Chatuchak Weekend Market owes its origin to Field Marshal Phibulsongkram, the late prime minister of Thailand (1938-1944, 1948-1957), who came up with the idea of setting up a flee Market in every town. As a result, the first flee market in Bangkok was held at Sanam Luang and was called Sanam Luang flee Market. However, there was time when the place was needed for other special functions and the flee market was then relocated to Saranrom Palace and settled there for 8 years. After that, it was moved again to Sanam Chai. But because of the limited space, it had to be moved back to Sanam Luang. In the same year, the government issued a policy to turn Sanam Luang into be the venue to celebrate 200-year-anniversary of Bangkok, which would be held in 1982. Thus, it was decided that the flee market would be held at the Phaholyothin area from then on amd it is later name Chattuchak Weeked Market after the nearby park under the same name.
Now, Chatuchak Weekend Market expand to Chatuchak 2 at Minburi District.