Markets in Bangkok
Amphawa Floating Market
Amphawa is among the popular floating markets of the city. It is situated 50kms away from the main city, giving it authenticity and exclusivity as only the Thai people go there. Such is the popularity of the Amphawa market that it is still expanding into the nearby streets, with new food stalls coming up near the riverside.
The majority of the visitors come here to relish the delicious seafood offered here by the local vendors, which includes squid, shellfish, and prawns. The shacks alongside the canal offer mesmerizing views of Bangkok.
Location: Amphawa, Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram 75110, Thailand
Timings: 11:00 – 22:00 Open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
One cannot talk about markets in Bangkok and not mention Chatuchak Weekend Market. It is the mother, well literally, in terms of size and expanse. Spread across a total area of 35 acres, it houses more than 8,000 stalls. You can find wooden furniture, handbags, jewelry, ceramic wares, garden plants, paintings, and even shoes.
For the ones who tend to get hungry while shopping, fret not, for there are 500 stalls catering to your taste buds. They serve everything from fried chicken to crispy pancakes, although the Thai coconut ice cream is a must try.
Location: Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Timings: Fridays 18:00 – 24:00, Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 – 18:00
Specialties: Thai handicraft
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Khlong Toei Market
The Khlong Toei Market is regarded as one of the best-kept secrets of the city. Not only that, it is the biggest fresh market in Bangkok. The market offers good quality, raw meat, seafood, and farm produce. Many other products like kitchenware and clothing are also available here. The local produce is sold at very low prices and is preferred even by top chefs.
The market gives an eye-opening and intriguing experience to the visitors. CNN has given the title of most authentic markets in Bangkok.
Location: 1 Kasem Rat Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Timings: 6:00 – 2:00 Daily
Specialties: Live produce, vegetables, fresh fruits
Street shopping in Bangkok is a lot of fun, and the best example of it is the Pratunam Market. It is sort of an indoor market, but there are booths spread out in the streets as well. The market is popular among wholesalers and dealers owing to the rock bottom prices of everything.
You can buy close to 3 clothes all under $2. The discount will only go up if you buy more from one shop. The 4,000 stores her at Pratunam market all providing you with a wide variety of handbags, watches, handicrafts, clothes, along with food all at very low prices.
Location: Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Specialties: Clothes and textiles
MBK or Ma Boon Khrong is a shopping mall, consisting of 2,000 shops. MBK is one of the markets in Bangkok where you need at least 4-5 hours to explore it thoroughly. It is a favorite for the locals and tourists alike. For the ones who wish to shop in an upstate market, with air-conditing, MBK Market is the right pick. It is a hub for new and old mobile phones; you can find the tech shops on level 4.
Besides that, there is an abundance of stores selling replicas of big brands and their designs. A good quality Chanel counterfeit is available at $25, which is the ultimate buy if you don’t care much about their origin.
Location: 444 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Timings: 10:00 – 22:00 Daily
Specialties: Fashion items like clothes and make up
Talad Bo Bae (Bo Bae Market)
Talad Bobae market is famously called as the Bobae market. The market is renowned for retail and wholesale of cheap clothing items. It comprises of two gigantic shopping areas, the first is the Bobae Market and the second one is a big departmental store called Bobae Tower. The term Bobae means noisy in Thai, which appropriately describes the condition of the market.
There are over 1,300 stalls in the entire market, which sells fashion wholesale. Exporters from all around the globe come here to source their supplies. Among all the markets in Bangkok, Bobae offers a true shopping experience.
Location: 488 Krung Kasem Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Maha Nak, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
Timings: 4:00 – 18:00 Daily
Specialties: Clothing and fashion accessories
Pan Tip Plaza is all about electronics. It started some 20 years ago and has become the Mecca for tech enthusiasts. People from all over Thailand visit here to get all the tech-related supplies. There are hundreds of shops in the gigantic complex, where you can find everything from hardware to software, and all the trending gadgets.
Among all the Bangkok markets, Pan Tip plaza is the one to baffle you with the abundance of replicas. However, the sellers usually honest enough to tell you which items are real and which aren’t.
Location: 604/3 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phetchaburi, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Timings: 10:00 – 21:00 Daily
Specialties: Computers, cameras, computer software, games, mobiles, and their accessories
Yaowarat and Phahurat (Sampeng Market)
Locals regard the Phahurat market as Little India in Bangkok. The market gets its name due to the fact that the locality is made up of the Indian community. One can find a Sikh temple, along with plenty of textile shops and curry houses.
To get the authentic experience of street shopping in Bangkok, Sampeng is the place to be. It is a small alley with hordes of shops and stalls selling quality garments. One can even get custom-made dresses made from here. Apart from that, the street food, especially tacos, are a crowd puller.
Location: Khwaeng Chakkrawat, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
Timings: 6:30 – 18:30 Daily
Specialties: Women’s shoes, dresses, kids toys, appliances
Night Markets in Bangkok
Pat Pong Night Market – Silom
The shopaholics cannot afford to miss the Pat Pong Market. This market is brimming with chaos and confusion, and amid that, you can find the deal of your life. Situated in the Silom region, it is ideally the first spot that tourists visit, owing to the soaring popularity.
