Bangkok Area Guide
Chatuchak (จตุจักร)
Chatuchak
Chatuchak
Chatuchak (จตุจักร), is a huge, outdoor, weekend market taking place in the area going by the same name. It is probably the largest market of this type in Thailand covering about 1.2 square kilometers. Also referred to as the Weekend Market or JJ Market by the locals, it is the trading place everything one can think of, ranging from souvenirs through handicraft to clothes, over antiques and reproductions without forgetting al kinds of food from different regions of the country. There are a total of over 9000 stalls displaying all kinds of goods, mirroring the wide range of artifacts available in Thailand. All main shipping companies are well represented, to allow an instant shipping to your home. The market can easily be reached by Skytrain (BTS) or Underground Train (MRT).
How to get there?
BTS Mo-Chit Station / MRT Chatuchak Station
Victory Monument 1. Victory Monument
The Victory Monument was constructed during the World War II to commemorate the heroism of soldiers, policemen and civilians who lost their lives in a dispute between Thailand and France on the border between Thailand and other Indochinese nations. The dispute ended with an agreement by the two parties following 59 casualties.
How to get there: The Victory Monument is located on the Phahonyothin Rd.. Take the BTS to the Victory Monument Station. Bus routes 12, 18, 24, 26, 29, 34, 39, 54, 59, 63
Hall of Railway Heritage 2. Hall of Railway Heritage
The Hall of Railway Heritage is a Sunday museum which is a must see to all who cherish the trains. Train models, steam engines and mini-trains are on display along with the story of the world' railway systems. The museum has a huge exhibition hall containing relics. The museum is maintained by the Thai Railfan Club.
How to get there: The Hall of Railway Heritage is located on the western side of Chatuchak Park adjacent to Kamphaeng Phe Rd.. Take the BTS to Chatuchak Station. Bus routes 96, 145, 517, 536
Contact: Tel: 0 2379 3601, 0 2379 3607
Opening Hours: Sat - Sun from 05.00 am. - 12 am.
Admission: Free
Queen Sirikit Park 3. Queen Sirikit Park
The Queen Sirikit Park was established 18 years ago to commemorate the 60th birthday anniversary of HM the Queen. The hinge park covers an area of 120,000 square meters. The initial intention was to make it look like a plantation mirroring the diversity of plants which can be seen in the forests. The park is also a botanical garden, where you can see more than 2,000 kinds of Thai and foreign plants. The nickname of the park is "Little Forest in a Big City". It is full of ponds, pavilions, fresh breezes, and quiet birdsongs.

It is a perfect place to escape from Bangkok's constant traffic chaos. It's also an interesting place for leisurely strolls providing plenty of photo opportunities. Nearby attractions include Chatuchak Park (Suan Chatuchak) and Rotfai Park (Suan Rotfai).

This "Little Forest in a Big City" is nothing short of an oasis of ponds, pavilions, fresh breezes, and gentle birdsong. It is a perfect escape from Bangkok's never-ending bustle, a place for leisurely strolls and photos with friends and loved ones. It is also right next to Chatuchak Park (Suan Chatuchak) and Rotfai Park (Suan Rotfai).

