Bangkok’s Famous Chatuchak Market Will Be Cashless by June This Year

The popular shopping destination is set to undergo a digital transformation.

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By June this year, visitors to the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market will find that it has undergone a digital transformation.

The largest and most diverse market in Thailand, boasting more than 15,000 stalls, looks set to become a cashless commercial area.

Occupying 110,000 square meters in the north-end of Bangkok, Chatuchak is also one of the world’s largest weekend markets, attracting thousands of locals and tourists to its grounds.

According to the State Railway of Thailand (SRT), visitors will be able to pay for items by using a single card or by Quick Response (QR) code on their phones.

These new initiatives will complement the Chatuchak Guide mobile app, a virtual directory which lists the stalls according to category and ratings for a more user-friendly shopping experience.

Overall, SRT plans to invest more than US$3 million on developing the weekend market, starting with the introduction of automated parking lots which will be able to hold 100 cars each, as well as air-conditioned toilets.

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