12th Oct’19 (Bangkok, Thailand) : The Chatuchak Weekend Market near BTS Mouchit or MRT station Kamphaeng and Chatuchak in Bangkok. This is the largest market in Thailand. Also known as JJ Market, it has more than 15,000+ stalls and 11,505+ vendors, divided into 27 sections. Chatuchak Market sells many different kinds of goods, including plants, antiques, consumer electronics, cosmetics, pets, food and drinks, fresh and dry food, ceramics, furniture and home accessories, clothing, and books.
My Walking Story :
I am going to describe the Top choice market in Northern Bangkok named Chatuchak Weekend Market, so on 12th October’19, I traveled to this place. In the morning I went to my booked hotel room, got fresh and had my delicious breakfast. I already had a plan to explore this huge crowded market which is famous for almost everything. I was just excited to see this largest marketplace, The Chatuchak Weekend Market near BTS Mouchit or MRT station Kamphaeng and Chatuchak in Bangkok. This is the largest market in Thailand.
Also known as JJ Market, it has more than 15,000+ stalls and 11,505+ vendors, divided into 27 sections. Chatuchak Market sells many kinds of goods, including plants, antiques, consumer electronics, cosmetics, pets, food and drinks, fresh and dry food, ceramics, furniture and home accessories, clothing, and books, while I would like to explain it in a detail.
The Friday nights from around 8 pm to midnight, several vendors, mostly those trading clothing, accessories, including food open shop in Chatuchak. There are some vendors on weekday mornings including a daily vegetable, plant plus flower market opposite the market’s southern side. One segment of the end, known as the Or Tor Kor Market, markets fantastically gargantuan fruit including seafood and has a decent food court as well. While once you’re immersed in the bowels of Chatuchak, it will show like there is no order nor any escape, but the market is organized into relatively comprehensible sections. One can use the clock tower as a handy landmark.
Further, move to the section of Antiques, Handicrafts & Souvenirs, section 1 is the spot to go for bronze religious statues, old LPs including other casual antiques with religious motifs. Arts plus crafts, such as musical instruments including hill-tribe items, can be located in Sections 25 and 26. Baan Sin Thai markets a blend of kŏhn masks and old-school Thai toys, all of which make fun reminders, including Kitcharoen Dountri, specializes in Thai musical instruments, including flutes, whistles, drums also CDs of classical Thai music. Additional quirky gifts include the lifelike plastic Thai fruit plus vegetables at Marché or their scaled-down miniature counterparts nearby at Papachu.
While I was amazed by the way the market has been built, it is too huge and to explore it one has a spare the whole of the day.
For less utilitarian goods, Segment 7 is a practical open-air gallery – I particularly loved Pariwat A-nantachina for Bangkok-themed murals. Numerous shops in Segment 10, including Tuptim Shop, sell new plus antique Burmese lacquerware. Meng highlights a dusty mishmash of quirky antiques from both Thailand plus Myanmar.
There were numerous sections available in this market and one can get almost every necessary thing required. There was a small lane in the marketplace along with different stalls, if you check out one stall and moved towards another, then you can easily forget that previous one, it was that huge.
The section of clothing, accessories and eating/drinking I like it. While clothing subjects most of Chatuchak, rousing in Section 8 plus continuing throughout the even-numbered sections to 24. Sections 5 including 6 deal in used clothing for every Thai youth subculture, from punks to cowboys, while Soi 7, where it transects Sections 12 plus 14, is complex on the more underground hip-hop plus skate fashions. Moderately more cultured independent labels can be found in Sections 2 and 3, while tourist-sized garments and textiles are in Sections 8 and 10.
Toward accessories, different shops in Sections 24 plus 26, such as Orange Karen Silver, specialize in chunky silver jewelry and semiprecious uncut stones.
While moving toward eating and drinking sections where Loads of Thai-style eating including snacking will stave off Chatuchak rage (cranky behavior brought on by dehydration or hunger), plus numerous food stalls set up shop among Sections 6 and 8. Long-standing standouts combine Foontalop, an incredibly famous Isan restaurant; Café Ice, a Western-Thai blending joint that does good, if overpriced, pàt Tai also tasty fruit shake; Toh-Plue, which does all the Thai standards; including Saman Islam, a Thai-Muslim restaurant that serves a tasty chicken biryani. Viva 8 highlights a DJ and a chef making enormous platters of paella. Furthermore, as evening draws near, down a beer at Viva’s, a cafe-bar that features live music.
Various segments were there related to housewares, decor, plants and gardening and many more but Possibly the most maximum fun you’ll ever have window-shopping will be petting puppies including hugging kittens in Segments 13 plus 15. Soi 9 of the previous features several shops that trade solely with attire for pets. It’s also deserving noting that this section has.
I have made a video of this large marketplace, trying to capture as much as possible, do check it out on my blog. I just loved being around this place. I thoroughly enjoyed everything over here. This is the end of my trip as it occupies the whole of my day in exploring this place. I hope you liked it!