Rot Fai Market
Rot Fai Market also known as the train market is an open-air, night market in Thailand. The huge market which is divided into three major sections is known for its dynamism and versatility. At this market, you can find antique furniture, vintage collectables and memorabilia from olden times.
When at the market, you can spot vintage cars, apparel, Japanese action figures and a variety of things that are hard to find right next to one another. When at the market, you can also sample both traditional Thai and international cuisines. The market has many hep restaurants, bars and snack stalls.
Location: 99 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Khet Din Daeng, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
Timings: 5:00 PM to Midnight; Thursday to Sunday
Specialities: Queer antiques, vintage memarobilia, household goods, electronics, etc.
Rong Kluea Market
Rong Kluea Market also goes by the name of Khlong Luek Market which translates into Salty Warehouse Market. It is located approximately 250 kilometers away from Bangkok in the Aranyaprathet district. This night market is massive and houses around 1380 stores, most of which are from the Cambodian side.
Although it is huge but it is well organised. The 66 acres of land has been neatly divided into 40 panels with every panel containing at least a dozen stores. Here, you can buy cheap electronics, brassware, porcelain crockery, fish baskets, clothing and more.
Location: 58 Rd Suwannason, Tambon Aranyaprathet, Amphoe Aranyaprathet, Chang Wat Sa Kaeo 27120, Thailand
Timings: 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Specialities: Cambodian style goods like porcelain crockery, fish baskets, food, clothing, electronics, etc.
Chiang Rai Night Bazaar
Good food is never difficult to come by when you are in Thailand. The Chiang Rai Night Bazaar is located in the town centre, thus making it easily reachable when in Chiang Rai. It offers an excellent spot for enjoying beer and the many street food options as you stroll through the vast spread of this market.
You can buy hill-tribe artifacts of the region and other souvenirs like carved soap candles, t-shirts, Hmong shoulder bags and a lot more! The market is completely pedestrian, so that you can walk around freely as you enjoy a meal on the go or a sit-down meal at the many eateries at this Thailand night market.
Location: Chiang Rai Night Bazaar, Off Phaholyothin Rd, Chiang Rai
Timings: Dusk to Midnight; Everyday
Specialities: Food, artifacts, soap candles, etc
Phuket Walking Street Market
Sundays don’t always have to be lazy, especially when you are on holiday. Therefore, Phuket Walking Street Market offers a much-needed energy to this sleepy, historic part of the town, every weekend. Known as the ‘Lard Yai’ by the locals, this market has become one of the most popular aspects of Phuket town.
The market has an artsy vibe and its location which stretches from Thepkasattri Road to Phuket Road, lined by colourful Sino-Portuguese houses also adds to the ambience. You can sample a wide range of savoury and sweet snacks along with enjoying drinks. Shopping-wise, you can get arts and crafts, apparel, stuffed animals, printed fabric, etc.
Location: Thalang Road, Phuket Town
Timings: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM; Every Sunday
Specialities: Food, apparel, stuffed animals, music, performances, etc.
Krabi Town Walking Street Market
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, downtown Krabi lights up in the wake of the most important shopping event in the entire Krabi Town. Around 50 stalls are set up, every weekend, to attract the customers and artists from near and far come here to showcase their art and products.
The night market which was started in the year 2013 has now gained a life of its own. Handmade leather handbags, t-shirts, gardening tools and oyster pearl jewellery are only some of the things which can be bought here. Like any other night market in Thailand, this place also offers a variety of eating options with its numerous stalls.
Location: Soi Maharaj 8, behind Vogue Department Store
Timings: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM; Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Specialities: Pop-art paintings, gardening equipment, t-shirts, oyster jewellery, food, etc.
If you have been to all the other markets in Bangkok and are looking for something relatively new amongst the other Thailand night markets, then Indy Market might be the one for you. It is situated on the other side of the river in the Thonburi district.
From Bangkok, you can easily get there on a cab. The night market is known for its street food and is relatively quiet but not less lively than its better-known counterparts. You can spot the locals chatting and munching on some delicious street food when at the market.
