Chang Chui Market is Bangkok’s biggest revelation this year. It is the city’s newest hang out, spanning over 11 rai in Thonburi where visitors can find artistic creativity and authentic original shops. The market has everything from art gallery, theatre, creative space, museum, speciality restaurants and cafés. The brain child of Somchai Songwattana, CEO of Flynow, the unique space promotes and sells the works of young artists and designers.
This destination market and hipster paradise consists of 18 separate buildings. The ensemble is a retro paradise which takes inspiration from traditional Chinese shops contrasting with modern accents. The architecture is eclectic and unique, adding to the charm of Chang Chui Market. This sharp contrast explains how the market lives up to its name in Thai, “the careless artisan”. The most eye catching feature is undoubtedly the defunct airplane in the middle of the space. The buzz around town is that it will become a high-end restaurant set to open in September 2017.
While the airplane certainly stands out, there is also a multitude of artistic and musical to discover. It is a true vintage-hipster walking market, ideal for anyone who enjoys taking pictures and listening to music. The distinctive architecture, sculptures and art installations are all worth capturing on camera. There is also live music which adds to the relaxing atmosphere of the market. Indeed music lovers will marvel over the vintage vinyl and local bands performing live several times a week. Just check the schedules and updates on the market’s website.
Chang Chui Market is above all a shopping destination, so one cannot leave with empty hands! It is the perfect spot to explore and seek out that unique souvenir from Bangkok. A number of shops offer exclusive gifts and souvenirs, as well as a huge range of exclusive handmade products. Visitors will not find these singular pieces anywhere else in Bangkok or the rest of Thailand; they are truly unique. After shopping comes food! Don’t miss out on the amazing food offering from food trucks, stalls and standalone restaurants.
Chang Chui Market offers a new and vibrant place to visit in Bangkok, perfect for a memorable moment with family and friends. You can sleep, work, sit, read, find inspiration or just enjoy being in the space. Just ask our concierge for directions.