Must-Go Night Markets in Bangkok 2020
Updated: January 2020
One of the “Must-Go” in Bangkok is definitely to visit Night Markets (Shopping) as listed in my 15 Must-Go & Do in Bangkok. The energy and vibe of night markets in Bangkok are just so different and you really got to experience it for yourself! Night markets of all sorts are available. You can choose to go to those near your hotels or those that are themed, like vintage ones. There will definitely be one that will suit you.
There are many night markets around, both permanent and pop-up. We updated this list in January 2020 and segmented them so that you can better decide which to visit. You might also want to check out this post to save even more money!
*Note: We have removed Siam Square, Saphan Phut Night Market, Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchadaphisek, Talad Rot Fai Kaset-Nawamin and Artbox due to closure reasons.*
If I can only visit one mega-night market in Bangkok, this will be it.
Where > BTS – Udom Suk (transfer via taxi)
Operating Hours > Thursday to Sunday, 1700 – 0100 hrs
Talad Rot Fai Ratchada
If you are lazy to travel far and have a tight schedule, this is a good option to visit. Read more…
Where > MRT – Thailand Cultural Center (Exit 3)
Operating Hours > Daily, 1700 – 0100 hrs
ArtBox Bangkok is the latest kind of Night Market to hit Bangkok! The concept is indeed very special and unique to Bangkok. Instead of the usual tentages, this night market uses containers and the vibe here is totally different from the other night markets. Over here, they are many stalls operated by young entrepreneurs and of course, it also attracts the younger crowd. Don’t be surprised to see them taking lots of photos, selfies and wefies.
Artbox finally got their permanent home after running around different locations for several years. They are now settled at Chuvit Gardens, Sukhumvit Soi 10, just next to Nana BTS Station. From Nana BTS Station, go through Exit 3 on the sheltered overhead bridge and you will arrive at Artbox in less than 3mins.
Where > Chuvit Gardens, Sukhumvit Soi 10 (Next to Nana BTS Station)
Operating Hours > 1700 – 2400 hrs
A new night market just opened in the popular district of Pratunam! Talad Neon is located beside The Palladium / Berkeley Hotel, opposite of the famous Kaiton Chicken Rice and diagonally opposite Novotel Platinum Hotel / The Platinum Fashion Mall
Talad Neon is now open daily in the evening from (4pm – 12am). With its location, I’m very sure it will be one of the most popular night markets in Bangkok soon. Read more…
Where > Pratunam (via taxi)
Operating Hours > Daily, 1600 – 2400 hrs (as of Oct 2017)
Pratunam is the most well-known shopping district in Bangkok and hence you can find many hotels and street food around here for your convenience.
If Talad Neon is insufficient, no worries because you can more street vendors outside The Palladium, Watergate Pavilion and Baiyoke areas. Read more…
Where > Pratunam (via taxi)
Operating Hours > Tuesday to Sunday, 1900 – 2300 hrs
Asiatique is currently the most popular night market in Bangkok which every tourist will visit at least once. It’s like a night version of Chatuchak Weekend Market but much more spacious, airy and beautiful, making shopping here a breeze. Other than hitting the shops, don’t miss out The Calypso Show or Muay Thai Live! It’s a good place to chill over some food and beer by the river. The best way to come here without the jams is to take the free shuttle boat from BTS Saphan Taksin. You can take this chance to experience taking a boat along the Chao Phraya River too! Read more…
Where > BTS – Saphan Taksin (Exit 2) and transfer via Asiatique Shuttle Boat
This is a hidden night market – Hua Mum Night Market! Be prepared to be the only non-local there because only locals around this area will know about this market. During our time there, I didn’t see any foreigners there though. There’s no English printing for this market but in Thai, it’s called “หัวมุม Market & More”. They are also located opposite The Walk Kaset-Nawamin. It’s not accessible via BTS but if you want to save on taxi fare, the nearest would be Lad Phrao station. Read more…
Where > Kaset-Nawamin Rd (via taxi)
Operating Hours > Daily, 1700 – 2400 hrs #8 Liab Duan Night Market
Liab Duan is another night market more popular with the locals because of the location. While it might not be accessible for tourists, fans of night markets still make their way here to check it out. You will expect the vibe and the variety of shops to be similar to that of Hua Mum Night Market. Although Liab Duan is open daily, do note that some shop owners may want to take a day off to rest on Monday. So if you intend to visit on Monday, do lower your expectations.
Where > Ramintra, Pradit Manutham Road
Operating Hours > Daily, 1700 – 0200 hrs
Many readers have asked if Chatuchak Weekend Market is open on Friday nights. Yes, it is open but my advice is to go down from 10pm onwards. Not the whole market is open as per what you see on weekends. The inner lanes (soi) are closed but the road where cars try to squeeze their way through, they are open. I prefer to call it Chatuchak Street Friday Night Market. Read more…
Where > BTS – Mo Chit or MRT Kamphaeng Phet / Chatuchak Park
Operating Hours > Friday, 2200 hrs – late
After the closure of JJ Green night market, the next nearest night market is The Camp Vintage Flea Market. If you are here on Friday night, you can actually visit The Camp Vintage Flea Market first before going over to Chatuchak Night Market after 10pm. It’s quite a small night market for you to explore and most locals come here for the food or just to chill.
Where > MRT Kamphaeng Phet station (Exit 1)
Operating Hours > Tuesday to Sunday, 1500 – 2400 hrs
Khao San is probably one of the most popular night markets which most would know. Khao San is a backpacker’s area with many budget hostels but it’s a very lively place. You will get to see lots of tourists just chilling and enjoying themselves.
Where > Khao San Road (via taxi)
Operating Hours > Daily, 1700 – 2400 hrs
Indy Market is relatively catered to the locals living around Thonburi area, so don’t expect to see any tourists here, at least for now. There are about 500 stalls selling fashion, craft and food. I won’t recommend you to travel all the way from Sukhumvit or Pratunam to just visit this market alone. Of course, if you have already visited all the other night markets which were recommended on AroiMakMak and want something different, feel free to visit Indy Market.
Where > Thanon Suk Sawat (via taxi)
Operating Hours > Daily, 1800 – 2400 hrs
The Knack Market is a unique pop-up night market which only opens on selected weekends (usually the last weekend of the month). It might not be as accessible as most night markets but it is worth checking out if you have already visited most of the popular night markets such as Artbox and Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin / Ratchada.
The Knack Market is located at The Jam Factory in the Khlong San district (beside Khong San Market and Millennium Hilton Hotel). The Knack Market is definitely worth checking out if you stay near the Riverside or have access to the Chao Phraya Express boats. To avoid the jams, you can cross the river via the shuttle boat at River City Shopping Complex.
Where > Khlong San Market
When > 1-2 February 2020, 1100 – 2100 hrs
TGIFest, The Garden of TFest is a new pop-up night market in Bangkok which opened in May. They are located at Fragrant Park, beside Sukhumvit Soi 36 and is accessible by BTS Thonglor. The current chapter of TGIFest will run till 17 July and we are unsure if it will be extended. The vibe here is quite similar to Artbox and you can also find many instagrammable food. Some of the vendors are similar to what you see in Artbox while some are new. Read more…
Where > TBC
When > TBC
This pretty much sums up the night markets that I recommend you to visit. There are actually more night markets such as Patpong in Silom (which marks up prices too much) and Siam Gypsy (which is a little far away from the city), hence they are not on this list. Anyway, I have a feeling the list here is already too long for a single trip!Time to book a hotel? Where To Stay in Bangkok?
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7 Best Night Markets In Bangkok You Must Visit In 2021
When visiting Thailand’s capital, one of the top things to do is visit one of the many night markets in Bangkok. Enjoy plenty of shopping, food and drinks, the perfect ingredients for a good night out. There are many night markets in Bangkok but here are our top choices and the best food they have to offer.
The best night markets in Bangkok are:
1. Train Night Market Ratchada
The Train Night Market Ratchada, also known as Talad Rot Rai Ratchada, is our favourite night market in Bangkok. It’s highly likely that you’ve already seen pictures of this Bangkok night market’s colourful tents, as they’ve gone viral on social media and featured on many top things to do in Bangkok lists. Train Night Market Ratchada originated in an abandoned railway station in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district and although the original market has since closed down, the owners have opened other branches throughout the city. The most popular ones are the Train Night Market at Ratchada and the Train Night market at Srinakarin.
The iconic, colourful tents of Ratchada Train Market, the most popular Night Market in Bangkok
Train Night Market Ratchada, which the most popular night market in Bangkok, is divided into three large zones for food (which we like the most), shopping and drinking. The food zone is huge and has everything from local Thai restaurants and street food to international favourites like takoyaki, tender ribs and Cajun-style seafood buckets. With an extensive variety of street food carts and restaurants serving all the popular Thai dishes you can think of, Ratchada is most certainly a true foodie paradise!
Train Market Ratchada at Night, one of Bangkok’s most popular night markets
After you’ve eaten and shopped until you’ve dropped, head over to the bar zone where you’ll find cheap beers and cocktails, live bands and DJ’s. Many bars have rooftop areas where you can enjoy the view of the huge market and its colourful tents. For many Thai, visiting this popular night market in Bangkok is their way of having a night out and this local experience is something you must experience yourself when you’re in Bangkok.
Our favourite bars are:
– Frankfurt Bar which has live music bands playing all night
– Sorry I’m Gay and its DJ playing techno
– Popular and hip Dot Box.
For food, we recommend you to try the following restaurants in Train Market Ratchada:
– Cover yourself in tasty sauces with the delicious seafood buckets at the popularHoly Shrimp!
– Scrape the flesh of the spicy pork bone soup at Tiao Mae Klong
– Devour a 1-meter-long rib at Chef Tui Ranger
– Huge Lobster Tom Yum at Diaw Goong Rot Fai Restaurant
– Eat until you drop at Train Market’s large food zone.
Finger-food like this seafood bucket can be easily found at Ratchada Night Market in Bangkok.
How to get to the Ratchada Train Night Market?
Train night market Ratchada’s central location makes it easy to reach. The nearest public transport is the Thailand Cultural Centre MRT, which is located directly next to the market.
General information about Ratchada Train Night Market
Train night market Ratchada is good for food and drinking.
Opening times: Tue-Sun 17:30 – 00:30.
Location: Google Maps
More detailed information can be found in our in-depth article about Ratchada Train Night Market.
2. Train Night Market Srinakarin
As said, the train night market has multiple locations spread throughout the city. The most popular ones being Ratchada and Srinakarin. Train Night Market Srinakarin is a bit different from Train Night Market Ratchada. Although Train Night Market Srinakarin has lesser bar and food options than its counterpart, the shopping at the Srinakarin branch is much, much bigger. Especially if you’re looking for vintage goods, Train Night Market Srinakarin is a much better option as it has an enormous vintage section in abandoned warehouses in the back.
Train Market at Srinakarin, right before the dark.
Because this night market is much larger than the Train Night Market at Ratchada, the market has much more of a laid-back atmosphere and is not overly crowded. Especially when you wander around the Warehouse Zone, you can really take your time exploring all these unique shops selling all sorts of vintage goods, from vinyl to vintage toys and from clothes to even antiques. The shop owners know that their goods attract people who not necessarily buying their stuff, meaning that they are not pushy at all and that creates a super-relaxed vibe.
Shops like these, that sell all sorts of vintage goods, can be found at the Warehouse Zone.
Although there are not as many bars at this night market compared to the Train Night Market in Ratchada, there is a section at the front of the market where you find several unique bars which include Thai live music and cheap drinks. Comparing both night markets, Ratchada and Srinakarin, is a bit of a waste as both have their unique selling points and both will most definitely give you an excellent night out!
The bar area in the front of the night market where you will find cheap drinks and live music.
How to get to Srinakarin Train Night Market?
