1. Liab Duan Night Market
Situated next to a highway, this market is also dubbed as the Night Market by the Highway and it’s one of the lesser-known night markets among tourists as it’s a little more out of the way. If you want to shop like a local, Liab Duan Night Market is perfect for you and is popular for its wide range of products at affordable prices.
Goods sold at Liab Duan include clothes, accessories, vintage items, antiques and more. Naturally, the night market also houses a range of food and drink stalls selling eats like chicken feet, steaks, barbequed squid, dim sum, shaved ice desserts and many more! Note that Liab Duan is not easily accessible by public transport, so it’s best to take a taxi there.
Nearest MRT/BTS: None
Address: 35 Pradit Manutham Road, Khwaeng Tha Raeng, Khet Bang Khen, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10220, Thailand
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 6pm-2am
2. Patpong Night Market
If you’re a night owl, this is one market you won’t want to miss. As one of Bangkok’s most infamous night markets, Patpong is a haven if you enjoy the nightlife. Located in the notorious red light district, Patpong is where you’ll find the more naughty and raunchy side of Bangkok; with various bars, karaoke bars, gentleman’s clubs, dance clubs and more.
For shopping, you’ll find plenty of touristy souvenirs, branded knock-offs, carved goods, handmade items and more. There’s also food stalls available till late in the night (morning) selling eats like fast food, authentic Thai food, snacks and more.
Nearest MRT/BTS: Si Lom MRT Station/Sala Daeng BTS Station
Address: Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Opening Hours: 6pm-2am daily
3. Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin Train Night Market
Also known as Train Market, this is one massive open-air market that’s perfect if you want to get away from the bustling city. The Train Market is known for its line-up of open-air bars with live bands and various eateries.
Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin carries a different ambience as compared to other markets in Bangkok, with a more classic, retro and vintage-esque style and less touristy vibes. Here, you’ll find an array of vintage shops, arts and crafts, furniture, retro-inspired apparel and accessories, toys and more. There’s also plenty to eat, with the likes of grilled seafood, fried snacks, Thai desserts and much more.
Nearest MRT/BTS: Phakanong BTS Station
Address: 1 4 Srinagarindra Rd, Nong Bon, Prawet, Bangkok 10250, Thailand
Opening Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 5pm-1am
4. Jodd Fairs
Previously known as Ratchada Train Night Market, the new and rebranded Jodd Fairs has all the same shopping, eats and nightlife that has been loved by many. Popular and famous eats you can find here include the likes of Volcano Ribs, Leng Saap, watermelon smoothies and many more.
Jodd Fairs is also open during the day, from 11am onwards, so you don’t have to wait till nightfall and jostle with the rest of the crowd to be able to enjoy what Jodd Fairs has to offer. To add a little extra to the market’s vibe, you’ll also be able to listen to live music played by local bands while you traipse through the market!
Nearest MRT/BTS: Phra Ram 9 MRT Station
Address: Rama IX Rd, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310, Thailand
Opening Hours: 11am-12am daily
5. Chang Chui Plane Night Market
Like the name suggests, Chang Chui Plane Night Market houses an actual plane as the centerpiece of the market, and is arguably one of the coolest night markets in Bangkok! The airplane in the market is actually a full-size plane that has been decommissioned and converted to become a restaurant.
The rest of Chang Chui is just as trendy: with pop and street art, bars and more. What’s interesting to note also is that all the buildings in Chang Chui are eco-friendly, and made entirely from recycled materials! Aside from shopping, Chang Chui also has food and drink options like cocktail buckets, street food, specialty coffee, and more.
Nearest MRT/BTS: Bang Bamru MRT Station
Address: 460 Sirindhorn Rd, Bang Phlat, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
Opening Hours: 11am-11pm daily
6. Hua Mum Night Market
This is one of the more “lesser known” night markets in Bangkok, and is mostly frequented by locals, so if you’re looking to travel like a local, this is one stop you should not miss! For shopping, browse from various stalls selling anything from handmade goods, apparel, potpourri, trinkets, souvenirs and more.
Food highlights at Hua Mum include the likes of mini pancakes, traditional Thai sweets like Kanom Krok Bai Toey, Bing Su, buns and more! Note that Hua Mun is not easily accessible by public transport, so it’s best to take a taxi there.
Nearest MRT/BTS: None
Address: 11 Prasert-Manukitch Rd, Lat Phrao, Bangkok 10230, Thailand
Opening Hours: 5pm-12am daily
7. Chatuchak Weekend Market
Probably the most well known market for tourists, the name Chatuchak is synonymous with markets in Bangkok. Chatuchak is a weekend market, so it’s only open from Fridays to Sundays and closed on weekdays. As one of the largest markets in Asia, Chatuchak is definitely one market you must add to your list of places to visit.
You’ll be able to find almost anything your heart desires at Chatuchak, with over 15,000 stalls selling anything from art pieces, fashion apparel, jewellery, antiques, food and more! For eats, don’t miss iconic food items like coconut ice cream, honey roast pork, paella, fried octopus, duck noodles, mango sticky rice and many more!
Nearest MRT/BTS: Chatuchak Park MRT Station/Mo Chit BTS Station
Address: Kamphaeng Phet Road Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 Thailand
Opening Hours: Friday, 6pm-12am; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-6pm
8. Bangkok Chinatown
There are Chinatowns in almost every country all over the world, but Bangkok Chinatown is the largest one you’ll ever find. There are lots to see and do at Bangkok Chinatown, from exploring the area’s rich culture and historical neighbourhood to visiting the temples and of course, eating!
Image Credit: Dave Stamboulis
For food, head to the famous Yaowarat Road for some street food like stir-fried crab, Yaowarat buns, Kway Chap, seafood and more! Make sure to set aside time to see some of the beautiful temples in Chinatown, like the Crocodile Temple, the Wat Mangkon Kamalawat, Rong Kuak Shrine and Kuan Im Shrine just to name a few.
Nearest MRT/BTS: Hua Lamphong MRT Station
Address: Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 7pm-12am