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Chatuchak Travel Guide
Chatuchak is an interesting area in Bangkok that’s best known for being the host of the largest market in Asia. This area also has a strategic location and serves as a gateway to various other interesting areas, including Saphan Kwai, Ladprao Vipawadee Rangsit and other places in the north of Bangkok.
The name Chatuchak itself came from a large public park in this area. Chatuchak has a lot of large parks that become popular attractions in Chatuchak. These parks attract a lot of visitors everyday, not only foreign tourists but also families who live around Bangkok who want to escape the business of downtown Bangkok for a while.
Chatuchak Weekend Market – This market has become the most important landmark in Chatuchak. With more than 15,000 stalls occupying 35 acres of area, this is the largest market in Asia. It provides just about anything you can imagine, from new and used clothes to gardening tools and even pets, and so much more. You can really shop till you drop, because it takes a lot of energy to go through just a half of its area. More than 200,000 visitors are shopping or just browsing here everyday.
Or Tor Kor Market – Another famous market in Chatuchak is the Or Tor Kor Market. A famous travel guide ranked this marked the 4th in the world for best fresh market, so it’s definitely worth a visit. Here you can find the best fresh products from all around the country that have been carefully selected. From seafood, meats, vegetables to various healthy tropical fruits, everything is so beautiful and fresh. You can go to this market when you visit the Chatuchak Weekend Market, because Or To Kor is located just next to it.
Rot Fai Park – One of the many parks in Chatuchak that’s very popular among foreign tourists and local visitors. Rot Fai Park was used to be a golf course, that’s why it has beautiful high quality grass that’s very comfortable to sit on. That’s also why it becomes a very popular spot for picnic. Every weekend there are also many bike riders enjoying the nature around the park on its 2km bicycle track. If you don’t have a bike but still want to experience riding in this park, there are bikes for rent available next to the car park area.
Museum of Contemporary Art – Commonly abbreviated to MOCA, this venue is a must visit for any art lover visiting Bangkok. It has the most comprehensive collection of art, including sculptures and modern paintings in Thailand.
Blue Sky Rooftop Restaurant – Make sure you take the time to dine in this beautiful restaurant that gives you a panoramic view of the city, especially at night. This restaurant is located on top of the Centara Grand Lad Prao Hotel.
Hotels in Chatuchak
You really don’t have to worry about accommodation in Chatuchak, because you have lots of great options. Some of the best Chatuchak hotels are the Centara Grand Lad Prao Hotel with its fantastic rooftop restaurant, Mandarin Oriental, Ariyosamvilla, and many more.