This market is the most famous market for souvenirs in Bangkok if not whole Asia. With thousands of shops, most visitors are amazed to see so much choice and variety just on one market. It is no surprise that many tourists successfully do their shopping at Jatuchak market. Even though the market area covers a huge space and the shops are well set-up, you have to be aware that it is extremely crowded during the weekends! When you are full of energy and you enjoy shopping, it is definitely the (market) place to visit.
Getting there: The market is just next to (south of) the Jatuchak Park. Walking distance from the Skytrain station: Mo Chit. Metro station Jatuchak Park. If you planning to take a taxi, just tell: Suan Jaktuchak. Many busses are going: 3, 8, 26, 27, 28, 34, 38, 39, 44, 52, 59, 74, 77, 96, 97, 104, 108, 112, 134, 136, 138, 145, and air-conditioned buses: 2, 3, 9, 10, 12, 13, 29, 38, 39, 44, 136 and 139. See TRANSPORT as well.
Products: Jatuchak market has probably the best variety of souvenirs in Asia! Handicrafts, souvenirs, clothing, pottery, furniture, lamps, books, paintings, arts, pets, plants and much more.. Opening time: Although the official Jatuchak opening times are from 9:00am-6:00pm on Saturday and Sundays, you might discover that most shops actually dont close until sunset.
The Garden Plants section is also open every Wednesday and Thursday from 7.00am to 6.00pm.
On Friday the market is open for wholesalers but you it is no problem to do your own shopping on this day. This might be a good alternative for you to go shopping if you like to avoid the crowded weekend days.
Almost unbelievable facts: The market contains more than 15,000 shops, there are over 200,000 visitors each day and they spend an total of 30 million baht.
The name Jatujak in Thai: ??????? but in English this name is translated in many different ways. The four most common ways of writing it in English are: Chaktuchak, Jatuchak, Jatujak or JJ market.
There are three section to this market. here on the photo you see the entrance to the ‘Plaza’ which is opened all week. The plaza section is just a small part of the market which is only open on the weekends. The JJ Mall has many shops as well and is air-conditioned. The mall is an extend of the market and is opposite the weekend section market. Have a look at this map to get a better understanding.
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