Chatuchak Flower Market
Tourists are familiar with Chatuchak Market on the weekend but what many don’t know is that Chatuchak Flower Market is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays to the general public.
What is Chatuchak Flower Market?
It is named the ‘Flower Market’ because it only sells plants with only select parts of the entire Chatuchak Market open to tourists and locals.
For plant enthusiasts, this is the place to be. Sections 1, 2 and 3 are open to the public and there is a wide selection available. If you are looking for rare Asian flowers or fruit trees to give your garden a South-East Asian feel. Many farmers pick the stock fresh before they arrive so you are able to get the best quality available. The market also sells plant ornaments and gardening tools to fulfil your botanical needs.
It can be a perfect time to pay a visit to the market as it is less congested. Many vendors that are selling during the week may not necessarily sell on the weekend as they come in from outside the city to sell their inventory. There is plenty of fresh products available for sale and you could get a good deal as there are far fewer tourists that visit.
What are the opening times?
Chatuchak Flower Market is open from 7am to 6pm every Wednesday and Thursday. To get the best out of the market, arrive at around 9am as all of the stalls will be open and the freshest produce will still be readily available. In addition to this, you will be able to miss the afternoon rush of people and have a look around before it gets hot during the midday.
This is the only occasion that the market is open during the week so if you can’t get there on the weekend you should definitely pay a visit.