In between the alleys of the Bangkok markets, you will find plenty of bars where you can unwind. The only thing to remember when stepping into Phat Pong Night Market is to bargain hard and squeeze out the best deals.
Location: Silom Rd, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Timings: 18:00 – 1:00 Daily
Specialties: Clothes, bags, trainers, and watches
Bangkok Flower Market (Pak Klong Talad)
The Bangkok Flower Market is all about vibrant colors and fragrances. It is among the oldest markets of Bangkok, operating since the early 19th century when it was a floating market. You can find all sorts of flowers here and in every possible shade. It is the main spot for all the flower vendors of the city. The market provides an enriching experience, with the 2 hours guided tour of the flower market.
Although this market goes by the name of Flower market, you can find a wide variety of vegetables as fruits as well. Overall, it is an aesthetic and cultural experience.
Location: Chakkraphet Rd, Khwaeng Wang Burapha Phirom, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
Timings: Operates 24/7
Specialties: Flowers, along with vegetables and fruits
Train Night Market Ratchada
The Train Market in Ratchada is the culmination of the rich culture of the city with modern vibes. It is like a night bazaar with plenty of stalls. You can find everything from antiques to street food. The street shopping in Bangkok is the best at Train Night Market, for there is no set price for the products. The price you pay depends entirely upon your bargaining skills.
Towards the end, you can find a lane of bars, serving the best drinks along with the Thai aesthetic vibes with the fairy lights. It is the perfect spot for spending a relaxed evening.
Location: 99 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Khet Din Daeng, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Timings: 17:00 – 1:00 Daily
Specialties: Shoes, handbags, and food
Changchui Night Market
Living up to “nothing is useless”, this pet-friendly all in-creative market is taking Bangkok’s night market to its zenith. Translating as ‘messy artisan’, the name of this market perfectly defines it as a spot for spectacular artistic diversity. The retired L-1011 TriStar plane - the heart of the Chang Chui Market, marks as the major attraction for tourists to enrapture the night at the Runaway Bar beneath the enormous wings.
With two performance spaces, this night market savors for the best acoustic and jazz performers along with the famous craft beers they serve. A greenhouse shaped like a skull, huge sculptures from recycled goods, exclusively hand-printed t-shirts and mobile covers and its exotic street food make this night market experience one of a kind.
Location: 462 Sirindhorn Rd, on the western outskirts of Bangkok
Timing: 17:00 to 23:00 Daily
Specialties: Food, clothing
Sukhumvit Soi 38 Night Food Market
For the Thai food lovers, the night food market at Sukhumvit Soi 38 offers a lot of choices. It is the perfect place in Bangkok to try authentic Thai food from the street vendors. The streets are covered with small eateries, serving amazing noodle soups, barbeque pork, crab meat, and wontons.
Among all the food stalls, ‘Pad Thai Fire Look’ is a must try. Their noodles are the best in the entire day and are pocket-friendly. The road operates till late at night, offering you great options to eat even after midnight.
Location: 800 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Phra Khanong, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Timings: 17:00 – 1:00 Daily
Specialties: Noodles and soups
Liab Duan Night Market
Bangkok offers a serene and chill atmosphere to wander around at night. Not only that, street shopping in Bangkok at night can be as exciting here ar Liab Duan Night Market. It is a haven for both shoppers and food lovers.
The streets of this market have stalls selling all kinds of household stuff. One can get makeup, toys, clothes, fashion accessories, and the replicas of luxury items at dirt cheap prices. Food outlets are in abundance, serving quality yet affordable food. Apart from that, the market has a small petting zoo, a place selling heavy machinery. The things that are not available anywhere else can be found in Liab Duan.
Location: Thanon Rarm Intra, Khwaeng Tha Raeng, Khet Bang Khen, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10220, Thailand
Timings: 18:00 – 1:00 Daily
Specialties: Thai food
The Neon Light Bazaar
Neon lights make everything better, and that certainly holds true for Bangkok markets. In the vacant land of Petchaburi Road lies the Neon Light market. It is a funky and youthful market laid out along with shipping containers and stalls.
The market is home to homeware, fashion and other trinkets. Using shipping containers is fairly new in Thailand, but it is popular in such flea markets. Here, among the 1,000 stalls, you will surely get something to take home.
Location: 1087, 167 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Timings: 17:00 – 24:00 Daily
Specialties: Retro fashion and homeware
Floating Markets in Bangkok
Kwan-Riam Floating Market
Kwan-Riam is among the central markets in Bangkok, and also the latest to open. Operating only since the year 2012, it has become a unique spot to hang out. Kwan-Riam has a rustic charm to it, the name itself got the inspiration from a Thai novel about two lovers.
The visitors can enjoy the Thai cultural performance along the riverbanks. There is a petting zoo as well, which enthralls both the kids and adults alike. Your visit to Kwan-Riam is incomplete if you do not experience the exotic meals served to you in the floating restaurants.
