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Best Markets in Bangkok – Shop Till You Drop Thai Style

If you are an ardent fan of shopping you would fall in love with all the exciting treats Bangkok has in store. The ultimate hub for market style shopping, here you are bound to strike a couple of fantastic deals.

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Chatuchak Market

Chatuchak Market

Of all the markets in Bangkok, it is perhaps Chatuchak which carries all the fame and recognition. Although only open during weekends, this market gets packed; if you want to witness crowd it does not get better than Chatuchak! The mother of all markets in Bangkok, Chatuchak stretches around 1 km long and is made up of a whopping 15,000 booths that have for sale just about anything you can imagine from all corners of Thailand. Chatuchak has been in the market scene for decades and its popularity is unwavering. Due to this reason a centrally located Bangkok resort such as the well known Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort makes an ideal base for a visit to the market. Drawing over 200,000 visitors a day, Chatuchak attracts local Thais, foreigners living in Bangkok and tourists making it a meeting point for all those in Thailand. The market is divided into 27 sections and is ever so popular for clothes, shoes and souvenirs. However it demands a day out in itself for it houses a couple of popular Thai eateries and is an ideal spot to mingle with the locals and witness an authentic shopping scene in the city.

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Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market

Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market

Imagine being surrounded by a world of exotic flowers. In the Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market you actually get to experience this blissful feeling. Offering coolness to the eyes, the Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market has a pleasant aroma of a mosaic of flowers giving the ambience a heavenly touch. All kinds of flowers can be observed here painted in a myriad of shades and colours. The market is open 24 hours a day but it is busiest before dawn when boats and trucks arrive with flowers from all over the country. For many this is a particularly interesting time to visit the flower market.

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Klongsan Market

Klongsan Market

For locals in particular, Klongsan is arguably the most popular market in city for it is frequently visited by those getting home from work. The best part is if you are fashion conscious, Klongsan has everything that will guarantee you a new look. From interesting clothes to shoes to jewellery and what not you can find it all in this market. Since it particularly caters to the locals you can be assured cheaper prices which are another big plus for tourists interested in striking good deals. You also find here a rather large statue of a Buddhist monk where special amulets are sold and which is believed to protect its wearers and give them a long and happy life.

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Pratunam Market

Pratunam Market

For the biggest wholesale deals in town, there is no better place than the Pratunam market. Unlike conventional markets, Pratunam is predominantly indoors but there are booths out in the alleys and streets around the locale too. The best part about Pratunam is the plethora of wholesale deals. For this reason shop owners from around the world fly all the way to Pratunam when they want to purchase anything in bulk.