The Top Night Markets in Bangkok and What You Can Buy There
Diversity is one of the greatest things you can enjoy when it comes to shopping in Bangkok. While most shops close at around 9pm, there are places that start getting busy at nighttime, which are the night markets offering great after dark shopping opportunities and fantastic bargains. Here are some of the best night markets in Bangkok, together with their locations and the items/services they specialize:
Location: Chareonkrung Soi 74-76
This Bangkok night market is known for successfully combining the most popular shopping experiences in the city—a mall and a night bazaar—and can be reached about 10 minutes downriver from Saphan Taksin BTS station. Once a bustling trade port, it has been transformed into a huge replica warehouse complex, with over 40 restaurants and 1,500 boutiques. Here, you will find great gifts and items for yourself, not to mention the entertainment shows that are performed every night.
Chatuchak Friday Night Market
Location: Mo Chit BTS or Kampheng Phet MRT Station
If you are looking for a Bangkok night bazaar where you can find what you are looking for, then you should visit this massive night market. Though it is filled up on weekends, it still on Fridays, as one bazaar to another sets up stall from around 9pm until late. Unlike other night markets in the city, this one offers a more local and chilled-out vibe, with most of its major shops, bars and restaurants draw in young people from the universities nearby.
Location: 1 Kamphaeng Phet 3, Chatuchak
Most people consider this night market in Bangkok as the coolest place to shop in the city because of its bohemian and more chilled-out vibes compared to other markets. A part drinking hang-out and part vintage flea market, the best time to visit the JJ Green is on Thursday to Sunday evenings, from 5pm to 1am. Although many bars here would still be active until after midnight on Saturdays and Sundays as the place is at its busiest. Here you will find a great selection of antiques, retro collectibles, vintage fashion, accessories and cheap food.
Location: Khao San Road
This is a popular place for backpackers and is bursting with useful, tacky and fun things to spend your money on. Here, you will find a Bangkok night bazaar or travel shop that can arrange your outward journey. There are also tailors who will happily make you a suit when you arrive back from the beautiful islands surrounding the city. Internet cafes, convenience stores, monetary exchanges and banks also abound.
Khlong Lod Night Market
Location: Ratchadamnoen Klang Road
This Bangkok night market was once the night market in Sanam Luang, which is dedicated to 2nd-hand goods and food. With goods at very cheap prices, you will definitely find items that are worth add to your room or any area in your home, if you look around carefully. Once a haphazard market that comprises random vendors, this night market have become more popular at a fast rate after Sanam Luang. Specifically, this market runs from Ratchadamnoen Klang Road all the way down to the Wat Saket (Golden Mount).
There you have it—the top night markets that you should not miss checking when you go to Bangkok!