For shoppers who go for quantity at a budget, Chatutak Weekend Market is the place to go!
Some tips when shopping in Chatuchak Weekend Market:
Wear comfy clothes.
Prepare to baskilate (basa kilikili).
‘musta naman ang watermelon shorts ni Ate?
Ask if the items are brand new.
Not all stores have signs na pre-loved or vintage ang goods.
Bring eco-friendly shopping bags.
Sellers use cellophane plastic bags kasi and are usually small and manipis.
Ask for a map.
Chatuchak is one of the biggest weekend markets in the world (daw) so possible talaga maligaw sa loob.
Don’t shop in big groups.
Sayang ang oras!
Disperse and fix a meeting place.
Market opens at 7:00 am.
Better to shop in the morning kasi after lunch parang bus terminal na siya.
Some exotic items require a permit to transport.
So kahit na gustong gusto mo ang stuffed crocodile, pigilan mo nalang sarili mo.
Ask for their wholesale price.
Wholesale doesn’t mean 1 dozen.
Most stores will give you their lowest price even if you buy only 2 items.
Pinakamagaling mag-haggle sa amin yung nasa left.
Don’t canvass anymore. Once you see an item you like, get it.
Chances are you won’t be able to get back to that place,
and it’s not like Greenhills na pare-pareho ang items for sale.
Yes, mura ang mga house items and decorations.
Pero think before buying.
Isipin paano iuuwi ang sangkatutak ng pinggan at baso!
You don’t have to bring food.
Madaming food stalls inside the market, and super mura pa!
Malinis naman siya kasi buhay pa kami.
CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET
Location: Thanon Kamphaeng Phet, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Market hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.