There’s no nearby BTS or MRT station, the closest is Onnut BTS which usually is still a 20-minute drive from the market. Keep in mind that there is a daily traffic jam between 17:00 and 19:00. Also, due to the construction of a new BTS-line, the road that takes you to this train market is always jam-packed. In the near future, you will be able to access the Srinakarin Train Night Market by public transport, but as for now, you have to accept the fact that it will take you a bit longer in order to get there. But, as this night market is less busy and offers a huge variety of vintage goods and plenty of food, it is well worth the extra travelling time.
General information about Srinakarin Train Night Market
Train night market Srinakarin is good for food, (vintage) shopping and drinking.
Opening times: Thurs – Sun: 5:30 – 00:30.
Location: Google Maps
More detailed information can be found in our in-depth article about Srinakarin Train Night Market.
3. Chang Chui Plane Night Market
Opened in 2017, Chang Chui Plane Night Market quickly gained a lot of attention due to its unique concept and large, eye-catching plane in the middle of the market. Chang Chui’s emphasis is on art, with many local artists showcasing their fascinating work, which is all made from reused materials. Among them, you’ll find uniquely-decorated restaurants and shops, as well as cool skull sculptures.
Chang Cui Plane Market
The market features a gallery, vintage cinema, trendy shops and cafés, bars and many foods and restaurant options. If you dare, there’s even a fine dining restaurant that serves insects! Compared to other night markets in Bangkok, Chang Chui is more upmarket and attracts a young bohemian crowd, making it one of our favourite night markets in Bangkok. Chang Chui is divided into two zones, an alcohol-free ‘green zone’ which is open from 11:00 till 21:00 and a ‘night zone’ which is open from 16:00 till 23:30. The night zone features craft beer bars, live music venues and late-night shops with cheap drinks.
For food, we recommend you to try the following famous restaurants in Chang Chui Plane Night Market:
– Eat some creepy crawlers at upmarket restaurant Insects in the Backyard.
How to get to Chang Chui Plane Night Market?
There is no nearby BTS or MRT station. The closest MRT Station is Bang Son MRT, which is still a 10 – 15-minute drive with a taxi.
General information about Chang Chui Plane Night Market
Chang Chui Plane Night Market is good for art lovers, food, drinking and shopping.
Opening times: Thurs – Tue: 11:00 – 23:00.
Location: Google Maps
4. Chinatown at night
Chinatown at night, with insane amounts of food
Another favourite night market in Bangkok is Chinatown. After 6 pm, when food carts are allowed to open, this famous district transforms in a foodie haven. On the main road, you’ll find new dishes to explore every few meters as well as famous restaurants. Chinatown will definitely tickle your senses with its smells, fiery woks, bustling crowds and neon lights. After you’ve eaten your fill, head to nearby Soi Nana for some drinks. Soi Nana is home to some hip bars, popular among trendy Thai locals. Our favourite bars at Soi Nana are gin bar Teens of Thailand, cocktail bar Asia Today and rooftop bar Wallflowers Upstairs.
There is an abundance of (street) food in Chinatown, so make sure you visit this night market with an empty stomach.
A common scene at Chinatown, with so much street food and amazing local restaurants.
For food, we recommend you to try the following famous restaurants in Chinatown:
– Splurge yourself in seafood atT&K Seafood, one of Bangkok’s most famous Seafood restaurants
– Try Thailand’s most famous Oyster Omelette at Nai Mong Hoi Thod
– Eat Bangkok’s most famous Fish- or Oyster Rice Soup at Siang Ki Khao Tom Pla
– Treat yourself with a Thai-Chinese dessert at the well-known street food cart Sweet Time or the popular dessert ship Aaii Waan Yen.
In our article aboutthe best food Chinatown Bangkok has to offer, we dive deeper into the unique dishes this amazing area has to offer. If you’re planning to visit Chinatown, reading this article and save some of these dishes you want to try later on is highly recommended. An impression of what food you can expect at Chinatown:
Famous, by Michelin-recommended fish noodles.
Chinese Doughnuts, ultimate Chinatown street food.
Widely-popular Penang curry which you eat on the street.
We also listed Chinatown in our in-depth article about Bangkok Street Food. This article is a long read that gives you all the information you need to explore Bangkok Street Food to the fullest.
How to get to Chinatown in Bangkok?
Chinatown is located not too far from Bangkok’s old town (Rattanakosin district) if you stay around there, it’s best to take a metered taxi directly. You can also take the MRT to MRT Station Wat Mangkon, a new MRT Station in the middle of Chinatown.
General information about Chinatown Bangkok
Chinatown is good for food, food, food and food!
Opening times: Tue-Sun 18:00 – 01:00 (most shops and restaurants are closed on Monday)
Location: Google Maps
5. Chatuchak Weekend Market on Friday Night
What many people don’t know is that Bangkok’s most famous market is open on Friday night as well. Chatuchak Market is the world’s largest weekend market with 15,000 stalls drawing 200,000 to 300,000 visitors each Saturday and Sunday. On Friday nights, limited shops are open on Chatuchak’s main road but everything on the Sois is closed. Visiting Chatuchak Weekend Market on Friday night is okay if you’re looking to avoid crowds but we prefer it in the daytime when the market has much more to offer and all the shops are open.
Shopping at Chatuchak Market at night
Also for food, Chatuchak’s famous food stalls are closed, if you visit on Saturday or Sunday you should try:
– Paella at funky lounge barViva 8
– Popular Honey Roasted Pork at Moo Yang Nam Peung
– The original Coconut Ice Cream at Coco JJ near Section 1
– The sweet Thai dessert Tub Tim Grob at popular Tub Tim Grob Shop
Famous Paella at Chatuchak Weekend Market
For more food recommendations, check out our article about what food you should not miss when you’re at Chatuchak Weekend Market.
How to get to Chatuchak Weekend and Night Market?
Mo Chit BTS and Chatuchak Park MRT station are located directly next to the market. Using public transport is by far the best and easiest way to get to Chatuchak Weekend Market as the road from Victory Monument all the way to Chatuchak (Mo Chit) is always busy due to construction work. Within a five-minute-walk from Mo Chit BTS and Chatuchak Park MRT, you’re at Chatuchak Weekend Market.
General information about Chatuchak Weekend and Night Market
Chatuchak Weekend Market is good for food and shopping.
Opening times: Fri 18:00 – 23:00, Sat & Sun 09:00 – 18:00
Location: Google Maps
6. Hua Mum Night Market
Another good night market in Bangkok is Hua Mum. This Bangkok night market is located just outside the city centre in Lat Phrao district and is a less touristy option. You can enjoy shopping, food and a few bars at Hua Hum Night Market, but the main draw is Stanee Mee Hoi seafood restaurant. Guys, don’t get too excited though, as the restaurant is famous for its male staff dancing around in women’s nightgowns and making “freaky” noises. So, what draws me to Hua Mum Night Market? We like the quiet feel and lack of crowds, which makes it easy to browse and enjoy the Insta-worthy food, shopping and everything else the market has to offer.
Cocktails at Hua Mum Night Market in Bangkok
How to get to Hua Mum Night Market?
There is no nearby BTS or MRT station. The closest is MRT Station is Lat Phrao MRT, which is still a 10 – 15-minute drive with a taxi.
General information about Hua Mum Night Market
Hua Mum Night Market is good for food and shopping.
Opening times: 17:00 – 01:00 Daily
Location: Google Maps
Unfortunately, this popular night market in Bangkok is closed permanently. In case they do find a new location, we will update this article immediately.
This movable pop-up container market is known for its local designer brands and creative food. You won’t find any knock-off stuff here and the vendors of this Bangkok night market really cater to the locals. Artbox is a bit more expensive than other Bangkok night markets but the products sold here are of better quality and the food is especially photogenic. They also have a live music stage where local bands perform, which is perfect for enjoying with a beer or cocktail. This Bangkok night market regularly changes the location and has something different to offer every time. Artbox Market at night, which attracts lots of local youngsters
Opening times: 16:00 – 00:00 Daily
Location: Google Maps
Overview of the best night markets in Bangkok
|Name of night market||Opening times||Location / Public Transport|
|Train Night Market Ratchada||17:30 – 00:30 (Closed on Monday)||Near Thailand Cultural Centre MRT Station
|Train Night Market Srinakarin
||17:30 – 00:30 (Thurs – Sun)||Srinakarin (no public transportation yet)
|Chang Chui Plane Night Market
||11:00 – 23:00 (Thurs – Tue)||Taling Chan (no public transportation|
|Chinatown at night||18:00 – 01:00 (Closed on Monday)
||Chinatown, Wat Mangkon MRT Station|
|Chatuchak Weekend Market||18:00 – 23:00 (Friday)||Chatuchak, Mo Chit BTS + Chatuchak Park MRT
|Hua Mum Night Market
||17:00 – 01:00 Daily||Lat Phrao (no public transportation)|
|Artbox Night Market||Permanently closed||Permanently closed|
There you have it, our list of the best night markets in Bangkok. We know there are many more night markets in Bangkok, but personally, we think these are the best ones. Night markets like Talad Neon, Patpong and Asiatique are, in our opinion, not worth a visit. Talad Neon, for instance, is known for its light installations (which are boring). To us, the art at Chang Chui Plane Night is much more special. Patpong is just downright sleazy and touristy and we don’t even consider Asiatique a market, just an over-hyped open-air shopping mall with chain restaurants and expensive goods. So, if you really want to visit an authentic Bangkok night market, head to one of the top night markets listed here. If you are looking for great food at these markets, make sure to download our food application TopTravelFoods. This app helps you easily find the most delicious dishes around you when you’re in Thailand. The app is available for both iOS and Android and is completely free.
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Night Markets in Bangkok – Best Bangkok Night Market 2020
There are many shopping options for your choice in Bangkok. For local shopping experience you should head to one of Bangkok Night Markets. Our favourite night markets in Bangkok are listed here.
Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin (Train Market Srinakarin)
Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin also known as Train Market is located at Srinakarin Soi 51, just behind Secon Square shopping mall in Bangkok. The biggest part of this market is open only on weekends.
Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin is mostly about retro and vintage. You can find vintage furniture, retro clothing and accessories, toys, classic cars and much more. Not all of the market is about vintage as you can find clothing, bags, electronics and other modern stuff here. There are also plenty of street food stalls at the market. Even if you’re not into vintage goods, the atmosphere of Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin makes it a place to visit in Bangkok.
Talad Rot Fai Ratchada (Train Night Market Ratchada)
Following the big success of the first Train Market (Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin), the new Train Market was opened in Bangkok’s Ratchada area which is more accessible. Talad Rot Fai Ratchada (Train Night Market Ratchada) can be found behind Esplanade Complex, next to MRT Metro Thai Cultural Center station.
Train Night Market Ratchada is smaller than the original, but this new night market boasts a similar retro and vintage atmosphere. The market offers antiques, second-hand toys and various retro accessories, as well as more general market type clothes, bags, shoes and electronics. Plenty of street food stalls and a row of bars can be found at Talad Rot Fai Ratchada. This Bangkok night market in 2019 quite significantly expanded due to the rising numbers of visitors.
Artbox Bangkok is a weekend night market in Bangkok, that was before open only on the first weekend of selected months. However, since 2019 this night market can be found in permanent location as in 2019 Artbox Bangkok started residing at Chuvit Park on Sukhumvit Road and is open daily. The most of the stalls in this market are housed in metal shipping containers making relocating easy but at least at the beginning of 2020 Artbox Bangkok should stay in their current location that is really easy to visit.
Artbox Bangkok is an unusual night market as it features stalls of local fashion brands, artworks and unique souvenirs (you won’t find all the usual tourist souvenirs here though), as well as food vendors and food trucks offering a wide variety of food. There is also a space for artists and live music from the local bands.
Talad Neon Night Market
Talad Neon Night Market is one of the newest additions to Bangkok’s night market scene. Opened in Pratunam district, which is a very popular location to stay for Bangkok visitors, Talad Neon Night Market is mostly focused on tourists and less on the local crowd.
Talad Neon Night Market has all the main attributes you would expect to find at night market in Thailand – plenty of street food, clothes and other goods on sale, as well as a number of places to grab a drink and chill out. However, Talad Neon really lacks authenticity and local feel that can be found elsewhere. However, Talad Neon Night Market might be a good alternative for getting an idea about Bangkok’s night markets on a weekday as most of the best night markets in Bangkok are open only on weekend nights.
Chatuchak Friday Night Market
Chatuchak Weekend Market is renowned as being one of the largest and most comprehensive weekend markets in the world. The market partially opens on Friday night when Chatuchak Friday Night Market takes place. At night, mainly wholesale clothing and fashion products are sold, so if you are into late night shopping for clothes, shoes, bags and accessories, you will definitely like Chatuchak at night.
Patpong Night Market
Patpong Night Market is one of the most famous night markets in Bangkok. The night market is located inside the oldest red light district in Bangkok – Patpong Red Light District. Patpong Night Market is surrounded by go-go bars and beer bars making the shopping experience here really exclusive.
Pratunam Night Market
Pratunam Night Market is one of the most popular night markets in Bangkok. Located in Thai capital’s famous shopping district Pratunam, the night market is one of the best places for souvenir and clothing shopping in Bangkok.
Even if the best place for souvenir and gift shopping in Bangkok is Chatuchak Weekend Market, on weekdays Pratunam Night Market is the place to go. Prices here are normally lower than you could find at Bangkok night markets or other shopping venues such as MBK Center, Platinum Fashion Mall.
Asiatique The Riverfront
Asiatique the Riverfront is an unusual night market in Bangkok which is very popular between tourists. Occupying a large complex of old warehouses on the bank of Chao Phraya River, Asiatique the Riverfront feels more like an open-air shopping mall than the real night market.
Palladium Night Market
Palladium Night Market is a small night market in Bangkok’s Pratunam district. Every night the night market takes place in front of The Palladium Shopping Mall which is located just across the street from Pratunam Market.
The proximity to Pratunam Market helps to keep prices at Palladium Night Market low and the biggest advantage of this night market is its compactness. If you’re not willing to spend few hours strolling in the labyrinth of Pratunam Market and just looking for a reasonably priced t-shirt, souvenir or electronics, Palladium Night Market is definitely the place to go in Pratunam area.
Sai Tai Mai Center Night Market
Sai Tai Mai Center Night Market is another night market in Bangkok that we would like to recommend for you if you’re looking for a new place to enjoy your nightlife while shopping, eating local delicacies or hanging out with friends at the bar.
Located next to SC Plaza shopping center which at the same time is Sai Tai Mai Bus Station also known as the new Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal, the night market is quite easily accessible from the central part of the city.
Best Bangkok Night Market 2020
So which one of these Bangkok night markets is the Best Bangkok Night Market 2020? Our favorite is by no means Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin. If you’re visiting Bangkok for a few days and your stay here includes the weekend, don’t be put off by the distance as this market has a really special atmosphere.
However, on a workday or during short stay in Bangkok Talad Rot Fai Ratchada Night Market is a good alternative to the original as it’s open every night and is easily accessed by public transportation. Ratchada Train Market is still the second best Bangkok night market 2020 even if it gets quite crowded and attracts many tourists. If you prefer more local shopping experience, on a weekday head to Sai Tai Mai Center Night Market.
JJ Green Market
JJ Green was a popular vintage night market in Bangkok located in a green park right next to the popular Chatuchak Weekend Market. Here you could find lots of good street food, mini-cafes, live music and endless rows of stalls offering various goods. Interesting buys here included vintage cameras, game consoles, toys, candies, home decor items, collector and various funky hand-made accessories.
Sadly, Chatuchak Green night market was closed permanently in September 2018. Some of JJ Green Market vendors in 2019 moved to the 4th floor of DD Mall which is located by Kamphaeng Phet MRT station nearby Chatuchak Weekend Market. If you’re looking for vintage goods that could be found at Chatuchak Green night market before, check what’s still on offer at DD Mall.
Year 2020 should bring new winds to the scene of Bangkok night markets as there are plans to reopen JJ Green Market in a new location in Nonthaburi.
Different Thai shopping experience awaits you in the markets of other types. Top 10 best places for local shopping in Bangkok are listed here: TOP 10 Best Markets in Bangkok.
Where to Stay in Bangkok?
What is the best area to stay in Bangkok if you are planning to visit the best night markets in Bangkok? Our recommendations for choosing the right area to stay in Bangkok can be found here: Where to Stay in Bangkok – Guide to Bangkok Best Areas.
Top 10 Night Markets in Bangkok
Visiting a Night Market in Bangkok is an absolute must-do while staying at the capital of Thailand. They are not only a social gathering place for locals and an important part of Thai culture, but also many of these night markets in Bangkok have now become real landmarks. Typical Thai street food, hipster & vintage markets, stylish clothes and handmade souvenirs as well as antiques – all that and many more highlights can be found in the markets of Bangkok city. The selection is huge and certainly, because of a limited amount of time, not all of these can be visited. So now you might ask yourself “which night market in Bangkok should I visit?” and where are the must-go markets?
In this travel guide we will show you a list of the best night markets of Bangkok and which are currently the most popular ones! Additionally, you will get plenty of useful information about how to get there, opening hours, best places for shopping and good food.Good to know!
When choosing a night market, you should plan before what you would like to experience. Besides the traditional street food markets, you will also find really cool vintage markets and modern night markets with fantastic restaurants and bars.
Simply incredible, but in Bangkok there are said to be over 40 night markets. A visit is one of the best things to do in Bangkok and absolutely worth it!
In general, the opening hours of these markets are from 5 pm to 1:00 am. Some night markets even close late in the early morning.
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Asiatique the Riverfront
As a kind of shopping mall and night market mix, the Asiatique the Riverfront has nothing in common with a typical local Thai market. The location was artificially created only in 2012 and the pier and warehouses were modelled after ancient times. Nevertheless, it doesn`t mean that a visit is not less recommendable! The rather modern Bangkok night market is beautifully located right on the river and with a walk along the promenade you can enjoy a magnificent ambience. Inside the night market you will find plenty of street food and more than 40 restaurants from all over the world. Also, this night market is a fantastic place for shopping, finding great clothes and of course the popular Thailand souvenirs. The landmark of the market is the giant Ferris wheel, which offers a great view over Bangkok city.
Tip: Instead of taking a taxi, it is advisable to go there by boat. Experiencing Bangkok from the waterside is indescribably impressive and should not be missed. More info about the Asiatique can be found here: Asiatique the Riverfront in Bangkok
- Opening times: The Asiatique opens its doors daily from 16:00 – 00:00 o’clock.
- How to get there: Skytrain (Silam Route) to Saphan Taksin Station and continue with the free shuttle boat to Asiatique the Riverfront.
Asiatique the RiverfrontChang Chui Plane Market
Those who love the extraordinary should definitely visit the Chang Chui night market. Here you can expect a lot of art, interesting galleries, retro design, vintage and hipster stuff but also some delicious street food places and very cool bars. A walk in the grounds will surprise you with huge sculptures and ingeniously creative stores made from recycled materials. The heart of the Chang Chui Plane Market and one of the best instagrammable places in Bangkok is an old aeroplane standing in the middle of the night market. It is a real eye-catcher and a great place for taking night markets pictures.
In the evening, the mainly young and stylish audience meets out in the Night zone, which serves delicious cocktails and various types of draft beer! Visitor don’t only come here for shopping – the unique location attracts the crowds and so you can spend a few pleasant hours just strolling around, eating good food and enjoying cool drinks.
Tip: Although this night market in Bangkok is also open on weekdays, we still recommend a visit at weekend from 18:00, since then all shops and bars are open.
- Hours: From Monday to Sunday 11:00 – 23:00 o´clock – closed on Wednesday!
- How to get there: The easiest way is to take a taxi to Chang Chui Plane Market. Another option is taking the bus 515 or bus 539.
Chang Chui Night MarketTrain Night Market Ratchada (New Red Fai Market)
The Train Night Market Ratchada is just as you would imagine a night market and a must-go in Bangkok. Lots of bustle and hustle through the streets, incredibly choice of cheap Thai street food, loud music and a huge selection of stalls and shops. Here you will find really cool vintage clothing and retro things, but also hip fashion, accessories, bags and all kind of souvenirs. In addition to the eating mile there are countless delicious restaurants and the bar mile bait with great happy hour offers. The Ratchada Night Market is mainly popular for locals, but that does not mean that no tourists will mix with the audience. Don`t search for a train: The Train Market takes its name from the former train market, which has been closed for some time now.
More about this highly recommended night market and where to find the famous rooftop viewpoint, we’ll tell you here: Bangkok’s new Rod Fai Market
- Opening Hours: The Train Night Market Ratchada is open daily (weekend and weekdays) from 17:00 to 01:00.
- How to get there: Take the MRT to Thailand Cultural Center.
Night Market RatchadaKhao San Road
Everyone knows the legendary Khao San Road: Backpackers settlement, nightlife district and night market all in one. The opinions about that place are quite different. It can be placed somewhere between “absolute tourist stupidity” and “a must see”. One thing is clear, this street is the most famous in town. After sunset, it gets really busy and and a tourist’s heart will find almost everything it desires. Fried insects, scorpionfish on spit, alcohol buckets, beer stalls, countless bars, restaurants, street food and somewhere in between foot massage parlours and souvenir stalls. The Khao San has a buzzing nightlife and backpackers, vacationers as well as locals mingling in the crowd every night. Loud music is played on every corner, and the later the night, the better the mood. There is always something going on at Khao San Road, you can see a lot, eat deliciously, shop or just have a drink and have a great evening out.
- Opening Hours: Every day as soon as the evening starts.
- Directions: If you do not live directly in the immediate vicinity of the Khao San Road, it is advisable to get there by taxi.
Khao San RoadChinatown Night Market (Yaowarat Road)
When visiting Yaowarat Road in Chinatown Bangkok after sunset, the road turns into a night market cooking street food like no other. Chefs cook in front of their customers and create amazing meals. Many of these exotic foods have never been seen before, and brave ones can taste their way through the food stalls. There are many yummy fruits, fresh juices, but also a variety of seafood and other, often unknown and rare Chinese delicacies. If you are up to try insects, sure you will might find this “delicacies” at this night market. The whole atmosphere is really unique and walking through this night market is an awesome experience. All the new scents, the hustle and bustle and the brightly lit billboards, which are already a real landmark of Chinatown, impress immensely.
All in all, the Chinatown is an absolutely must see in Bangkok.
- Opening Hours: At night, the streets turn into a night market
- How to get there: The nearest MRT station is Hua Lamphong. From there it takes about 15 minutes to walk to Yaowarat Road.
Yaorawat RoadNeon Night Market (Talad Neon)
A real insider tip, and a quite popular night market in Bangkok, is the Neon Night Market, also known as Talad Neon or Downtown Night Market. It is located on Phetchaburi Road, near the Platinum Fashion Mall. Every evening, this trendy night market opens its doors and enchants visitors with colorful neon lighting, which provides a mega hip flair. The stores, which are lined up in shipping containers, are really cool and give this night market a very special look. Here you can shop until you trop, and find ingenious unique items, kitsch and curiosities. But there is also a huge selection of fashion, vintage clothing, shoes and homemade bags to admire. Fantastic and on top of that is the delicious street food and the cozy bars where you can enjoy the evening with a beer.
- Opening hours: Neon Market is open daily from 17:00 to 01:00.
- Directions: Take the BTS to Chit Lom Station or MRT to Phetchaburi Station.
