This is a place where younger locals from all over Bangkok like to go on weekends. During our visit, tourists were seriously missing out this place, so if you want to feel local culture on shopping and hang out style, visiting this market is really worth it.
Chatuchak Green (JJ Green) is located on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road only 100 meters from Chatuchak Weekend Market, and is easily accessible as it’s only about 200 meters from BTS SkyTrain and MRT (Metro) stations.
The market has a total area of 21 rai, divided into 3 zones - Shop in the park, Green Food Park and Restaurant in the park.
The items sold here are a good mix of new and used. There is a big area for selling old vintage style goods and second-hand stuff.
At JJ Green market you can find antique cameras..
However, you will find hundreds of stands selling various trendy goods such as phone cases, clothing, handbags, home decorations, accessories, and sunglasses.
The prices here are normally lower than in other Bangkok's markets so there’s no need to bargain a lot.
There are many stalls selling food and Thai snacks around the market.
In the middle of JJ Green market, there is a Food Court where you will find a lot of food options from Som Tam, Noodle Soups, Hamburgers, Ice Cream to Japanese Takoyaki balls. The food is reasonably priced and delicious.
Some food stalls are really good to try although not many of them have English menus.
There are plenty of drink and ice cream shops as well.
We ate Spicy Grilled Pork Neck with rice and Tom Yum Noodle Soup that cost us only 50 baht for each dish and they were really delicious.
Around the market, you will see a large variety of bars and restaurants with an excellent atmosphere where you can enjoy live music and cheap beer.
There is also a stage for live music performances at the market.
Thursday - Sunday, from 6 pm to 1.30 am.
We left before midnight and the market was still very busy.
How to get there
BTS: Take the BTS SkyTrain to Mo Chit Station (N8) and take Exit No. 1.
MRT: Take MRT (Metro) to Chatuchak Park Station and take Exit No. 1 or 2.
Public Bus: Take Public Bus No. 26, 39, 59, 44, 28, 8, 104 or 524 and drop off at Chatuchak Park.
After droping off from BTS, MRT or Bus, you need to find the gate of Chatuchak Park and just walk through it on the trail to Kamphaeng Phet 3 Road.
Turn right and walk up the street for about 200 meters.
The market is located inside the park and you will notice a large ‘JJ Green Vintage’ sign at the entrance.
You just need to follow the crowds of locals and you'll get to this place.
Spend your day at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Chatuchak park, then head to Chatuchak Green night market to continue your shopping experience.