Bangkok Markets

Where to Find Thai Markets in Bangkok

Markets around Bangkok offer fascinating shopping experiences. Compared to air-conditioned malls, though, they are hot and sticky mazes with alleys after alleys of shops selling everything from one-off fashion accessories to knock-off kitsches to farm-fresh flowers and agricultural produce. 

As well as excellent bargains, the markets also offer a slice of local life and a great opportunity to sample the kind of food you won't find in most restaurants. Of all the markets in Bangkok, Chatuchak Weekend Market is a must visit, while others, such as those in Patpong, Khlong Thom and Saphan Phut offer exciting night-time shopping experiences. For something you won't find anywhere else, try one of the floating markets, which combine shopping and sightseeing into one. 

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Bangkok Night Markets

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Jatujak weekend market

Chatuchak Weekend Market

With over 15,000 stalls and more than 200,000 visitors every weekend, Chatuchak Weekend Market is possibly one of the Read More...

Pratunam Market in Bangkok (Opposite Platinum Fashion Mall)

Pratunam Market

Pratunam Market is a major market selling clothes, shoes, and fashion accessories at wholesale prices. Enter and you Read More...

Damnoen Floating Market

Damnoen Floating Market

Damnoen Saduak is the most popular floating market in Thailand, great for photo opportunities, food, and for giving you Read More...

Amphawa Floating Market

Amphawa Floating Market

Amphawa is the second most popular floating market near Bangkok, not as large as Damnoen Saduak but more authentic, with Read More...

Taling Chan Floating Market

Taling Chan Floating Market

Just few kilometres outside Bangkok is the charming Taling Chan Floating Market. It has everything you need to spend a Read More...

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Rod Fai Market

Rot Fai Market Bangkok

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Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchada

Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchada is a night market located on Ratchada Road, close to Lad Phrao MRT Underground Station. Read More...

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Or Tor Kor Market

Or Tor Kor Market

Ranked the 4th best fresh market in the world by a famous travel guide, Or Tor Kor is so much more than a local market. Read More...

The Old Siam Plaza

Most of the indoor malls in the Old Town are a bit outdated but often brimming full of charm, and The Old Siam Plaza Read More...

Sampeng Lane Market

Perhaps summing up the whole Chinatown shopping experience, Sampeng Lane Market is hot, impossibly congested Read More...

All Markets in Bangkok

Amphawa Floating Market

Amphawa is the second most popular floating market near Bangkok, not as large as Damnoen Saduak but more authentic, with visitors almost exclusively Thai. Located 50 km from Bangkok this once small village was apparently already present in the mid-Seventeenth Century. It has become such a magnet for Thai weekenders that food stalls have grown from the Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Saturday - Sunday
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Asiatique The Riverfront in Bangkok

Asiatique has successfully combined two of the most popular shopping experiences in the city: a night bazaar and a mall. Ten minutes downriver from Saphan Taksin BTS station this once-bustling international trade port has been transformed, with over 1,500 boutiques and 40 restaurants housed under a huge replica warehouse complex. Open from 17:00, spending an evening Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 17:00-midnight
  • Location: Chareonkrung Soi 74-76
  • How to get there: The easiest and fastest way to get there is via boat. Take the BTS to Saphan Taksin and jump on the free shuttle at the end of the pier. It only takes ten minutes, and the boat runs until 23:00. Taxis are not recommended as the traffic can be terrible in this area.
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Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market

Bang Nam Pheung floating market should probably be called a 'riverside market' as like many others it only has a few boats parked along the banks, with most of the stalls on solid ground. But with the success of the famous Damnoen Saduak or more recently Amphawa, this popular type of market is flourishing all over Read More...

  • How to get there: For taxi ตลาดอยู่บนถนน สุขสวัสดิ์-พระประแดง ให้วิ่งตามป้ายพระประแดงไปและไม่ว่าจะใช้ทางด่วนหรือวงแหวนอุตสาหกรรม พอเห็นป้ายชี้ให้เลี้ยวซ้ายไปพระประแดง ให้ตามป้ายไป จะเห็นประตูต้อนรับเข้าสู่ "เมืองนครเขื่อนขันธ์" ขับตรงไปเรื่อยๆให้สังเกตุร้านแว่นท๊อปเจริญ แล้วเลี้ยวซ้ายไปอีกราว 5 กม. ก็จะเจอตลาดน้ำบางน้ำผึ้ง
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Chatuchak Weekend Market

Once only popular among wholesalers and traders, Chatuchak Weekend Market has reached a landmark status as a must-visit place for tourists. Its sheer size and diverse collections of merchandise will bring any seasoned shoppers to their knees – this is where you can literally shop ‘till you drop’. The 35-acre (68-rai) area of Chatuchak is home Read More...

  • MRT: Chatuchak
  • BTS: Mo Chit
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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Damnoen Saduak is the most popular floating market in Thailand, great for photo opportunities, food, and for giving you an insight into a bygone way of life. An early morning start is worth it to avoid the heat and catch Damnoen Saduak at its liveliest. Most visitors who come to Thailand want to visit a floating Read More...