Neon Nachtmarkt (Talad Neon) ©dueanchai intaraboonsom – shutterstock.comChatuchak Weekend Market (Friday Night Market)
Many already know the huge Chatuchak Weekend Market, which opens every Saturday and Sunday. However, did you know that every Friday there is a night market scheduled? Especially bargain hunters love the Chatuchak Friday Night market, as there are the products slightly cheaper than at the Chatuchak weekend market. This night market mainly sells clothing, vintage fashion, shoes, handbags and accessories. It opens quite late and starting from 22:00 clock it gets really crowded. Because the shops close at 3:00 in the morning, this Friday Night Market is the perfect place for late night shopping in Bangkok!
Tip: Nevertheless, we also recommend visiting the Weekend Market at Chatuchak!
- Hours: Every Friday from 21:00 to 03:00
- How to get there: BTS Mo Chit or MRT Chatuchak Park
Friday Night MarketFlower Market
Another great market experience is a visit to the Flower Market in Bangkok. It is not only a night market, it can be visited at any time of the day as well. This night market is located directly on the river and was in older times, probably because of its location, used as a fish market. Today, fresh flowers from all over the country are traded here. Countless colorful bouquets and temple gifts are braided inside the huge market halls. In addition, you will find numerous shops with exotic and fragrant flower bouquets in all variety of colors. In addition to the uncountable beautiful flowers, also the fruit and vegetable market is really worth a visit. Visiting this Bangkok Night Market is a fantastic opportunity to admire the colorful flowers and explore exotic fruits from Thailand.
- Opening Hours: The Flower Market in Bangkok is open for 24 hours.
- How to get there: Easy to reach by taxi or boat to Memorial Bridge or Yodpiman.
Flower MarketPatpong night market
Patpong night market is located near BTS Station Sala Daeng and is probably one of Bangkok’s best-known night markets. It is located near Silom Road and it is easily accessible by BTS or taxi. Bargain hunters beware: Here you will find everything that is fake! If you are looking for plagiarism, here is the place to go. Mainly they sell fake watches, T-shirts, sunglasses and handbags. All mixed with the usual tourist souvenir stuff. Although you can get some good deals here, haggling is a must do. Patpong is not only a night market, it is also a popular nightlife area. In addition to a handful of GoGo bars you will find some restaurants and pubs, from where you can watch what’s going on. Patpong is one of the best-known night markets in Bangkok and a short trip can be quite interesting.
- Hours: The Patpong Night Market is open daily from Monday to Sunday from 17:00 to 0:00.
- Directions: BTS Station Sala Daeng
Patpong Night MarketRod Fai Night Market (Srinakarin)
Srinakarin’s Rod Fai Night Market is actually the big brother of the Train Night Market Ratchada and is known for being one of the biggest night markets in Bangkok. The entire market area is much larger and also the shopping possibilities are a bit better than in the Ratchada market. The only drawback is that this night market is a bit away from the path and you need long for getting there. Here you will find a lot of rarities, vintage cars and cool retro clothes but also good food and some bars. We recommend planning a visit to this night market on the weekend. A great place for all, who are looking for really unusual things to buy.
- Opening Hours: The Rod Fai Night Market is open Thursday through Sunday from 17:00 to 01:00.
- How to get there: By taxi to Srinakarin Soi 51, just behind the Seacon Square shopping center.
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10 Best Markets in Bangkok
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Time: Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 6pm
BTS: Mo Chit Station (Exit 1)
MRT: Kamphaeng Phet (Exit 1), Chatuchak Park (Exit 1)
Bus: 36 (from Sukhumvit) / 524 (from Si Lom)
Chatuchak is Thailand’s biggest market, and Asia’s largest weekend market. In its tiny lanes (sois) you can find a dizzying array of items like clothes, accessories, knick-knacks, household items, decorative items, antiques (real and fake), Thai handicrafts, and live animals (including endangered species).The best time to visit the market is 9am, when it opens, as the musty sois get hot, muggy, and crowded in the afternoon. The majority of shops will not accept credit cards, so keep cash handy. Bottled water, backpacks/foldable carry bags, and comfortable walking shoes are a must, as is keeping an eye out for pickpockets. There are small oases throughout the market that serve chilled soft drinks and beer, light snacks, ice-cream, and piping hot Thai food. The clock tower in the center of the market makes a good landmark and meeting place if you get separated from your friends. In 2008, a blanket smoking ban was enforced on the entire market, with a THB 2,000 fine for offenders.
Phat Pong Night Market – Silom
Time: Everyday 6pm to 1am
BTS: Sala Daeng Station (Exit 1. 2nd lane on your right called Thanon Phat Pong.)
MRT: Si Lom (Take the Si Lom exit, follow the overhead BTS tracks and cross the road. Thanon Phat Pong will be a small lane chock-full of tourists, after the Burger King.)
Bus: 4, 45, 46, 47, 109, 524
The best time to visit Phat Pong is after 9pm. It is world-famous (or infamous) as Bangkok’s red light district with its numerous “Go-Go Bars”, “Ladyboy” shows, strip clubs, and pornographic and pirated DVD-vendors. It has recently cleaned up its act to some extent, but visitors are still bombarded with skimpily clad ladyboys screaming, “Can you help me?” and touts waving pictures of naked women in your face, all the while asking you, “Sex? DVD? Massage?”. If genuinely not interested in buying a product, do not haggle with a vendor, as it might lead to a tirade of the choicest words. Phat Pong is also famous for its fake goods – from Patek Philippe watches, to Mont Blanc pens, to Louis Vuitton bags. Vendors will show you catalogs of the brand you wish to buy, and when you point to a model and agree on the price, someone will scurry into some alley and come back 5 minutes later with the replica. You can also find vendors selling local Thai handicrafts, rude t-shirts, clothes, shoes, accessories, and most notably, beautiful hand-crafted soap ornaments which the vendors make on the spot.
Time: General market open 24 hours, retail stores from 10am to 9pm
BTS: Chit Lom Station (Exit 1. Walk toward Central World, take right on Phloen Chit Road, and walk straight toward the tall Baiyoke Tower – about 10 minutes.)
Bus: 140, 183, 513
Pratunam Market is arguably Bangkok’s best and cheapest retail clothes market. The logic here is simple – the more you buy, the cheaper it gets. Situated right under Thailand’s tallest building, the Baiyoke Tower II, it is a 24-hour market, though the dynamics change throughout the day. The retail shops within the market usually operate between 10am to 9pm. Apart from clothes, you can find lots of Thai souvenirs and handicrafts too. It is very common to see foreigners buying in bulk from vendors here to sell in their own countries. Buying 3 or more units of the same item constitutes bulk buying here which entitles you to ‘wholesale’ rates, and friendly bargaining is acceptable. The only rules in this market are, no trying-on, no refunds, and no exchanges. If it gets too hot, step into the Baiyoke Tower mall for air-conditioned coolness.
Khlong Toei Market
Time: Everyday 6am to 2am
MRT: Khlong Toei Station (Take the Rama IV exit, walk for 10 minutes on Rama IV till you come to the big intersection with Narong.)
Bus: 45, 46, 72, 102, 107
Khlong Toei is Bangkok’s biggest wet market. It’s a fascinating little hidden village amidst the concrete and glass jungle of the city. This is not a touristy spot, and you will not see many Westerners here. But a walk through this market, especially after 11pm, will open your eyes to how the markets work in Bangkok. You can find everything from fresh vegetables and fruits to butchers selling all kinds of meat. Many small vendors and shops buy from Khlong Toei at wholesale rates and resell the products in business and residential districts at higher prices. Be warned though, it is not the most hygienic or picturesque place to walk through. One needs a strong stomach to see the freshly butchered meat being sorted into different cuts for different customers. The smell and sight of blood can be overwhelming. If you are really adventurous, check out the vendors selling dead rats, and all sorts of roasted or grilled critters like cockroaches, bugs, scorpions, and grasshoppers.
Amphawa Floating Market
Time: Fri-Sun 12 noon to 8pm
Getting there: A taxi or tour is the best way to visit the market.
Amphawa is the second biggest floating market in Thailand after Damnoen Saduak, but is located at half the distance (50 km) from the city. Even though the market starts early in the morning, the real action begins in the afternoon. It is not as crowded or photogenic as Damnoen Saduak, but at the same time, it is a bit more authentic. One will not find Europeans buying souvenirs here, but instead see Thai tourists enjoying the day with their families and friends, hence the ‘authentic’ tag. There are private residences within the market, many of which advertise homestays. Many of the boats have pulley systems hooked up with the riverbank and use this system to send up their wares in baskets and collect the money from customers. There are innumerable Thai food options available. About 100m from the river is a temple completely engulfed by the roots of an immense banyan tree. The scene is straight out of an Indiana Jones movie.
Bangkok Flower Market (Pak Klong Talad)
Time: Open 24 hours, but more popular at night
MRT: Hua Lamphong Station (Take taxi or tuk-tuk from here).
It is Bangkok’s largest wholesale and retail flower market, located near the Memorial Bridge. You can find innumerable varieties of flowers and flora-related goods (flower pots, garlands, decorative arrangements) usually sold in packs of 50 and 100 each at very cheap prices. You need very little time to explore the market. It attracts tourists mainly due to the exotic and colorful nature of its products, which are extremely photogenic. It is best to stand back and observe if you visit during peak times like pre-dawn (4am), as vendors doing brisk business have very little patience then. Prices of products fluctuate throughout the year, depending on the demand or particular varieties during festivals and important holidays like Valentine’s Day and Songkran.
Time: Everyday 10am to 10pm
BTS: National Stadium Station (Exit 4 goes straight into MBK)
MRT: Sam Yan Station (Take the Thanon Phaya Thai exit, and catch a tuk-tuk or taxi for a short 5-minute ride to MBK.)
Bus: 15, 47, 48, 73, 204, 508
MBK is arguably Bangkok’s favorite shopping destination. It is a cross between a mall and a market, as its 8 floors of air-conditioned retail, dining and entertainment scream “mall”, while its tiny shops and over-crowded passages and alleyways make one feel like they are in a market. In MBK, you can spend an entire day without leaving – there is even a movie theater and a bowling alley on the top floor with many well-known restaurants (on of my favorite sushi restaurants in Bangkok is here) and fast-food joints (Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Dairy Queen). The rest of the floors are filled with thousands of vendors selling bags, shoes, accessories, clothes, handicrafts, souvenirs, perfumes, electronics, food, and even furniture and bathroom fittings. Bargaining is allowed, unless mentioned otherwise, even though prices are already very low. The hidden gem of MBK is the 4th floor, which is entirely covered in hundreds of shops, counters and kiosks selling, buying, trading, repairing, and even manufacturing mobile phones of every make and brand. It is an adventure to walk the entire floor and see the workers in action.
There are forex counters where you can exchange currency, as well as ATMs, all over the mall.
Talad Bo Bae (Bo Bae Market)
Time: Everyday 6am to 6pm
BTS: National Stadium Station (Exit onto the road and take a tuk-tuk or taxi across the canal or “klong” – about 10 minutes away.)
Bo Bae market is one of Bangkok’s oldest – and largest – wholesale clothing markets. You know you are close to Bo Bae when you see tuk-tuks stuffed with huge sacks of clothing forcing their way through traffic, almost doing wheelies. Vendors from all over the world come here to place bulk orders for clothes. The stall owners at this market even provide all the facilities to export the goods. Buying just 3 pieces of the same clothing will get you wholesale rates. Apart from branded western and traditional Thai clothing, you can also find fresh fruits and vegetables, Muslim (halal) food, and fashion/costume jewelry at very cheap rates.
Time: Everyday 10am to 9pm
BTS: Chit Lom Station (Same directions as Pratunam Market. Take a left at the junction of Pratunam onto Soi Petchaburi and walk for 5 minutes. Pantip will be on your left.) or Ratchathewi Station (Exit 4. Turn right toward Soi Petchaburi and walk for 10 minutes toward Baiyoke Tower. Pantip will be on your right). It would be best to take a taxi or tuk-tuk from either of these stations.
