Bangkok is home to some of the biggest and most unique night markets you can find in Southeast Asia. Whether you are visiting Bangkok for the first time, or finding new markets to visit, there is definitely at least one for you in this list of night markets we have compiled!
1. Rod Fai
Rot Fai Market, or Train Market, is an authentic open-air bazaar that specializes in selling a wide array of vintage collectables and memorabilia. Even if you are not a vintage collector, you can also find many traders selling modern fashion and apparel typical of other night markets in Bangkok. Combine all these with cool restaurants, bars and snack stalls, and you get a night market where you can shop till night falls.
Opening Hours: 17:00 – midnight (Thurs-Sun)
Address: Srinakarin Road Soi 51 (behind Seacon Square)
Best way to get there: The best way to get there is via taxi. However, traffic can be bad on Friday and Saturday nights so you could consider taking the BTS Skytrain to On Nut Station first, then catching a taxi from there.
2. BOX SPACE Ratchayothin
BOX SPACE Ratchayothin opened recently in February 2016, and is one of the new flea markets in Bangkok. The market is decorated with 20 cool graphic re-painted containers. Here, you can find lots of hand-made accessories and handicrafts sold by young Thai entrepreneurs, and enjoy a variety of food ranging from Thai street food, to Japanese desserts, to nachos and burgers.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – midnight
Address: 20/126 Ratchadaphisek Road, Chatuchak
Best way to get there: Proceed to MRT Phahon Yothin, then take a 5 min taxi ride.
3. Siam Gypsy Junction Night Market
Looking for some exciting action while shopping? This night market sits right alongside the State Railway of Thailand’s main track out of Bangkok, so you can expect trains to roar past as you shop! The market at Siam Gypsy Junction consists of vendors touting vintage wares spread out on the ground. Inside old-fashioned camper vans and mock taverns, you’ll find more retro furniture shops, bars, coffee shops and restaurants. You can even get a haircut from an open-air barber offering in-trend haircuts – just be warned that the queue can get very long.
Opening Hours: 18:00 – 01:00 (Wed-Sun)
Address: 965/8 Bangkok-Nonthaburi Rd., Wong Sawang, Bang Sue
Best way to get there: Take a tuk tuk from Bang Sue MRT station.
4. Talad Neon
Backed by the same people behind Platinum Fashion Mall, Talad Neon was opened in December 2016. Housing over 900 food and retail stalls, you can expect to find organised rows of beautifully set up neon-themed stalls, food trucks and shipping container shops – definitely catered to the Instagram-loving crowd. Tired from all the shopping and eating? Recuperate at a two-storey massage shop, and enjoy the live music performances on-site available every night.
Opening Hours: 17:00 – 00:00 (Thurs-Sun)
Address: 1087 Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400
Best way to get there: Take a 15 minutes walk from Platinum Mall, or enjoy the free tuk tuk service plying between Platinum Fashion Mall and Talad Neon from 7pm to 9pm.
5. Chatuchak Weekend Market
Once only popular among wholesalers and traders, Chatuchak Weekend Market has is now a must-visit for all tourists to Bangkok. Home to more than 8,000 market stalls, this is where you can literally shop ‘till you drop’. Some would claim that everything here seems to be on sale, but others argue that not everything is sold at the best bargain price, so be prepared to haggle for lower rates!
Opening Hours: 18:00 – 00:00 (Fri), 09:00 – 18:00 (Sat & Sun)
Address: Kamphaeng Phet Road, Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900
Best way to get there: Take BTS to Mo Chit station and exit via Exit 1.
6. Talab Liab Duan
This night market is especially popular with the locals, thanks to the affordable prices of clothes, toys, makeup, fashion accessories, and even knock-off luxury items (we’re not recommending them, though!). Talad Liab Duan also offers many food options, ranging from Thai classics to pubs and bar establishments. Plus point – they even offer a petting zoo with sheep!
Opening Hours: 18:00 – 01:00 (Thurs-Sun)
Address: Prasert-Manukitch Road, Bangkok
Best way to get there: Take the subway to the Lat Phrao station, before catching a taxi.
