10 Night Markets in Bangkok You Should Not Miss

Markets in Thailand

Words: TBT Team
Photos: Phuwadol Jankhum
Published: June 12, 2018

Weekend markets, fresh markets and even market-themed markets in supermarkets… with so much choice and variety, going to the market in Bangkok has become a regular part of life for many of the city’s 10 million or so population. But it’s the amazing ‘night markets’ that are really catching on in popularity!

Bangkok’s night markets are great places to see the fascinating cultural diversity for which the Thai capital is famous, and where unique Thai local experiences await around nearly every corner. In recent years these have become the favourite places to go both for locals and visitors who seek an escape from the intense hustle-and-bustle of hectic city life.

Shopping-wise these markets offer just about everything under the sun (or should that be the moon?) from fashionable clothing and accessories to eye-catching decorative items to retro collectibles to exotic souvenirs. Restaurants serving deliciously tasty food and hip bars that are the places to hangout are another awesome element of the night market experience.

Here are our picks for the 10 night markets in Bangkok you definitely should not miss:

Chatuchak Friday Night Market

Chatuchak Friday Night Market

Chatuchak Friday Night Market is unique as it’s the only market near downtown that sells goods at wholesale price. It sees sections 8 to 26 of the larger weekend market open on a Friday night, with the stalls selling mostly clothes and fashion goods for men and women. The average price of items is 100-200 baht. A discount is given when buying more items at the same stall, so it’s a good idea to go with friends. The best time to visit is around closing time at 1am when all the stalls are open and the market is crowded. Haggling is expected so don’t be shy to bargain for a better price! There’s also street food stalls, for when all that shopping makes you hungry.

Open Friday from 6 pm to 1 am the next day
1 Kamphaeng Phet 3 Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900

JJ Green – Chatuchak Green

JJ Green – Chatuchak Green

JJ Green or Chatuchak Green is a night market popular with Thai teenagers and university students, who go there for bargain street clothing fashions and accessories such as bags, jewellery and shoes. Unique and intriguing pets are also available, like Panulirus versicolor and colourful Siamese fighting fish. There are also plenty of bars and food stalls in which to chill out and relax. Aside from the shopping, JJ Green or Chatuchak Green is a popular hangout place for teens, with a choice of hip bars like Bestsellers De Bar, Ruammit Station, The Old Alley and the hippest of all, Clock Tower! However, JJ Green Night Market is now closed permanently.

Open Wednesday to Sunday from 6 pm to 1.30 am the next day
1 Kamphaeng Phet 3 Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900

Talad Rot Fai or Train Night Market Srinakarin

Talad Rot Fai or Train Night Market Srinakarin

The first train night market in Bangkok, this market’s vintage-themed design later became the prototype for all the city’s train night markets. Train Night Market Srinakarin is divided into two zones; the plaza zone out front which offers indoor and outdoor areas filled with new and second-hand goods ranging from street fashion and accessories to furniture and decorative items. Through the plaza is the market zone, which features vintage-style stalls selling mostly second-hand stuff like furniture and decorative items, vintage car spare parts, printed tees and street fashion. Food and beverage stalls sell yummy refreshments; try the plum juice at Olden Sparkling Water, Thai-style tea and coffee at Long Cha Café, curry noodles at Pa Dang Southern Curry or the papaya salad (som tum) at Yok Krok Som Tum Tard.

Open Thursday to Sunday from 5 pm – 1 am the next day
Soi Srinakarin 51, Srinakarin Road, Nong Bon, Prawet, Bangkok 10250

Train Night Market Ratchada (Rod Fai Market 2)

Talad Rot Fai or Train Night Market Ratchada

Perhaps the most popular night market among Bangkokians and easy to get to either on the MRT subway or by bus, Train Night Market Ratchada boasts an interesting vintage décor of old cars, vans, trucks and cargo containers. Many of the shops and stalls also feature a retro style, with so much on sale from 70s, 80s and 90s vintage items to modern-day street fashion and accessories. The food and beverage and bar sections here are also well known, with the ‘must-trys’ including fresh seafood at Holy Shrimp, bingsu shaved ice dessert with sweet toppings at Little Farm, Korean noodles at Rabbit Pot and the candy and gummy offerings at The Candy Shop …to name just a few.

