Explore The Night Markets
Night markets are great places to buy local goods, but what most people miss is how night markets in Bangkok are amongst the easiest and most fun ways of interacting with the local residents. Learn more about the culture as you look at the wide selection of good and products, snacks and entertainment that are on offer. If you are good at negotiating as the sun goes down there are some incredible bargains to be had especially with the number of markets across the capital.
Each year, newer and larger night markets open in Bangkok. With the original market still highly popular the new competition means you can visit markets to find specific goods. Some with specialising in handcrafted products whereas other night markets may have a host of clothes perfect for those vintage fashion fantastic. Deciding which night markets are amongst the best really depends on what goods you are looking but here are our personal favourites.
Rod Fair Market
Rod Fai Market which is also known as the Train Market is an authentic open-air market which is famed for its amazing range of vintage collectables. From antique furniture to hippy fashion, the three sections of the huge market mean that you can find almost anything from yesteryear, just by searching through the stalls. Open Thursday to Sunday, head down to Srinakarin Soi 51 and get searching for that retro leather jacket or 1960s action figures.
Chang Chui Bangkok Plane Night Market
Not your conventional night market consider the centre is based around the shell of an old Airbus, Chang Chui Bangkok Plane Night Market has combined a good selection of shops with food stalls. The market itself has a very modern and urban feel with a number of unique art pieces made from recycled goods being located around the market. The concept of the market is that nothing is useless, so if you want to check out some wacky, usual products head down to 462 Sirindhorn Road.
JJ Green Night Market may just be the most chilled and relaxed market in the capital despite only being down the road from the huge Chatuchak Weekend Market. The night market is great because its part vintage flea market and part place to have a drink and hang out with friends. From Thursday to Sunday from 5 pm to 12 pm the market is a must visit and even though the bars are open after midnight this is when you will find that the market starts to become a lot busier. So get down to 1 Kamphaeng Phet 3 for the most relaxed shopping experience in Bangkok.
Khaosan Shopping on Khao San Road is at the centre of the backpacker’s universe. The market is complete with fun and useful things to spend your money on. With travel shops where you can purchase trips and stalls to book tickets and travel, it really is a spot where you will find hundreds of tourists. Open daily from 3 pm to 2 am you always have a place to buy those travel essentials that you have run out of before heading on to the next stage of your adventure.