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18 night markets to visit in Bangkok over the Christmas and New Year long weekends

Shop for everything from vintage collectibles to secondhand clothes, enjoy live music and feast on delicious street food

26 October 2018

1) ArtBox Bangkok

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With the trendiest street snacks and coolest souvenirs, ArtBox is the most popular market among teens and young adults alike. For Instagram-worthy photos and live band performances, ArtBox Bangkok is not to be missed! Sadly, it is only a temporary pop-up market but it is currently running from 30 Sep 2016 to 30 April 2017 at Chatuchak Market, so don’t miss it!

Address: Chatuchak, Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd
Opening Hours: Friday to Sunday 12pm-11pm
How to get there: MRT Kamphaeng Phet Station, Exit 1

2) Asiatique The Riverfront

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Head over to Asiatique for a modern night market experience! The Asiatique night market is unique as it is made up of different themed districts such as Factory District and Town Square District. Lined with bars and restaurants, Asiatique is also a good place for you to soak in the after-work nightlife atmosphere. There are also a variety of entertainment activities for you, such as the cabaret show by Calypso Bangkok and Thai puppet shows by Joe Louis. If you want a night view over the Bangkok city, you can also take a ride on the Ferris wheel!

Address: Chareonkrung Soi 74-76
Opening Hours: 5pm to 12am
How to get there: Go to BTS Saphan Taksin station and take the free shuttle boat at the pier. The shuttle boat operates from 4pm to 11.30pm. The last departure from Sathorn pier and Asiatique pier is 11.15pm. Taking a taxi is not advisable due to heavy traffic.

3) Hua Mum Night Market

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Hua Mum market is different from the rest as it largely caters to the locals rather than tourists. Hence, expect a more localised night market experience with cheaper goods. However, it can be quite inconvenient to get there as you can only reach there by taxi. Furthermore, as it is a local market, there aren’t many English signs to guide you around.

Address: 11 Kaset-Nawamin Rd
Opening Hours: 6pm to 12am daily, except Mondays
How to get there: Taxi

4) Jatuchak (JJ) Green Night Market

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The Jatuchak Green Market, also known as the JJ Market Bangkok or Green Vintage Night Market, is a vintage-styled market that is chill and evokes bohemian vibes. Find stalls selling second hand clothes and retro items. The vibes makes it a good place to just chill and hangout as well. Grab a drink at one of the many bars available and just soak in the relaxing night time atmosphere!

Address: 1 Kamphaeng Phet 3, Chatuchak, Bangkok
Opening Hours: Thursdays to Sundays, 5pm to 2am
How to get there: BTS Mo Chi or MRT Chatuchak

5) Khao San Night Market

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The Khao San night market is a crowded and lively street market where you can immerse yourself into the bustling Bangkok nightlife. Whether it is to shop or to simply chill, Khao San will be suitable for you as it is lined with pubs, food stalls and many shops!

Address: Khao San Road
Opening Hours: 7pm to 12am daily
How to get there: BTS S6 Saphan Taksin Station (Silom Line). Leave via Exit 2 and walk to nearby Chao Phraya Express Boat Pier. Take Express Boat upriver to Banglam Poo Pier N13 Exit pier and walk a short distance to Phra Athit Rd. Turn left and follow Phra Athit Rd. Past Phra Sumeru Fort on your left and continue another 300m to the intersection with Chakrapongse Rd. Cross Chakrapongse Rd, then turn right and proceed for about 350m to Khao San Rd which will intersect on your left.

6) Khlong Lod Night Market

The Khlong Lod Night Market features vintage and antique goods. Though it appears slightly disorganised, it exudes an interesting flair. For those who wish to experience a different kind of night market, Khlong Lod night market is the perfect market for your Bangkok shopping. However, try to avoid going during festive seasons and special holidays as it can get extremely packed.

Address: Ratchadamnoen Klang Road to Golden Mount
Opening Hours: 12am to 12pm, Tuesdays to Sundays and 6pm to 12am daily
How to get there: Taxi or take a taxi from the nearest MRT Hua Lamphong station.

7) Liab Duan Night Market

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For those who are sick and tired of the bustling city environment, you can head down to Liab Duan night market for an authentic Bangkok night market experience away from the city! With cheap products and a vibrant atmosphere, Liab Duan night market is a great place for you to shop and avoid the dreaded tourist traps.

Address: 5, 35/54 Pradit Manutham Road, Nuanchan, Bueng Kum, Bangkok 10230, Thailand
Opening Hours: 5pm to 2am daily
How to get there: Taxi

8) Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market)

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An alternative to the typical night markets, Pak Khlong Talat is Bangkok’s largest wholesale flower market that is open 24/7. With beautiful and sweet-smelling flowers, it is a great place for you to relax and get away from the busy city environment.

Address: Chakphet Road and Saphan Phut near Memorial Bridge on the riverside
Opening Hours: Opened 24 hours, every day of the week
How to get there: BTS S6 Saphan Taksin Station (Exit 2) and walk to Chao Phraya Express Boat Pier and catch the Express Boat from Sathorn Pier (Central Pier) up river to Memorial Bridge Pier (Saphan Phut).