Bus: 113, 512
Pantip Plaza is a non-descript white building that faintly resembles a mall. Inside this building is Thailand’s biggest electronics market which sells everything from computers, laptops, accessories, electronics, cameras, software, CDs, DVDs, movies, and more at wholesale prices. The entire 5 floors are littered with small and big shops buying, selling, trading, building and dismantling computers. There are two large retail outlets here, IT City and Hardware House. You can find deals, sales, and discounts on almost everything in Pantip. The dark side of the market is that a lot of counterfeit goods and pirated software and movies are also sold, not to mention touts pulling male foreigners into corners and trying to sell them “naughty DVDs”. This is a great place to find $10-$100 bargains, but you would need to think twice before spending $700 on a laptop or camera from a shop here.
Yaowarat and Phahurat (Sampeng Market)
Time: Everyday 10am to 9pm
MRT: Hua Lamphong (It’s a 15-minute walk to Chinatown, or a 5-minute taxi-ride from here.)
Bus: 48, 204
Yaowarat (Chinatown) and Phahurat (Little India) stand side-by-side in this part of old Bangkok, with the famous Sampeng Market right in the middle. The area is famous as the textile and gold hub of Bangkok. It is one of the most exciting and chaotic parts of the city. Bright red-colored Chinese shops selling gold by the pound dot the main road as you enter Chinatown. Phahurat, on the other hand, is composed mostly of the Indian Sikh community dealing in wholesale textile imports and exports. The grand Sikh Gurudwara (place of worship) is a must-see. Sampeng Market is famous for trinkets, souvenirs, handicrafts, clothes, accessories and costume jewelry. The area is filled with roadside foodstalls selling Thai, Chinese, and Indian food, as well as fresh fruits and desserts. One dessert you shouldn’t miss is “Thap Thim”, which is basically crushed ice in a bowl, covered in sweet condensed milk, with a huge choice of toppings like coconut, water chestnuts, fresh fruits, jelly, and bean curd. It is the best refreshment during a sweltering hot shopping spree.
Simple Bargaining Tips And 7 Popular Bangkok Night Markets To Try Them At – Travel Hacks & Tips
A shopping paradise and a food haven, Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, offers one plentiful reasons to fall in love with. Beyond its shopping malls, hipster cafes and its well-earned reputation of embracing the weird, visitors to this enigmatic city will undoubtedly agree that Bangkok’s night markets offer a never-ending supply of cheap thrills, that’s if you know how to bargain.
Read on to find out some of Bangkok’s most interesting night markets and learn a trick or two on how to bargain your way to a great deal.
1. Rot Fai Market, Srinakarin
Photo Credits: Bangkok.com
Open only in the evenings from Thursdays to Sundays, Rot Fai Market, which translates to ‘Train Market’, is located behind the popular and enormous Seacon Square. This open-air market helms a retro theme and is an oasis for those seeking vintage collectables, antiques or memorabilia from yesteryears.
It features three unique sections where visitors can shop at: ‘Market Zone’, ‘Warehouse Zone’ and ‘Rod’s Antiques’. People often make the mistake of impulse buying a certain item and later miss out on a bargain. Always keep your eyes peeled at what different vendors have got to offer, and take your time to probe carefully, and compare prices before finally making your purchase.
Address: Srinagarindra Rd – Soi Srinagarindra 51, Nong Bon, Prawet, Bangkok 10250, Thailand
Thursdays – Sundays: 5.00pm to 12.00mn
*Pro-tip: On Fridays and Saturdays, the traffic leading up to Rot Fai Market in Srinakarin is often congested. Consider taking the BTS train and alight at On Nut Station and hop on a taxi from there. You’ll beat the traffic and have more time to shop.
2. Asiatique The Riverfront
Photo Credits: Tour Asia
Combining shopping, sightseeing, and dining in a single location off the Chaopraya River, Asiatique The Riverfront unites the exciting shopping experiences of a night market and a shopping mall together.
Once a bustling international trading port, Asiatique The Riverfront not only houses more than 1,500 boutiques and 40 restaurants, it also features the ever-entertaining Calypso Cabaret Show and a 60m Ferris Wheel, which offers a scenic view of the river amidst its surroundings.
Many will agree that most of the fares here fetch a higher price as compared to other markets, but not if you know how to haggle. Sometimes putting on your poker face and staying mum can help. The idea is to create that awkward silence and have the shopkeeper rethink their initial proposition and have them make it more appealing.
Address: 2194 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Wat Phraya Krai, Khet Bang Kho Laem, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand
4.00pm to 12.00mn daily
*Pro-tip: Because of its somewhat hard to access location, hopping onto a taxi may be a good move. Remember, ask/bargain for metered fare lest you get overcharged.
3. Chatuchak Weekend Market
Photo Credits: Bangkok.com
One of the most popular markets in Bangkok, Chatuchak Weekend Market never fails to attract a sizable crowd each weekend. With a wide variety of vendors, the sheer size of this market may be impossible for one to conquer in a single day.
You can find almost anything here ranging from fashion wares, accessories, antiques, handicrafts, and even furniture too. You will also be glad to know that the merchandise sold are from local factory outlets at affordable prices. Also, most of the vendors here do not offer credit and debit payment. Thus, you are advised to bring along some spare cash and pre-download an online map to better navigate the area.
If you are travelling together with a friend, pull all your purchases together and ask for a deal for bulk purchase. Merchants are generally more flexible and willing to offer a nicer price tag if they think they can sell more items. So if the price of a T-shirt costs 250Baht (approx USD 7.50), ask to have one at 170 Baht (approx USD 5.00) if you purchase 10.
Saturdays and Sundays: 9.00am to 6.00pm
Fridays: 6.00pm to 12.00mn
How to get there:
Alight at (N8) Mo Chit Station (Sukhumvit Line) while you hop on the BTS line
*Pro-tip: The place is huge. In the event you’re a little lost, BTS and MRT stations, as well as banks and numbered entrance gates, are good points of references, as you will come across them as you turn corners. It is recommended to head to Chatuchak in the morning to avoid the scorching afternoon sun (although a bowl of iced coconut ice cream does sound awesome).
*Pro-tip: It is recommended to head to Chatuchak in the morning to avoid the scorching afternoon sun (although a bowl of iced coconut ice cream does sound awesome)
4. Rot Fai Market, Ratchada
Photo Credits: Novotel Bangkok Impact
Retaining the similar retro theme as its suburban counterpart in Srinakarin, the Rot Fai Market in Ratchada is located behind The Esplanade Shopping Mall. While smaller in size, people still flock to this market because of its accessibility (It is just a few minutes’ walk away from Cultural Centre MRT Underground Station).
You can expect similar antique wares, secondhand toys, and hipster fashion and along the different lanes within the market. When bargaining, if a deal fails to go your way, consider giving thanks before slowly walking away. Risky as it seems, if you manage to pull this technique off, the shopkeeper may call you back for a renegotiation.
Address: Ratchadaphisek Road, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Khet Din Daeng, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Thursdays – Sundays: 5.00pm to 12.00mn
5. JJ Green Night Market
Photo Credits: Shopjj.co
Also known as Jatuchak Green Night Market, JJ Green is a vintage market that sits beside the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market. The crowd at JJ Green comprises of locals seeking out interesting vintage finds or tourists who have nowhere else to go when Chatuchak Weekend Market closes. Expect yourself browsing through makeshift stalls or floor mats for an eclectic selection of vinyl CDs, antiques, second-hand clothes, handmade accessories and more.
Although there are several vintage night markets popping up, what sets JJ Green apart is the presence of several watering holes which essentially is a sign of a thriving nightlife and a great post-shopping treat.
It is wise to set aside the money you are willing to part with before bantering for a certain item. In the midst of bargaining, and if the shopkeeper refuses to lower the price of a certain item, take out that stash and let the shopkeeper know that this is what you have left. Chances are, the sight of the money will win them over. Plus, offering to pay cash over credit saves them the trouble of paying credit card transaction fees.
Address: Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Thursdays – Sundays: 5.00pm to 2.00am
6. Siam Gypsy Junction Night Market
Photo Credits: RunBkk.net
Once part of JJ Green Night Market, the Gypsy market has since relocated to right beneath the MRT Bang Son station. Exuding a hippy vibe, the Siam Gypsy Junction Night Market sprawls over 1.6km and attracts a young crowd seeking interesting loots and finds.
With interesting knick-knacks, time-honored curios, or second-hand apparels displayed at the side of their lorries or vans, vendors will tout eagerly to anyone browsing. There is even an open-air barber where you can get a trim or a new cut in tune with the latest trends.
If you are unsure about how much to pay for a certain item, you may consider first bargaining about 50% below the original price before negotiating and coming to a consensus.
Address: Siam Gypsy Junction, 95/20 Bangkok-Nontaburi Road, Wong Sawang, Bangkok, 10800 Thailand
Wednesdays – Sundays: 6.00pm to 1.00am
7. Pat Khlong Talat (Flower Market)
Photo Credits: Notes from Camelid Country
Sick of the usual sights in a typical night market? Then, make a visit to Bangkok’s largest wholesale and retail flower market, Pat Khlong Talat, where you can explore something entirely different yet equally refreshing.
Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in a beautiful environment where each storefront is fully stocked with flowers of different variants and colours. The range of flowers here comprises of local species, such as jasmine, orchids, and lilies, to species imported overseas, such as tulips and iris.
Not only are these bundles of flowers sold cheap, you can also purchase accessories for flower arrangements, such as vases, floral foams or decorative leaves, at affordable prices too.
While haggling is quite the norm in Bangkok, being overly pushy and persistent may not necessarily work out an ideal deal. Do spare a thought for the vendors for the amount you may save today could have gone a long way for their families.
Address: 116 Chakphet Road, Khwaeng Wang Burapha Phirom, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
Opens 24/7 daily
*Pro-tip: Drop by the Pat Khlong Talat in the wee hours of the morning (it opens 24/7) and you get to catch the market when it is most alive and when freshest batches of flowers delivered.
It is true that most of the vendors in touristy areas offer items with overly-inflated prices to unsuspecting tourists. Haggling and bargaining, of course, becomes quintessential in leveling the playing field. At the end of the day, it is important not to lose your cool and remember that the act of haggling or bargaining is supposed to be an enjoyable experience that makes your Bangkok trip more rewarding.
11 Best Bangkok Night Markets to Visit For a Taste of Thailand
Bangkok is home to some of the biggest and arguably the best markets across South East Asia. While bargaining your way through the crowds during the heat of the day can be an adventure in itself, we prefer the buzz and energy of the night markets. After dark, the food, drink and live entertainment really come to life making for a good, down home time in Bangkok.
Tourist itineraries often include visits to such night markets. Talad (Market in Thai) are located all across Bangkok and the ones that open at night offer more good food, drinks and shopping. Needless to say, prices are often very competitive at these markets. The night markets have become more popular due to the government’s restrictions on Bangkok street food that used to pop up almost anywhere in Thailand.
While the selection of night markets in Bangkok can be overwhelming, and often very spread apart from one another, we have compiled a list of the best tried-and-tested night markets worth checking out.
1. Rod Fai (Train Market) – Ratchada location
Rod Fai, or commonly referred to as the ‘Train Market’, got its name from the original Rod Fai night market located next to the train tracks on the outskirts of Bangkok. The newer Rod Fai market, which we visited, is conveniently located near the Thailand Cultural Center MRT – much closer to the city and faster to get to than the Rod Fai near Seacon Square Shopping Mall which takes a taxi ride of about 30 – 45 minutes.
You will know you have arrived at Rod Fai by the sight of its marquee rainbow-colored tents. The kaleidoscope of colors not only make for a spectacular view while enjoying a beer from one of the many second story bars, but also a photographers dream.
The food section at Rod Fai is plentiful. Of all the markets we visited the food here was the most concentrated together in one area of the market for easy browsing.
