Sunday, 13 September 2009
Bangkok Chatuchak market offers a variety of products such as household goods, clothing, Thai handicrafts, religious artifacts, collectibles, food and live animals.
Bangkok Chatuchak Weekend Market is the largest market in Thailand, the world's largest and most often that JJ, for more than 35 hectares (containing 1.13 kilometers ²) and more than 5,000 jobs. It is estimated that [the market between 200,000 and 300,000 unique visitors per day, most vacancies are only on Saturdays and Sundays.
Chatuchak Market has its origin in Plaek quart Phibulsongkram, former Prime Minister of Thailand (1938-1944, 1948-1957), conceived the idea of a flea market in each city. Due to the flea market first Bangkok Sanam Luang and was considered the flea market Sanam Luang.
However, there were times when the site was needed for other special functions and the flea market was then transferred Saranrom Palace, and then to 8 years. Then it was again postponed Sanam Chai. But for reasons of space, had to return to Sanam Luang postponed. In the same year the government announced a policy of Sanam Luang into a public park for citizens of Bangkok and is the place to celebrate 200 years anniversary of Bangkok in 1982 instead. It was decided that the market is in the range Phahonyothin then held and later named after the park near the Chatuchak Market with the same name.
In recent years, the market has considerable respect among environmentalists and the World Wildlife Fund won, Chatuchak has become known as a center for illegal trade in endangered species. This activity has decreased over the world "on CNN in Peril" series. Despite the publicity, the Thai law is rarely able to follow a course of action to prevent illicit trade.
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