The most popular Bangkok’s open-air venue where shoppers can find everything from trendy T-shirts to trafficked wildlife will be available to all locals and visitors not just on weekends but for six days.
Starting next month, vendors at the Chatuchak weekend market will be able to open their stalls following plans approved by the City Council, which manages the site.
It is the largest market in the entire kingdom, offering everything casual shoppers and collectors may need, including clothing, antiques, paintings, animals, and much more. According to Wanlaya Wattanarat of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, it was authorized to open every day except Monday from mid-April.
Besides, it comes with a new purpose: to alleviate the effects that the coronavirus pandemic have had on the local economy.
Chatuchak Weekend Market stalls will be open until 6:00 p.m. during the week, with an extended closing time until 10:00 p.m. on weekends. It will offer a renewed environment, with more lights and updated paths.
Chatuchak Weekend Market is a world-famous market that is home to over 11,000 stalls, and most of them will be operational upon reopening.
Visitors can tour its 27 sections, where they can find fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and garden plants, antiques, toys, books, handicrafts, crockery, furniture and decoration, clothing and accessories, ceramic pieces, works of art, and pets.
The iconic market, also known as JJ Market, open since 1983, also offers a wide variety of traditional and international food and drinks.
Starting April 1, its signature events and activities will be held weekly to motivate and revive the Chatuchak community.