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    Khlong Lod Night Market, a reincarnation of the one in Sanam Luang, is dedicated to food and second-hand goods. If anything, the price of goods is very cheap, and if you look around carefully enough, you will find some worthwhile items to add to your room, closet, or private souvenir collection.

    Once a haphazard market consisting of random vendors, Khlong Lod Night Market gained more popularity and grew in scale after Sanam Luang (Royal Field) and its night vending area were closed down for extensive renovations. The market runs from the corner of Rattanakosin Hotel on Ratchadamnoen Klang Road, down along Trok Sake (Sake Lane) and all the way to the Golden Mount (Wat Saket).

  • Khlong Lod Market Highlights

    The Khlong Lod Market scene is rather disorganized, but this adds to its appeal. Instead of rows of vendors, it’s more like a labyrinth where you just get lost in a complex maze of product displays. Under dim lights and parasols, merchandise is displayed in no particular order or category.

    Alongside clothing and shoes, you have books, old radios, motorcycle parts, remote-controlled toys and electric guitars. Drinks stands, snacks and grilled meat skewers vendors are randomly wedged in between. Then there are the usual finds, such as T-shirts, sneakers, fashion accessories and handmade trinkets. Some vendors have a little bit of everything, as long as it’s used and still sellable.

    Good to Know about Khlong Lod Market

    The market can get very crowded, particularly during festivals and special days such as Loy Krathong, Father’s Day or New Year. It’s important that you watch your belongings very closely. Keep your wallet in a safe place and wear your backpack forwards, just to be safe.

    Although prices are already very cheap, you could still try to bargain down further as sometimes vendors bump up the price at the sight of a foreigner. But if you see something you really like, just buy it on the spot. Khlong Lod Market is the kind of place that you go in one end and exit the other, so you might not come back to the same stall later. Or even if you try to go back, chances are high that you won’t find it.

    Also, examine the goods very closely before you buy anything as the market is barely lit, and you might be surprised to find out later that your purchase isn’t as appealing under brighter lights.

    Khlong Lod Market

    • Opening Hours: 18:00-midnight
    • Location: From Rattanakosin Hotel on Ratchadamnoen Klang Road
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