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Flower Market

Bangkok Flower Market (Pak Klong Talad) is the biggest wholesale and retail fresh flower market in Bangkok. The market has all kinds of popular flowers and flora-related items, including roses, forget me nots, orchids, lilies and more. Most of them sold in packs of 50 or 100 flowers in each, and prices are amazingly cheap. Part Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 24 hours, more popular during nighttime
  • Location: Chak Phet Road, the Memorial Bridge or Saphan Phut Chao Phraya pier
  • How to get there: Taxi or Tuk Tuk
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JJ Green Market

JJ Green Night Market might just be the coolest place to shop in Bangkok, with its much more chilled-out, bohemian vibes when compared to the capital’s gargantuan Chatuchak Weekend Market just down the road.

Part vintage flea market, part local drinking hangout, JJ Green is best visited on Thursday to Sunday evening, from 17:00 to 24:00, Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Thurs - Sun 17:00 – 02:00
  • MRT: Chatuchak
  • BTS: Mo Chit
  • Address: 1 Kamphaeng Phet 3, Chatuchak, Bangkok
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Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

Khlong Lat Mayom is one of the three floating markets located close to Bangkok, no more than twenty kilometres from town and accessible by taxi from Wongwian Yai (the last BTS station on the Silom Line). Khlong Lat Mayom is nothing like the huge touristy Damnoen Saduak or the crowded Amphawa but really has the charm Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • How to get there: Take a taxi from Wongwian Yai BTS station... it's a bit far but should cost 150 baht. For TAXI: (ตลาดน้ำคลองลัดมะยม - ตั้งอยู่ถนน ตลิ่งชัน-บางระมาด มาทางพุทธมลฑลสาย 1 หรือหากมาจากทางถนนกาญจนาภิเษกก็เลี้ยวเข้าซอยใกล้ๆ เนติบัณฑิตยสภา จะมีป้ายบอกตลอดทาง)
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Klong Suan Roi Pee Market

There is no lack of markets in Thailand and visiting one of them is always a great experience - a window opened directly onto the daily life of local people. Klong Suan 100 Year market (pronounced 'Klong Suan roi pee' in Thai) is more than just a fresh food display, a giant bazaar or a touristic Read More...

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Khlong Thom Market in Bangkok

Khlong Thom Market, formerly known as 'Flashlight Market' due to the fact that shoppers need a torch to view the goods (when shopping at night), is especially crowded late on Saturday evenings. Jam-packed with motley vendor stalls and displays, the market is best known for its secondhand goods and assorted knick-knacks.

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  • Opening Hours: Saturday, from 17:00 until Sunday (about 17:00)
  • Location: Corner of Worachak Road and Chao Kamrop Road
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Neon Fest Night Market Bangkok

Neon Fest Night Market has opened up on the grounds of what used to be Bangkok’s most famous market: Suan Lum Night Bazaar. Despite occupying the same location, this brand new Bangkok night market is quite different. The market is laid out in lines with shipping containers for shops. This was a new concept for Thailand, Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 17:00-24:00 (until July 31st 2016 only)
  • Location: Southeast corner of Lumpini Park, at the intersection of Rama 4 and Wireless Road
  • Tel: +66 (0)98 264 1726
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/neonfestbkk/
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The New Rot Fai Market Ratchada

The new Rot Fai Market in the Ratchada area of Bangkok is bringing the same convivial night bazaar feel, antiques curios, and street food snacks and treats from its original location, into an area of the city that is much easier to access thanks to the nearby Cultural Centre MRT Underground Station.

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  • Opening Hours: 17:00-24:00 (Thursday-Sunday)
  • Location: Ratcadaphisek Road (close to Esplanade Shopping Mall)
  • MRT: National Cultural Centre
  • Tel: +66 (0)92 713 5599
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The Old Siam Plaza

The Old Siam Plaza on Burapha Road is a shopping mall in Bangkok’s Old Town. Most of the indoor malls here are outdated but often brimming full of charm, and this is one such example. It’s well-known throughout the local community for its two large open atriums packed with food vendors selling sweet and savoury treats, Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00-18:30
  • Location: The Old Siam Plaza, corner of Burapha Road and Phahuratm Road, Old Town Bangkok
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Or Tor Kor Market

Ranked the 4th best fresh market in the world by a famous travel guide, Or Tor Kor is so much more than a local market. Products displayed here are selected among the best found in the entire country. With such an incredible range of beautiful fruits, extremely fresh vegetables, meats and seafood, Or Tor Kor should Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 06:00 - 20:00 (every day)
  • Location: Kamphaengphet Road, opposite Chatuchak Weekend Market
  • MRT: Kamphaeng Phet
  • How to get there: Take the MRT subway to Kamphaeng Phet station. Exit number three, and you're in the market.
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Patpong Night Market

