Where To Find The Best Markets In Bangkok
Bangkok is an amazing city that’s full of life, culture, and vibrancy. The markets here are some of the best in Asia with loads of clothing, electrical equipment, and fantastic street food. My guide let you know my personal favorites and why I personally like them.
Markets in Thailand have an exciting atmosphere, great customer service, top-notch street food, and how much more. The markets are a lot cheaper than the supermarkets and generally have everything under one roof. A pro tip is to haggle for the goods your about to buy as westerners are charged more. You have to bid low and slightly raise the price as bidding commences to find a suitable price for you both, try to make it fun, put a few jokes in their, tell them you have a mortgage to pay, or you have a wife and kids, lol. The whole market experience is great, and you should get excited about what I’m about to show you!
Here are my favorite markets below- keep reading to find out my personal best.
Chatuchak market is the biggest market in Bangkok and should be the first on your list to visit.
I’m sure this market is the biggest globally (Outdoor), with thousands of stalls selling everything you can think of for decades in Bangkok.
The market itself is a honey pot for tourists and locals with over 200,000 visitors just on a weekend. Even if you come in for a browse, it’s still worth it as it’s so vibrant and a relatively pleasant place to be.
You can find so much here from wooden ornaments, souvenirs, flowers, garden plants, and paintings from local artists. The prices overall are low so expect to buy bargains, but why not make a day of it and get yourself a few drinks have some food.
Address: Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Opening Hours: Mon-Tues-Sat-Sun 9am-6pm – Wed-Thurs 7am-6pm- Fri 6pm- 12am
Klong Suan Roi Pee Market
Klong Suna has a history and is over 100 years old and holds everything from food two souvenirs. It also has a floating market and feels like a museum when walking through this old rustic building. Their are plenty of snacks here and options to have a delicious lunch. The locals mainly come here just for food and snack all day.
This is a pretty cool market and worth a visit, especially if you’re hungry.
Address: Theppharat-Lat Krabang Rd, Ban Pho, Chachoengsao 24140, Thailand
Open Hours: Daily from 7am to 5pm
Talat Rot Fai/ Train Night Market
Talat Rot is a pretty sound market and attracts floods of people based in Ratchada.
The market opened in 2010 and used for antiques near Chatuchak Weekend Market and was previously owned by Thailand railway- hence the nickname (Night Market)
The first market closed down in 2013 as the Sky train was being extended, and the market moved to Srinagarindra Road. Today’s market has become popular, which is surprising because it’s half an hour away from the city center and there no real public transport here.
The market has taken off and proven on Talat Rot Fai night market, and it makes sense to open a second one down Ratchadaphisek Road. The third market opened on Kaset–Nawamin Road at the same time but sadly closed, I’m not sure why?
I think you will be surprised by the quality of the food and bar venues available, from fresh seafood to high-quality craft beer. It’s a good place, in general, to have a few drinks and sit outside and chill.
Address: Ratchadaphisek Rd, Din Daeng, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Phone: +66 92 713 5599
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 5pm-1am
Praturam Market is the market to-go if your after clothing, And it’s a bit like a wholesaler market with the more you buy, the cheaper it gets. You can find Pratunam market at Thailand’s tallest building Baiyoke Tower II, and it is open 24 hours a day with a variance in products.
The clothing shops normally open around 10am to 9pm, and you can get a lot of souvenirs and handmade goods. You also get many ex-pats buying goods such as milk and other goods from their home countries. Theirs one catch, though. You can’t get any refunds or exchanges, and it can get scorching in the market, particularly in April.
Address: hayathai Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Opening Hours: 8am-8pm
Sampeng Market (Yaowarat)
Sampeng is located in one of the busiest parts of the city with a great selection of Thai food available and plenty of goods to buy. You can expect to buy here are food, jewelry, and fabrics.
You need to treat Sampang market as a wholesaler like other markets in Bangkok. Although you can buy things individually, it’s better to buy things in bulk to save money. So expect to find some bargains here and keep an eye out for quality products.
Address: Chakkrawat, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 9am-6pm