Shop at night markets

Bangkok Travel Guides / August 29, 2016
Shop at night markets Image credit: Jen Nguyen

What
Night markets are among Bangkok’s top crowd drawers. The combination of shopping, dining, entertainment, and nightlife is simply too hard to resist even for long-time residents.

Through the years, night markets continue to sprout all over Bangkok. While old favorites have established a reputation and a loyal following, newer ones continue to challenge, providing more options for the most avid marketgoers.

Why
Bangkok night markets give a good bargain. It is a one-stop haven for those who are out to shop, eat, drink, or be entertained without shelling out too much cash.

Exploring Bangkok’s night markets is also a fun way to learn about Thai culture. Just sit at one of the food stalls and observe the locals while enjoying Thai food paired with a local beer or Thai iced tea. This surely beats going to the mall!

Best night markets to visit in Bangkok
Talad Rot Fai, also known as Train Market, in Srinakarin is the all time favorite night market in Bangkok. It is popular for vintage goods and memorabilia though more regular night market merchandise, such as clothing and accessories, are also available.

For the best weekend market, check out Chatuchak Friday Night Market. Make sure to bring enough cash to make the most of your shopping spree since this market has a very wide selection and huge volume of merchandise. Don’t forget to try out the tasty street food!

Patpong Night Market is arguably the most well-known night market in Bangkok. Perhaps this is due to its proximity to the city’s notorious red light district. Stalls at this market usually sell souvenirs and knockoff items. Try your bargaining skills here since pricing at Patpong normally starts higher than in other night markets.

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