BANGKOK CAPITAL


-: Chatuchak Weekend Market :-

Chatuchak Weekend Market has been open for more than 60 years since 2491. In 1948, which Jompol Por Pibulsongkraam was a prime minister. He had policy in which every province was required to have their own market. However, Bangkok chose Sanam Luang to be held as the market. After a few months, the government had to move the market to Sanam Chai, but finally the market had moved back to Sanam Luang in 2501. Later in 2521, the government had used Sanam Luang as a recreational area, so the State Railway of Thailand donated the land at the south side of Chatuchak Park establish as a market. By 2525, all of the merchants had moved to Chatuchak completely. [Moreover, at that time the market was called Phahonyothin market.] In 2530, they had changed the name of the market to “Chatuchak Market” and have used it until now. 

27 sections available at Chatuchak market
 

Clothing & Accessories (sections 2-6, 10-26)

Handicrafts (sections 8-11)

Ceramics (sections 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 25)

Furniture and Home Decoration (sections 1,3,4,7,8)

Food and Beverage (sections 2, 3, 4, 23, 24, 26, 27)

Plants and Gardening tools (sections 3, 4)

Art and Gallery (section 7)

Pets and Pet Accessories (sections 8, 9, 11, 13)

Books (sections 1, 27)

Antiques and Collectibles (sections 1, 26)

Miscellaneous and Used Clothing (sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 22, 25, 26)


More info at : http://www.bangkok.com/shopping-market/popular-markets.htm
 

-: Others recommended shopping and souvenir places in Bangkok :-

http://www.mbk-center.co.th/en/home/index.php

http://www.bangkok.com/shopping-mall/platinum.htm

http://www.bangkok.com/shopping-mall/siam-center.htm

http://www.bangkok.com/shopping-mall/siam-paragon.htm