How to get there: By Train: the park is easy to reach from the Mo Chit BTS station or the Chatuchak Park MRT station. From either of these stations, walk along Kamphaeng Phet 3 Rd. to one of the park entrances.
Opening Hours: Daily
Railway Park 1. Railway Park (Suan Rot Fai Park)
Former State Railway of Thailand golf course and now a park that covers 60 hectares (375 rai). The park features bird life and is a popular bird watching ground. Bangkok's Butterfly Garden and Insectariums is located here. There are football fields, a shaded asphalt track for jogging, walking, skating or bike riding. Bring your own bike or hire one for a small fee. There's also a well-built children's playground with swings, small slide and rocking animals. An excellent pool has a shallow end for small children, and is very clean and supervised.
How to get there: Located on Phaholyothin Rd. next to Chatuchak Park. It may not be easy to find first time. Take the BTS to Mo Chit Station or Take the MRT to Chatuchak Park. Bus routes 3, 96, 517. Parking available.
Opening Hours: Daily from 04.30 am. - 09.00 pm.
Chatuchak Park 2. Chatuchak Park
The park visitors can jog or stroll on the shady tracks line or just appreciate the beauty of nature in Thai Literature Garden and Herb Garden. They can also stop to view lovely fish at the Fish Watching Bridges over the pond or row a boat in a pond located in the middle of the park. Additionally, they can exercise at fitness stations provided in Health Plaza, built in commemoration of the Crown Princess's 3rd Cycle Birthday.
How to get there:
- By Bus: From Phahonyothin Rd. Bus routes: 3, 8, 12, 26, 28, 34, 39, 44, 59, 63, 77, 90, 96, 104, 112, 134, 136, 138;
Air-con Bus routes: 22, 3, 9, 10, 13, 23, 26, 29, 34, 38, 39, 59, 63, 77, 134, 138, 145
- By Train: BTS Mo-Chit Station / MRT Chatuchak Station
Opening Hours: Daily from 04.30 am. - 09.00 pm.
Admission: Free
Channel 7 Stadium Channel 7 Stadium
These fights are often shown on TV! Bouts take place Sundays 01.45 pm. on wards and every third Wednesday of the month from 12.00 pm. onwards. Behind The Old Northern Bus Terminal (Morchit) Opposit Chatuchak.
How to get there: BTS Mo-Chit Station and take the taxi
Contact: Tel: 0 2272 0201
Fight Schedules: Sundays from 01.45 pm. & Third Wednesday of each month starting at 12.00 pm.
Admission: Free
Ptt-Motorsportsland Ptt-Motorsportsland
PTT Motorsports Land is a well established and well known go karting track in Bangkok. Located on Soi Pahanyothin (close up Chang Building). Who like about speed, they have rental kart for you(4 cycle). Yearly memberships are available for 500 THB allowing a discount each time you visit this go karting track in Bangkok.
How to get there: Take the BTS to Mo Chit Station / MRT to Phahanyothin Station
Contact: Tel: 0 2939 3663; Fax: 0 2939 3773
Opening Hours: Daily from 01.00 pm. - 09.00 pm.
Admission: 200 baht for children and 350 baht for Adult (Price are subject to change)
Han Jao Nua Restaurant 1. Han Jao Nua Restaurant
Han Jao Nua Restaurant located at the Union Mall serves the well-cooked instant northern foods for take-home orders which are really convenient for the customers who are in a rush traveling around and those who have not enough time to cook dinner during working day. In addition, at Han Jao Nua Restaurant, freshness and cleanliness are heart of the matter. Many food ingredients are brought from the original place of Chiang Mai and Lamphun, to preserve their original taste of the food.
How to get there: Take MRT to Phaholyothin Station
Contact: Tel: 0 2722 3178
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 09.00 pm.
Pad Thai Ari 2. Pad Thai Ari
Pad Thai Ari is well-hidden restaurant-shop which is literally at the corner past the BTS station stairwell. Look for sign written in Thai with the figure of a prawn. All the dishes served there are different kinds of Pad Thai - Thailand’s most famous dish. You can choose different noodles like glass noodles, rice noodles, small or big shrimp. The menus are available in Thai and in English.
How to get there: Take MRT to Phaholyothin Station
Contact: Tel: 0 2722 3178
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 09.00 pm.
Chatuchak Cafe International Chatuchak Cafe International
Chatuchak Cafe Internationals offers all kinds of international cuisine. The coffee shop offers 24-hour service, with a menu that highlights International and Asian favorites, served in casual and comfortable surroundings
How to get there: Take MRT to Phaholyothin Station. Restaurant located on Sofitel Centara Hotel, Phaholyothin Rd.
Contact: Tel: 0 2541 1234
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 12.00 am.
Sang Kung Korean Restaurant Sang Kung Korean Restaurant
Sang Kung Korean Restaurant is a family-run eatery offering original Korean food.

How to get there: The restaurant is located at the 1873/13-14 Phaholyothin Rd., Chatuchak. Take the MRT to Phaholyothin Station
Contact: Tel: 0 2513 7680, 08 1332 1260
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 10.00 pm.
SPA i am 1. Spa I Am
Spa I am offers a rich set of treatments and remedies to stimulate body, mind and soul. It's a good place to experience traditional Thai massage with use of natural herbs. Their personalized consultants will recommend you the services and packages adjusted to your need. They will also assist you with information about any products used for each treatment to make sure you get the best out of your visit.
How to get there: The spa is located at 8 Ladprao Soi 18, Ladprao Rd., Ladyao, Chatuchak. Take the MRT to the Lad Prao Station and take a taxi from there.
Contact: Tel: 0 2938 4888, 0 2938 4885
Opening Hours: Daily
The Orientist Spa 2. The Orientist Spa
The Orientist Spa is yet another good place to relieve from stress and relax in the warm atmosphere. Come and be pampered by their experienced and friendly staff.
How to get there: The spa is located at the 182 Tawanrung Village Soi 7, LadPrao 64 Yak 4 Rd., Wangthonglang. Take the MRT to Suttisan Station and take a taxi from there (2km).
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 10.00 pm.
Contact: Tel: 0 2513 7605; Fax: 0 2513 7604
Leelawadee Spa 3. Leelawadee Spa
Leelawadee Spa is a well-established massage center in the Chatuchak area. Their flagship services include, but are not limited to Rattanakosin Thai Massage, Ayothaya Thai Massage, Leelawadee Thai Massage, Traditional Thai Massage.
How to get there: The Leelawadeespa is located on 89/462 Summakorn Soi 2, Thedsabansongkor Rd., Ladyoa, Chatuchak. Take a taxi
Contact: Tel: 0 2550 5003 to 4
SPA Cenvaree SPA Cenvaree
Every treatment at Spa Cenvaree begins with water cleansing and aroma breathing. All body therapies are adapted individually to customer's needs. All massages are designed to restore, replenish and renew the body, soul and mind.
How to get there: SPA Cenvaree is located at the Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok, 1695 Phaholyothin Rd., Chatuchak.
Take the MRT to Phaholyothin Station
Contact: Tel: 0 2541 1234
Opening Hours: Daily
Dr Orawan Holistic Institute 1988 Dr Orawan Holistic Institute 1988
Dr Orawan Holistic Institute is providing medical services relating to skin conditions, anti-aging medicine and laser cosmetic surgery. Only the most modern equipment operated by the experienced professionals is used in the centre.
How to get there: Dr Orawan Holistic Institute 1988 is located at the Siam Commercial Bank Park Plaza West, Building 2, Chatuchak
Contact: Tel: 0 2937 5455, 0 2937 5520
Opening Hours: Daily
SPA i am Lucky One Thai Massage
Lucky One Thai Massage offers the best speciality massage provided by well-trained and experienced staff. The staff consists of beautiful, friendly and charming ladies who speak English.

