Thailand is well known as a shopping haven. Tourists including business owners often flock here to shop for souvenirs and supplies for their stores and shops back home. For those running a business, items they normally buy in the Thai capital Bangkok include clothes, bags, wallets, silk and other authentic fabrics, fashion accessories and home decors.
A great place to shop while in the capital city is the Chatuchak weekend market, the largest of such kind not only in the country but as well in the whole world. It covers more than 35 acres and accommodates more than 5,000 stalls.
Situated on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, the market is open on weekends only starting at 7 a.m. It’s an ideal place to explore while visiting Bangkok and very accessible to other tourist attractions such as the Discovery Museum, Queen Sirikit Park, Railway of Thailand Museum, Chatuchak Park and the JJ Mall.
The Chatuchak weekend market is a one-stop-shopping destination. Everything you’re looking for you can find here — clothes, books, plants and flowers, artifacts, wooden workings, fabric, ceramics, antiques, shoes, jewelry, houseware and a whole lot more. Prices here are very competitive and if you’re lucky, you can haggle for a lower price from certain stalls.
People in business going here to shop for their supplies need to visit here during opening time to enjoy a quiet and cooler place while shopping. The place gets so busy later in the day and the heat can be a problem.
During summertime, the heat there can become unbearable so make sure to plan your trip well particularly if shopping is your main goal in visiting the country. Avoid the rainy season as well if possible.
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