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10 Best Night Markets in Bangkok, Thailand to See in 2023

the best 10 bangkok night markets

The Thai markets are very famous in the world and from my experience, Bangkok has the best night markets in Southeast Asia. In these open-air bazaars, you will find everything: food, crafted works, relics, gems, garments, frills, shoes, tech products, places to drink, etc.

Types of Thai Markets

Thai markets are open day and night. Some operate exclusively in the day, some in the night, and others on weekends. Here is how I can best classify the Thai markets:

Thai Day Markets

Chiang Mai day market
Chiang Mai

Thailand boasts of sufficient markets situated both on land and floating on water. In the day markets, you can get groceries, relics, handicrafts, sea and street food, fruits, vegetables and just about anything in thousands of stalls.

Some of these markets include Yaowarat, Koh Samui, Pratunam, Maeklong Railway, Wang Lang, Tor Kor, Ta Tian, and Kha (floating) markets.

See also: Where to Stay in Bangkok: Best Hotels and Hostels

Thai Night Markets

thai night market
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Visiting the Thai markets at night after a busy day is one of the best things you can do during your visit. Can you imagine markets that are officially permitted to close very late at night? Everything you buy comes at very affordable prices.

Some of these markets I’ve visited include Chatuchak, Saphan Phut, Asiatique, Artbox, and Neon.

See also: The Best Time to Visit Bangkok by Month

10 Best Night Markets in Bangkok

Bangkok is the biggest, most developed, and also the capital city of Thailand and it has numerous markets open till late. If you bring your kids, using this 4-days itinerary in Bangkok you will get to visit not only some of the most famous markets but also the most popular attractions.

The smiling faces, the noise, the haggling, the action, the food, the atmosphere, the fun, the bars, and the girls make you happy even on a bad day!

There are a lot of things to do in Bangkok at night but visiting a few of the best night markets should be on your schedule.

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Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market Bangkok Thailand

This is not a night market, except Friday Night when the Wholesale section is opened till midnight but I mention it because is the biggest market in Bangkok.

With over 15,000 stalls and 11505 vendors spread into 27 sections and over more than 14 hectares, it is the biggest market in Bangkok and you get to buy almost anything here.

It is locally known as JJ Market, thriving with wholesalers, retailers, and traders on all kinds of commodities.

Chatuchak Weekend Market is a tourist attraction in itself because it welcomes over 200,000 visitors every weekend. You can find clothes and accessories, books, handicrafts, ceramics, food and beverages, arts and gallery, antiques and collectibles, and more.

Chatuchak Weekend Market address: Chatuchak Park, Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand.
Chatuchak Weekend Market opening times: Wednesday and Thursday (Plant section only) 7 am – 6 pm, Fridays (Wholesale Only) 6 pm – 12 am, Saturdays and Sundays (Whole Market open) 9 am – 6 pm.

Asiatique Riverfront Night Market

Asiatique Riverfront Night Market Bangkok Thailand

Asiatique is the first large-scale Thai market that combines shopping, night bazaars, dining, sightseeing, bars, and shows together, making it a famous destination for both locals and foreigners.

The market is more spacious, organized, neat, authentic, and full of fashionable items displayed in colorful arrays by over 1,000 boutiques.

Due to heavy road traffic, the best option for getting to the market is by ferry. This is not only a great market, but it has an amusement park with a 200-foot tall Ferris wheel, theatre performances, cable cars, grapples, a Calypso show, and an entertaining atmosphere.

Asiatique Riverfront Market address: 2194 Charoen Krung Road, Wat Phrayakrai District, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand.
Asiatique Riverfront Market opening times: every day 5 pm – 12 am.

See also: Thailand Nightlife Travel Guide Book

Chang Chui Plane Night Market

Chang Chui Plane Night Market Bangkok Thailand

Oh yes! Plane market. The name comes from the junked L-1011 TriStar airplane which is situated in the midst of the market. Asides from shopping, visitors can also enjoy great Thai delicacies, slides, treehouses, art sculptures, craft beers, and fresh seafood.

Chang Chui Plane Market address: 460/8 Sirindhorn Rd, Bang Phlat, Bangkok 10700, Thailand.
Chang Chui Plane Market opening times: 11 am – 23 pm, Wednesdays closed.

Talat Rot Fai Night Train Market

This is another popular market among locals and tourists. Talat Rot Fai market has started with some stalls created from unused train coaches, wagons, tracks, and warehouses of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT).

It had great success and grew very fast in popularity, so a secondary market has been built not long after.

Talat Rot Fai Srinakarin

Talat Rot Fai Srinakarin bangkok is the first and biggest of the two Talat Rot Fai markets. It is not easy to get to this market as it is a bit off the city center.

This market is huge and is divided into different sections. The market zone has about 2,000 stalls and it sells urban items, fashionable clothes, shoes, toys, souvenirs, and more.

The warehouse zone is for electronics, spare parts, textiles, and others. The last and in my opinion, the most beautiful area of the market is the Antique section, where you can find vintage cars and bikes, decoration items, and fascinating furniture.

Talat Rot Fai Srinakarin address: 51 Srinakarin Road, Nong Bon, Prawet, Bangkok 10250, Thailand.
Talat Rot Fai Srinakarin opening times: Thursdays – Sundays 5 pm – 1 am.

This is one of my favorites because I lived in Bangkok on Sukhumvit 71, which is not very far and I often went with my friends to this market. Check this guide if you want to learn more about the cost of living in Bangkok.

Talat Rot Fai Ratchada

Talat Rot Fai Ratchada bangkokis one of the cheapest night markets in Bangkok. It has an outside bazaar with loads of stalls where you can get tasty street foods, snacks, drinks, used and new garments, shoes, frills, collectibles and more.

