Chatuchak Weekend Market

Type: Free Attractions



Map / Directions 10Best Says

Free Things to Do: Originally a flea market started in the 1950's by a former prime minister who wanted to put a flea market into every town in Thailand, Chatuchak, more affectionately known as JJ Market, is now the...  Read More
Holiday Attractions: While Chatuchak is a great bet at all times of year, during the months of December and January the temperatures are actually cool enough to enjoy the place, with plenty of outdoor bars, cafes, and...  Read More
Outdoor Activities: While it isn't back to nature, for the city's best outdoor shopping, head to Chatuchak. Originally a flea market started in the 1950's by a former prime minister who wanted to put a flea market into...  Read More


  • Free Things to Do, Holiday Attractions, Outdoor Activities: "The back section of the market is probably the most interesting, as fairly illegal things such as cockfighting and various animal (some endangered some not) species are to be found, but don't get too pointy with your camera back here, as the merchants may be suspicious of your motives."
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: For great people watching and an amazing variety of goods, Chatuchak is a Bangkok institution.
  • Best for Holiday Attractions Because: For great shopping and people watching, Chatuchak is one of Bangkok's premier attractions, and at its best in the cool season.
  • Best for Outdoor Activities Because: For Bangkok's top outdoor (and overall) shopping experience, Chatuchak Market is one of a kind.

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