The Chatuchak Market (also known as the JJ Market) is said to be
the largest flea market in the world. 'Organised' along narrow grid
lines under tin roofs, this enormous market is packed tight with
all of Thailand's wares. Around 15,000 stalls are loosely
categorised into clothing, crafts, food, and animal sections and it
is easy to become disoriented quickly. Some of Thailand's
illegally-traded animals are sold here and vendors are quick to
spot signs of oncoming raids. However, a host of legal but bizarre
goods are also traded; cock-fighting roosters, monkeys, fake
designer gear and antiques are just the tip of the iceberg. The
market is only open on the weekends from 8am to 6pm and on Fridays
for wholesalers. It is easily reached by the sky train from the Mo
Chit station and by subway. Visitors should keep in mind the import
restrictions of their home countries when shopping at Chatuchak
Market, and buy accordingly.
Opening Time: Weekends 8am-6pm.