Chatuchak Weekend Market is the biggest outdoor market in Thailand. There are 15,000 stalls selling almost everything you want such as clothing, shoes, handbags, plants, pets, kitchen utensils, and so on. The market is open fully on weekend; only some parts of the market are open on weekday. This market is popular for both tourists and locals.
Asiatique The Riverfront is a riverside shopping center. It is a great chill out place where people usually go in the late afternoon or evening. There are restaurants, coffee café, and shops selling designed products.
If you are a tourist planning to go shopping at Chatuchak in the morning, and then go to have dinner at Asiatique later and want to know how to get from Chatuchak to Asiatique, this blog post could help you.
Chatuchak connects with BTS Skytrain and MRT Subway, while Asiatique does not connect with any rapid transit system. So, taxi might be the preferred choice especially if you come in group. But if you want to avoid the traffic jams I recommend you to take BTS Skytrain and then take a boat.
From Chatuchak to Asiatique, you can take BTS Skytrain from Mochit Station to Saphan Taksin BTS station (you have to change the line at Siam Station). Then, you can take Asiatique’s service boat at Sathorn Pier, which connects with Saphan Taksin BTS station. The service is available from 16.00-23.30 at no cost. With this option, you have a chance to enjoy the nice river view on the way to Asiatique.