It certainly does not have the same charm as other Thailand markets like the Chiang Mai Night Bazzar but, it has its own arguments as one of the best experiences in Bangkok.
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The biggest market in Thailand
Believe me you'll be impressed with the size of it, especially if you arrive there by the BTS Skytrain, where you'll be able to see it's magnitude from above. It's almost scary, because you wonder if you'll ever make it out of that humongous maze...
But don't worry about that. Plunge in it and you'll be rewarded with the most incredible experiences. This is a maze you won't want to get out of. A maze of infinite things to explore.
Wikipedia VS Sytexperience
Like always, Wikipedia gives us a very detailed information about it, and I quote: "Most stalls only open on Saturdays and Sundays, though Jatujak Plaza, the western section, is open daily. In the north west corner is the J.J. Mall, with three floors of assorted oddments as well as eateries. The market offers a wide variety of products including household items, clothing, Thai handicrafts, religious artefacts, collectables, foods, and live animals." - Wikipedia -
Well.... To summarize all that in the SYTExperience language: "There is nothing you can't find, do, or eat there! And let me emphasize the eating part... We found mouth melting fried quail eggs with pepper (KHAI NOK KRA-TA), salty dry squid with chillies... We even found grilled chicken's butts on a stick (Satay style)... and we ate it all too... lol..."
Check out bellow some of the delicacies we had that Day:
How to get there?
Hop on the Skytrain (BTS) to Mo Chit station, take Exit no. 1 and follow the crowd until you see rows of canvas stalls selling clothes. Turn right while continuing to follow the crowd and you will see a small entrance that leads into the market (clothing section). This is actually the option we chose.
Another option is to take the Subway (MRT) to Chatuchak Park station (exit no.1), then follow the crowd until you arrive at the small entrance that leads into the market (clothing section). For the plant and flower section, get off at Kampheng Phet MRT station (exit no. 1).
FYI - In June 2008 the Chatuchak Market authorities introduced a complete smoking ban for the whole market, with a fine of 2,000 baht for offenders.