Bangkok’s famous Chatuchak market to reopen this weekend

The Chatuchak weekend market, popular with both Thai and foreign tourists, will reopen this weekend, but visitors will be required to observe physical distancing and wear face masks.

Mrs. Walaya Wattanarat, deputy permanent secretary of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), said this weekend the market will be open from 5am to 6pm, for shops selling everything from garments, souvenirs, shoes and decorative items, to food, snacks, second hand items, ceramics and more.

She said that City Hall is providing standard preventive measures, such as temperature screening at all entrances, sanitizer gel for all visitors and physical distance markings, adding that the public toilets will be cleansed every two hours.

Regarding food stalls, Mrs. Walaya said the BMA is emphasizing takeaway services, but stalls with seating are required to separate diners by at least 1.5 metres.

Stalls selling garments, shoes, bags and other similar items must limit the number of customers to five at a time, or ten for larger stalls.


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