After so long, the night market scene in Bangkok is finally back. I am sure we all miss some BBQ Pork Skewers, Mango Sticky Rice and Crispy Insects for you daredevils from the night markets in Bangkok. The best part about the night markets in Bangkok is that you also get to thrift cheap clothes and new fits. You can even bargain for cheaper prices if you know how to sweet talk your way into the hearts of the stall owners. Here are 7 night markets in Bangkok you should visit if you want the full Bangkok experience on your next trip.
1. Asiatique Night Market
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The place to go for a laid-back evening of shopping and eating local street food is Asiatique Night Market, which is located along the banks of the Chao Phraya River. As you take a leisurely stroll down the riverfront promenade and take in the view of Bangkok city on the other side, enjoy the wind from the river. Take some mandatory photos in front of the carousel and ferris wheel while you're there. The cost of a trip on the Ferris wheel is S$9.60 for children and S$17 for adults, pretty reasonable as you will get the best view of the Bangkok Skyline.
Address: 2194 Charoen Krung Road, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho, Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 4:00pm – 12:00am
Contact Info: Asiatique Thailand Instagram
2. Indy Night Market
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Indy Night Market, located around 30 minutes outside of Bangkok's downtown, is worthwhile even for its somewhat lower costs. You will be able to see many locals eating mookata, traditional pancakes, skewered meats, and even edible insects. Indy Night Market is one of the many night markets in Bangkok that is commonly visited by the locals instead of being packed with tourists. The fashion stalls there also provide streetwear that is influenced by major international labels. Think Supreme and Off-White, but much less expensive. They also sell many keychains, toys, and downright dubious items like fish-shaped footwear if adorable items are on your radar.
Address: Dao Khanong, Chom Thong, Bangkok 10150, Thailand
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 5:00pm – 12:00am
Contact Info: Indy Night Market Facebook
3. Srinagarindra Train Night Market
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The Srinagarindra Train Night Market, also known as Talad Rot Fai Market by locals, is enormous. Choose which of the three zones you are most interested in seeing in order to better plan your trip there. You will be able to find electronics, apparel, and footwear for sale secondhand available in the warehouse area. Don’t be surprised if you find all the latest items in the market area for rather reasonable pricing as they are usually priced cheaper at Srinagarindra Train Night Market. At Rod's Antique Boutique, where you can find antique items including clothing, furniture, and old pictures, is arguably the most fascinating area. Watch out for the vintage automobiles parked around the area for that Instagram-worthy photo.
Address: 1 4 Srinagarindra Road, Nong Bon, Prawet, Bangkok 10250, Thailand
Opening hours: Thursday - Sunday 5:00pm – 1:00am | Closed from Mondays to Wednesdays
Contact Info: Srinagarindra Train Night Market Facebook
4. Ichiba Station Walking Market
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Ichiba Station, a Japanese-themed market in Bangkok, is definitely a good place to fool people into thinking you're in Japan. At each restaurant's storefront, there are beautiful cherry blossom trees and crimson chochin lanterns hanging. Naturally, there are restaurants serving the typical Japanese food like yakitori, ramen, and sushi. However, there is also Thai cuisine and sweets like the Maru Waffle. After your stomach has been satisfied, you may keep yourself entertained with enjoyable activities including claw machines, a manicure salon, a skate park, and live entertainment.
Address: 489 3 Ram Inthra Road, Ram Inthra, Khan Na Yao, Bangkok 10230, Thailand
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 5:00pm – 12:00am
Contact Info: Ichiba Station Instagram
5. Chang Chui Market
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Chang Chui loosely translates to "messy craftsman." Its major draw, an aircraft that houses the upscale eatery Na-Oh Bangkok, has earned it the unofficial nickname "the plane market." Since there aren't as many people around throughout the day, it's the ideal time to take pictures of the street art without being photobombed. But the majority of the booths don't open until later in the day. With people entering the market at approximately 4 pm to sample cool craft beers, the market grows increasingly vibrant as morning approaches.
Address: 460/8 Sirindhorn Road, Bang Phlat, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:00am – 11:00pm
Contact Info: Chang Chui Market Instagram
6. Hua Mum Night Market
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Hua Mum Night Market is another hidden treasure that is mostly known by the locals and is to be less touristic... for the time being, that is. The market is a sanctuary for gourmands with a sweet taste, and some of its highlights include rainbow grilled cheese toasties, ice cream towers served in buckets, and beautiful character-themed steamed baos. You may have grilled scallops, mussels and giant prawns here, all of which come with a side of Thai green chilli dipping sauce.
Address: 11 Prasert-Manukitch Road, Lat Phrao, Bangkok 10230, Thailand
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 10:00am – 12:00am
Contact Info: Hua Mum Night Market Instagram
7. Chatuchak Weekend Market
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With over 15,000 vendors offering everything from street food to clothing and household goods, exploring Chatuchak Weekend Market is like navigating a maze. Despite its name, the market is open throughout the week. In fact, if you want to buy souvenirs, you may get some great offers on Fridays when the merchants sell products in bulk at wholesale prices. Visit the market on a Wednesday or Thursday when it is less busy and only the plant area is open if you want to adopt a new plant. On the weekends, the market also sells wooden wall art, ceramic dinnerware, and boho clothes.
Address: Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Opening hours: Wednesday & Thu 7:00am – 6:00pm | Friday 6:00pm – 12:00am | Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 6:00pm |Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays
Contact Info: Chatuchak Weekend Market Facebook