Bangkok’s Best Night Markets

Thailand Night Markets for Food and Merchandise

There is usually always a night market going on somewhere in town.  Bangkok’s best night markets are marked by easy location, food, and merchants.  There are several notable markets worth visiting, I’ve chosen to list my favs first.  Some start on Thursday night and run through Sunday night.  A quick Google search can vet out a lot of updated information.. things are slowly getting better online here in Thailand. TripAdvisor is much more reliable than most for reviews and information.

Rod Fai Train Night Market

This is the market I am most familiar with and it offers gobs of food options, from outdoor eateries to small restaurants with music.  Also there are some great antiques here that are amazingly well preserved and restored.  From cars to antiquest of various eras, if you’re in to old stuff, this is a great place. This market starts on Thursday night around dinner time and runs through Saturday and is located in Srinakarin area (2o min drive from Sukhumvit On Nut BTS).  The easiest way to get there is to take BTS down to Udom Sok and take a taxi to Rod Fai (rot-fie) Night Market, which is located behind Seacon Square shopping mall on Srinagarindra Road.  I am an avid fan of using google maps navigation while in a taxi (there are times that google maps can be off with some streets, however) also another app call Waze is very reliable.  Grab Taxi is also very popular to use.

Chatuchak Weekend Market

This is probably one of the most known and largest indoor/outdoor market/night markets in Bangkok.  This market is only open on Saturdays and Sundays and offers many discounts on quality and quantity products, if you know where to go… on the other hand, there is quite a bit of junk and knock offs you need to be keen on.  This place is huge and can be crowded, depending on the time of season.  Make sure to hydrate during the day!!  You would need to visit this market for several days to get through all of the vendors here.  The Chatuchak Market is located a short walk from the MoChit BTS (skytrain) or Chatachuk Park MRT (subway) stations.

Pratunam Markets

There are approximately 5 markets in the Pratunam area including;
  1. Bobae Towers
  2. Centara Watergate
  3. Pratunam Market (great for creative clothes)
  4. Palladium Mall
  5. Talad Neon ‘Hipster’ Market located behind the Palladium Mall (open Thurs-Sun)

Sampeng Market

This is a midnight market that most Thai sellers go to and is a wholesale market located in Chinatown area.  Here is a link to location

MBK Center

This s one of Bangkok’s most popular and affordable indoor markets offering 8 levels (yes, eight) of shops from technology, to clothing, and spiritual relics.  Located near National Stadium BTS MBK Center