Chatuchak / Jatujak weekend market

Possibly one of the best markets we've ever been to, the Jatujak market is the largest in Thailand and quite possibly in all of Asia. You could easily spend a day or a whole weekend getting lost in the endless warrens of stalls, boutiques and shops, and just about anything you could wish for is on sale here.

From clothes to furniture, antiques to flowers and plants, art, handicrafts, army surplus, lamps and much, much more the market is brim full of shoppers' delights. Even if you're not looking to buy this market has an awful lot more to interest the casual browser than your average - unlike many markets in Asia where one stall begins to look very much like the next, the Jatujak market is full of unique designer boutiques, one-off stalls and one of a kind pieces.

For those who are tiring of shopping there is a great range of food and drink available from the many food stalls around the site - ranging from plastic chairs or takeaway trays to proper sit-down cafes and bars playing funky music. There's also plenty of toilets and if its all too much for you there is also a great rest area where you can sit comfortably and enjoy a very reasonable foot massage.

Prices are reasonable but you may wish to bargain - and some of the more generic items of clothing may be found cheaper outside the city, but this is par for the course when shopping in big cities; of course there is also a chance that if you find something special here you may not see it again elsewhere.

Founded in the fourties and fifties the market has been moved around the city several times but now finds its home at the end of the BTS line, at Mochit Station .With an area of over 28 acres it is thought there are close to 10,000 stalls within the market - fortunately they offer a map, as well as free rides in a golf buggy to get around the massive site. As the maket is only open on the weekends it does get very busy with roughly 200,000 visitors a day - so to beat both the crowds and the heat we strongly recommend turning up bright and early in the morning.

For those looking to ship large quantities of goods home the market is also open on Fridays for wholesale traders only - as the market is full of products from all over Thailand and beyond this could be a wise place to look for supplies.

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I love markets! In all my

I love markets!

In all my travels around the world, i've collected many photo albums of markets.

My favorite is 'Mercado de la boquería' in Barcelona, Spain.

This pics are amazing. Full of life and colour.