7. Artbox Bangkok
Artbox Bangkok’s stalls (not all of them) are housed in giant metal shipping containers, which can be moved around the city, so you’ll never find them in the same place as you did the last time you visited Bangkok. You can definitely find cheap items here, but it mainly focuses on local designers, vintage fashion, handmade accessories, funky gadgets, and hip home décor items. With lots of food options and live band music available, there is definitely something for everyone here. Its ‘pop-up’ status does mean that it may appear and disappear any time, so remember to check their Facebook page for updates.
Opening Hours: Late afternoon till midnight (Fri-Sun)
Address: 238/7, Soi Thonglor 8, Sukhumvit 55 Road
Best way to get there: Take the subway to Queen Sirikit Station and exit via Exit 2.
8. JJ Green
Boasting chill, bohemian vibes, JJ Green comprises a mix of permanently built shops and bars, whilst local peddlers lay-out their merchandise on makeshift stalls or just spread it over the floor in the large car park at the back. If you are a vintage collector, you will love the variety of retro cameras, phones, posters, and other memorabilia. What really sets JJ Green apart from the other rest, however, is its truly bustling nightlife, so be sure to check out their watering holes when you visit the market.
Opening Hours: 17:00 – 02:00 (Thurs-Sun)
Address: 1 Kamphaeng Phet 3, Chatuchak, Bangkok
Best way to get there: Get off the BTS at Mo Chit or the MRT at Chatuchak and walk up Kamphaeng Phet Road
9. Asiatique The Riverfront
Asiatique combined a night bazaar and a mall to provide a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. You can spend the whole night shopping and eating at any of the 1,500 boutiques and 40 restaurants housed under a huge replica warehouse complex. And if that isn’t enough entertainment for you, you can even enjoy nightly shows of Calypso ladyboy cabaret and a classic Thai puppets performance.
Opening Hours: 17:00 – 00:00
Address: Chareonkrung Soi 74-76
Best way to get there: 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.
10. Chang Chui Bangkok Plane Market
With a plane in its display, this night market is sure to catch your attention. What’s more, the whole market is actually made with reused structures, and is a great sustainability project to prove the concept that nothing is useless. This creative hub houses an art gallery, a cinema, restaurants, cafés, tea house, street food, and many unique shops that will certainly satisfy the art lover in you.
Opening Hours: 17:00 – 23:00
Address: 462 Sirindhorn Rd, on the western outskirts of Bangkok
Best way to get there: Take a taxi.
11. Amphawa Floating Market
Located 50 km from Bangkok, this once small village apparently already existed in the mid-Seventeenth Century. Over the years, it has attracted so many crowds on weekends that food stalls have grown from the riverbanks and stretched far into the surrounding streets. The main draw here is eating seafood on the small wooden boats, but if you want to try something unique, check out the unusual or even funny-looking food offerings, ranging from ice cream sandwiches to alien-looking helmet crab egg salad.
Opening Hours: 12.00 – 20.00 (Fri – Sun)
Address: Amphawa 75110, Thailand
Best way to get there: Take the Bangkok – Ratchaburi – Damnoen Saduak bus to get off at Amphawa Market.
12. Huai Khwang Night Market
Tired of visiting the same markets as everyone else and squeezing with tourists everywhere you go? Check out Huai Khwang Night Market to catch a glimpse into the lives of ordinary Thais. You might get a few curious stares and face a few language issues with the stall owners, but the experience definitely makes up for it. This market is fantastic for night owls who want to do everything from shopping for clothes to getting their nails done.
Opening Hours: 19:00 – 06:00
Address: Prachasongkroh Road, Huai Khwang Intersection, Bangkok 10310
Best way to get there: Take the MRT to Huai Khwang station and exit via exit 3.
13. Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchada
The original Suan Lum Night Bazaar, which was a must-visit for many tourists until it closed several years ago, was reopened in December 2015 at its current new location. The new Suan Lum is slightly more out-of-town and has a more modern vibe than its predecessor. The shops and stalls are split between an indoor market area and an open air shopping street, and the type of goods on sale are quite typical of other night markets in Bangkok. The true draw of Suan Lum is the entertainment options available – Muay Thai boxing, live music, a magic show, and even a planned water park!
Opening Hours: 16:00 – 00:00
Address: 5 Ratchadapisek Road, Bangkok
Best way to get there: Take MRT to Lat Phrao MRT Station, exit via Exit 1, and turn right.