5 Markets to Visit in Bangkok

Bangkok is unique in its way where there are so many markets (both day and night). Each of the markets has its own speciality and uniqueness which attracts not only tourist but also locals to shop at the markets. Here are some of the markets you can visit while in Bangkok.

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Chatuchak Weekend Market

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Chatuchak weekend market is the biggest market which can be found in Thailand. There are 8000 stalls which are divided into 27 sections. You can find all kinds of products in the market from food and beverages to pets, household items, home decorations, clothing and even books.

Opening time:
9.30pm to 3.00 am on Friday
6.00 am to 6.00 pm on Saturday and Sunday

How to get there: Take the Sky train to Mo Chit station, or the underground to Chatuchak station

Asiatique The Riverfront

Asiatique Market

Asiatique Market

Asiatique is one of the unique markets which you can find in Bangkok. It combines 2 popular forms of shopping which you can find in a city which is a night bazaar and mall concept. It is home to over 1,500 boutiques and 40 restaurants in a huge replica of a warehouse complex.

There are food stalls and restaurants which enable shoppers to dine, and enjoy the view and breeze as this market is located beside the Chao Phraya River. There are also fast food restaurants and theatres in this market. This market also offers various range of products from food, drinks, souvenirs and clothing and even a theme park for families.

Opening time:
5.00 pm to midnight everyday.

How to get there:
Take the BTS to Saphan Taksin and jump on the free shuttle at the end of the pier. Boats are available until 11pm everyday.
The market is also reachable by Taxi but it is not recommended as the traffic can be bad most of the time.

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

floating5Domnoen Saduak is Thailand’s most popular floating market. The floating market consists of 2 types of sellers where sellers sell products on boats while some sell their products outside their houses or shop lots around the river. Shoppers will need to get on a long-tail boat and the boatman will bring you around the market. You will be able to feel the floating market experience while enjoying good food on a boat.

Opening Time:
6.00 am to 11.00 am

How to get there:
Take a taxi to Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal (it’s outside the city center), where you’ll catch bus #78. Take a cab to the floating market and get on a boat.

Rot Fai Market

05-Rot-Fai-Market-RatchadaThis market is a new market known as the Train Market. This market is split into long avenues which offer antiques, clothes, food, drinks and many more goodies you typically look for in Thailand. There are many bars with the most popular being VW Vans playing both Western and Thai pop tunes. It is also very easy to get to this market since it is located just behind the Cultural Centre MRT Station.

Opening Time:
5.00 pm to Midnight from Thursday to Sunday.

How to get there:
Take the MRT to Cultural Center Station.

Talad Neon Market

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Talad Neon is also one of the newer markets in Bangkok.Located in Palladium near the fashion mall and Pratunam market, it offers various local souvenirs and also games for shoppers to indulge in. Neon lights are used to light up the place which makes the market very beautiful when viewing from afar.

Opening Time:
4.00 pm to Midnight from Wednesday to Sunday.

How to get there:
Take the BTS to Ratchthewi or Chit Lom. Walk for about 5-10 minutes from the station to get to the market.

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