Lalai Sap Market in Silom

A large and fun hidden market in Silom

Lalai Sap Market is a hidden bazaar tucked in narrow back alleys of Silom area and while Bangkokians all know about this place, anyone new to town driving or walking pass the market's discrete entrance would probably miss it, no matter how vast it actually is. This market is a complicated mix of shophouses and boutiques connected by stalls and sidewalk vendors to air-conditioned mini malls and food courts. Located down the road from the famous Patpong market, Lalai Sap is a more interesting and more real, a bazaar mixed with a market selling less touristic stuff, offering an interesting window on Bangkok daily life.

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Lalai Sap is incredibly busy on week days at lunch time when thousands office workers walk out the numerous banks and insurance buildings located on both Silom and Sathorn. It is also different from any other markets as it only opens for a very short period of time, getting ready before lunch break to wrap up soon after. And because clientele is a young generation of office workers you'll find here an eclectic range of objects varying from tropical fruits, snacks, sweets to large amounts of cheap fashion accessories and plenty of kids clothing and toys. There is plenty here to keep you busy for an house and when the crowd or heat become overwhelming, walk enter the old fashioned but well air conditioned Trinity shopping mall and its Villa Market selling a convenient mix of local and imported groceries.

With such convenient location in the middle of the business area of Bangkok, it's no surprise to find here several large and clean food courts, the most surprising one was located inside a garage with elevated car park with platforms lifting cars to allow a second car to park below… not the most romantic place but worth a photo. All these huge covered eating courts sell a huge choice of local food at very low prices… the concept is smart and simple when lunch time is short: walk around and buy your food at one of the many lined-up stalls and walk to any available table… once you are done, just walk away. Try it, it is always more fun to eat like locals but get ready for a serious crowd at peak hours. Anyway since you are on holiday and the rest of the customers are not, best is to come just before twelve or later when everyone is back to work but there might not be much left food to choose from.

Lalai Sap Market

  • Location: Silom Soi 5
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