Chatuchak Market – Bangkok's Gigantic Weekend Market (ตลาดนัดจตุจักร)

Chatuchak Market - Bangkok's Gigantic Weekend Market (ตลาดนัดจตุจักร)
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The Chatuchak Market (ตลาดนัดจตุจักร) in Bangkok is one of the city’s most beloved shopping destinations.

With estimates of some 15,000 stalls altogether (that includes all makeshift stalls and little pop-up stands as well), and attracting over 200,000 shoppers on each day of the weekend, the market is the busiest and most well known in all of Thailand.

Each Saturday and Sunday, local Thais and foreign tourists flock to the market in search of great deals and interesting finds. There’s really a section for just about anything you can imagine – and I’m sure you’ll find some things you’d have never imagined… ever!

In this video I first get off the BTS skytrain and the market is just a 5 minute walk from there. Just follow the crowds and you’ll be lead straight to the gates of the market.

Clothes and retro designed trendy fashion are all popular at the market, but one of the most interesting sections is the cat and dog and pets section. If you should happen to want to purchase a pet on you holiday in Bangkok, you can get one at JJ Market!

One thing can be guaranteed on any visit, it will be hot! So make sure you stay hydrated when you visit. There are plenty of drink stands where you can grab a cold bottle of water or a beverage that I drank called “nam bai bua bok” which is pennyworth juice – healthy and refreshing.

In Bangkok (and all throughout Thailand for that matter), food is never far away. All throughout Chatuchak Market (ตลาดนัดจตุจักร) there are infinite stalls selling quick street food snacks and full meal options. You can find sit down air conditioned restaurants serving touristy Thai food, or you can grab a local style bowl of noodles or stir fried pad kra pao. Also located in the maze of the market are bars and coffee shops.

So I hope you enjoyed this video and thank you so much for watching.

Be sure to stop by the weekend market and do some serious shopping the next time you’re in Bangkok!

How to get to Chatuchak:

The easiest way to get to the Chatuchak Weekend Market is by either taking the BTS skytrain to Mo Chit (หมอชิต) station or by taking the MRT underground to either Chatuchak or Khampeng Phet station (both basically have exits that lead directly to the market).

Hours:

Saturday and Sunday are the main days and it’s open from 6 am — 6 pm, Friday the market is open from 6 am — 6 pm (but only some stall open, mostly wholesale bulk purchasing), Wednesday and Thursday from 6 am — 6 pm (only for plants – so don’t go if you’re looking for the full market options).

The BEST time to visit is either Saturday or Sunday starting at around 10 am.

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35 Comments

  1. had been in Bangkok 3 times – and had been each time on that market. Last time i went there it was nice but 30 minutes after i left the market a bomb did blow up there.

  2. Wow! Your video was very perfect! I would like to go there next time for Shopping.
    Last holiday, I have been in BKK, Sukhumvit/Asoke. And i found something different activity on Sukhumvit23 "Escape hunt Experience" . There is LIVE ESCAPE GAME(Sherlock Holmes) You'll lock up in the room an hour and you have to escape the room before time is up. Amazing experience!! A Must in Bangkok! Try it and Love it!

  3. Thanks to your video, I successfully went to JJ Market when I visited Bangkok 2 months ago. Absolutely love all the food they sell, manage to get myself some great stuff. I drained my wallet for the food though so I didn't get much shopping experience 😀

  4. Cannot wait to go here! We're visiting this market on the day before we fly out and I intend to get there when it opens and leave when it closes! lol

  5. Probably one of the largest markets in the World JJ or Chakuchak Market has absolutely everything. Just be sure to get there nice and early… the Only Negative point i would like to make about this market is there are still many Illegal Animals, birds, turtles and endangered species being sold there and quite openly too.

  6. man, i really have to say, it's such a pleasure watching you tasting fine things. the look on your face just makes me feel like i'm having this culinaric experience myself 🙂 thanx and please don't stop !

  7. Hey, Mark you're awesome ! 🙂 Thank you for showing others how interesting Thailand is .. hope to see you around in BKK or somewhere. enjoy your staying 😉

  8. Great Video(s) ! I have been to Thailand 11 times, I go each year and stay a month or two. Watching your videos make me 'home sick' (well my 2nd home is in Bangkok !)

  9. Hey, not sure if you've already been to Bangkok or not, I've been away from the computer for a few weeks. I eat a lot of street food and have never been sick. If you are concerned try to stick with the hot fresh cooked food instead of things that have sat for a while. Have a great visit!

  10. Hey mate, im heading to Bangkok is January for 2 weeks. I keep hearing horrible stories about street food and people getting sick. You eat a fair amount of street food by the looks of it. Have you got any tips to avoid getting unwell.

  11. Thank you very much! I have a great time exploring and taking videos and photos, so it's a lot of fun for me. I really appreciate your support!

  12. Mark I just want to thank you for the work that you do brother, I live in Southern California but am familiar with Bangkok and Pattaya and you make me miss these places so much…You are well on you're way to becoming the next Anthony Bourdain and I hope the Travel Channel gets wind of you and picks you up good luck in all you do brother.

  13. You can go on Friday afternoon / evening but not all the stalls with be open – maybe around half of them. Hope you have a good trip!

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