Open daily from 5 pm – 1 am the next day
55/9 Ratchadaphisek Road, Din Daeng, Bangkok 10400

Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchadaphisek

Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchadaphisek

The biggest night bazaar in Thailand and the only one of its kind in Bangkok, Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchadaphisek boasts dinosaur statues and an illuminated garden with LED lights which make for a rather quirky theme! There are nine sections including the market and walking street outside, a 24 hour supermarket, restaurants, the four-star ‘The Bazaar Hotel Bangkok’, the ‘The Bazaar Theatre’, a rooftop waterpark, Thai boxing gym, rent super car office and over 1,500 indoor stores. Along with the general array of products and items on sale, there are also Thai souvenirs available which are particularly popular with guests staying at the hotel here.

Open daily from 5 pm – midnight
5 Ratchadaphisek Road, Chan Kasem, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900

Talad NEON Night Market

Talad NEON Night Market

Talad NEON Night Market earned its name from the rows of colourful neon lights that were initially stalled to provide lighting but which now provide the market with a unique identity. Its location in the heart of the Pratunam wholesale district makes this market ideal for late shoppers, when other markets in the area have already closed. Popular among Thai and foreigners looking for bargains, Talad NEON Night Market expanded last year and now offers over 800 stalls. Along with the usual range of goods and items, there are the food stalls which are a highlight here. Among the many ‘must-try’ food treats are the mango and durian desserts at Mango Fu and the hot spicy seafood at Asman Roti Dedak.

Open daily from 4 pm – midnight
1087, between Soi Petchburi 23 and Soi Petchburi 29, New Petchaburi Road, Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400

Liab Duan Night Market

Liab Duan Night Market

Liab Duan Night Market is among the biggest of Bangkok’s night markets. Almost everything is on sale here, from furniture, clothing and accessories to snacks, street food and restaurant and bar cuisine. The market is located quite far from downtown so this makes it a good choice for people living in the suburbs. The market is divided into three easily navigated zones, these being non-food stalls, food stalls, and restaurants and bars. The restaurants are probably the most interesting element here, with notable outlets including ‘Yess Bing Su & Ice Cream’ with its ‘must-try’ menu items like Durian Bing Su and ‘Koong Tung’ for its deliciously spicy seafood that is eaten by hand (but don’t worry, polyethylene gloves are provided).

Open daily from 6 pm 1 am the next day
Pradit Manudhram Road, Tha Raeng, Bang Khen, Bangkok, Thailand 10220

Hua Mum Night Market

Hua Mum Night Market

Hua Mum Night Market or Hua Mum Market & More as it is also known, is located not far from Liab Duan Night Market. All the usual kinds of stall can be found here selling a range of items from fashionable clothes and accessories to furniture and plants, while there’s also restaurants, but what makes this market different is the food truck zone and the fact that market-goers are welcome to bring their pets with them as they walk around. Opened in 2015, Hua Mum Night Market is orderly, airy and comfortable to meander through and is also not too crowded. On the creative side, there are stores selling handmade decor, handmade watches, retro bicycles and other such cool products which help create a community atmosphere.

Open daily from 5 pm midnight
11 Prasert-Manukitch Road, Lat Phrao, Bangkok 10230

Siam Gypsy Junction

Siam Gypsy Junction

A relatively new market having been open only a couple of years, Siam Gypsy Junction is handy to Bang Son station on the MRT purple line. Look for the market’s large yellow sign! With its interesting ‘vintage’ theme, this market stretches for 1,600 m alongside the railway and this allows for easy exploration of the many shops. Those who love shopping for vintage and retro items will love shopping at Siam Gypsy Junction, where some of the items that can be found were produced back in the 1970s to 1990s. Even the bars here keep to the Thai retro theme, adding more character to this market that’s well worth the visit. But the market will seem too quiet for those looking for a lot of actions!

Open Wednesday to Sunday from 5 pm 1 am the next day
971 Soi Krung Tep-Nonthaburi 29, Wong Sawang, Bang Sue, Bangkok 10800

Indy Night Market Dao Khanong

Indy Night Market Dao Khanong

Indy Night Market at Dao Khanong is the third of three Indy markets in Bangkok, with the other two being at Pinklao and at Ratchapruk. This is a lovely night market option for people who live on the Thonburi side of the river, as it can otherwise be quite an ordeal to cross over to the Pranakorn or downtown side of the city thanks to the heavy traffic typical in the late afternoon and evening. Thus, Indy Night Market at Dao Khanong is understandably a popular venue for ‘Thonburi-siders’ looking for an interesting and chill venue in which to hangout at night!

Open daily from 6 pm – midnight
Soi Suk Sawat 2, Suk Sawat Road, Chom Thong, Bangkok 10150