Thepprasit Night Market
Also known as the "Kankeha Thepprasit Market" or the " Pattaya Weekend Market", the Thepprasit Road Night Market is the busiest and one of the most popular night markets in Pattaya. With an extensive parking area reserved for the Thepprasit Market shoppers and an attractive array of colourful stalls, this night market attracts a considerably large crowd every evening from Friday through Sunday.
The market offers an impressive range of clothes, trinkets, souvenirs, and electronics at convenient, budget-friendly prices that can almost always be brought down with a little haggling. The market also offers a range of pirated items varying from music CDs, movie DVDs, designer clothing, bags, watches and make-up items.
Sheltered under the metal roofs of the market’s only permanent structure is a colourful array of Thai food stalls, offering an authentic taste of Thailand ranging from snacks, desserts, fresh fruit juices to heavy meals and beer. Around three to four beer kiosks can be found littered around the market.
There are some tables and seats set up around and about the food stalls, although finding an empty space among the market crowd can be quite a task.
Location: Thep Prasit Rd, Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150
Opening hours: 05.00 pm- 11 pm, Friday-Sunday
Famous for: Extensive array of Thai food stalls
Jomtien Beach Night Market
Situated halfway along Jomtien Beach Road, Jomtien Beach Night Market is a popular hangout spot for locals and tourists alike. Although not as big and busy as the neighbouring Thepprasit Night Market, Jomtien Beach does not have specific days of operation and remains open on all days of the week.
The market at Jomtien Beach attracts a young Thai crowd. The market offerings are similar to that popularly available in most Pattaya night markets, including cheap clothing, handicrafts, accessories and tourists merchandise.The Jomtien Beach Night market offers a multitude of food and beverage stalls at a pocket-friendly price range.
Dishes of Thai, European, and other international cuisines can be found here, accompanied by a variety of cocktails, mocktails or beer. The pop-up bars are complemented by a concert- like speakers blaring popular music.
Although the market opens in the early evening, it takes some time for all the stalls to be up and running, and the Jomtien Beach comes alive at around 7 to 8 pm.
Location: Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150
Opening hours: 05.00 pm- 11.30 pm on all days.
Famous for: Sea-food, beer and cocktails at pocket friendly price, and of course, the surf.
Pattaya Night Bazaar
An indoor recreation of the typical night markets in Pattaya, Pattaya Night Bazaar offers a sheltered, air-conditioned space to explore and purchase the regular wares available in other night bazaars. Located in the heart of Pattaya, this night market offers traditional Thai handmade souvenirs, clothing, footwear, handicrafts and more.
Apart from the permanent structure that contains it, the Pattaya night bazaar is significantly similar to other Thai night markets. The price is low which can be reduced even further by tactful bargaining. The quality of items varies from good-quality, original products to well-crafted duplicates.
Despite its claim of being specifically a nighttime attraction, the Pattaya Night Bazaar remains open throughout the day. There is no shortage of parking space for those taking a car, although the marketplace can also be reached by the local Tuk-Tuk. The absence of food stalls inside the market is compensated by a number of stalls immediately outside and around it.
Location: 10 Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150
Opening hours: 08.00 am- 11.00 pm
Famous for: The Air-Conditioned enclosure, giving respite from the heat outside, number of tailoring shops available for customized clothes.
Bua Khao Market
Also known as the Soi Buakhao, Bua Khao Market can be found at the confluence of Soi Buakhao Road and South Pattaya Road. This market opens twice every week. The market's location at the conjunction of two busiest tourist routes in the city makes it one of the most frequently visited night markets in Pattaya.
Usually an open dirt lot, which transforms into a huge shopping zones built of huge colorful tents, bi-weekly, Bua Khao Market has its own identity and customers. Each of the make-shift tents enclose several small kiosks offering anything and everything that you are expected to get at flea markets.
Apart from the regular likes clothing, accessories, souvenirs and duplicate media, Soi Buakhao offers other items on sale that are a little less common in the Pattaya night market fare, including locally grown fruits and spices, pets and even gold jewellery.
Like in other Pattaya night markets, the price of items in Soi Buakhao is usually low and are not fixed.Although the market doesn't have any food stalls, in particular, several street food vendors set up their wares along the street. Apart from that, a lot of small cafes and low-cost diners litter the market area and remain open during the night hours.
Location: 350 M.9 Pattaya-Klang 13 Soi Bua Khao, Nongprue, Banglamung Chon Buri 20150.
Operating hours: 07.00 pm- 02.00 am, on Tuesday and Friday.
Famous for: Inexpensive clothings and nick-knacks, sumptuous Thai food, dried squid and locally grown fruits.
Pratumnak Night Market
Owing to its convenient location, the Pratumnak Night Market is definitely one of the most popular night markets in Pattaya with regards to tourist influx.The market opens as early as one o'clock in the afternoon and remains open until midnight, on all the days of the week.
The regular market wares of clothing, accessories, duplicate media and souvenirs are made available in tents and stalls.Although the price range of the Pratumnak market goods is towards the higher side, the culinary options offered by the market makes it popular among tourists and locals alike.
The Pratumnak Night market is also known as the Russian Night Market. A wide selection of Russian fares available in the food stalls, along with the regular Thai and western snacks. Drinks and pitchers are also available at a considerable, pocket-friendly price.
The market also provides an outdoor seating arrangement in a courtyard, allowing shoppers to enjoy their food. There is plenty of available parking space for those coming by car. Alternatively, the beachfront market can also be reached by the local Tuk-Tuk.
Location: Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150
Operating hours: 01.00 pm- 12.00 am, on all days.
Famous for: Spacious lay-out of the market, child friendly atmosphere, availability of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, Greek, Thai and Russian Cuisine.
Pattaya Floating Market
A unique rendition of the typical night markets in Pattaya, Pattaya Floating Market, or the Four Regions Floating Market is divided into four sections, each representing and selling goods from the four sections of Thailand - east, west, north and south.
Small wooden huts on stents, aligned on both sides of a water body selling locally made artifacts. To best enjoy the experience of the beautifully decorated market, one can hire a man-powered boat that will give them a thirty-minute tour of the entire place.
Covering an area of about 100,000 square meters, the market consists of around 114 vendors selling authentic Thai goods.Despite its colourful display of local wares, the main attraction of the floating market is its food stalls. Authentic Thai dishes such as the Pad Thai, Kanom Jean, Foi Thong and Thong Yip are available at considerable rates.
Apart from the goods and food stalls, the floating market features a handicraft museum and sunflower and agricultural demonstration fields. The market also conducts cultural shows every evening.
Location: 451/304 Moo 12, Sukhumvit Road Pattaya
Operating hours: 10.00 am- 11.00 pm, on all days.
Famous for: A wide selection of authentic Thai handicrafts and traditional Thai food.