5 Popular Night / Weekend Markets in Bangkok to Visit
Bangkok Itinerary Overview (2015). p.s. Read about our post of how to get from BKK airport to downtown.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
ALL KINDS OF SHOPAHOLICS
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Chatuchak Weekend Market is hugeeeeee!
The market has more than 15,000 booths, selling almost anything that you can think of. Yes, literally anything, even animals! The goods at the market include food, drinks, clothes, ceramics, souvenirs, home decor, plants, antiques, and animals. You can really shop till you drop here, no matter how seasoned a shopper you are!
Do read about my experience at Chatuchak. :)
- Whole Market: 9:00am to 6:00pm (Sat and Sun)
- Plants Section: 7:00am – 6:00pm (Wed and Thurs)
- Roadside stalls (not the stalls in the sois), peak traffic: 10:00pm to 11:00pm
How to Go?
- Mo Chit BTS station: Take exit 1 and walk straight 100m to Chatuchak Park on your right. Cut across the park for a shortcut to the market. (5 minutes walk)
- Kamphaengpecth MRT station: Chatuchak Market is adjacent to this station. For the plant and flower section, get off at this station (exit 1).
- Suan Chatuchak (Chatuchak Park) MRT: Take exit 1.
I would recommend you to go to Chatuchak on a Saturday or Sunday instead. Many more shops are open, and the atmosphere is definitely livelier!
JJ Green Night Market
RANDOM SHOPPER – LOCAL YOUTH
This night market with a chilled-out vibe is very near to Chatuchak Weekend Market.
JJ green is actually a community mall with shops, bars and restaurants inside and is opened daily. At night, the place starts to heat up – both a flea market and a local drinking haunt. Ample dining options spread across the area too.
The flea market at the parking area behind JJ Green mall, sells new and used things from clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, toys, furniture, etc. Though the market is not big, it’s definitely a place to check out the great antiques and collectibles. The crowd and stall owners are mainly from Generation Y.
- Community Mall: 10:00am to 10:00pm daily
- Night Market: 6:00pm to Midnight (Thurs to Sun)
How to Go?
- Located on 1 Kamphaeng Phet 3, behind Jatujak park. Don’t mistake JJ green for the larger Chatuchak Market on the same road.
- Get off from the BTS or MRT station and walk up to Kamphaeng Phet Road. The market is inside the park, look out for the big “JJ Green” sign or ask locals for the directions. About 4-5 minutes walk.
- Mo Chit BTS station: Take exit 1 or 3 and walk through Chatuchak Park on your right to Kampaeng Phet 3. Walk up the the street for about 200 meters until you see the big ‘JJ Green’ sign on your left hand side. Cut across the park for a shortcut to the market. (5 minutes walk)
- Suan Chatuchak (Chatuchak Park) MRT: Take exit 1 or 2
After Chatuchak Market, you can pop over for part two and shop into the night. More dining options for you too~!
Talad Rot Fai / Train Market
Train Market, 2 of them.
The original train (Rot Fai) market (Talad) used to be at Kampaeng Phet station, but has now relocated to
- Soi Srinakarin 51 and
- Ratchada area of Bangkok (newer and easier to access).
Both bring the same vibes and energy from its original location, though smaller.
The markets are famous for its vintage goods – antiques, secondhand collectibles, and kitsch curios. Prices might be lower here than in Chatuchak Market (though genuine antique items are rarely cheap). There’s also something for the others – clothes, shoes, bags, snacks, bars.
- Ratchada: 6:00pm – Midnight (Thurs to Sun)
- Srinakarin: 5:00pm – 1:00am (Thurs to Sun)
How to Go Ratchada Market?
- Location: Ratcadaphisek Road (close to Esplanade Shopping Mall)
- A few minutes walk from Cultural Center MRT, behind Esplanade Shopping Mall.
- If taking a taxi, be sure to stress on going to Ratchada (and not the Srinakarin version).
How to Go Srinakarin Market?
- Location: This market is behind Secon Square, a 96 football-field sized entertainment centre, one of Bangkok’s largest shopping mall.
- Take a taxi from Udom Suk or On Nut BTS. Fares should not exceed 80 baht. If you are coming from Udom Suk, request for the taxi driver to drop you opposite of Seacon Square (you would passed by a shopping centre named “HAHA” first). Then cross the overheard bridge to reach Talad Rod Fai. It will save you much time, especially in jams.
HIPSTERS – TEENAGE / YOUNG ADULTS
A R T , ARTBOX , Exhibition Market
The name itself should tell you about the artistic vibes and hispter level of this place. It’s a chic outdoor flea market housed in shipping containers. There are many shops for you to shop, eat and drink. You also get to listen to live music. It started out as a pop up but extended its stay because of its popularity.
- Generally: 3:00 pm to Midnight (Friday to Sunday)
- Chapter 1: 28 – 30 August 2015
- Chapter 2: 4 – 6 September 2015
- Chapter 3: 11 – 13 September 2015
- Chapter 4: 18 – 20 September 2015
- Check their facebook page (/Artboxthailand) for future chapters.
How to Go?
ArtBox Bangkok will no longer be at Makkasan, but at E-ZY Parking Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.
- MRT: Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (Exit 2)
- BTS: Transfer at ASOK BTS, to QS NCC MRT
- Taxi: Inform driver to go to QS NCC (E-ZY Parking). In Thai, “Soon SI-RI-KIT”
Go if you have the chance to! Many of my friends who went raved about it.
Victory Monument Night Market
FEMALE SHOPAHOLICS – LOCAL FEMALES
Shop with the Locals
The surroundings of Victory Monument bustles with life. Other than shopping malls, eateries and night market, this area is also a busy transportation hub where you can hop on to buses and vans to bring you to other provinces.
The night market is located underneath BTS Victory Monument’s Skywalk. Here you can find Chatuchak-style shops with much street style fashion. Though one downside was that the prices were not displayed, unlike at Chatuchak. There were also more locals than tourists shopping here. You can check out the shopping malls situated along the skywalk too.
Read about my experience at Victory Monument here.
- 10:00am – 10:00pm (daily) (p.s. recommended to go in the night.)
How to Go?
- Victory Monument BTS: Walk towards the monument. The market is under the skywalk.
You got to try the boat noodles here!! Find out where to eat it.
What other markets do you want to recommend?
You may also like to read: Bangkok 2015 Itinerary, Chatuchak, Victory Monument, Asiatique, Street Food
Updated 27 August 2015 | © 2015 Joogo Travel
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