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Navigating Chatuchak market with kids

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Navigating Chatuchak market with kids

With 3 kids in tow what is the most painless way to navigate Chatuchak?

We would like to see mainly clothes ( kids and adults good quality) craft supplies, kids toys, home decoration.

Will get there early and have map but anyone know any sections they can recommend that we can just aim for?

Thanks!

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21. Re: Navigating Chatuchak market with kids

Chinatown area is pretty crowded too and would probably not be of much interest to your 5 or 10yo since there are many wholesale shops in the area.

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22. Re: Navigating Chatuchak market with kids

Our kids were 7 and 5 last year when we were in Bangkok and probably would have enjoyed Chinatown just because it's different. We also enjoyed the flower market which was a blaze of colour and we took some great photos.

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23. Re: Navigating Chatuchak market with kids

The Zoo and Vimanek would be far better for the young ones, more so the zoo. Chinatown can also get quite crowded particularly Sampeng Lane. OMG the crowd there left Jatujak Market for dead. You could barely move it was so grid locked with people. I vowed at the time never to go back there. Maybe it was because it was a weekend, I have never been back to check.

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24. Re: Navigating Chatuchak market with kids

Thanks for that. I figure there will be plenty of opportunity to buy things regardless of where we go!

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25. Re: Navigating Chatuchak market with kids

Bringing kids to Chatuchak is a big NO. It is just too crowded and hot. As mentioned, once you lost your kids, the chances of relocating them is virtually zero.

Chinatown with kids is do-able but you will need to be there very very early like 0730hrs to 0800hrs and leave before 1100hrs. Also, try to go on a weekday.

Do not wander too deep into the market, stay at the fringe or one block into the market maximum.

My personal preference is always Chinatown. Take a boat ride from Sapahn Taksin pier to Pier 5. The kids love the boat ride!

Edited: 11 May 2012, 10:39
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26. Re: Navigating Chatuchak market with kids

I may have found an alternative street market to JJ do able with kids.

Seems to have same or similar products to JJ market and at cheaper prices. Also not too difficult to get too via canal and next to Mall bang Kai that has play area for kids although not much info on how good this is.

www.thailandoutlook.tv/tan/ViewData.aspx…

Anyone been to Tawanna square / Market recently or mall bangkapi play area?

It seems the mall does not have any of the big anchor stores.

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27. Re: Navigating Chatuchak market with kids

Couldn't most of the stuff this lady require also be purchased at MBK?

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28. Re: Navigating Chatuchak market with kids

Yes, although everywhere is crowded so it complicates matters with kids in tow. MBK might well be the best place to start, and if the kIds get lost the guards will help, plus Its cool.

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29. Re: Navigating Chatuchak market with kids

That's what I thought - we intend to head to MBK in July with our two littlies - thought it would be ok with air con, probably less crowded than JJ and has separate floors with food on.

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