Located near the main entrance and taking up multiple rows on the near side of the market, you can get just anything in terms of food ranging from traditional Thai street food, to Japanese desserts, to nachos – all at the low prices one would expect from a night market. Your only worry can be finding a table once you have decided on your meal.
The shopping at Rod Fai is a nice mix of vintage, trendy and expected night market finds. The presentation and quality of the goods was nicer here than some other night markets making shopping the rows of tents more enjoyable.
The prices here were also lower as compared to some of the more touristy markets.
Overall, Rod Fai was my personal favorite of all the night markets we visited. The place had a very local, vibrant energy to it. The abundant food selection, rows of neatly lined bars (many with live entertainment), varied shopping stalls and slight hipster vibe made for a very enjoyable experience. If you don’t like any of those things, just come here for the Instagram photo of the colored tents.
Address: Ratchada Road, near the Esplanade Mall and Thailand Cultural Centre MRT
Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 18:00-24:00
2. JJ Green (Vintage Market) *closed permanently in Sep 2018*
*do note this night market has closed and we are in the process of updating the article*
Jatuchak Green, or JJ Green as it is commonly known, is a vintage market located in a lush park right next door to the famed Chatuchak Weekend Market. JJ Green appears to get part of its crowd from savvy tourists making their way from of the Weekend Market once it closes at 18:00. The other part of its clientele are a young group of locals enjoying the vintage finds and relative quiet atmostpthere of JJ Green.
JJ Green is set up one part flea market and one part standard, tented night market. In the flea market area you will find vintage items sprawled across organized rows of sheets on the ground. You can find items for sale ranging from license plates, to watches, to useless old car parts.
A few more proper, permanent shops filled to the brim with items of yesteryear line the outside of the market.
While the food and drink options at JJ Green are considerably less than other markets, the items for sale are unique and unexpected. JJ Green, while not large in size, is the perfect place for the curious shopper to get lost in (in a good way).
Address: 1 Kamphaeng Phet 3, Chatuchak, near the Mo Chit BTS
Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 18:00-01:00
3. Chatuchak (Weekend Market)
Chatuchak Weekened Market is arguably the most well-known and most visited of all the Bangkok Markets. What many don’t know is that Chatuchak opens every Friday evening as well to shoppers looking to avoid the weekend crowds and daytime heat.
With thousands of stalls and ten of thousands of visitors each weekend, it’s nearly impossible see the entire market in one trip. I would suggest checking out the Friday night vibe, as well as the regular weekend mayhem to soak in as much of Chatuchak as you can.
The biggest draw of Chatuchak is that they sell almost anything and everything under the sun. You can find anything here from clothes (both mass produced and local designers) to dishes, to trinkets, to pet bunnies, to high priced artwork and antiques – and everything in-between.
The prices here are more geared towards tourists, but with a little know-how and street savvy, anything and everything is negotiable. The markup is usually more than what tourists can even imagine.
The food and drink options at Chatuchak are certainly not lacking. With this many visitors every weekend there is a coconut ice-cream or popsicle stand at every juncture – not to mention an entire section of more substantial foods.
I would describe the vibe at Chatuchak as organized chaos. The dark, winding mazes of row after row of endless stalls can see can be overwhelming, but it’s a must see. So if you are looking to do some serious shopping and not keen on massive crowds, join the hoards of locals and check out Chatuchak on Friday night.
Address: Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, near the Mo Chit BTS
Hours: Fright evenings, 18:00-00:00 (regular hours Saturday – Sunday, 09:00-18:00)4. Asiatique The Riverfront
Located along the famed Chao Praya River, Asiatique is a night market with a view that is reason enough for anyone to visit it. Tourists and locals both come here to catch the sunset. It is definitely packed here with this scenic bonus.
As a visitor, be prepared to find plenty of hip restaurants and bars here. Many will choose to sit by one of the restaurants facing the river to feel the cool evening breeze and catch a view of the crowds while sipping a glass of cocktail.
Of course, shopping is an important part of any night market and Asiatique definitely houses plenty of retail shops. Do note that most things at this market are a little more upmarket and you might find yourself having to spend a little more than other night markets.
There are many photo-worthy spots and side attractions at Asiatique. Perhaps the most notable one is the giant ferris wheel that will catch your eye even before you reach the market. Taking a ride for 400THB in one of the cabins will give you a chance to catch a bird’s eye view of the beautiful surroundings.
Getting to Asiatique is easy as you can simply get off the Saphan Taksin (S6) BTS station and look out for signs directing you to the pier. Once at the pier, ask around for the free boat shuttle to Asiatique and you will be on your way in no time. Alternatively, hop on a paid speedboat for a better view and more comfort as you head down the Chao Praya River.
Asiatique the Riverfront : 2194 Charoen Krung Road, Sapan Taksin BTS Station (S6) (Exit no.2)| Opening Hours: Daily 5pm-12am | Tel: +66 (0)2-1084488′
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5. Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market)
Do you have Bangkok market fatigue and feel like everything is starting to look alike? Switch things up by browsing the gorgeous, busheling flower market off Chakphet Road – Bangkoks largest wholesale flower market, open 24/7.
The market is alive with pops of vibrant colors, scurrying delivery boys and busy stall owners simultaneously stocking, displaying and selling their goods. The crowd is a mix of wholesale buyers, individuals looking to pick up a small bouquet or offering and a few stragglers who just want to take in the esthetically pleasing environment.
The flower market is great to check out if you are looking for something different in a market, don’t enjoy shopping for clothing, or just have an appreciation for all things beautiful. The market really starts buzzing in the late evening or early morning when a majority of the deliveries occur.
Address: Chakphet Road and Saphan Phut near Memorial Bridge on the riverside, best to access via taxi
Hours: Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
6. Saphan Phut Night Market (Memorial Bridge Market)
Just next to the flower market, is a small, relatively little known night market, Saphan Phut. This market generally caters to the teenage crowd from the nearby school, but with that comes hip stalls and low prices. Do note it’s really late opening timing, like 8pm onwards.
Lots of the stalls here sell shoes and clothing geared towards a youthful generation. You can even find a few tattoo and piercing stalls if you are feeling a little rebellious.
While the market is pretty small – stalls simply lining two sides of a long winding road – the youthful vibe and secluded set up are ideal you are not in the mood for crazy crowds or noisy bands. There is also a decent stretch of street food perpendicular to the market in case hunger strikes.
Address: Chakraphet and Maharat roads, next to Memorial Bridge, best to access via taxi
7. Indy Night Market
The Indy Night Market is located within Pratunam. Many might know this better as the area the famous Platinum mall (the Fashion & Accessories wholesale mall). In fact, the market is located right outside the mall itself.
Despite being smaller than other night markets, there is reason to visit this place for the many handmade and unique products that are available for sale here. Most items also cost less than 100THB.
After your shopping, international and local food choices are there to satisfy your hunger pangs. Of course, you will also already be next to the mall with some of the widest range and best prices that retail shopping has to offer.
Indy Night Market: The Platinam Street (in front of the Platinum Fashion Mall) 222 Petchaburi-Tudmai Road, BTS Chitlom Station| Opening Hours: Daily: 7pm-12am
8. Talad Nud Liab Duan Ramintra
Not all the best night markets are located within Bangkok itself. Located slightly out of Bangkok, the Talad Nud Liab Duan Ramintra will amaze you with the number of shops and the sheer size of its compound.
The concept and theme here resembles that of the Rod Fai Market at Ratchada. There are many stalls that sell clothing, shoes, and accessories. There is even shopping that can be done on behalf of your beloved pets.
Girls would be excited to note that there are nail parlors for them to get their manicures. Oh, and guys may also want to check out the hipster barbers and maybe get a shave or haircut while waiting for your gals empty their wallets shopping and getting their nails done!
Talad Nud Liab Duan Ramintra: Ramintra, Pradit Manutham Road (by taxi) | Opening Hours: Daily: 5pm-2am | Tel: +66 (0) 82–3573535 | Facebook
ChangChui is the newest addition in terms of night markets in Bangkok. This market fuses a art into its unique setting. Much of the design here stems from the philosophy to “Reuse”.
When you look around, the theme of sustainability through recycling and reusing is clear for all to see. For example, you will spot teak wood window frames and massive used glass windows from a shopping mall.
Smack in the middle of the compound is an old big plane that is iconic with this market. Within the plane is a restaurant opened by a Thai chef that has been awarded a Michelin star.
While ChangChui is not located near to the central of Bangkok, it’s worth a visit. You can eat, shop and participate in carnival games here. Some of the many other places to visit are art galleries, a theatre, a book store, and even a tea house.
It is also interesting to note that most of this market is run by Thai artists from across the country.
ChangChui: 462 Sirindhorn Rd, Khwaeng Bang Phlat, Khet Bang Phlat| Opening Hours: Tue-Sun: 4pm-11pm | Tel: +66 (0) 81–8172888 | Website
11. On Nut Night Market
Located in one more of the more easy to access and central locations just off the On Nut BTS, On Nut Night Market caters to the expat crowd living in the area and visitors who aren’t looking to venture too far for the atmosphere and entertainment of a Bangkok night market.
While relatively small and compact compared to other markets, On Nut is a great place to meet up with a group of friends and unwind after a long day at work or afternoon spent touring the streets and temples of Bangkok.
On Nut is well organized with a plethora of walk up friendly bars and a few extremely energetic live bands and bars setting the casual tone of the place.
Away from the noise, there are plenty of more quiet tables to enjoy your dinner and catch up with friends over some cold beers and shesha.
The shopping at On Nut is pretty par compared to the other night market finds, nothing really out of the ordinary or unusual. The real pull here is the convenient city location, comfortable laid-back vibe and overall chilled out, welcoming space to relax and hangout for an evening.
Address: On Nut Square, Sukhumvit Road, just steps underneath the On Nut BTS
Hours: Open daily, 16:00-22:00
11. Artbox Night Market
Having come to Singapore before, the Artbox night market is probably not an unfamiliar name to most. This pop-up market with a difference stalls that are housed in iconic giant metal shipping containers. You will be able to find a huge array of street fashion, street food, handmade products, performances, light shows, and much more.
It is important to note that unlike other markets, Artbox does not always open at the same location. The location shifts around Thailand and even internationally. The giant metal shipping containers serve the purpose for this mobility. To find out where Artbox Bangkok is heading to next, keep yourself updated through their Facebook page.
Artbox night market: location not specific, check their FB | Opening Hours: 4pm-11pm | Facebook
So next time you are in Thailand, visit one, or all, of these hip and bustling Bangkok night markets for an evening of local shopping and entertainment with a side of salted fish and an ice-cold Leo beer.
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Bangkok Markets are the places that make shopping in Bangkok so special. Even though the capital of Thailand has many huge and modern shopping malls, bustling markets are the heart of Thailand’s shopping. Local shopping awaits in Bangkok’s night markets, floating markets and one of the world’s largest weekend markets. TOP 10 best markets in Bangkok are listed below.
1.Chatuchak Weekend Market
Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the largest weekend markets in the world. The market is divided into 27 sections and contains over 15,000 stalls selling various goods at local prices. This Bangkok market is very popular with Thais and tourists alike, drawing over 200,000 visitors every weekend day. Almost everything can be found in the market, making Chatuchak Market the best place in Bangkok to shop for gifts.
2.Night Market Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin
Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin , also known as the Railway Market, is one of the best night markets in Bangkok. Most of this market is only open on weekends. Talad Roth Fai Srinakarin is basically all about retro and vintage. You can find antique furniture, retro clothing and accessories, toys, classic cars, and more. Not all of this market is about vintage, as you will find clothes, bags, electronics and other modern items here.There are also many street food stalls in the market. Even if you are not interested in vintage goods, the atmosphere at Talad Roth Fai Srinakarin makes this market a must visit in Bangkok.
