Great cuisine, friendly people, and lavish shopping malls are main reasons why many people make the trip to this steamy metropolis again and again. However, Bangkok's best gems only appear when the night comes and in that time of a day, tourists cannot miss animated night markets in Thailand’s capital. Night markets are among the easiest and most enjoyable ways of getting up close and personal with local life. Instead of international brands, coming to Bangkok’s night markets you can easily find local items, food or flowers. Here are some cool night markets worth checking out.
Rod Fai, or commonly referred to as the ‘Train Market’, sets on the outskirts of eastern Bangkok and just beyond the outer fringes of the Skytrain line. Rod Fai offers a unique shopping experience found nowhere else in Bangkok. With three sections of this huge market space - the “Market Zone”, “Warehouse Zone” and “Rod’s Antiques” – you can find almost everything at this night market. Talat Rot Fai opens from Thursday to Sunday, from sundown until midnight.
It is commonly known as JJ green or Vintage Market. This vintage market located in a lush park right next door to the famed Chatuchak Weekend Market. Open from Thursday to Sunday, JJ Green Night Market might just be the coolest place to shop in Bangkok. Antiques, as well as secondhand clothes, are often sold in this night market, making it perfect for both the budget shopper and the vintage seeker. After shopping, you can enjoy a glass of beer while listening to the live bands croon pop classics, or simply head there straight and soak in the rustic vintage atmosphere is an ideal choice.
People said that if you have not stopped by Asiatique The Riverfront, then basically you have not gone to Bangkok at all. With just ten minutes downriver from Saphan Taksin BTS station, this night market has over 1,500 boutiques with 40 restaurants. Asiatique is a lively place when the sun goes down and really popular with Asian tourists. There is a huge range of goods to choose here. Asiatique night market opens from 17:00 to midnight every single day.
Pat Pong night market is squeezed between strip clubs in the Silom district. It perhaps is one of the most famous night markets in Bangkok. Patpong night market offers various chances to pick up clothing, fashion accessories and more, besides Pat Pong is famous for its fake brands on sale, especially bags, trainers, and watches. Every night this market is alwedays full with foreign tourists seeking souvenirs or something special that only can find in Thailand. Patpong night market runs daily between 6 PM and around 1 AM.
This is the biggest wholesale and retail fresh flower market in Bangkok. It is located on Chak Phet Road and adjacent side-streets, close to Memorial Bridge. Though the market is open 24 hours, however, the busiest time is before dawn, when boats and trucks arrive with flowers from nearby provinces. You can find many gorgeous flowers from common species such as jasmine, lilies or roses to imported species such as tulips, snapdragons, and iris. We believe that the flower market will be a great choice if you are looking for something different.