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Chatuchak Weekend Market

Though there are many markets throughout Bangkok, Chatuchak Weekend Market is still pretty much the undisputed king of them all. Chatuchak is pronounced as Jatujak and simply known by the local people as JJ. This weekend market is a-must-place to visit (or to shop) if you visiting Bangkok simply because it is the biggest open air market in the world. It covers over 35 acres and contains more than 10,000 stalls selling practically everything under the sun. Such as the smallest nails, to foods, trendy fashions, antiques intricate wooden carvings, masks from far-off lands, adorable fluffy dogs, colorful fish of every hue and singing birds. Once inside the market, you will be catch up in a world of bursting crowds and stalls stretching as far as the eyes can see.

Though there are many markets throughout Bangkok, Chatuchak Weekend Market is still pretty much the undisputed king of them all. Chatuchak is pronounced as Jatujak and simply known by the local people as JJ. This weekend market is a-must-place to visit (or to shop) if you visiting Bangkok simply because it is the biggest open air market in the world. It covers over 35 acres and contains more than 10,000 stalls selling practically everything under the sun. Such as the smallest nails, to foods, trendy fashions, antiques intricate wooden carvings, masks from far-off lands, adorable fluffy dogs, colorful fish of every hue and singing birds. Once inside the market, you will be catch up in a world of bursting crowds and stalls stretching as far as the eyes can see.

The market officially opens at 7 am and it’s recommended that you get there by around 9 am if not probably a little earlier! The market gets so busy later on that you will be happy for the couple of reasonably quiet and cooler hours that arriving early will afford you. Bargaining is expected, if not mandatory at Chatuchak and the prices are generally substantially cheaper than the shopping centers or at any street stalls. Many shops in the more central areas of the city also have a branch here, selling the same goods for much lower prices. So do bargain hard!

To go there you could take the sky-train or the subway to last station for both. Just next to the market there’s a park worth a visit where most of the local just hang out and have a picnic called Chatuchak Park which basically how the market gets its name.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatuchak_Weekend_Market

written by syahrulfikri

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