Famous Markets

CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET

This world’s largest market is commonly known among Thais as JJ (jay jay). With more than 15,000 retailers in 27 sections, occupying some 27 acre space, what makes Chatuchak busy every weekend is not only the fun of bargaining prices but an incredible variety of merchandise it has to offer, from latest fashion items and vintage decor finds to Thai crafts and teak wood tables.

Section 1 gets you books and magazines, while Sections 2-4 see shops of young fashion designers. Vintage clothing items are in Sections 5-6 while art pieces are in Sections 7-9. Sections 10-24 gets you a mix of miscellaneous stuff, and you will find tables, chairs, lamps and decor items in Sections 25-27. Though the market officially opens at 7am in the morning, shoppers usually go in the afternoon when the weather is not too hot and they will hang around till 7 or 8pm.

JJ GREEN (VINTAGE MARKET)

Jatuchak Green, or JJ Green as it is commonly known, is a vintage market located in a lush park right next door to the famed Chatuchak Weekend Market. JJ Green appears to get part of its crowd from savvy tourists making their way from of the Weekend Market once it closes at 18:00. The other part of its clientele are a young group of locals enjoying the vintage finds and relative quiet atmostpthere of JJ Green.

JJ Green is set up one part flea market and one part standard, tented night market. In the flea market area you will find vintage items sprawled across organized rows of sheets on the ground. You can find items for sale ranging from license plates, to watches, to useless old car parts.
 
 
ASIATIQUE THE RIVERFRONT
 
ASIATIQUE The Riverfront will be Bangkok’s first large-scale riverside project combining shopping, dining, sightseeing, activities and events under one roof. The strong cultural aspect is what sets it apart from other shopping malls. Embracing history, but avoiding the cultural clichés and traditional symbols, it strikes a balance between tradition and globalisation.
 
 
ROD FAI NIGHT MARKET
 
Rot Fai Market (Train Market) in Bangkok is an authentic open-air bazaar selling an incredible array of vintage collectables and memorabilia from yesteryear, from antique furniture to hippy fashion and Mao kitsch.  
 
With three sections to this huge market space, there are also many traders selling modern fashion and apparel more typical of other night markets in Bangkok; however it’s the one-off and hard to find items that really make Rot Fai Market superior to all other night markets in the city. Where else in the Thailand would you find a pristine 1950s Cadillac next to vintage leather jackets, French chandeliers and 1960s action figures from Japan? Combine all this with cool restaurants, bars and snack stalls and you have a fun night out from sunset to midnight, Thursday to Sunday.