How to get there: Located on Phaholyothin Rd., Chatuchak, however, they provide services in your room.
Contact: Tel: 0 2615 2500
Opening Hours: Daily 24 hours
JJ Mall 1. JJ Mall
JJ Mall is a huge air-conditioned shopping centre located in the heart of Chatuchak district. The shopping complex is located next to the Chatuchack Market. All shop zones have been interlinked to ensure that pleasurable experience for shoppers. The offered products comprise of: crafts, leather, OTOP, clothing, shoes, bags, cosmetics, home furniture jewelry etc.
How to get there: MRT Subway to Chatuchak Park Station / Kanphaeng phet Station / Taxi / Bus routes: 3, 26, 29, 34, 39, 59, 63, 96, 112, 134
Contact: Tel: 0 2618 3333; Fax: 0 2618 4740
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Union Mall 2. Union Mall
Union Mall is the northern's Bangkok shopping centre. The mall has eight floors with a total of 150 000 sqm of space. Furthermore, it houses some 1240 booths, shops and entertainment services, an international food court, a selection of fast food chains, entertainment areas, tutorial schools, a fitness centre, and a supermarket.

How to get there: MRT Subway to Phahon Yothin Station / Taxi / Bus routes : 96, 145, 502, 517
Opening Hours: Daily from 11.00 am. - 09.00 pm.
Chatuchak Weekend Market Chatuchak Weekend Market
Chatuchak Weekend Market is a big, outdoor, outdoor market where trade is taking place on weekends. It is probably the largest market of this kind in Thailand. The market is covering the area of about 1.2 square kilometers. Alternative names more common among the locals are Weekend Market or JJ Market. Chatuchak Market is the trading place for everything one can think of, ranging from souvenirs through handicraft to clothes, over antiques and reproductions of pretty much everything. Vendors have not forgotten about all kinds of food from different regions of Thailand.
The market comprises of over 9000 stalls displaying all types of goods, showing the wide selection of artifacts available in the Kingdom. All main shipping companies have their establishments here so you can shop till you drop and have your goods sent home.

How to get there: BTS Sky Train to Mo-Chit Station MRT Subway Train to Chatuchak Park Station / Kampheang phet Station / Taxi / Bus routes 3, 26, 29, 34, 39, 59, 63, 96, 112, 134
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 am. - 07.00 pm.
Cha-bar Pub 1. Cha-bar Pub
Cha-Bar Pub offers live music and music mixed by a DJ. “Petty Sunday” show confusingly takes place on every Friday night. The pub is located nearby the Chatuchak market. Take the MRT to Kampangphet Station (Exit 1)

How to get there: Take the MRT to Kampangphet Station (Exit 1)
Contact: Tel: 0 2619 2682
Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
El nin Yo 2. El nin Yo
Interior of this venue looks like it’s permanently under construction. Music played by a DJ, contemporary dance shows and ladyboy cabaret show fulfills the picture.

How to get there: Location nearby Chatuchak market and MRT Kampangphet Station (Exit 1).
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 pm. - 01.30 am.
GZ One (formerly Seven Night Pub) 3. GZ One (formerly Seven Night Pub)
If modern interiors and live music interrupted by DJ’s mixes are your thing, GZ One is a place to be for you. The venue is located near Or Tor Kor market.

How to get there: Take the MRT to Kampangphet Station (Exit 1).
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 pm. - 02.00 am.
Contact: Tel: 0 2619 2619