VINTAGE fans rejoice! This issue, The BigChilli is dropping in on another must-visit where all vintage treasure lies.
Operated by the people behind the Sri Nakarin and Ratchadaphisek Train Market, one can be certain that this location is sure to draw numerous respectable shops and products.
Dwarfed by next door’s Chatuchak weekend market, The Camp won’t tire you out walking from end to end. But, as Shakespeare observed, “though she be but little, she is fierce”.
Strolling into the market, lined both sides are small shops showing off their goods. There’s something for everyone here from shops selling old vinyl records and record players, vintage furniture, home decor, rustic (possibly second hand) clothes, old cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles and big bikes shops. It is like a treasure hunting grounds for adults. The Camp sets itself apart with its commitment to keep everything on-theme.
The Camp’s management made sure to curate and personally approved all shops by the relevance of the products and decoration plans. So do not expect any cheap clothes, cheap shoes, cheap accessories or the things found at Chatuchak flea market here.
If one gets tired after a good few hours of treasure hunting, there are also an array of food stalls and restaurants to choose from including known street food names like Ari’s Summer Street and Paper Butter Burger and many more.
The Camp opens Tuesday to Thursday from 11am to 10pm, and Friday to Sunday from 11am to midnight and is closed on Mondays. The best time to visit, however, is from Friday to Sunday around sundown.
From the Kamphaeng Phet MRT Station, take Exit 1.
The Camp Flea Market. 460 Kamphaeng Phet 1 Alley, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900.