Shop, Eat, and Explore: Top 8 Night Markets You Must Visit in Bangkok, Thailand

Shopping and exploring night markets are essential activities for any tourist in Bangkok, Thailand. The city has dozens of lively night markets that offer a variety of goods, food, and entertainment. You can experience the culture and lifestyle of the local Thai people at these markets. Some of the most famous ones are Chatuchak, Rot Fai, Pratunam, Talad Neon, Patpong, Khao San Road, and more. Each market has its own charm and appeal. You may not want to leave the market as you enjoy shopping and eating all night long.

If you have a little time but want to check-in many markets (generally visit to know all the market), you can rent a traditional tuk-tuk to get around Bangkok at night.

If you want to choose lovely souvenirs for your friends at home, night markets are the ideal places to take some with affordable price while you can freely bargain for those products you like.


If you want to go to a place with a combination of two forms: shopping centres and night markets, Asiatique is the ideal choice. This play area is opened from 5 pm, with 1,500 shops and more than 40 restaurants for your choice. Asiatique is located on the Chao Phraya River and you can come here by boat. This area is divided into different areas, one has its own characteristics, such as the area specializing in vintage costume trading, the area specializing in selling designer goods...

Note that: Asiatique is open from 5 pm until midnight. The best way to reach Asiatique is by boat. Guests will take the Skytrain from Saphan Taksin station, then walk to the riverbank, then jump on a boat at Thaksin BTS pier, which takes about 15 minutes. Boats from Saphan Taksin station to Asiatique operate from 4:30 pm until 11:30 pm. You should avoid going by taxi because the road leading to Asiatique often occurs traffic jam.

Chatuchak weekend night market

Chatuchak, in Thai, it means the weekend market, this market only meets every Saturday, Sunday every week. The market was inaugurated in the 40s of the last century. After many times of relocation, the market is now on an area of ​​more than 1 km² on Phahonyothin Road, the heart of Bangkok. Chatuchak is a true weekend shopping paradise for those who come to Bangkok. It is a popular shopping destination for Thai people and tourists. Thai people from all over the country flock here to buy and take home items for their local stores. It is estimated 200,000 people come here every weekend, of which 30% are tourists.

Note that: At Chatuchak, if you like something and find the price reasonable, you should buy it because you might not find it one more time when back again. To get to Chatuchak, take the Skytrain to Mo Chit or MRT (MRT) to Chatuchak Park.

Operating hours: Friday: from 6 pm-midnight; Saturday and Sunday: 9 am - 6 pm.

Khao San Night Market

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Khao San Road Night Market is a place where all backpackers can find all Thai specialties such as Thai food, pull shirts or other souvenirs. Khao San Road Night Market is open 24/7. Food stalls will be opened from the morning to serve visitors, but when the sun goes down, the music starts playing and the streets become busy until 11 pm.

Silom - Patpong Night Market

Silom is a mere trading area during the day, but in the evening Silom turns into a tourist centre with temporary stores on the sidewalks, selling mainly souvenirs and jewellery accessories. Parallel to Silom is Patpong, a famous shopping and entertainment area. This red light town is home to more than 100 bars, massage parlours, karaoke ... and a night market attracts tourists with various souvenir items.

The Silom area stretches from the Dusit Thani hotel on the corner of Dusit Thani street to the riverbank of Charoenkrung Road. Take the Skytrain to Sala Daeng station and get off at the halfway point to get to Silom market.

Note that: The street vendors in Silom only open from about 6 pm to 1 am from Tuesday to Sunday, while Patpong red-light street operates until 2 am every day of the week.

Ratchadapisek Night Market

Ratchadapisek is still a Bangkok secret with tourists and foreigners coming to the city. Operating every Friday and Saturday night, Ratchadapisek night market has a long line of shops selling many second-hand goods at low prices. You can find a lot of antiques and rare things here like old cameras, phonographs, turntables, dial phones, auto parts, old bikes, until the first version of famous Thai books...

Note that: To get to Ratchadapisek, take the MRT (Ratchadapisek) to Ratchadapisek Station and go to exit 2, then turn left and walk for a few minutes, you will see the market.

Train Night Market Ratchada – Bangkok’s second Train Night Market

Train Night Market Ratchada bangkok

The Train Night Market Ratchada is a popular night market located in Bangkok, Thailand. It is known for its extensive range of shopping, food, and entertainment options. Visitors can find a variety of products such as vintage knick-knacks, souvenir items, and fashion, all at affordable prices.

The market also offers a wide range of food options including traditional Thai dishes, seafood, and cuisines from other countries such as Japan and Korea. The entertainment area of the market features bars and cafes with cheap drinks and techno music. With its bustling atmosphere, Train Night Market Ratchada is definitely worth a visit for anyone looking to experience Bangkok's vibrant night market scene.

Rot Fai Night Market

Located in the Prawet district of Southeast Bangkok, Rot Fai is one of Bangkok's most impressive night markets. When the night falls, you can feel most clearly the freshness of the market with the colourful stalls of green, red, purple, yellow ... The sound of laughter, the price, the footsteps of the Local people and tourists appear in the market. Talad Rot Fai night market has become a favourite scene for many photographers as this place marks the classic and artistic feature. In addition to shopping, you should also try the Bangkok street food sold along the way or enjoy a cup of coffee at the shops decorated with recycled items.

Note that: The market operates from 2 pm to midnight on Saturdays and Sundays during the week.

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