Explore Bangkok by MRT: Chatuchak Park

MRT (Metropolitan Rapid Transit) is Bangkok rapid transit system, which is known as subway. Currently MRT provides service only one line (Blue line) which has 18 stations between Hua Lamphong and Bang Sue.

Chatuchak Park MRT station is a station that is located on Phahon Yothin Road, near Chatuchak Park.

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What to see around Chatuchak Park MRT Station

This station is an interchange station. It connects with BTS Skytrain at ‘Mo Chit Station’. So, you can change from MRT Subway to BTS skytrain or vice versa at this station.

The most popular place in this area is Chatuchak Weekend Market. Many locals call it that JJ Market. It is the biggest outdoor market in Thailand. There are 15,000 stalls selling almost everything you ever want. You can expect to see clothing, shoes, handbags, hat, books, plants, home decoration items, and so on. Bargain is acceptable at this market. Well, if you intend to go to this market, I recommend you to get off at Kamphaeng Phet station instead; it is closer and after walking up from the subway, you are right in the middle of the market.

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Besides, there are shopping mall named JJ Mall and community mall named JJ Green in this area. The first one is perfect for escape from the heat when shopping in Chatuchak Weekend Market, while the second one becomes lively after sunset selling unique and vintage goods.

Bangkok Children’s Discovery Museum is also located in this area; just only 10-minute walk from the station.

Three big parks are located in this area. Chatuchak Park and Queen Sirikit Park are in walking distance from the station, while Vachirabenjatas Park (Suan Rot Fai) is a little bit far from the station. For me, from the station my preferred choice to go to Suan Rot Fai is metered-taxi. Besides, next to Suan Rot Fai park, there is a place where you can learn dhamma, Suan Mokkh Bangkok (or Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives).

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From the station, you can take a taxi to Mo Chit Bus Terminal, a northern and northeastern bus terminal.

Hope this information helps. Enjoy traveling Bangkok!

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