Let it be day or night, Bangkok is one of the best places to shop within South East Asia. The massive shopping scene ranges from inexpensive to luxury goods, so you will surely find a store that will suit your budget. The night markets in Bangkok are a tourist destination because of its lively spirit, cheap shopping stores, local delicacies and bars that are insanely inexpensive yet extremely rich in culture. Some of the night market boasts Bangkok’s local artistry and unique souvenirs that you can’t find anywhere. The selection of night markets in Bangkok could be overwhelming but here is a list of the few best night markets near Sukhumvit, Thailand to visit for your guilt-free retail therapy.
1. Sukhumvit Street Market
Sukhumvit Street Market is one of the night markets you could choose from here in Bangkok, Thailand. Since it is a street market, the majority of the goods here are very inexpensive so you won’t leave this stretch empty-handed. But you also have to keep in mind the quality that you pay for. This place has a wide range of goods from cheap clothes, local souvenirs, and knock off products while some stalls offer services such as massages or parlours and if you get hungry while shopping, there are several local street foods that can fill up your appetite.
Sukhumvit Street Market
Address: Thanon Sukhumvit from Soi 1 to 20, Bangkok 10110, Thailand, between Nana and Asok BTS Skytrain Stations.
Website: Sukhumvit Street Market
Opening hours: 5pm - 12am
2. Rot Fai (Train Market) - Ratchada location
Rot Fai night market is a tourist favourite. This energetic night market has a long stretch of colourful tents for shopping and dining. The shopping scene has a very broad selection from antiques to vintage stuff and trendy clothes and accessories. It also has a wide variety of food choices from local street food, Japanese delicacies, and of course, Thai milk teas. Once you reach the end of this alley you’ll be greeted by al fresco bars that play Thai and western tunes. Apart from that, Rot Fai’s prices are way cheaper than other night markets in Bangkok and you could even bargain. This night market stands out from the rest because of its hipster and trendy vibe that welcomes everyone.
Rot Fai (Train Market) - Ratchada location
Address: Ratchada Road, near the Esplanade Mall and Thailand Cultural Centre MRT
Website: Rot Fai - Ratchada
Opening hours: Thursday - Sunday 6pm - 12am
3. Sukhumvit Soi 38
If you’re the biggest foodie and an adventurous eater, Sukhumvit Soi 38 welcomes you with local favourites by the street vendors. This food market will really make you experience the local dining scene by having a meal along the road on wobbly metal tables with remarkably good food. Similar to other night markets, Sukhumvit Soi 38 is also very budget-friendly with quick service, and you have a wide range of food stalls to choose from. Never miss out on ‘Pad Thai Fire Look’, mango and sticky rice stalls, and the famous pork satays.
Sukhumvit Soi 38
Address: End of Sukhumvit Soi 38 near the BTS
Website: Sukhumvit Soi 38
Opening hours: 6pm - till the early hours of the morning
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4. Tha Din Daeng Market
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Out of all the listed night markets, Tha Din Daeng Market is one of the least known among the tourists. But with its location near the pier, it is well-known locally for its remarkable Thai street food. If you want to wallow in the local lifestyle and cuisine more than shopping, this is where you should be. This place is a mini food mecca so you better get your appetite ready. Since it is situated near the pier, expect fresh seafood and other dried savoury treats. Other than that, there are many delicious dishes to try like the braised goose soup, Thai “pancakes”, pork satays, and other spicy Thai dishes that you will enjoy if you love spicy food.
Tha Din Daeng Market
Address: 10600 20 Tha Din Daeng Rd, Khwaeng Khlong San, Khet Khlong San, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600
Website: Tha Din Daeng Market
Opening hours: 2am - 9pm
5. Talad Saphan Phut night market
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Unlike other night markets in Bangkok, Saphan Phut is a small-scale and secluded night market that caters to teenage shoppers. This market is meant for the teens who want to avoid the massive crowds and those who want to shop within a limited budget. Saphan Phut includes trendy clothing, shoes, and other accessories that will still make you look fashionable and chic. If you feel like getting something bold, you could get a tattoo or a piercing in one of the stalls in this market. In case you get hungry, street food stalls are scattered around the corner.
Talad Saphan Phut night market
Address: Chakraphet and Maharat roads, next to Memorial Bridge, best to access via taxi
Website: Saphan Phut night market
Opening hours: 8pm - 12am
6. Bangrak Bazaar
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Bangrak Bazaar is one of Bangkok’s eclectic night markets. This small market gathers immense crowds because of its trendy and quality goods under a very reasonable price. Aside from clothes and accessories, there are other services that you could avail as well, there are beauty products and services such as manicures, eyelash extensions, and even mole removals. The stalls that will always be present at any night market are the food stalls! Here at Bangrak Bazaar, there are both international and Thai street food stalls. There are also small bars along the street where you can chill after a long night of shopping.
Address: Charoen Krung Rd., Bang Rak, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Located next to Robinson Bangrak
Website: Bangrak Bazaar
Opening hours: 6pm - 10pm
Bangkok at dusk
From luxurious fashion and dining to authentic food and local artistry, Bangkok is one of the cities that will always have a spot in your heart. If you are a shopaholic, an adventurous eater, a night owl, or a party-goer, Bangkok will surely cure all your wanderlust. A visit to Bangkok’s night markets is a must-do for every visitor. You will be blown away by the sizzling atmosphere, fantastic bargains and delicious food items. It is indeed a memory to cherish forever.
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