Say Bangkok and the first things that come to the minds of many Singaporeans would be temples, shopping malls & night markets, themed cafes and pampering massages. If you are a diehard shopaholic, there is no way you should leave the Thai Capital without checking out some of the best Bangkok night markets. These signature markets often exhibit a carnival-like atmosphere and are a good avenue to check out the local products ranging from skilled artisans’ crafts and second-hand vintages to mass-produced cheap factory items. To satisfy your craving for a perfect shopaholic holiday, here are some of the best Bangkok Night Markets you must visit on your next trip to Thailand!
Best Bangkok Night Markets – Permanent Night Markets
1. Best Bangkok Night Markets – Talad Neon Night Market
Strategically located right next to The Palladium and just diagonally opposite The Platinum Fashion Mall, Talad Neon is considered a relatively new player in the popular district of Pratunam.
This funky, youthful market is made up of rows and rows of orderly lined shipping containers stalls that sell a variety of fashion, homeware and other trinkets. Utilising shipping containers as retail spaces is still considered a rather new concept for the Thai people. It was originally made popular by ArtBox pop-up market and have been well adopted by Talad Neon. More than 1,000 stalls are expected when the market gets fully operational so you can be sure that there are enough going on to keep you and your travelling kakis occupied the entire night there.
Address: 1087 New Petchaburi Road, Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand | Opening Hours: 4pm – 12am (Wed to Sun)
2. Best Bangkok Night Markets – Palladium Night Market Pratunam
Although Pratunam area isn’t exactly the most accessible spot in Bangkok (no nearby train stations), this is still one of the most well-known shopping districts in Bangkok. After Platinum Fashion Mall and the street markets opposite at Pratunam Market close at 8pm, you can make your way over to Palladium Night Market Pratunam to continue your shopaholic journey. This night market is a haven for anything customised from printed T-shirts and bags to bracelets or mobile phone casing! This night market also sells clothing at wholesale prices, making it one of the must-go places for cheap buys.
Address: 487 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand | Opening Hours: 6pm – 11pm (Tues – Sun)
3. Best Bangkok Night Markets – Hua Mum Night Market
Foreigners take note! Hua Mum Night Market is a night market that caters primarily to the local Thai folks. This means that they are not going to go out of their way to prepare English signages or talk to you in English language. We recommend the company of a local Thai friend to get the best out of this night market. Located opposite The Walk Kaset-Nawamin, it is best that you hop on a cab over else the nearest BTS would be Lad Phrao station.
Address: 11 Kaset-Nawamin Road, Lat Phrao, Bangkok 10230 | Opening Hours: 6pm – 12pm (Daily). Closed On Mondays.
4. Best Bangkok Night Markets – Asiatique The Riverfront
Asiatique is one of the most Instagrammed Bangkok night markets. Compared to the other night markets, it presents a much nicer ambience with products are placed aesthetically for easy browsing. However, given its location and accompanying rental, you must be prepared to pay slightly more for a more upmarket retail experience.
Besides checking out the shops, remember to also check out The Calypso Show or Muay Thai Live and chill over some food and beer by the river. We recommend that you take the free shuttle boat from BTS Saphan Taksin to skip the jam and appreciate Chao Phraya River at the same time!
Address: 2194 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Wat Phraya Krai, Khet Bang Kho Laem, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand | Opening Hours: 5pm to 12mn (Daily)
5. Best Bangkok Night Markets – Talad Rot Fai 1 (Srinakarin)
Originally located at Kamphaeng Phet, this first generation Talad Rot Fai night market has moved to Srinakarin Soi 51, which is next to Seacon Square Mega Shopping Mall. If you adore vintage items and antiques, you will definitely love this place. Talad Rot Fai (Train Market) does not only attract the city’s stylish hipsters but all age groups as well. It is a popular hangout area for friends and families.
Address: Soi Srinakarin 51, Srinakarin Rd, Bangkok 10250 | Opening Hours: 5pm – 1am (Thurs – Sun)
6. Best Bangkok Night Markets – Talad Rot Fai 2 (Ratchada)
Talad Rot Fai Ratchada is the smaller but better accessible version of Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin. Positioned just behind the Esplanade Shopping Mall, you just need to take a train to Thailand Cultural Center MRT Station. Although they are supposedly operating on Tuesday & Wednesday, not all stalls are open on these two days. This is a good option if you are not keen to travel far or running on a tight schedule.
Address: Ratchadaphisek Road Bangkok | Opening Hours: 5pm – 1am (Tues – Sun)
7. Best Bangkok Night Markets – Talad Rot Fai 3 (Kaset-Nawamin)
Just like how we have our Changi Airport Terminal 4, the Bangkok night market folks have just established Talad Rot Fai 3. This night market takes on the theme of train town with containers by the corners of the market. Kasem-Nawamin is bigger than Ratchada but is not as accessible as you can only reach it by cab. If you are at Talad Rod Fai 3, you may as well make a trip to Hua Mum Market too as it is just a short 10 – 15 mins cab ride away.
