It can be said that Bangkok is the biggest trade center in Thailand, with hundreds of markets and shopping malls that sell everything, from antiques to even the pets. From the vibrant atmosphere in the riverside markets to the eventful scenery of the shopping centers on weekends, the beauty of the markets in Bangkok is really a perfect combination of the grace, the quietness and the bustling traits, the noise of sellers and buyers. Bangkok is home to hundreds of markets offering a wide range of items, from local handicrafts, clothing, to electric equipment,… Let’s discover the list of top and best markets in Bangkok — Top 8 best shopping markets in Bangkok with Living Nomads below.
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1. Chatuchak Weekend Market
Chatuchak Weekend Market is the largest one among the markets in Bangkok, with more than 8,000 booths and 27 different areas. Tourists can find many kinds of items in every corner of the market, from the antiques, handicraft items to pets and electric equipment,…
Also known by the name “JJ Market”, you can easily go to Chatuchak Market by BTS or MRT. To get to the market, you can go on foot from Mo Chit BTS Station or you can also take the MRT from Kamphaeng Phet Station.
Chatuchak Market is huge with countless walkways and stalls inside it. These stalls change their position regularly, so don’t hesitate to make a purchase when you are satisfied with it, because if you want to buy later, you may not be able to find it again.
Prices at Chatuchak Market are generally reasonable, but you should bargain a little bit in order to get the best price for the item you want. With the discounts of 25-30% on most of the items here, if you intend to buy wholesale, ask if the seller will give you a discount on the mass of all products or not.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Address: 587/10 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, Thailand
Hours: 07: 00 – 18: 00
Phone: +66 2 272 4813
How to get there: MRT (Mo Chit MRT Station), tuk-tuk, taxi,…
2. Patpong Market
Located in the most famous red-light area of Bangkok, although Patpong Market may not be the most romantic shopping address for you, the market has a very convenient location and offers a full range of items, such as clothing, souvenirs, and other items,…
The price of the items in this market is also quite expensive compared to the price range of other markets in Bangkok.
To get to Patpong Market, you’ll just need to take a short walk from BTS Sala Daeng Station. From Silom street, turn left and you’re in Soi Patpong, there, you will feel like being immersed in the neon lights and the stalls with many attractive items.
There’s one notice that you should keep in mind when shopping in Patpong Market, that’s you have to bargain when making a purchase here because most of the items in this market have the very high prices compared to other markets.
You will find it hard to find the high-quality products here (and do not bargain if you find the product look not genuine). Patpong Market has a very great location, near Bangkok’s premier hotels, so it’ll just take you a short while to get to this market.
Address: 2 Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Hours: 18:00 – 00:00
How to get there: MRT (Silom MRT Station), bus, tuk-tuk, taxi,…
3. Pak Klong Talat (Flower Market)
Pak Klong Talat is the largest flower market in Bangkok. Located on Chak Phet street, so, to get to this market, you’ll have to walk a long distance from the nearest BTS station or take the metro.
Besides, if you don’t like to walk so much like that, you can go to the market by taxi, or if you prefer to get a more adventurous feeling on the way there, you can take a boat from the Chao Phraya Boat Quay at Saphan Phut Pier.
Although Pak Klong Talat is open 24 hours a day, you should visit this market early in the morning, because this is the best time to shop in Pak Klong Talat. Pak Klong Talat Market is an indispensable destination for those who love shopping while being in Bangkok.
Pak Klong Talat Market
Address: 116 Chakphet Rd, Khwaeng Wang Burapha Phirom, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
How to get there: Tuk-tuk, taxi
4. Klong Thom Market
Opened from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon, Klong Thom is Bangkok’s largest secondhand market. Although it’s a secondhand market, there’s nothing that you can’t find here, from fashionable items such as clothes, hats, bags,… to used video games,…
It’s quite far to walk from the metro or the BTS station to the Klong Thom Market, so, tourists should take a taxi to Klong Thom market. And the best time to visit this market is on Saturday night because that’s the time that you can feel the bustle of this busy market or experience the feeling of relaxation when shopping on Sunday morning.
Klong Thom Market
Address: Worachak Rd, Khwaeng Pom Prap, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Phone: +66 2 222 1100
How to get there: MRT (Hua Lamphong MRT Station), bus, tuk-tuk, taxi,…
5. Asiatique Riverfront Market
Opened since 2012, Asiatique is one of the newest night markets in Bangkok. As its name suggests, it is located on the riverside and so, you can get there by the ferry from the Saphan Taksin pier without paying any fee.
Asiatique Riverfront has more than 1,500 stores and stalls selling clothes, jewelry, Thai food,… In addition, to get more wonderful experience for the trip to this riverside market, head to the riverside restaurants, the giant Ferris wheel, and the live shows here to explore the bustle of this shopping destination.
Asiatique Riverfront Market
Address: 2194 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Wat Phraya Krai, Khet Bang Kho Laem, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand
Hours: 17:00 – 00:00
Phone: +66 2 108 4488
How to get there: MRT (Saphan Taksin MRT Station), bus, taxi, tuk-tuk,…
Rod Fai market sells a lot of ordinary items from jeans, watches, furniture to the luxury items such as sports cars, Godzilla’s 50s products, and Vespa scooters,…
If you are a fan of classic fashion, Rod Fai Market is a must-come shopping spot in Bangkok. Located just behind the Seacon Square, to come to Rod Fai Market, you can just take a taxi and ask the driver to take you to “Talat Rod Fai”.
Rod Fai Market
Address: Thailand, Srinakarin Road – Soi Srinagarindra 51, Nong Bon, Prawet, Bangkok 10250, Thailand
Hours: Friday to Sunday: 15h30 – 23h30
Phone: +66 81 827 5885
How to get there: taxi, tuk-tuk, bus, MRT (Udom Suk MRT Station),…
7. On Nut Night Market
If you are on the Sukhumvit street, experience a shopping night and enjoying the great food at On Nut Night Market! This will be one of the most interesting things that you can experience when traveling to Bangkok. Located right next to the BTS Station, from On Nut Night Market you can easily go anywhere on Sukhumvit BTS street.
You will find the clothes, souvenirs here at the very cheap prices. And especially, the food of On Nut Market is also very delicious that you will find this market one of Bangkok’s best outdoor dining areas.
On Nut Market
Address: 219/4 On Nut Rd, Phra Khanong Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Hours: 10:00 – 21:00
Phone: +66 2 311 7244
How to get there: MRT (On Nut MRT Station), taxi, tuk-tuk,…
8. Khao San Night Market
Khao San street is famous for its bars, cheap guest houses, it’s also one of the most popular markets in Bangkok that attracts a lot of tourists each year. At Khao San Night Market, you can easily find clothes, souvenirs, books and ID disks at cheap prices.
If you are staying in a hotel on Khao San street, just getting out of your hotel and you will meet this market. To the north of Khao San, you will find Banglamphu Market, one of the most famous local bazaars in Bangkok, offering good prices for clothes and other items.
Khao San Market
Address: Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200 Thailand (nearest BTS: National Stadium), Talat Yot, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
Hours: 18:00 – 02:00
How to get there: MRT (Siam MRT Station, Ratchatewi MRT Station, and National Stadium MRT Station), tuk-tuk, taxi,…
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