16 Bangkok night markets for shopping lovers
Bangkok night markets are the ideal places to connect travelers with the locals. Every year, Bangkok has more and more new markets around the city, bringing the cuisine and shopping world of Thailand closer to visitors. Here is a list of famous night markets for your upcoming trip.
Rod Fai 1
Rod Fai Market is located in the eastern suburbs of Bangkok with old-fashioned beauty.
Rod Fai is more outstanding than other Bangkok night markets but it’s hard to find because the location is hidden behind Seacon Square.
- Opening time: 17:00 – 24:00, from Thursday to Sunday
- Address: Srinakarin Soi 51, behind Seacon Square
Rod Fai 2
The new Rot Fai market in Ratchada will give visitors a sense of relaxation with antique shops and fast food stores. Moving from the market to the city center is quite convenient as Rod Fai 2 is close to the Cultural Center MRT station.
- Opening time: 18:00 to 24:00, from Thursday to Sunday
- Address: Ratcadaphisek Road, next to the Esplanade shopping mall
Siam Gypsy Junction
Siam Gypsy Junction is one of Bangkok’s newest night markets with lots of unique items in vintage styles. Around the market, there are many one-of-a-kind bars. The most prominent of them is the Homeless Bar – built on the side of an old camping van.
The only inconvenience is that pedestrians, motorcyclists, and cyclists are all on the same road, so visitors will not have the opportunity to walk and shop in a comfortable way.
- Opening time: 18:00 to 1:00, from Wednesday to Sunday
- Address: 965/8 Bangkok-Nonthaburi Rd
Liab Duan night market is located far from the city and is also known as “the market along the highway.” Liab Duan sells an abundance of items, but most are… fake goods representing many brands like G-shock and Louis Vuitton.
Liab Duan’s parking lot is bumpy and especially difficult to walk in the rainy season, so it’s better to prepare a pair of sandals just in case
- Opening time: 17:00 to 02:00, every day.
- Address: Prasert-Manukitch Road
Rot Boran is located near the Liab Duan Market where a variety of booths are decorated.
…and set up on old vans and cars.
There is also a peaceful lake nearby, creating a quite romantic and cool shopping atmosphere. At Rot Boran, you can buy second-hand goods like old furniture or even Buddhist amulets.
If you intend to shop here, you should bring a bottle of water because there are only a few restaurants and bars in the market.
- Opening time: 17:00 to 24:00, from Tuesday to Thursday
- Address: 12/6 Thanon Prasert-Manukitch
The Asiatique market will offer you a unique shopping experience with a successful combination of the style of a night market and a large shopping center. From BTS Saphan Taksin, it takes about ten minutes to get to Asiatique. It was once an international commercial port and now is a shopping mall with over 1,500 clothing stores and about 40 restaurants.
- Opening time: từ 17:00-00:00
- Address: Chareonkrung Soi 74-76
Major Ratchoyothin Market
The items at Ratchoyothin are basically the same as in Khlong San market but are more modern and trendy. Major Ratchoyothin Market is located in the north of the city, next to Major Ratchoyothin cinema and the IMAX center. So you can watch a movie before your shopping experience. Several cheap shops and eateries can also be found at this market.
Guests can take the MRT to Phahonyothin Station then catch a tuk-tuk for the quickest way to Major Ratchoyothin Market.
- Address: Phahonyothin Road
- Opening time: 16:00 – 23:00
JJ Green is probably one of the most enjoyable Bangkok night markets because of its unique style that gives it a contrast to the nearby Chatuchak market.
JJ Green is a flea market selling both second-hand goods and food & beverages. Its lively atmosphere comes from the combination of unique stalls selling an assortment of items from fashionable clothing, antique furniture, home furnishings, and home decor items… to rare Beatles cassette tapes. JJ Green is also known as the “holy city” of automotive enthusiasts – where you can find old gears, from cars and bicycles.
Tips: Mind the attitude of shopkeepers, some of them are short tempered and do not allow camera usage.
- Opening time: 17:00-01:00 on Saturday and Sunday
- Address: 1 Kamphaeng Phet 3, Chatuchak.
Khlong Lod Night Market
Khlong Lod is a market in Sanam Luang and mainly sells food and used products. The prices are affordable for customers’ souvenir needs. Although it was originally a market for street vendors, the Khlong Lod market is expanding and becoming more and more popular.
- Opening time: 18:00-00:00.
- Address: Rattanakosin Hotel on Ratchadamnoen Klang Road.
Khlong Thom market
Klong Thom was formerly known as the flashlight market because buyers had to use a light to view the goods. The market is a famous trading zone of old furniture and jewelry, and especially crowded on Saturday evenings.
- Address: In the corner between Worachak and Chao Kamrop.
- Opening time: Saturday and from 17:00 on Sunday.
Patpong night market
Patpong is also known as Silom, and is always crowded because of the Go-Go bars are a significant tourist attraction. It is probably the first and most convenient stop when you come to Bangkok. In Silom, you can rent rooms in all types of hotels from budget hotels to high-end hotels.
Tips: Do not forget to bargain before purchasing but stop at the right time to avoid getting shopkeepers annoyed.
- Opening time: 18:00 – 01:00
- Address: 2 Khwaeng Suriya Wong
Saphan Phut Night Market
Travellers can find several brands of imitation clothing such as Ralph Lauren, Armani, Fred Perry. Goods here are unexpectedly cheap and the store owners are not as open to bargaining as other markets.
- Opening time: 17:30 – 24:00 except Sunday.
- Address: Memorial Bridge or Saphan Phut Pier, Chao Phraya River.
Suan Lum Night Market – Ratchada
Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchada is located on Ratchada Road, next to Lad Phrao MRT Station. There are about 1,800 stalls and eateries with many kinds of entertainment. Suan Lum is also equipped with a new 800-room hotel – the Bazaar Hotel.
- Opening time: 16:00-24:00
- Address: Ratchada-Lad Prao.
Silom Walking Street
Silom Walking Street is one of the most famous streets in Bangkok.
Silom serves traditional Thai dishes as well as international favorites such as pizza, baked goods, and barbecue. In addition, it usually has street performances and traditional Thai dances.
- Opening time: 15:00-22:00 on Sunday
- Address: Silom Road (Sala Daeng BTS)
Sukhumvit night market
There are many shopping centers on the edge of the streets of Nana as part of Little Arabia with many Arab businesses. The booths sell counterfeit branded goods such as clothing, bags, jewelry, DVDs, CDs, and also Western-style items. Sukhumvit is also an ideal destination to buy souvenirs for friends and family.
- Opening time: 11:00 – 22:30
- Address: Between Nana and Asok BTS Skytrain Stations.
Chatuchak Friday Night Market
Chatuchak Friday Market is crowded every weekend and travelers can come here on Fridays. Normally, fewer people will come to the market on Saturdays and Sundays. The market space is quite large with shops, eateries, and bars
located on the main avenue, attracing a lot of students from the surrounding universities.
- Opening time: Friday 21:00-03:00
- Address: Mo Chit BTS Station/Kampheng Phet MRT Station
Most of the goods at Bangkok night markets are well priced with acceptable quality in line with the shopping needs of many tourists. Always be mindful to choose the best market for your own preferences, travel time, and budget. Enjoy your next trip to Bangkok!