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Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok

February 21, 2011

I have a couple more posts about our visit in Bangkok, Thailand including this.

Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok, Thailand is the largest market in the world. It is very easy to access as you can go there either by Sky Train or Metro. If you go there with the Sky Train, it is at the last station “Mochit” and with the Metro, you get off at “Chatuchak Park”.

We took a Sky Train and I saw the market from the sky line. My eyes got big as the train approached the train station for Chatuchak Market because I saw roofs after roofs of the market and I thought that the length of the market was probably 1 kilometer from one side to the other. That’s a lot of walking and looking!

You might be able to tell from the pictures, but there are alleys that are not easy to push a stroller around. There are big streets where you can push a stroller, so it’s not impossible to shop there with your little one. In fact I did see some families with small kids on a stroller. We spent an afternoon at Chatuchak Weekend Market, which wasn’t enough for me to shop, but it was good enough for our kids. Their little cheeks got pink by the end.

I don’t know if you can find RST Spices Shop as Chatuchak is so gigantic and you can easily get lost. Navigating if you’re there for the first time is almost impossible, but I wanted to put the information on RST Spices Shop as it is one place I found souvenirs. I bought some curry paste and curry powder since it’s vacuum packaged in small plastic bags and they looked easy to carry. No spilling in suitcase.

RST Spice Shop
192, Soi4, 25th Section
Jatujek (Chatuchak)
Weekend Market

Restaurant With Air Conditioner

To have lunch at an air conditioned restaurant was a must for us since it was super hot and we all were exhausted. This restaurant was an oasis to us. I don’t even know the name of the restaurants, but we saw it while we were walking around.

I highly recommend this Turkish ice cream. The ice cream seller would show a little trick to your child as the ice cream is so sticky that it would stick to the iron stick he uses to mix the ice cream. The ice cream has this marshmallow like texture which I loved! Best ice cream ever!

One thing I want to tell you is that you should definitely go check out this amazing and fascinating market if you ever visit Bangkok. It’s a shopping heaven. It’s worth seeing and you’ll love shopping there if you like to shop. Compared to markets in Jakarta such as Tanah Abang and Mangga Dua and Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Chatuchak Weekend Market is the easiest to shop because they already have prices on there. I’m sure you can bargain, but since I saw the price tags and the prices were fairly reasonable, I thought that they were the prices I was supposed to pay and didn’t think to bargain.

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  1. February 21, 2011 10:09 pm

    And I thought the US was the “land of plenty”! So much food to choose from!
    I love the way you display your photos–like I am really looking at your family photo book.
    I love the girls giving free hugs. Cute that your little one gave one too. Have you seen that youtube video?

  2. February 21, 2011 11:15 pm

    OMG! I am sooooo gonna love it there! And my husband TD will be happy because he can have ice cream as a reward for shopping! LOL! He loves ice cream =)

  3. February 21, 2011 11:25 pm

    I would LOVE to visit this market by myself… not with kids! I will never have enough time shopping!!! and maybe get a free hug too…

  4. February 22, 2011 7:56 am

    i want to go there! it looks so many interesting things are to be found :) and with the stroller…i don’t think i can ever have one of those, i’ve gotten run over with them too much and they drive me crazy! i’ll get one of those baby backpacks, haha :)

  5. February 24, 2011 11:11 am

    Your website so Beautiful and I Glad to find you. a lot of good pictures, I work hard to make my website for my shop I think they will be more products and information. However if you came to Thailand you must visit to Chatuchak Weekend Market Once time.

    • March 3, 2011 7:00 pm

      Thank you! Your store has wonderful spices great for souvenir.

  6. Im(the girl who gave free hug your child) :)) permalink
    August 14, 2011 7:55 am

    I just see your blog and all photos because I searched about free hugs in Thailand in GOOGLE and…wow! I found myself here! thanks a lot that you wrote about our team! I think I can remember you :)

    • August 14, 2011 8:03 am

      How funny you found me! You’re welcome! Thanks for he hug! :)

  7. Im(the girl who gave free hug your child) :)) permalink
    August 14, 2011 9:47 am

    where’re you now? :)

    • August 14, 2011 5:50 pm

      I live in Indonesia with my family.


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