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Chatuchak

The largest market in Thailand...most stalls are open on the weekends, hence the name.

Our friend René, a Mexican animator and long-term Bangkok dilettante, compares the city’s Chatuchak Market to the Hogwarts School of Harry Potter lore: When you move around it everything starts to shift, and by the time you return to where you were before, it is no longer there. René hardly ever makes sense, but we suspect his point in this case is that if you see something you like in Chatuchak, buy it right away because you’ll probably never find it again. After enough sweltering hours of browsing on a recent visit, it seemed like even the sky train station was no longer where we last left it.

Orientation probably won’t get any easier as Southeast Asia’s largest market seems intent on ballooning by the month. At last count its estimated 15,000 stalls covered an area of 120,000 square meters. Each weekend over 300,000 visitors descend on the place, combining to spend upwards of $800,000. The bird trade alone boggles the mind (and damages the ears): Around 36,000 winged things ...

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Latest Chatuchak reviews (9)

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  • Spannender und riesen großer Wochenend Markt, welcher vor Touristen und Thais nur so wimmelt - auch berechtigt, da das Angebot von leckerem Essen bis hin zu lustigen Souvenirs alles bietet! Die kleinen Gassen zwischen den Ständen bringen auch ein wenig Abenteuer in den Besuch - auch wenn man hier der ein oder anderen Kakerlake begegnet..
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  • Die Mutter aller Märkte weltweit!!! Ein Muss, nicht nur fur Power-Shoper.
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  • Der Wochenend-Markt
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  • Unendlich groß und verwirrend. Man kann sich schnell verlaufen - aber trotz teils touristischer Preise auch viele Schnäppchen machen. Mal was anderes als die Shoppingmalls Bangkoks.
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  • Labyrinthine complex of street market stalls, all jammed together in one place. Find absolutely everything from housewares - gorgeous Thai textiles and wood carvings - artisan jewelry, pets, and, of course, food.
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  • genial, a voir
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  • Ein absolutes muss!
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  • compres
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  • if you need to shop on bangkok, go there!
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