9) Patpong Night Market

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Patpong Night Market is famous for its nightlife and is lined with go-go bars within the Red Light District. You’ll definitely be up for a new experience! However, beware of the high prices and always remember to bargain! For accommodation nearby, you can check out Pathumwan Princess Hotel.

Address: Phat Pong 2 Alley, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Opening Hours: 6pm to 1am daily
How to get there: BTS Sala Daeng Station S2 (Silom Line) (Exit 1) or MRT Si Lom station (Exit 2)

10) Rot Boran Market (Classic Car Market)

This retro-style market is the go-to for a unique vintage market experience. At the Rot Boran Market, automobiles are turned into pop-up stores. For Instagram-worthy photos and second-hand vintage goods and collectibles, this is the place to go!

Address: The Walk, Kaset-Nawamin Rd
Opening Hours: 5pm to 12am, Tuesdays and Thursdays
How to get there: Taxi

11) Rot Fai Night Market, Srinakarin

Rod Fai night market is a hipster, retro market that used to be situated near the train tracks behind Chatuchak market. It is unique due to its interesting decoration and divided themed sections (e.g. Market Zone, Warehouse Zone and more) that are sure to pique your interest.

Address: Srinakarin Soi 51, just behind Seacon Square Shopping Mall
Opening Hours: 5pm to 12am, Thursdays to Sundays
How to get there: BTS On Nut (closest station but still requires a taxi journey of about 30-45mins)

12) Rot Fai (Train) Market, Ratchada

This is the second version of the original train market at Srinakarin, though slightly more accessible! It is situated right beneath the National Cultural Centre station, making it super convenient to find! However, it is smaller than the original one so if you wish to get a more authentic train market Bangkok experience, the Srinakarin one would be better for you.

Address: Ratchadaphisek Road
Opening Hours: 5pm to 1am, Thursdays to Sundays
How to get there: MRT National Cultural Centre station, behind Esplanade Shopping Mall
Tel: +66 (0)92 713 5599

13) Rot Fai (Train) Market, Kaset-Nawamin

With the theme of train town, this version of the Rot Fai night market is slightly different from the previous two markets as it is decked with old warehouses, containers, vintage train carriage shops and even has a faux train station to throw you back to the 1950s!

Address: Kaset-Nawamin Rd
Opening Hours: 5pm to 1am, Thursdays to Sundays
How to get there: Taxi

14) Pratunam Night Market

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Pratunam market is one of the most popular street markets in Bangkok and rightly so. It is one of Bangkok’s major markets and is open early in the morning, so you can head over there if you want to start your retail therapy early in the day! You can look forward to awesome street food and cheap deals there. If you ever need to hide from the sun and cool off from the sunny weather, you can also simply walk over to Pratunam Center or Platinum Fashion Mall that are nearby!

Address: Intersection of Ratchaprop and Petchburi roads to Ratchaprarop Soi 3
Opening Hours: 10 am to 9pm
How to get there: BTS E1 Chit Lom, Station (Sukhumvit Line) (Exit 3). Walk 250 m straight ahead to intersection of Ratchaprasong Rd. Cross pedrestrian bridge to right and walk Straight ahead 450 m. to Petchburi Rd. intersection. Cross Petchburi to Pratunam Market. Or Buses 13, 2, 511

15) Saphan Phut Night Market (Memorial Bridge Market)

At the Saphan Phut night market, you can find a variety of souvenirs, clothes and other cheap goods! You should check it out as it has a unique location underneath a bridge, lots of stalls and even tattoo services for you!

Address: Chakraphet and Maharat roads, next to Memorial Bridge
Opening Hours: 8pm to 12am daily, Tuesdays to Sundays
How to get there: BTS S6 Saphan Taksin Station (Exit 2). Then, take Chao Phraya Express Boat to Memorial Bridge Pier. Or W1 National Stadium Station (Exit 2) and take bus no.73 or taxi. The market is near Pak Klong Talad.

16) Siam Gypsy Night Market

Competing with Rot Fai market, Siam Gypsy market is here to bring you lots of hipster and vintage items too! As it is relatively new and not many know about this place, it is less crowded than the other vintage markets.

Address: 29 Wong Sawang, Bang Sue, Bangkok 10800, Thailand
Opening Hours: 6pm to 1am, Wednesdays to Sundays
How to get there: MRT Bang Sue station or Bang Son

17) Silom Walking Street

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Silom Walking Street is a Sunday market that is located in the centre of Bangkok. Have a taste of the traditional Thai food or even international cuisines. With live music, street performances and great shopping atmosphere, the Silom Walking Street market is not to be missed if you are in the country on a Sunday.

Address: Silom Road, from Sala Daeng intersection down to Naradhiwas Road
Opening Hours: 3pm to 10pm, Sundays
How to get there: BTS Sala Daeng station

18) Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchadaphisek

The Suan Lum Night Bazaar, also known as Ratchadaphisek Bazaar, has 1800 stalls and even a 4-star hotel, 24-hours supermarket, cabaret shows, gyms and even a water park! Take a stroll at the open air shopping street and if you’re tired, head into the indoor market area.

Address: 5 Ratchadapisek Rd. Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand 10900
Opening Hours: 4pm to 12am
How to get there: MRT Lat Phrao station (Exit 1) or Ratchadaphisek (Exit 2)
Tel: +66 (0)2 938 1471

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