The largest market in Bangkok, Thailand, is the Chatuchak Weekend Market. The market has over 15,000 stalls that are divided into 27 sections. The stalls sell a large array of goods, including clothing, ceramics, pets, electronics, food, furniture and much more. The market has been running in the city since 1942 but it didn't move to its current location, until 1983. One of the things that's iconic about the market, is its clock tower which is a landmark in the city. The tower was built in 1987 to mark the Kings 60th birthday.
Transport links to the market are very good. If travelling by underground, the market has a stop that is a couple of minutes walk away ‘Chatuchak Park’. The 8, 26, 29, 34, 39, 63, 77 and 96 buses all stop at the market. The ‘Bang Sue Junction’ train station is a 5-minute walk away from the market.
Opening Times and Admission
On Wednesdays (7am-6pm), Thursdays (7am-6pm) and Fridays (6pm-12am) only parts of the market are open to the public. Saturdays and Sundays are the days that the full market is open for trading, 9am-6pm. Mondays and Tuesdays are days of closure. The market is free entry.