3. Pratunam Market
Pratunam Market is a famous shopping area in Bangkok that attracts many people who love bargaining. Located in the city center, the market is filled with stalls and small shops that are open from dawn to dusk and sell mostly women’s clothing at really good prices. Pratunam Market occupies a large area with a large number of different shops that are open at different times. Various purchases can be expected in the morning, afternoon and night.
4. Klong Lat Mayom Floating Market
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is a great place to visit as you can see a real floating market. The market is large and offers a great atmosphere and a wide selection of local authentic Thai food.This floating market is popular with locals who come here for food and shopping. Klong Lat Mayom Floating Market looks more like a coastal market because the stalls are located on the ground near the canal, but it is still one of the best floating markets in Bangkok.
5. Pak Klong Talat – Bangkok Flower Market
Bangkok Flower Market Pak Khlong Talat is the largest fresh flower market in the capital of Thailand.The market sells many types of flowers, fruits, spices and vegetables. Vendors in the market not only sell fresh flowers, but also make fruit trays and flower arrangements for hotels, as well as flowers for offerings in temples. Pak Klong Talat is located by the Chao Phraya River, near the Memorial Bridge.
6. Or Tor Kor Market
Or Tor Kor Market is an indoor market located in the Farmer Marketing Organization building opposite Chatuchak Weekend Market.The market area is 6,500 sq. m, more than 600 stalls sell their goods here. Or Tor Kor Market has been rated by CNN as one of the world’s best fresh markets. The market is well known among Thais and foreign tourists as an upscale fresh market. Market Or Tor Cor not only offers good quality products, but also places great emphasis on cleanliness, safety, hygiene and a good environment.
7. Talad Rot Fai Ratchada Night Market
Talad Rot Fai Ratchada Night Market is a new train night market that opened a few years ago in the Ratchada area of Bangkok.Ratchada Night Market is smaller than the original train market but still offers a similar retro and vintage vibe. The market offers antiques, used toys and a variety of retro accessories, as well as more general clothing, bags, shoes and electronics. There are also many street food stalls and a range of bars in the market. Talad Roth Fai Ratchada expanded significantly in 2019 due to the growing number of tourists visiting this Bangkok night market.
8.Taling Chan Floating Market
Taling Chan Floating Market can be an easy choice for real Thai shopping as it is the easiest floating market in Bangkok to get to. A visit to this floating market is a good choice when your time in Bangkok is limited. Taling Chan Floating Market is basically a small market with a few boats preparing food. There are also a few stalls selling home furnishings and clothing to be found here, but most of the market is dedicated to food and that’s really a good thing.
9. Klong Toi Market
Khlong Toei Market is the largest fresh food market in Bangkok. The market is located on Rama IV Street in Klong Toi district, not far from the city center. At Klong Toy Market, you will find a wide variety of seafood, meat products, fresh vegetables, Thai fruits, spices and even fresh flowers at competitive prices. This market is a good place to visit if you want to try local shopping.
Sampeng Market is a traditional local wholesale market in Bangkok’s Chinatown. The market is a long, narrow alley with many wholesalers’ shops and shops on either side of it. This bustling day market is full of souvenirs, gadgets, fabrics and other goods. The prices in the Sampeng market are very reasonable and most sellers even give big discounts on bulk purchases.
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Bangkok Night Markets – Best Night Market in Bangkok
There are many shopping options in Bangkok. For local shopping, you need to head to one of Bangkok’s night markets . Our favorites are listed here.
Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin
Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin , also known as Train Market, is located at 51 Srinakarin Soi just behind Seacon Square in Bangkok.Most of this market is only open on weekends.
Talad Roth Fai Srinakarin – basically everything about retro and vintage. You can find antique furniture, retro clothing and accessories, toys, classic cars, and more. Not all of this market is about vintage, as you will find clothes, bags, electronics and other modern items here. There are also many street food stalls in the market. Even if you are not interested in vintage goods, the atmosphere at Talad Roth Fai Srinakarin makes this market a place worth visiting in Bangkok.
Talad Rot Fai Ratchada
Following the great success of the first Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin market, a new market was opened in the Ratchada district of Bangkok, which is the more accessible area of the Thai capital. Talad Rot Fai Ratchada Night Market is located behind Esplanade, next to MRT Thai Cultural Center Station.
Talad Roth Fai Ratchada Night Market is smaller than the original, but this new night market boasts a similar retro and vintage vibe.The market offers antiques, second hand toys and a variety of accessory accessories, as well as more general clothing, bags, shoes and electronics. There are many street food stalls and a range of bars in Talad Roth Fai Ratchad.
Talad Neon Night Market
Talad Neon Night Market is one of the newest additions to Bangkok’s night markets. Opened in the Pratunam area, which is a very popular destination for visitors to Bangkok, Talad Neon is mainly geared towards tourists and less towards the local crowd.
Talad Neon Night Market has all the basic trappings you’d expect to find in a night market in Thailand – loads of street food, clothing and other items on sale, as well as plenty of places to drink and relax. Talad Neon really lacks the authenticity and local feel found elsewhere. However, Talad Neon can be a good alternative for getting an idea of Bangkok’s night markets on a weekday, as most of the best night markets in Bangkok are only open on weekends.
Chatuchak Friday Night Market
As you may know, Chatuchak Market, which is known as one of the largest weekend markets in the world, only opens on weekends. However, not many people know that it partially opens on Friday evenings when one of the best night markets in Bangkok, the Chatuchak Friday Night Market, takes place there. At night, mostly wholesale clothing and fashion items are sold, so if you want to go shopping for clothes, shoes, bags and accessories late into the night, you will surely enjoy Chatuchak at night.
Patpong Night Market
Patpong Night Market is one of the most famous night markets in Bangkok. The night market is located in the center of Bangkok’s oldest red light district, Patpong. Patpong Night Market is surrounded by go-go bars and beer bars, making shopping here truly exclusive.
Asiatique The Riverfront
Asiatique the Riverfront is an unusual night market in Bangkok that is very popular with tourists.Occupying a large complex of old warehouses on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Asiatique the Riverfront looks more like an open-air mall than a real night market.
Artbox Bangkok is Bangkok’s night market and is usually open on the first weekend of the month. At the beginning of 2019, the market moved between sites in Bangkok, but now Artbox Bangkok is permanently located in one place – in the Chuvit Garden.
Artbox Bangkok is a quirky night market that features stalls of local fashion brands, artwork and unique souvenirs (you won’t find all the usual travel souvenirs here), as well as food vendors offering a wide variety of food items.There is also space for artists and live music from local bands.
Palladium Night Market
Palladium Night Market is a small night market in the Pratunam area of Bangkok. Every night, the night market opens in front of the Palladium Shopping Center, which is located across the street from Pratunam Market.
The proximity to the Pratunam market helps keep prices low in the Palladium night market, and the biggest advantage of this night market is its compact size.If you don’t want to spend a few hours in the maze of Pratunam Market and are just looking for an inexpensive T-shirt, souvenir or electronics, Palladium Night Market is definitely a good place to shop in the Pratunam area.
Chatuchak Green Market
Chatuchak Green or JJ Green is another vintage-flavored night market in Bangkok located in a green park next to the popular Chatuchak Weekend Market. Even if Chatuchak Green is not as big as other night markets, you will still find plenty of good street food, mini cafes, live music and endless rows of stalls offering a variety of goods.Interesting purchases here include vintage cameras, game consoles, toys, candy, home decor items, collectibles, and a variety of fancy handmade accessories.
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Chatuchak Weekend Market goes to 6 days
The Chatuchak Weekend Market, known locally as JJ, is due to open 6 days a week from next month to offset losses from the Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions. In Bangkok’s iconic marketplace, even local Thai customers have plummeted after the economic downturn caused by border closures during the pandemic.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Government reports that Chatuchak has lost nearly half of its Thai customers over the past year.The Governor of Bangkok has commissioned the BMA, which manages the markets, to support and promote more than 10,000 businesses that operate in the popular market.
The committee decided that sellers can now work 6 days a week, except Monday.
Working with one day off will allow the necessary weekly cleaning and dredging of the gutters. The market will be open from Tuesday to Thursday until 18:00 and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 22:00
Along with the increased work schedule, the Chatuchak market is being transformed.All of the illegally built kiosks along the gutters have already been torn down and more kiosks are planned to be cleared around the perimeter of the fences. Each of the 31 zones in the market will appoint a supplier representative in that zone to share their suggestions and opinions with BMA on important issues. In addition, after sellers far from the domestic market have complained, events will be held around the Clock Tower, allowing and encouraging customers to go deeper and see more stalls.
This area is becoming a new transport hub north of the city center: BTS will open soon with Don Muang International Airport, and MRT and BTS lines intersect near the market.
Founded in 1942, Chatuchak Market has grown to become the largest and most diverse weekend market in the world. But border closures and restrictions hit the market hard, surviving the worst situation in 50 years, and at one point was even accused of being the source of the coronavirus. In January, BMA cut rents in all 10 markets it operates in, including Chatuchak, in hopes of keeping suppliers afloat during the pandemic.
BMA hopes that this renovation and extended opening hours will revitalize the market and encourages all suppliers to cooperate.90,000 Night market in Pattaya on Teprazit, photos, videos, how to get, location on the map
What is on sale in the market
This market is the most famous and popular in Pattaya among tourists. Here you can buy anything you like and very inexpensively: peeled and sliced fruits, Thai food, souvenirs, clothes and shoes (including for children), jeans, T-shirts, dresses, shorts, toys, phones and accessories to them, cosmetics, products leather, wallets, discs, inexpensive jewelry, bags, perfume, belts, watches (there are fakes for well-known brands) and much more.
Ready meals at the Night Market are also very diverse, ranging from chicken skewers for 10 baht to whole fried fish for 100 baht. The assortment includes all kinds of juices and sweets. In addition, you can try several dozen Thai dishes and soups.
About 5 minutes from this place there is a flea market where they sell all kinds of second hand.
The only disadvantage of the Night Market is the opening hours. It is only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.Despite the name, it starts work 1-1.5 hours before sunset (17 hours), and ends at 23-24 hours, depending on the presence (or absence) of buyers. The first tents open at 16:30, and at 17:30 there is already brisk trade everywhere.
Despite its popularity, this place is quite democratic. Pattaya Night Market prices are the lowest in the city. The most common price tag is 100 baht. That is how much T-shirts, shorts, dresses cost.You will not find cheaper even in Tesco Lotus and Big C hypermarkets. But the truth and quality for such a price is not very high. If you want to buy well-known brands (and not fakes for them), then it is better to go to the nearby Outlet Mall Pattaya store – there will be both high quality and high prices. You can also come here for souvenirs or authentic Thai, Cambodian and Lao clothes.90,000 what you can buy there and what not
There was a time, we went to the night market in Pattaya for several days in a row.And then they stopped. Yes, at first glance, the night market in Pattaya looks huge and varied, but in fact … In general, be sure to read this article before you go there!
Night market in Pattaya: reviews, prices, photos, place on the map
Pattaya Night Market is the one in Tepprazit, close to Tesco Lotus and Outlet Mall. It is open only three days a week: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All other days, the night market in Pattaya works, let’s say, in the restaurant mode: only ready-made food is sold there.So, don’t eat this food – our first and main recommendation for this market.
Pattaya Night Market (pictured) is open only three days a week.
Night Market in Pattaya: Why You Can’t Eat There
Because there is unsanitary conditions, that’s why.
The weekend night market in Pattaya is divided into two sectors: the first one sells food, the second one manufactured goods. Our today’s tour of the market begins in the first sector. And let this part of the walk end soon, okay? Because the smells here, of course, are breathtaking: huge vats of seafood, all kinds of soups, vegetables and stews are boiling in the open air … Of course, street food in Pattaya is found at every step , but the night market on Tepprazit Street offers such a variety that eyes run up!
