Clothes, shoes, handicrafts, jewellery, plants, animals, furniture, food. You name it, Chatuchak has got it. A whopping assortment of some 8, 000 stalls make Chatuchak the largest market in Southeast Asia.
For all the manic shopaholics out there, it’s almost like dying and reaching a shopping heaven. Chatuchak is huge, chaotic and easily confusing. Just keep making your way through the crowd and into the narrow sois (lanes), overflowing with goods of all sorts. Some of them you always wanted and some you never knew existed but would still want to buy: that little black dress, a Fendi handbag (fake but never mind), plastic flowers, a snake (yes, that’s right!) - there’s nothing you can’t find here. And bargaining is the name of the game in Chatuchak.
Word of advice - if you like something, pick it up that very moment because if you leave it for later, you might not see it again!
The market is divided into 27 colour-coded sections. Sections 5, 6, and 10 to 24 are for clothes. For furniture and other home accessories, head to sections 2 to 4 and for antiques and handicrafts, sections 22 to 26.
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