Bangkok is indisputably one of Singaporeans’ favourite short getaway destinations. Other than the temples, shopping malls, themed cafes and amazing massages, night markets are an attraction that is not to be missed when you are in the Thai Capital. The best night markets in Bangkok always command a carnival-like atmosphere and are great spots to check out local products ranging from skilled artisans’ crafts and second-hand vintages to mass-produced cheap factory items. To help you on your night market exploration, here are some of the best Bangkok Night Markets you must visit on your next trip to Thailand!
1. Best Bangkok Night Markets – Talad Neon Night Market
Strategically located beside The Palladium (opposite of the famous Kaiton Chicken Rice) and just diagonally opposite The Platinum Fashion Mall, Talad Neon is considered a relatively new night market in the popular district of Pratunam.
This funky, youthful market consists of orderly lined shipping containers stalls selling a variety of fashion, homeware and other trinkets. The use of shipping containers is a pretty new concept for Thailand. It was originally made popular by Art Box pop-up market and continued by Talad Neon. Over 1,000 stalls are expected when the market gets fully operational so there is definitely activities to keep you 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
Despite the lack of trains servicing the Pratunam area, 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, make your way over to Palladium Night Market to continue your shopping experience. This place is a haven for anything customised ranging from printed T-shirts and bags to bracelet 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
Hua Mum Night Market is pretty much a night market patronised by local Thai people. We recommend that you go with a local Thai friend as text and conversations are in Thai and you are likely to be the only non-local there. Located opposite The Walk Kaset-Nawamin, you may want to take a cab over otherwise 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 probably the most popular night market in Bangkok but we do find it rather touristy. Compared to the other night markets, it has a much nicer ambience and products are aesthetically placed for easy browsing. However, the higher rental these stall owners pay does translate to higher prices. So be prepared to pay slightly more for a more upmarket retail experience.
Besides checking out the shops, make time for The Calypso Show or Muay Thai Live and chill over some food and beer by the river. Avoid the jams by taking the free shuttle boat from BTS Saphan Taksin and take the chance to tour the Chao Phraya River too!
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 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 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 much more accessible version of Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin. It is located just behind Esplanade Shopping Mall and can be reached via MRT (Thailand Cultural Center). Although they are open on Tuesday & Wednesday as well, not all the stalls are open. This is a good option if you are not keen to travel out or 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)
We are not exactly sure why they all like to go by the name ‘Talad Rot Fai’ but this is the third night market with the same name. It 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.
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
The crazy retail scene at Chatuchak starts on Friday night but you should only head down after 10pm. Only stalls that are located along the sides of Chatuchak Weekend Market are opened, the inner lanes are all closed. Only visit it if you really cannot make time to visit Chatuchak Weekend Market on Saturday or Sunday.
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 just behind Jatuchak Park, JJ Green makes a good first stop before going over to Chatuchak Night Market after 10pm. The scene here is rather similar to Talad Rot Fai 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
Located in Bangkok’s backpacker area with many budget hostels, this night market has a carefree, anything-goes vibe. This night market is quite unlike anywhere else in Bangkok and so infectious is its atmosphere that it is also very popular with locals, especially young hipsters and art students. Other than 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 yet another locals’ night market. Despite a relatively inaccessible location, flocks of tourists still head over to experience the ways of the locals. 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.
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. We suppose this is where you can go if you have already exhausted all the 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 night market in the Thai Capital. Instead of the usual canopy style stalls, young entrepreneurs peddle their stuffs in containers. The only issue with visiting this night market is tracking 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 as most of the more popular night markets, it is worth checking out for novelty. Located at The Jam Factory in the Khlong San district (beside 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. The night market is located at Fragrant Park right beside Sukhumvit Soi 36 and 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!