Thailand is heaven for night market lovers! Night Markets in Bangkok are not merely a market where people sell and buy products, but an ideal place for travelers to visit and experience local culture and an epitome of vitality in Thailand. Also, the weather is too hot and humid during the day for outdoor shopping, and most department stores are more expensive than local markets. Then, the night market is the best destination travelers should head to. Take in the bustling atmosphere of Thailand and the city that never sleeps!
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is a mecca of night markets. Countless travelers and locals flock to Bangkok night markets to get some goods. You can not only meet various types of people but also acquire your souvenirs. Taste the Thai street food and try bargaining with locals about the price, too!
Below is the list of the best night markets in Bangkok, worth a visit while staying in the city.
1. Khao San Road
Thousands of backpackers from all around the world flock to Khao San Road, the iconic tourist attraction in Bangkok. The road began to be developed in the late 1970s when young Western travelers made it their basecamp of travels in Asia. This must-visit spot is well known for its energy and cheerful atmosphere. If you visit this place, you will see the night market and the two-lane roads full of bars, hostels, clubs, massage shops, and stores. As it is full of foreigners and locals together, watching people coming and going all day is fun itself.
Address: Khaosan Rd, Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
Opening hours: everyday 3:45PM–2:10AM
2. Yaowarat Road
As one of the oldest areas in Bangkok, Yaowarat Road holds Chinatown and numerous shops where people sell gold, garments, textiles, and souvenirs. This market was once a trading place for people who collected gold. The Chinatown has become a mix of locals and immigrants over time and now local merchants sell fusion Thai street food. So, try delicious street foods besides shopping.
Address: 452, 442 Yaowarat Rd, Khwaeng Samphanthawong, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
Opening hours: 6:30PM-12:00AM, every day except Monday
3. Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market
Pak Khlong Talat Flower Market is the biggest wholesale and retail fresh flower market in Bangkok with a rich history and a flourishing reputation. The market has almost all kinds of flowers and related products. Indulge yourself in the fragrant flower market and present yourself a gift or buy some flowers for your loved ones. The flowers will brighten the night markets 🙂
Address: ปากคลองตลาด สน พระราชวัง Khwaeng Wang Burapha Phirom, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
Opening hours: every day 24 hours
4. Saphan Phut Night Market
Saphan Phut Night Market also called Memorial Bridge Night Market is popular among young local hipsters. Various kinds of new and secondhand daily items are sold, so be lucky to get a nice item! The market being near the Memorial Bridge which was constructed in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Chakri Dynasty and the foundation of Bangkok, you can also enjoy a dazzling night view.
Address: 79-135 Phaya Mai Rd, Khwaeng Somdet Chao Phraya, Khet Khlong San, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand
Opening hours: every day 5:00PM-2:00AM
5. Talad Rot Fai Train Night Market
Talad Rot Fai Train Night Market is the most popular among Bangkok locals, and it is very large and grand. One drawback is that it is hard to reach by public transportation. On weekends, you might be refused to take taxis. Then, it is recommended to take the ground train BTS, get off at the ‘Onnut’ BTS Station, and then take a taxi to the market. In spite of the inconvenience, the market is worth a visit because you will experience the true local life and witness the gleaming and colorful lights!
Address: Soi Srinagarindra 51, Khwaeng Nong Bon, Khet Prawet, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10250, Thailand
(Behind the Seacon Square Srinakarin shopping mall)
Opening hours: Thursday-Sunday 5:00PM-1:00AM
6. Ratchada Rot Fai Train Night Market
Ratchada Rot Fai Train Night Market replaces Talad Rod Fai Train Night Market which is less accessible from downtown Bangkok. Although its size is smaller than the former, it is convenient to go from downtown. Due to its popularity, it is hard to walk from 7 to 8 p.m, so arrive early! Since there are three meeting points, friends can split up for shopping and then gather again at the meeting points.
Address: Ratchadaphisek Rd, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Khet Din Daeng, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Opening hours: every day 5:00PM-1:00AM
7. Talad Neon
Talad Neon is a comparatively new market and located at the center in downtown Bangkok. The distinguishing neon lights are shining among the dark at night, and people are still busy scanning good items. You will pick up quite an instagrammable photo here. Further, there are salivitic market foods from charcoal waffles, Japanese giant octopus takoyaki to fresh juice in a lightbulb.
Address: 1087, 167 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Opening hours: every day 5:00PM-12:00AM
8. Patpong Night Market
Patpong Night Market is crowded with people who want to buy imitations. Because the price is set high, remember that you have to cut it by 70 percent of the original price. Nearby, there are many things to enjoy for entertainment such as karaoke.
Address: Thanon Patpong 1, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday – 5:00PM-1:00AM
Friday – 5:00PM-12:00AM
Saturday / Sunday – 5:00PM-1:30AM
9. ASIATIQUE The Riverfront
Surrounded by the Chao Phraya River and ferries, ASIATIQUE The Riverfront boasts a bright and wide atmosphere, which is different from other night markets in Bangkok. Although the price is a bit higher, you can purchase a wide range of boutiques from designer products to silver and Thai silk. Of course, most of the items handled at the weekend markets or night markets are sold. Besides, it is perfect for shopping and relishing the night view of the riverside at the same time. As an option, you can also enjoy the Thai cabaret show at the theater nearby!
Address: 2194 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Wat Phraya Krai, Khet Bang Kho Laem, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand
Opening hours: every day 4:00PM-12:00AM
Even though Thailand is pretty safe and policed, it is always better to watch out pickpockets. Check out tours below where you can visit some of the night markets introduced, try riding a tuk-tuk which is an iconic mode of transportation in Thailand, and conveniently get a pickup & drop off service. Enjoy the fun night trips to joyful markets!
- Bangkok Night Tour: The City That Never Sleeps
- Bangkok Tuk-tuk Night Tour (+ Chao Phraya River boat ride)
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