If you are planning to land in Bankok, The go for an amazing purchasing experience with very popular weekend Chtuchak mart in Northern Bangkok. Extend over 27 sections with more than 8000 stalls. This commercial area is also called as Jatujak or J.J by locals. You can get some best designs of all items in very reasonable price. These shops are selling products ranging from cloths, plants, flowers, drinks, books, antiques, household items to everything. Even you can get live animals here, and almost each item belonging daily routine life. Because of this reason, this is popular among locals as well as tourist. The market opens on Saturday and Sunday for public from 9am to 6pm but also opens on Friday for wholesale business.
Things to keep in mind while visiting the weekend shopping mart
Reach as Early as Possible:
As this is a very big space, there are 65 small lanes in those 27 sections. If you want to visit whole area, then it require a full daytime. Wear comfortable clothes for exploring this day out, buying experience. Prefer comfortable shoes rather than sleepers because sleepers may come out in the crowd. This place has many juice stalls, selling soft drinks, juice and water. So, there is no need to carry water with you. Like every street market, bargain is very hard in Chatuchak, but there is good chance of bargain on almost every product. Some items are available in fixed prices only. If you do not have fair idea about the price then you can start bargaining at the 50% of quoted price.
Shopping with Food :
This is an excellent purchasing space for antique vintage items like old jeans, jackets and T-shirts. This is home of 500 food stalls selling varieties of foodstuff. The place is famous for Street food, continental as well seafood. For first timer, navigating in Chatuchak is quite difficult. According to Bangkok.com, there is a system to find way through the packed maze. This is the perfect place for carnival atmosphere and for general night out. Visiting the one of the biggest weekend market is superb experience for lifetime. So, if you are there, then try to spend one day at this mart. You can have multiple tourist shopping, food and fun options which is definitely worth to visit.