After recently cleaning up its act, Patpong's become one of the 'must' night shopping destinations for avid shoppers. Found in the built-up area known as Silom, the place is always busy and chaotic with all the commotion from the Go-Go bars nearby and lots of foreign tourists. This market in Bangkok's notorious nightlife district is often Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 - around 01:00 (every day)
  • How to get there: Coming from BTS Siam station, depart at Sala Daeng station and exit down one of the right-hand stairs. Follow the increasing trail of vendors along the sidewalk, and after five minutes, you'll know you're there.
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Rod Fai Market

At Rod Fai Market, an open-air bazaar set beside an abandoned railroad track, the vintage look never goes out of style. Spread on the ground is all kinds of collectibles and memorabilia from the yesteryear, from antique furniture to hippy fashion to Mao kitsch. Rod Fai Market definitely stands out from the hordes of outdoor markets Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 - midnight (Sat-Sun)
  • Location: Khamphaengphet Road (behind Chatuchak Weekend Market)
  • MRT: Kamphaengphet
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Sampeng Lane Market

Sampeng Lane Market pretty much sums up the whole shopping experience of Chinatown – and, to some extent, the surrounding Old City area; it’s hot, busy, and the narrow lanes often become overly congested with vendors selling everything from fabrics, cheap clothes and electronics. As well as the steady flow of pedestrian traffic, pushcarts, worn-out vespers Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 08:00:18:00
  • Location: Sampeng Lane, Soi Wanit 1, Chinatown, Bangkok
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Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchada

Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchada is a night market located on Ratchada Road, close to Lad Phrao MRT Underground Station. With 1,800 stalls, shops, restaurants and plenty of entertainment options, it is looking to recreate the experience of the original Sun Lum Night Bazaar, which was a mainstay on tourists’ itineraries until it closed several years Read More...

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Sukhumvit Street Market

The Sukhumvit Street Market takes over both sides of the street along a 1km stretch between Nana and Asok BTS Skytrain Stations. The eclectic range of goods include clothes, copied DVDs, knock-off watches and enough cheap souvenirs for all the family…and then some. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 - 22:30
  • BTS: Nana
  • Address: Sukhumvit sois 2-12 and sois 3-15
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Talad Neaw Neaw - Vintage Market

Talad Neaw Neaw is actually located inside Wang Lang Market – like a market within a market – and is worth a mention in its own right for its surprisingly good range of vintage, flea market-style clothes and accessories. Most of the stalls here open mid-morning and close before 17:00, proving particularly popular with fashion conscious university students in the area.

When we went we found vintage designer shirts for about 200-500 baht, classic western American apparel like denim jackets and cowboy boots (300-2,000 baht) as well as a range of stores selling locally designed garments such as dresses, hats and t-shirts. This flea market is like a tiny slice of Chatuchak Market (the best place in Bangkok for vintage gear). Find it by entering Wang Lang Market (from the pier) then head to the centre – or ask one of the stall owners for ‘Talad Neaw Neaw’.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 -17:00
  • Location: Centre of Wang lang Market, Wang Lang Pier, Bangkok
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Ta Tian Market

Ta Tian Market is an immense fresh market place located by the riverside, opposite the white walls of Wat Pho. The market itself is easily missed by most visitors who often take a break at one of the charming little cafes under the arches of the Sino-Portuguese façades, and not many actually spot the small entrance Read More...

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Talin Chan Floating Market

Just few kilometres outside Bangkok but still far enough to not yet have been converted into a full scale tourist attraction is the charming Taling Chan Floating Market. It has everything you need to spend a good half day without having to book a tour and it is far more genuine than the big famous markets. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm
  • How to get there: Taxi is the easiest way but you can get on the BTS to Wongwian Yai Station then ride a taxi for about 17mn, or ride the bus for an hour following this map from Central World http://goo.gl/maps/Xw1DV
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The Circle Ratchapruek

This modern ‘themed-market’ draws similarities to Bangkok’s popular Asiatique night market, with its bright colours, European-inspired decor and range of stores selling locally designed products alongside popular chain restaurants like MK, McDonalds and a whole host of Japanese buffets and grills.

The market area, which is spread over some 7,000 square metres just off the major Ratchapruek Road in Thonburi, is home around 100 shops and stalls and has parking space for over 500 cars (most people tend to drive due to its slightly out of the way location). The Circle Ratchapruek is particularly popular with young families with its themed installations, colourful artwork and regular events, activities and educational shops for the kids.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00-22:00
  • Location: The Circle Ratchapruek, 39 Ratchapruk Road, Bangramad, Talingchan Bangkok
  • Tel: +66 2 865 6850
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Thieves Market Bangkok

The captivating Thieves Market (aka ‘Woeng Nakhon Kasem’) has a long history of being the go-to place in Bangkok to pick up fake luxury goods, knock-off electronics from China, and general contraband like dirty DVDs and dubious herbal medicine. The market has recently cleaned up its act, although prices for a lot of the wholesale items Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Sat/Sun 10:00-18:00
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