Chatuchak Market Bangkok - Jatujak Weekend Markets or JJ
Encompassing more than 15,000 booths on more than 70 rai (27 acres) of market area, Chatuchak Weekend Market is a shopper’s paradise. The shopping district, which attracts more than 200,000 visitors each day, is one of Thailand’s original flea markets and is the largest market in the entire nation.
What You Will Find
Chatuchak Market features 27 sections of everything from handmade silk to second-hand Levi’s Brand jeans. Goods that are sold are grouped into sections. You can explore willy nilly, or you can use this map to help guide you along your way.
Finding your way around Chatuchak can be an adventure in itself. Most sections have a little bit of everything, but some sections, like the art gallery, offer unique experiences. You can often catch artists working on their latest pieces or just hanging out like artists do along the walkways and in the shops. Many of the artists speak great English, are attending university and have some great stories to share!
Items in the market are easiest to navigate by sections. A quick look at the map, and you can decide which part you want to explore first. Here is a break down to get you started.
SECTION 1: Collectibles, Buddhists amulets, books
SECTIONS 2-4: Plants, home decor, artwork
SECTIONS 5-6: Clothes and accessories
SECTIONS 7-10: Antiques, handicrafts, ceramics, spa items
SECTIONS 11-21: Pets, fashion and accessories, appliances and consumer products
SECTIONS 22-26: Furniture, handmade crafts, antiques
SECTION 27: Books, food stalls and desserts, collectibles
JJ Green is located just down the street from Chatuchak Market and is a great place to relax after a day of shopping.
The area attracts a younger audience with its bustling nightlife, upscale bars and vintage market items. The area opens just as the weekend market starts winding down and features a different atmosphere than the daytime shopping crowds.
How to Get There
Chatuchak and JJ Green are located just a 500-meter walk from either the Mo Chit BTS or Chatuchak MRT station. Loads of tuk tuk drivers wait in the area to take visitors to the market. A ride should cost you no more than 50 or 75 baht.
CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET:
6 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
- PLANTS AND FLOWERS: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday
- WHOLESALE DAY: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday
- NIGHT MARKET (Sections 16 to 21, Gate 3): 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., Friday night
5 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday-Sunday
Photos of Jatujak (Old Photos from 2004)
Sunny and hot day at Jatuchak!
Walking along the small street with shops on each side.
Thai clothes made from Thai silk.
Shoes and leather goods shop
Looking inside one of the many small streets.
Thai food, fishes and shrimps.
Different kind of dogs for sale.
Birds and various kind of pets shop.
Tired of Walking? Take a tour in one of this.
Another look at Jatuchak.
Different kind of plants.
Furniture also available here in Jatuchak.