Those who believe in the idea of 'shop until you drop' should head to the Chatuchak Weekend Bazaar in Bangkok, which is amongst the largest weekend markets not only in Thailand, but in the whole world. You can find absolutely every imaginable thing in the stalls here - clothes, shoes, jewelry, toys, foods, handicrafts, antiques, furniture, and even pets like singing birds, fishes, dogs, etc. So, in case, you plan a trip to Bangkok, make sure to take a round of the Chatuchak Market and experience the pleasure of shopping in the city. It is easily accessible from the Mo Chit station.
The entire market covers an estimated area of 35 acres and is flooded
with almost 15,000 individual stalls that pour out items in almost all
shapes and sizes. Whatever is your quest - a rug for your living room, a
ceramic teapot for your kitchen, a doll for your niece, an amulet for
granny, a CD for a cousin, or some trendy outfits for yourself, you can
grab them all here. Once inside the market, you can see the wealth of
eye-catching items that brim over each stall. Not only can you make some
good bargains on Thai products culled across the country, but can also
find treasured items picked from different corners of the globe.
The unending maze of shops will provide you the required grounds to
test how good a bargain hunter you are. In fact, make sure to negotiate
the prices of all the items you intend to purchase here, as it is almost
customary, if you want to make some good deals. Therefore, if you can
rely on your negotiating skills, you leave with loads of fine catches
from this market. In fact, a trip to the bazaar warrants that you do not
return home empty-handed. Besides, if you go low on cash, there are
facilities like ATM and foreign exchange booths at arm's length.
Besides, with hordes of tourists, it is also a good place to window shop
and people watch.
Once you are tired and sweat-drenched from scanning the shops and
haggling for prices, you can check out the numerous restaurants and
eateries located inside the bazaar. The range of food is limitless and
very reasonably priced. A whole string of eating joints doles out food
items ranging from beverages, iced drinks, snacks, and a variety of
Thai-style fast foods. In case, you want to taste some unique food, you
can even purchase fried grasshoppers and other creepy-crawlies from the
insect stalls of the place. Remember, that the market is open only on
Saturday and Sunday, from 6 am to 6 pm, though some shops also remain at
your service until 8'o clock at night.