200,000 visitors on a typical weekend, the huge market offers 27 separate areas of stalls, with over 8,000 individual vendors plying their trade. From collectibles, souvenirs, and clothes, to fresh food, restaurants, and household appliance stores, the market contains a mind-boggling range of products. Its sheer scale will likely impress even those who have nothing on their shopping list. Use our Bangkok itinerary planning website to add Chatuchak Weekend Market and other attractions to your Bangkok vacation plans.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Chatuchak Weekend Market
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Chatuchak Weekend Market Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
15,714 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • I really enjoyed! had the information that this was the largest open-air market in the world and that only worked on Saturdays and Sundays. I thought it was a very popular market with stalls. What was not my surprise when I get there and see many stores well mounted, with quality products: perfume shops, antique shops, clothing stores and even crocodile handbag store. There are also many stalls, ice cream, snacks and sweets. Worth a visit!
    View original
  • I had take the BTS sky train to Chatuchak. It was quite easy to get there. If you go in the morning, it will be less crowded. The crowd will start to come in around 2-3pm. The place is just like a baz...  more »
  • We were here 2 1/2 hours and all we got to see was the pet area and a small part of the clothing and accessories. There were some very sad sights in the pet area. Crowded cages of puppies panting in t...  more »
Google
  • I love this market so so much I have no better words to express it other than "love". So much interesting stalls around, very clean and easy to navigate. The planning of the market were really great, I can find my way very easily because there are sign boards above the stalls to indicate which section am I at. My family and I enjoyed our entire afternoon shopping in the market. Definitely recommend everyone and anyone to go there! Just remember to get a map from the information counter or else you are going to miss out the entire section at the back (if you are like me who aren't good at exploring).
  • One of the biggest markets in the world. It is highly recommended to go there with someone local at the first time. You may get lost very easily. As far I'm aware market is open only over the weekend. If you are looking for any souvenirs just before you back from holiday this is perfect place! There is absolutely everything you can imagine! From food, home equipment, garden furniture, knifes clothes to live animals. Best book all day for it. Good luck.
  • Really nice market. Some amazing products and sales people. Some unique items, others which are everywhere. But really nice to walk through, stands are pleasant and generally well kept. Id recommend a visit to this place, tourists and locals. Good food, nice vibe, and didn’t have any issues with pickpockets etc. Prices are negotiable, but nearly won’t discount too much from listed prices. Good place, recommend
  • Love this market!! It is GIGANTIC, with both indoor areas and outdoor. Spent a good 7/8 hours here and only probably covered a small portion. Sells literally everything and anything here, from clothes to snacks to street food to pets to luggage to tattoos to haircuts. Totally insane but a great place to shop and buy souvenirs. Buy a luggage here and then start shopping so you don’t have to carry so much stuff 😂
  • We visited Chatuchak market during the weekend, on Sunday. We came little before 9 and it was really good decision. Way less people and not too hot. You don´t need to be in such a crowd. Don´t hesitate to negotiate if they see you are leaving they might still go lower. If you don´t get it for the price you wanted, do not worry, there are about the same 5 stores in every corner. Eventually you realize except couple things the stuff are repeating. Fun to experience.
Places to stay near Chatuchak Weekend Market

Plan your trip to Bangkok

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Bangkok

View all >
4.2
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Shopping in Bangkok

View all >
4.3
Duration: 3​h 30​min
3.9
Duration: 4​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h

Historic Sites in Bangkok

View all >
4.5
Duration: 30​min
3.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Bangkok

4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 30​min

Side trips from Bangkok

4.5
Duration: 1​h
2.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Bangkok

4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
2.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5
Duration: 8​h
5
Duration: 2​h

Plans to Chatuchak Weekend Market by other users

14 days in Thailand, Siem Reap & Phnom Penh BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Bangkok BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Bangkok & Pattaya BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Bangkok BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Pattaya & Bangkok BY A USER FROM INDIA February, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Thailand & Mumbai BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Ko Phi Phi Don, Bangkok & Chiang Mai BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Bangkok BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Bangkok BY A USER FROM VIETNAM March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans