Buy: Knock-off Designer Duds, Street Food, Thai Massage
This sprawling open-air market, made up of 8,000 stalls covering 35-acres and often seeing over 200,000 visitors in a weekend, is a budget shopper’s paradise. Divided into 27 sections and reported to be the largest weekend market in the world, Chatuchak is just a 15-minute train ride from downtown Bangkok. Before you go, come to terms with the fact that you’ll probably only be able to comb through a small segment of the wares. But no matter; the booths you browse—with Thai iced tea in hand—will be jammed full of all the clothes, crafts, animals, furniture, knock-offs, and, of course, food that you can handle.