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Chatuchak Weekend Market
It's only open until 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, and while it does stay open until midnight on Fridays, Chatuchak Weekend Market is a great people watching and entertainment spot worth an early... Read More
It's only open until 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, and while it does stay open until midnight on Fridays, Chatuchak Weekend Market is a great people watching and entertainment spot worth an early evening or afternoon in, as there are now hundreds of food and drink stalls and restaurants, plenty of shopping, and tons of interesting characters and goodies with something that will appeal to everyone. 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 largest market in Thailand. Over 5000 stalls vie for business, selling everything from clothing to pets, antiques, plants, amulets, and plenty of food and drink. The market is now a highly touristed affair, hot, crowded, and no longer dirt cheap, yet it is still a great place to people watch, find something you don't have to buy, and the latest addition of impromptu cafes for sipping a cappuccino or having a cold beer and watching the world go by make it worth an afternoon.
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- Early Entertainment: "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 Early Entertainment Because: For great people watching and an amazing variety of goods, Chatuchak is a Bangkok institution.