You can also find stalls to get your manicure and pedicure done, get a nice-looking tattoo, cut and trim your hair, get a drawing of yourself or grab a cold beer.

Talat Rot Fai Ratchada address: Ratchadaphisek Road, Din Daeng, Bangkok 10400, Thailand.
Talat Rot Fai Ratchada opening times: every day 5 pm – 1 am.

Artbox Bangkok Night Market

Artbox Night Market Bangkok

Artbox is another trending night market in Bangkok that you do not want to miss. Most of the shops and stalls in this pop-up market are placed within shipping containers.

It is called a pop-up market because the market rotates around the city, its current location is in Chuvit Garden near Nana BTS Skytrain Station.

You will find the latest clothes, handbags, shoes, jewelry, artworks, trending items, gadgets, and many other modern accessories.

Artbox Bangkok address: Chuvit Garden, Sukhumvit 10 Alley, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
Artbox Bangkok opening times: Every day 4 pm – 12 am.

Patpong Night Market

Patpong Night Market is located in the heart of the infamous Patpong, a very well-known red-light district. Make sure you bargain for everything there since the locals are trying to sell their items even 5 or 6 times more expensive than the actual price.

I remember I have looked for a particular gift for a friend and I found it in different places with prices ranging from $4 to $25.

The market is notorious for repackaging counterfeit items such as tote bags, Rolex watches, Lacoste T-shirts, DVDs, and accessories.

Patpong Night Market address: 1 Patpong Rd, Suriyawong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand.
Patpong Night Market opening times: every day (5 pm – 12 am).

Khao San Road Night Market

Khao San Road Night Market Bangkok

I am excited to write about this market, it is on the lips of any backpacker that has been to Thailand.

Here you can find everything from souvenirs, chemists, clothes, cafes, books, sunglasses, sandals to restaurants, bars, pubs, and massage rooms. Click to find more details about Khao San Road and Bangkok nightlife.

Khao San Road Night Market address: Khao San Road, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand.
Khao San Road Night Market opening times: every day (3.45 pm – 2-3 am).

Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchadaphisek Night Market

Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchadaphisek

This is another market I will recommend to any traveler. It has more than 1,700 market stalls, stand-up live performances, indoor and outdoor activities, restaurants, and bars. The market is located southeast of Lad Prao MRT Underground Station with peak activity from 7 pm to 10 pm.

Suan Lum Ratchadaphisek address: 5 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Chom Phon, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand.
Suan Lum Ratchadaphisek opening times: every day 4 pm – 12 am

Talad Neon Night Market

Talad Neon Night Market bangkok thailand

This is a relatively new market that attracts tourists for different activities, street food, decorated drinks, seafood, and many other mouthwatering offers.

Asides from the opportunity to shop different items here, tourists get to enjoy live music, playground, carnival games, and some other fun activities.

To get to the Talad Neon night market, get on the BTS Skytrain to Chitlom and walk down to the market.

Talad Neon address: 1087/167 Phetchaburi Rd, Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Talad Neon opening times: every day 4 pm – 12 am

Box Space Ratchayothin Night Market

Box Space Ratchayothin Night Market

It is located in the northern part of the city. Box Space Ratchayothin is a much newer and modern night market. Even if is smaller than the other Bangkok night markets, you will love it for its ambiance and its colorful lights.

Box Space Ratchayothin address: 20/126 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand.
Box Space Ratchayothin opening times: Mondays – Fridays 6 am – 12 am, Saturdays and Sundays 10 am – 12 am.

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5 Things to Know Before Visiting the Night Markets

  • On Fridays and Saturdays, the traffic paving the way to Rot Fai Market in Srinakarin is frequently clogged. Consider taking the BTS and alight at On Nut Station and jump on a taxi from that point. You’ll beat the traffic and have more opportunities to shop.
  • Some of the night markets in Bangkok are very big and have multiple entrances. It is very easy to get lost so take some points of reference to find your way back.
  • Stash your cash in different pockets or bags and put aside the cash you are willing to spend on a particular item before going for it. If the seller sees you pulling out a big chunk of money then is a big chance he will make a smaller discount.
  • Some stores accept credit cards but for your safety, I strongly advise you to bring cash with you. I can tell you that I heard many stories regarding compromised point-of-sales. Besides, many stores do not accept paying over credit cards because of the transaction fees.
  • In case you are unsure of the worth of an item, consider getting a discount of at least half the original price before buying it.

Where to go next? We recommend visiting a UNESCO World Heritage Site by taking an  Ayutthaya day trip which is only 90 minutes away from Bangkok.

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Long Story Short,

Best Night Markets in Bangkok

  • Chatuchak Weekend Market
  • Asiatique Riverfront Night Market
  • Chang Chui Plane Night Market
  • Talat Rot Fai Night Train Market
  • Artbox Bangkok Night Market
  • Patpong Night Market
  • Khao San Road Night Market
  • Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchadaphisek Night Market
  • Talad Neon Night Market
  • Box Space Ratchayothin Night Market
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Catalin Geangos
Catalin Geangos is the founder and previous owner of TravelTrained. He has been to more than 35 countries and lived in a few more before. He was a digital nomad travelling and backpacking extensively in Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam and others parts of South East Asia from 2020 to 2023. He wrote about many articles about his first hand backpacking and partying experiences in these countries. He stayed in many hostels and hotels, met many other backpackers, travelers and locals whom he partied and shared his story with. His articles have inspired travelers, mostly single backpackers, around to world to take the leap to explore South East Asian countries from grassroots and not just the tourist attractions but also the real and happening life on the streets after the sun sets down! He now writes about outdoor gear and hiking.