When we first came to the night market in Pattaya, we also could not resist and ordered ourselves a plate of some Thai brew.Not Tom Yam , of course, but delicious. However, all our appetite was discouraged by the sight of how the dishes were washed.
She washed right a meter away, in a basin of cold water (where is the other from there?), In which one batch of dishes was replaced by another. At the same time, the water, of course, was still the same – muddy and dirty. And from this dish everyone (including us) was happy to gobble up inexpensive Thai food. Doesn’t sound very appetizing, right?
But it looks very appetizing. If you are impatient to try it, it is better to take the food with you.The night market in Pattaya is not the place to think about clean dishes.
We went around the entire night market in Pattaya, and everywhere the dishes were washed only in this way. And what to do with sellers, since there are no premises with running water? The question is rhetorical. Therefore, the night market in Pattaya operates on a “don’t like it, don’t eat it” principle. So we didn’t.
So our advice: if you come to the night market in Pattaya and decide to buy food, do not eat it there – take it with you. Moreover, the food there is very diverse: not only soups and stews, but also sweets, hot corn, fruits … And also fried insects – mmm, yummy! Don’t believe me? And you read:
Pattaya Night Market promises exquisite gastronomic pleasures.But to promise does not mean to fulfill.
Hope for clothes
We quickly move to the second part of the market – where clothes, souvenirs and other important things in the household are sold. And we are faced with a serious problem: although the night market in Pattaya is divided into several length-and-and-different clothing rows, it is not so easy to buy normal clothes there. It is possible, but difficult.
At first we wanted to buy shorts for Olya there. But it turns out that night market in Pattaya is designed mainly not for tourists, but for Thais .This is manifested, firstly, in the design: for some reason the Thai people are very fond of shorts with a very high belt. And secondly, in size: for us, these are essentially children’s things. And even for a slender European girl, almost all of the shorts there turned out to be small.
The same story repeated itself with sneakers for me: men’s shoes in bulk on the market, but the largest size we could find is 42nd. But I could not buy a cap for another reason. First, there are very few of them. And secondly, those that are – of this style … Well, only these wear them, like them … In general, either performers of African American folk music, or representatives of sexual minorities.I am neither one nor the other.
But not everything is so bad (I’m not talking about myself, but about the night market in Pattaya). What is there really in bulk is T-shirts – and they are designed not for Thais, but for adults with a normal human physique. Of course, almost all of them have elephants, but an elephant is a beautiful animal, it won’t ruin a T-shirt.
Also, you can safely go to the Pattaya night market if you need a new phone case and belt – for example, if a child tore your old cell phone case.There are also a great many of them, while the prices are the most democratic. Fortunately, the Thai iPhone is the same as that of the Europeans, so it doesn’t need a narrower case.
They also come to the night market in Pattaya to buy animals. But since Thailand is a country of prohibitions and pets cannot be kept in local apartments, the animals are only toy ones.
Night market in Pattaya: prices for some goods
- Baseball caps – from 100 baht,
- T-shirts – from 100 baht,
- Belts – from 100 baht,
- Shorts – from 150 baht,
- Covers for mobile phones – from 100 baht,
- A plate of any ready-made food – from 50 baht,
- A glass of fried insects – 20 baht.
Pattaya Night Market – the place where you will be happy to get a belt. For 100 baht.
Night market in Pattaya: location on the map, how to get
As already mentioned, Pattaya Night Market is located on Tepprazit Street, close to Tesco Lotus and Outlet Mall. You can get there by minibus songteo along Sukhumvit, for this you need to get off at the intersection at Tesco Lotus and walk a hundred meters along Tepprazit towards the sea.
You can also get there by Tepprazit: if you go from Jomtien, the market will be on your right hand at the very end of the road.As a rule, before Sukhumvit, the drivers of minibuses going along Tepprazit turn around and drop everyone off near the Outlet Mall. Then you do not need to cross the road: to get to the night market in Pattaya, you will only need to walk a few tens of meters, again, towards the sea.
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You can plunge into the culture and traditions of Thailand not only on excursions, but also by going to Thai markets.
Night markets in Pattaya are so called because they all work mainly from 18:00 to 22: 00-24: 00, with the exception of the fish market in the North, which opens at 05:00 in the morning and at 09:00 is already shutting down.
First of all, night markets should be considered for shopping for fruits and various exotic delicacies in makers and shops.Most of the dishes are cooked right in front of you in 5-10 minutes on the grill, or in boiling water in a boiler. Here you can taste fried beetles, caterpillars and silkworm larvae, various chicken and seafood skewers, homemade sushi, the famous Som Tam green papaya salad and Tom Yam coconut milk soup, fried pancakes with banana and mango. At night markets, you can also try fresh and iced shakes from a variety of tropical fruits, sometimes in an unusual combination with cookies or ginger.
Souvenir shops amaze with their diversity. So, for example, magnets with images of Thailand at 50 baht and 100 baht per unit.
There are fragrant shops with various masks, scrubs, soaps and other cosmetics. In such places, promotions are often held – 2 for 100, 3 for 200, or 6 for 100. Everything is focused on ensuring that the buyer purchases the goods exactly here and as much as possible.
We recommend shopping for jewelry with great caution in the night markets, as you can easily buy a fake.To buy jewelry, it is worth visiting jewelry factories in Pattaya.
In most night markets, inexpensive clothing and footwear of relatively low quality are also available. What may be unusual and unusual for our tourists, Thais often do not allow trying on clothes. First of all, this rule applies to swimwear and lingerie.
The basic rule of shopping at night markets is to bargain, as Thais often overcharge the initial price for tourists, but this should be done with respect and a smile.Thais love it very much when they smile and will always answer you in return. Of course, bargaining when buying one shake for 25 baht is also not worth it, but if you buy 3 shakes at once, or come to this seller for the 10th time, then you can ask for a discount.
Often in the night markets you can find massage, braiding, manicure and pedicure services in the open air.
In Pattaya, there is always a large or small market near every large hotel, but there are 5 main night markets in Pattaya:
This is the most popular Weekend market (only open on weekends), and the variety of street food is dazzling. Food is bought here not only by tourists, but also by Thais themselves. You can also buy all kinds of souvenirs, cosmetics, inexpensive clothes and shoes, glasses, and even domestic cats and dogs.
You can get to the night markets (night markets) by tuk-tuk, with or without a change, depending on the point of departure, by bike or taxi.
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Pattaya, like any other city, of course has markets. Many people like to shop on them more. Often, prices are lower here, but more color. Again, you will find something in the market that you will never find in a large supermarket.And do not forget to bargain – it is even customary in the markets. It is not necessary to know Thai or English for this. To help you – an ordinary calculator, which every seller has. Another generally accepted rule is not to buy goods at the entrance, prices are usually higher there than in the depths of the market.
The emergence of special types of markets became characteristic for Thailand: night and floating. Night markets are called because during the day it is usually very hot, and since the markets are mostly street and you cannot put air conditioning on the street, the time after sunset becomes the most convenient for the seller and the buyer.That is, such markets work from about 17.00 to 23.00. At night, despite the name, they do not work. Floating markets have emerged due to the Thai climate. River floods occur during the rainy season, but trade continues thanks to water transport.
Today, the floating and night markets in Pattaya are mostly adapted for tourists and serve not only as a place to shop, but also as a kind of additional entertainment or excursion. In addition, in almost all markets you can eat deliciously and cheaply.
Almost everything is traded in the markets, except for branded clothing and footwear, which are already piled up in local supermarkets. You can buy: cheap clothes, souvenirs, antiques, perfume, glasses, watches, toys, food, fruits, animals, etc. Now let’s try to list the main markets of Pattaya:
Thepprasit market – the most popular night market in Pattaya – the weekend market on Thepprasit Rd (Thepprasit weekend market).It works on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 17.30 to 24.00. Quite large, occupies not only an area, but also covers a part of Teprazit Street. Almost everything is on sale, including food and fruits. You can buy ready-made food: boiled shrimp and chicken, fried fish and pork, sushi, local sweets, for true gourmets – fried insects. The prices are very nice.
Pattaya Floating Market
Pattaya Floating Market is a floating market located on Sukhumvit Road, practically still on the territory of the city.Address for taxi drivers Sukhumvit Road 451/304 Moo 12. Working hours – from 10.00 to 21.00. In fact, this market is more for tourists and is part of the program of some excursions. But I would recommend going there yourself at least half a day. Quite an interesting place.
Nakua fish market
Nakua fish market is a fish market located in the northern part of Pattaya. Various fish and seafood are on sale: shrimp, crabs, lobsters, octopus, shellfish, etc.Everything is freshest and freshly caught. Prices, of course, are much cheaper than in restaurants. So, be sure to go there. A reasonable question arises – what to do with all this good? Don’t worry, for your money – every whim. They will prepare everything on the spot and, if necessary, pack it. Bon Appetit!
Pattaya Night Bazar
Pattaya Night Bazar is a night bazaar located on Second Road opposite the Festival shopping center. Opening hours – from 9.00 to 23.00.They sell things, shoes, suitcases, souvenirs and other small things. A lot of goods made in China. Due to its favorable location and fairly low prices, it is very popular with tourists.
Naklua Sunday Market
Naklua Sunday Market is a fairly large market in the northern part of Pattaya. Located near the fish market. You can visit two markets in one day, especially since they are both worthy of your attention. If you go from Dolphins along Naklua Street, after 10 minutes you will need to turn right onto Sawang Fa Rd.In a few more minutes you will see the market on the right side.
Popular with both tourists and local people. Since it is located far from the center, the prices are very attractive. Here you can buy cheap fruits, rags, shoes, souvenirs, cosmetics, perfumes, watches, dishes, animals, etc. The choice is very worthy. Almost everything is the same as on Thepprasit market, but in terms of prices, it happens that it is cheaper. For example, rolls were sold in 2012 at 5 baht apiece.Before departure, you can come here to shop for fruit, and you will also get a discount for wholesale. A large selection of Chinese phones, including used ones. If you get hungry, there are catering points.
Soi Buakhao Market
The market is located at the intersection of Pattaya Thai rd (South) and Soi Buakhao (22 jays) next to Friendship and Tukcom shopping center. 5 minutes walk from the South Fruit Market. It is called Tuesday-Friday-Market as it only operates at full capacity on Tuesdays and Fridays.On other days it is also open, but there are much fewer merchants. Working hours – 06.00 – 18.00. On sale – fruits, vegetables, clothing, footwear, electronics, souvenirs and various small things. Prices are initially low, so if they are discounted in price, then a little. There are points of Thai catering.
Video from the market on Soi Buakhao
Walking street night market
This, of course, with a big stretch can be attributed to the category of markets, because Walking street has already become a household name.But since many merchants occupy the street in the evening, let there be a market with that name. Opening hours – seven days a week from 18.00 to 02.00. In addition to street vendors on Walking street, there are shops selling souvenirs, clothes, shoes, bags and jewelry. In addition, there is a huge number of restaurants, bars and entertainment establishments.
This small market is located on Second Street next to 5 Jay. It seems nothing special, however, there is a kind of trick.There is a small stage in the market where local students periodically stage free performances. The prices on the market are average. They sell mainly products.
Rayong daily night market
This is a night market open from 18.00 to 23.00. Located next to the Lotus Shopping Center. Assortment – things, shoes, household goods, food.
Fruit market near Mike Shopping Mall
This fruit market is located on Second road right next to the Mike Shopping Mall.Since the place is a trump card and there are a large number of tourists in the area, the prices for fruits are clearly too high. Price tags are usually not observed, the traders with an experienced glance estimate how far it is possible to deliver the farang, and then, without a twinge of conscience, name the price. The advantages of this market include a fairly large assortment, everything is neatly laid out, all fruits are clean and beautiful, as well as the availability of baskets of various sizes on sale. And, as you know, you need to pay extra for the service. If you want to save money, then buy fruits in other markets that are away from the tourist trails or in Big C with Lotus, there are also not bad prices.