Location: Ramkhamhaeng 185 Alley, Khwaeng Min Buri, Khet Min Buri, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10510, Thailand
Timings: 7:00 – 18:00 Open only on Saturdays and Sundays
Specialties: Boat noodles, Thai desserts, and Isan food
Wat Sai Floating Market
Half an hours drive from the city can take you to this surreal floating market. Due to the distance, not many people are aware of it. If you are a tourist, visiting the Wat Sai floating market can give you an authentic Thai experience.
The basic trade is carried out through boats, just like every other floating market. Apart from the usual humdrum of markets in Bangkok, the Wat Sai market can take you on a spiritual journey as well. There are two temples situated here which the tourists can visit. The serene and mesmerizing views of the river during sunset makes the market a must visit.
Location: 4 Khwaeng Bang Khun Thian, Khet Chom Thong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10150, Thailand
Timings: 8:00 – 16:00 Daily
Specialties: Fruits and flowers
Wat Takien Floating Market
If you are lucky to be free on the weekend, visit the Wat Takien floating market without a second thought. Compared to the street markets in Bangkok, this market is relatively new, opened up only after the one in the vicinity closed down.
The market operates every day from 8 am to 4 pm, but it is better to visit on the weekend. Skip on the breakfast, for there is a lot of options to try there. There is so much food here that you can keep trying here that you can snack all day long. The coconut pudding and fried bananas are must try for desserts.
Location: Bang Khu Wiang, Bang Kruai District, Nonthaburi 11130, Thailand
Timings: 9:00 – 15:30 Daily
Khlong Bang Luang Floating Market
Street shopping in Bangkok can be a mesmerizing experience. The beauty of the Khlong Bang Luang floating market is sure to enthrall the visitors. It is located in a very small village near the canal and has a very peaceful vibe. If you are looking for some calm, relaxed time, prefer it over the other water markets.
Thai food near the art house is one of the best and can surely give competition to any Michelin star restaurant.
Location: 99/5 Soi Phet Kasem 20, Pak Khlong Phasi Charoen, Phasi Charoen, Bangkok 10160, Thailand
Timings: 8:00 – 15:00 Open on Saturdays and Sundays
Specialties: Crafts and food
Street and Flea Markets in Bangkok
Ta Prachan Market
Ta Prachan Market is a busy market, and it specializes in lucky charms and amulets. In dire times when you need a souvenir or maybe some divine assistance, this is the place to be. None of the street markets in Bangkok has as many unusual things as they are in this market.
There are hundreds of stalls set up here, selling thousands of classic charms. It is almost like self-rejuvenating, spiritual adventure to walk through the alleys of Ta Prachan. Do not forget to buy the classic medallions with imprints of Buddha on them.
Location: Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
Timings: 8:00 – 17:25 Daily
Specialties: Charms and amulets
Thonburi Market – Sanam Luang 2
Thonburi market, also known as the Sanam Luang Song, is spread over an area of 43 acres. The entire area includes a public park, market and then a big entrance. Street markets in Bangkok are the best place to shop, for you can find everything under one roof.
Similar is the case with Thonburi, where different kinds of goods are offered, which includes antiques, plants, foods and drinks, pets, ceramics, fashion clothes, furniture, amulets and much more. One can enjoy a complete shopping experience here.
Location: 1 Thanon Thawi Watthana, Thawi Watthana, Bangkok 10170, Thailand
Timings: 8:45 – 18:00
Specialties: Plants and ceramics
Tawanna market is so huge that it includes a closed, air-conditioned shopping area along with the open market. Given the size, the goods offered here are abundant. This Bangkok market is spacious and gives you enough space to move around.
It houses a salon, a tattoo parlor, a pet shop, small eateries to take care of your hunger, and also a waiting area for when you are tired from shopping.
Location: 3508 Lat Phrao Rd, ???? ???????? Khet Bang Kapi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10240, Thailand
Timings: 10:30 – 23:30 Daily
Specialties: Clothes and salon
The Camp – Vinatge Flea Market
The cit is never dull, for there are so many street markets in Bangkok. The Camp – Vintage Flea Market opened up recently in the year 2018, in the northern region of the city. The stores are laid out parallel to each other.
There are music shops as you enter, selling vinyl records. Along the corridor, one can find vintage clothes, accessories and home décor items on display. In the center, there is a big open space, with wooden benches and tables. A small café “1958” is located at the left end, offering Thai delicacies to satisfy your hunger pangs.
Location: 60 Kamphaeng Phet 1 Allay, The camp vintage flea market Hangar 3, Room 4 Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Timings: 17:00 – 24:00 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 17:00 – 22:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Specialties: Music records and home décor
Ying Charoen Market
The Ying Charoen Market is located in the Bang Khen region of Bangkok. It is a typical Thai street market, offering various goods. The products here are available at very low prices, and the vendors are always up for bargaining.
The tourists enjoy a relatively friendly atmosphere here. The majority of the market area is dominated by clothing stalls.
Location: 651 Phahonyothin Rd, Khwaeng Anusawari, Khet Bang Khen, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10220, Thailand
Timings: Open 24/7