Top 9 night markets in Bangkok, Thailand
Night markets in Bangkok are a special product of Thailand tourism. If you wish to immerse into the local way of life, heading to local night markets is totally a smart choice. It is said that, night markets in Bangkok bring visitors closer to the local life. More excitingly, when wandering around those markets, you can go shopping, go entertaining and enjoy the scrumptious local food. Let see which night markets in Bangkok you can refer to:
Asiatique The Riverfront:
We now start exploring the list of top 9 night markets in Bangkok with Asiatique Night Market. This night market used to be the most bustling seaport of Bangkok in the past. When in Asiatique, you are immersed into the various range of clothes, accessories, handicrafts, local food which are offered at reasonable price. More interestingly, Asiatique Night Market is the place to host spectacular traditional Thai performances such as Thai classical puppetry show, Ladyboy show. Added that, you will have wonderful time relaxing at nearby café to enjoy the pleasant and cozy atmosphere with delicious drinks.
Opening hours: Asiatique Night Market opens from 17:00 – 24:00 daily
Address: Chareonkrung Soi 74-76
Silom Night Market:
It is said that, if you haven’t been to Silom Night Market and paid a visit to Patpong Street, it is not considered as you have been to Bangkok.
Silom and Patpong sit next to each other and both open until the crack of dawn. Silom Night Market is famous for restaurants, souvenir shops while Patpong Market is well-known as a night entertainment nesting hundreds of bars and pubs when the sun goes down. When in Patpong Street, you can easily find massage service and karaoke and even sex service.
Opening hours: Silom Night Market opens from 18:00 – 1:00 am and Patpong Market opens from 18:00 – 3:00 am.
Address: Silom Street (Sala Daeng BS)
Chatuchak Friday Night Market:
Chatuchak Friday Night Market is a famous night market in Bangkok, Thailand. This night market shares many things in common with a student market. The reason is, the market attracts plenty of students from nearby universities. Chatuchak opens daily but becomes most crowded on Friday night. On the other days, the market is still a bustling place for locals to shop.
Opening hours: Chatuchak opens from 21:00 – 3:00 am
Address: Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak
JJ Green Market (Vintage Market):
Like other hustling night markets in Bangkok, JJ Green Market features with various shopping and dining activities. Local visitors often gather there to relax after a long working day. In the colorful and not-too-noisy atmosphere, JJ Green Market will take you to enjoy the urban and rural taste in harmony.
Opening hours: JJ Green Market opens from 17:00 – 2:00 am on Thursday to Sunday.
Address: 1 Kamphaeng Phet 3, Chatuchak, near the Mo Chit BTS
5. Neon Fest Night Market Bangkok:
Neon Fest Night Market Bangkok was built on the famous Suan Lum Night Bazaar – the famous night bazaar in Bangkok with exciting nightlife. Due to some security issues, the market was moved and rebuilt on the street of Rama 4 in the north of Bangkok.
Here, the market is arranged and combined in a space alternating between the container boxes to create a different setting. Especially, besides the entertainment services, shopping and dining, at night this night market is the place hosting special music programs of young people in Bangkok capital.
Opening hours: Neon Fest Night Market Bangkok opens from 17:00 – 24:00 from Thursday to Sunday.
Address: Petchaburi Road, Pratunam
Rod Fai Market 1:
When talking about night markets in Bangkok, we cannot miss out Rod Fai Market 1. The market is 40 years old now but never outdated. Overall, the market features with its ancient beauty but when you further discover it you will find the mix of an old market, the fresh and vibrant life of a busy market and the bustle of dining places. It is said that, you will never get bored when shopping there.
When wandering around Rod Fai Market 1, you can find various antique items from a few decades to hundreds of years ago.
Opening hours: Rod Fai Market 1 opens from 17:00 – 24:00 from Thursday to Sunday.
Address: Srinakarin Soi 51 (after Seacon Square)
Rod Fai Market 2 (Ratchada Train Market):
The ongoing success of Rod Fai Market 1, another Rod Fai Market is now opened on Ratchadaphisek Road, much closer to downtown Bangkok. Opened in January 2015, Ratchada Train Market is not as big as the original one, but it shares the same vibe and has yummy nosh food to enjoy.
In order to reach Ratchada Train Market, you just need to walk from Thailand Cultural Center MRT Underground Station, behind Esplanade Shopping Mall.
Opening hours: from 17:00 – 1:00 am, from Thursday – Sunday.
Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchada:
Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchada opens again in 2015 after a temporary close for renovation in 2013. From that, Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchada affirms its leading position in the tourist destinations of travelers when visiting Bangkok.
The night bazaar features with 1,800 booths offering great choices for night activities such as shopping, dining and entertainment. Added that, the 4-star hotel Bazaar with a total of 800 rooms makes Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchada a spacious place which is always ready to welcome a huge number of visitors.
Opening hours: Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchada opens from 16:00 – 24:00 daily.
Location: Ratchada-Lad Prao
Chang Chui Bangkok Plane Market:
Chang Chui is the newest night market in Bangkok. This market features with its unique setting and building concept. Much of the design here originates from the philosophy of “reuse”. With the concept of “nothing is useless” when in here, you’ll be impressed by what the artists have managed to create.
When you look around the market, the theme of sustainability through recycling and reusing is so obvious. Sitting in the middle of the compound is an old big plane being the iconic symbol of the market. There is a restaurant run by Thai chef that has been awarded a Michelin star.
Chang Chui Bangkok Plane Market is not located in the center of Bangkok to avoid the noise and to bring new vibe to the downtown of Bangkok and it’s totally worth your visit. You can enjoy local foods, go shopping and take part in carnival games here. Added that, paying a visit to art galleries, a theatre, a book store and a tea house nearby will help to fulfill your trip in such an exciting night market.
- Tuesday – Sunday: from 16:00 – 23:00
- Before 16:00: only the green area is open.
- Tuesday – Friday: 20 Baht, free before 16:00
- Saturday – Sunday: 40 Baht, free after 21:00
- Free for disabled persons, monks and children not exceeding 120cm in height.
Night markets in Bangkok are great idea for visitors to explore one of the shopping paradises in Southeast Asian countries. There are plenty of exciting things those night markets can offer to visitors and the feeling lies in how they perceive the vibe and the atmosphere of each. For more suggestions to explore Bangkok, check out our related articles below: