Map of Chatuchak in Bangkok
Bangkok's Chatuchak area is of course famous for the mother of all markets, Chatuchak Weekend Market the biggest in Asia. Covering 70 rai (35 acres) of land with over 15,000 stalls and more than 200,000 visitors every Saturday and Sunday, conquering this massive market is no easy feat. A visit to the Thai capital would also not be complete without a day or two browsing here, because a few hours simply won't do the job.
Incredible bargains are the norm, and you can count on finding just about anything from antiques, arts and crafts to reproductions, vintage clothing, pets, flowers, fruit, decorative items and fashion accessories. There's much more to the area than just this mega-market though. Chatuchak Park is the second-largest in Bangkok, and offers the perfect opportunity to escape from the city's hustle and bustle. The area offers easy access to the rest of Bangkok with an underground (MRT) connection, many good and affordable hotels, wonderful local eating experiences, and is ideal for travellers who prefer to stay on the outskirts of central business districts.
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