The MRT Chatuchak Station is an interconnect station between the skytrain and subway system in Bangkok. This is where it meets the BTS Mo Chit Station in the Chatuchak area. The area is well known and very busy on weekends as it is also the crossover point for the Mo Chit Bus Terminal in Bangkok. These busses run to central and Southern Thailand. There is also the Chatuchak Weekend Market which is huge and busy.
There are a number of tourist attractions in this area as there is the Chatuchuck Park also known as the JJ Market, Queen Sirikit Park and also the Metro Mall. You could spend a day in the market and the park while on holiday much like everyone else. Being close to the BTS and MRT means you only need to have a hotel close to one of these services while in Thailand.
Hotels near the MRT:
Dining & Restaurants:
- Room 253 – only open on the weekends the resturant has a reputation for serving some of the best Italian and Thai food on the market.
- Jad Jan – if you have never tasted Isaan food and true spicy Thai food then you should try this restaurant. This resturant is only open on weekends.
- Din Pao Naem Nueng – looking for a blend of both Isaan and Vietnamese food then try this restaurant. Only open on weekends it is well known in the area.
Shopping at Chatuchak:
- Chatuchak Weekend Market – the largest open air market in Thailand taking in millions of tourists each year. Opening at 6 in the morning and closing again at 6 the market sells everything from tropical fish to furniture and everything you could possibly think of.
- Metro Mall – this is a small mall near JJ Market with over 20 stores. Its air-conditioned but has a smaller selection of items. There is a spa, massage and Thai handicrafts and other brick and brack for sale in the mall. The Metro Mall is open daily from 9 in the morning until 9 at night.
- Queen Sirikit Park – this is another public park in the area opened in 1992 to celebrate the 60th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. The park also has a Children’s Discovery Museum with exhibitions.