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Encyclopedia > Chatuchak weekend market

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A view of the massive market
The clocktower the central point of the market
Fish for sale in the animal section
Traditional Thai silk at the market
Fake football shirts

Chatuchak (or Jatujak; Thai: จตุจักร) weekend market in Bangkok is the largest market in Thailand, and largest of the world. Frequently called J.J., it covers over 35 acres (1.13 km²) and contains upwards of 15,000 stalls. It is estimated that the market receives between 200,000 and 300,000 visitors each day. Most stalls only open on Saturdays and Sundays. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 435 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 435 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Location within in Thailand Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governer Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... Look up Market in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The market offers a wide variety of products including household items, clothing, Thai handicrafts, religious artifacts, collectibles, foods, and live animals.

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History

Chatuchak Market owes its origin to Field Marshal Plaek Phibulsongkram, the late prime minister of Thailand (1938-1944, 1948-1957), who came up with the idea of setting up a flea market in every town. As a result, the first flea market in Bangkok was held at Sanam Luang and was called Sanam Luang flea Market. However, there was time when the place was needed for other special functions and the flea market was then relocated to Saranrom Palace and settled there for 8 years. After that, it was moved again to Sanam Chai. But because of the limited space, it had to be moved back to Sanam Luang. In the same year, the government issued a policy to turn Sanam Luang into a public park for citizens of Bangkok and to be the venue to celebrate 200-year-anniversary of Bangkok, which would be held in 1982. Thus, it was decided that the flea market would be held at the Phahonyothin area from then on and it is later called Chatuchak Market after the nearby park under the same name. Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsonggram (Thai แปลก พิบูลสงคราม or ป. พิบูลสงคราม, lastname sometimes spelled Phibunsongkhram, Phibul Songkhram or Pibul Songgram) (July 14, 1897–June 11, 1964) was Prime Minister and military dictator of Thailand from 1938 to 1944 and 1948 to 1957. ... Sanam Luang Sanam Luang (Thai: ) is an open field in front of Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand. ... Mae Sai Pass Phahonyothin highway (Thai highway 1, Thai: ถนนพหลโยธิน) begins at Victory Monument in Bangkok heading towards northern Thailand. ... Chatuchak Park Chatuchak Park (Thai สวนจตุจักร) is the name of a public park in Chatuchak district, Bangkok, Thailand. ...


Location

Chatuchak market is adjacent to the Kamphaengphet station (MRT) of the Bangkok Metro, or about a 5-minute walk from the Mo Chit (หมอชิต) Skytrain (BTS) station and Suan Chatuchak(Chatuchak Park) station(MRT). Locality Map Kamphaeng Phet (Thai กำแพงเพชร) is a Metro station in Bangkok, Thailand. ... The entrance to Huai Kwang station The Bangkok Metro, officially called the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), is Bangkoks underground metro system. ... Skytrain approaching Sala Daeng Station Skytrain leaving Asok Station Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) or Skytrain (Thai: รถไฟฟ้า, rot fai fa, meaning sky train) is the elevated metro system in Bangkok, Thailand, operated by Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited (BTSC) under a concession granted by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration...


Nearby Attractions

Chatuchak Park Chatuchak Park (Thai สวนจตุจักร) is the name of a public park in Chatuchak district, Bangkok, Thailand. ... Queen Sirikit Park 13°48. ...

Open

Hours: 08:00 - 18:00 on weekends and Fridays (wholesale day). Plant shops are open Wednesdays and Thursdays too from 07:00 - 18:00.


See also

There are a lot of markets in Bangkok, Thailand, the most notable are Chatuchak weekend market (The Mother of All Markets) Suan Lum Night Bazaar (next to Lumpini Park) Pratunam Market (Bangkoks largest wholesale clothing market) Patpong Night Market Sampeng Lane and Pahurat Textile Market (Wholesale Market) Bo-bae...

External links

  • Chatuchak - Black and white documentary images
  • JatujakGuide - JatujakGuide
  • JJMartonline - JJMartonline
  • JJMarketplace - JJMarketplace

Coordinates: 13°48′03″N, 100°33′05″E Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Chatuchak weekend market - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (166 words)
Chatuchak (or Jatujak; Thai: จตุจักร) weekend market in Bangkok is the largest market in Thailand, and quite possibly the world.
Chatuchak market is adjacent to the Kamphaengphet station of the Bangkok Metro, or about a 5-minute walk from the Mo Chit (หมอชิต) Skytrain (BTS) station.
Chatuchak market received its name from Chatuchak Park, a public park which is situated just next to the market.
Market - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (534 words)
The existence of markets is assumed in economics and one of the key components of capitalism.
Though markets are often viewed as being located in a physical marketplace that allow a face-to-face meeting, markets may exist in any medium that allows social interaction, such as through mail or over the Internet.
Markets that have their efficiency reduced in these ways are referred to by economists as "failed markets".
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