Address: 10230, Kaset-Nawamin Road, Nawamin, Bueng Kum, Bangkok 10230 | Opening Hours: 5pm – 1am (Thurs – Sun)
8. Best Bangkok Night Markets – Chatuchak Friday Night Market
Shopping at Chatuchak starts on Friday night! However, you should only head down after 10pm. Please do not hold high expectations as only stalls located along the sides of Chatuchak Weekend Market are opened. The stalls in the inner lanes of Chatuchak Market are all closed. We recommend that you only visit this night market if you really cannot make time to visit Chatuchak Weekend Market on Saturday or Sunday else don’t bother.
Address: Mo Chit BTS or Kampheng Phet MRT Station | Opening Hours: 10pm till late (Friday only)
9. Best Bangkok Night Markets – Jatuchak (JJ) Green Night Market
Located right behind Jatuchak Park, JJ Green makes a good first stop before going over to Chatuchak Night Market after 10pm. The scene here is similar to Talad Rot Fai Markets as many of the stalls here also carry vintage products. For weekend shoppers, JJ Green Vintage Night Market is an excellent continuation after Chatuchak Weekend Market in the afternoon. That is if you still have the stamina of course.
Address: Mo Chit BTS or Kampheng Phet MRT Station | Opening Hours: 6pm – 1am (Thurs – Sun)
10. Best Bangkok Night Markets – Khao San Night Market
Situated in Bangkok’s backpacker zone with swarms of budget hostels, this night market offers a carefree, anything-goes vibe. This night market is unlike anywhere else in Bangkok and you should not come here if you want to experience the way of the locals. However, the atmosphere is so infectious that it does lures young hipsters and art students over. Besides the creepy crawlies snacks (we dare you to try one), there are also loads of drinking holes around and you can opt for a massage anytime you feel tired.
Address: Khao San Road Bangkok (Take a cab) | Opening Hours: 7pm – 12mn Daily
11. Best Bangkok Night Markets – Liab Duan Night Market
Liab Duan is another mostly locals night market. Despite its relatively inaccessible location, some tourists still managed to make their way over to see the ‘real’ Bangkok night market. You can expect the vibe and the stalls variety to be similar to that of Hua Mum Night Market. Do try to avoid Mondays as some shop owners may want to take a day off – Monday Blues.
Address: 5, 35/54 Pradit Manutham Road, Nuanchan, Bueng Kum, Bangkok 10230, Thailand (Take a cab) | Opening Hours: 6pm – 2am Daily
12. Best Bangkok Night Markets – Victory Monument Night Market
The last of the ‘permanent’ night markets in Bangkok. We suppose this is where you can go if you have already exhausted all the Bangkok night markets mentioned earlier. You will be able to shop from many stalls selling cheap fashion clothes, mass-produced accessories as well as quality vintage bags, handmade accessories and much more.
Address: Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand | Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm Daily
Best Bangkok Night Markets – Bangkok Pop Up Night Markets
13. Best Bangkok Night Markets – ArtBox Bangkok
ArtBox Bangkok is probably the latest trend of the night market in the Thai Capital. Instead of the usual canopy style stalls, young entrepreneurs peddle their wares in hip containers. The only problem with visiting this night market is tracking exactly where and when they are open as they are not a permanent night market. Visit ArtBox Thailand Fan Page to see when they are opening next!
14. Best Bangkok Night Markets – The Knack Market
The Knack Market is a pop-up night market which only opens on selected weekends (usually the last weekend of the month). While it might not be as accessible, it is worth checking out for its novelty concept. Located at The Jam Factory in the Khlong San district (next to Khong San Market and Millennium Hilton Hotel), you can beat the jam by crossing the river via the shuttle boat at River City Shopping Complex.
Address: 41/1-5 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan Bangkok Bangkok | Opening Hours: 4pm – 9pm (Usually only last weekend of the month)
#15. Best Bangkok Night Markets – TGIFest (The Garden of TFest)
Similar to The Knack Market, TGIFest (The Garden of TFest) is a new pop-up night market in Bangkok which has recently just started in May 2017. Located at Fragrant Park right beside Sukhumvit Soi 36, this night market is accessible by BTS Thonglor. The ambience and product offering is rather similar to ArtBox. It is important for you to check TGIF Market Facebook Fan Page for its next run before heading down.
We hope you enjoyed our recommendations of the best Bangkok Night Markets to satisfy your ultimate retail therapy in Thailand. You may want to check out our post on Best Bangkok Pet Cafes – Tea With Cute Animals In Thailand too. Enjoy your time in Bangkok!