Markets in Bangkok are always abuzz with crowds of both locals and tourists walking about searching for the perfect buy. Not to mention the hundreds of vendors waiting in their stalls filled with items for someone to come and pick them out. Here are a few facts on Chatuchak Market.
The biggest weekend market
The massive market area is more than a kilometre long with as many as 15,000 stalls! You will find various vendors here selling just about any item that one may want. The products being sold are arranged neatly in their booths to attract customers. There are at least 200,000 visitors to the market each day!
The souvenir stops
There are plenty of items on sale in the market and if you are looking for some memorabilia, well Chatuchak market is the place to be. Wooden furniture, handmade flowers, Buddha amulets, ceramic ware and much more! Step out from your condominium in Bangkok and head over.
The market is perfumed with the scent of delicious Thai street food! Try out the famous coconut ice cream and other sweets like strawberries and yoghurt. Get some of the best garlic bread, noodle soups, and paella. Chatuchak market is a street food haven with many treats that are out of the ordinary. Tourists from nearby hotels like Ascott Sathorn Bangkok flock here to get a bite of the delicious food.
Things to remember
As found in any busy marketplace, the Chatuchak market too is said to have quite a few pickpockets. Therefore, to be on the safe side it is better to carry fewer valuables and keep a close watch on your bag. The market is a vast area and one can easily get lost. It would be helpful if you were able to get a map to avoid the inconvenience, although there still is a thrill in getting lost too!
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+