Location: Thanon Suk Sawat, Khwaeng Chom Thong, Dao Khanong, Thonburi
Timings: 6:00 PM to Midnight; Everyday
Specialities: Fashion, craft and street food including chicken wings, grilled pork, Thai rolled wafers, Thai crepes/pancakes, fried squid eggs and much more.
Bophut Fisherman's Village Walking Street
Fisherman’s Village Walking Street market is set up on a 860 metre stretch of roads which is already home to boutique shops and local joints. On Fridays, they extend their exteriors by putting up racks and form a part of the bustling walking street market.
It is the liveliest shopping place in the entire Koh Samui. The selection of goods available is not only excellent but quite cheap as well. You can enjoy snacks like Pad Thai, spring rolls and even cocktails, all under 100 baht! Other than delicious food, you can buy handicrafts, herbs and spices, souvenirs, musical instruments, shoes, jewellery and much more.
Location: Bophut Beach Road, Bophut, Thailand
Timings: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM; every Friday
Specialities: Unique jewellery, shoes, Thai fabrics, herbs and spices, musical instruments, shoes, etc.
Khlong Toei Market
If you are done eating outside food and want to prepare something with the most fresh local Thai ingredients, then the Khlong Toei Market in Bangkok is the place for you. You get raw meat, seafood, farm produce and kitchenware at this market.
This hidden market in the metropolis of Bangkok can be seen as a small village of sorts that runs by its own rhythms. Located off of the bustling Rama IV Road, this market is practically unnoticeable. Unlike the busy road, it is quiet, slow-paced and easy-going.
Location: 1 Kasem Rat Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Timings: 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Specialities: Raw meat, seafood, farm produce and more.
Chang Chui Bangkok Plane Market
Chang Chui translates into messy artisan and aptly defines the night market. This holds a distinct place in the many night markets in Thailand and can be described as a creative park. It is divided into many sections and has a discarded aeroplane in the middle, hence the name plane market.
This night market is always buzzing with fun activities and you can buy knock-off designer goods, retro and vintage heirlooms and other houseware goods in the market. The ‘night zone’ of the market also features many food-court-style eateries where you can sample some artisan food.
Location: 462 Sirindhorn Rd, on the western outskirts of Bangkok
Timings: 4:00 PM to 11 PM, Everyday
Specialities: Knock-off designer goods, upscale shopping, eateries, arts and crafts, etc.
Huai Khwang Night Market
The Huai Khwang Night Market in Thailand is named after the place where it is located. It is situated in one of the 50 districts of Bangkok. It is located east of the city centre and is a huge market which houses a large number of food stalls.
When strolling down this market, you can make a stop at the many food stalls, restaurants, fruit sellers, vegetable vendors and meat and fish sellers. It is a relatively old market and has existed for almost two and a half decades. The most interesting part about the night market is that some parts of it are open 24/7.
Location: Soi Pracha Rat Bamphen, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Din Daeng, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Timings: 7:00 PM to throughout the night (selected sections), Everyday
Specialities: Food stalls, meats, vegetables, fruits, etc.
PatPong Night Market
The PatPong Night Market in Bangkok traces its roots back to the infamous nightlife area in Thailand. From its humble beginnings about 15 years back, this night market has grown into a proper shopping paradise for outdoor shopping.
Just as the sun is about to go down, the market turns into one of the most happening nightlife zones in the big city. It is nestled between Surawong and Silom roads in the area which is known as the business district of Bangkok. You can expect to find faux designer labels, latest DVD movies and many other goods here.
Location: Patpong Soi 1 Bangkok, Thailand
Timings: 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM; Everyday
Specialities: Latest movie DVDs, faux designer goods, food, nightlife, etc.
Silom Night Market
Silom is known to be a busy and bustling business district in the large city of Bangkok by the day. But as the night falls, the rhythms and pace of this start to change and the bustle becomes much more fun as it transforms into one of the best known night markets in Thailand.
Tourists and locals alike flock this market for its vast range of shopping options. You can find clothes, shoes, bags, make-up accessories, sportswear, watches and much more at this night market.
Location: Silom Rd, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand
Timings: 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Specialities: Good quality clothes, shoes, accessories, make-up, sportswear, etc.
Hua Mum Market
Hua Mum Market is a very young market when compared to the other markets in and around Bangkok and Thailand. The night market became operational in September 2015 is frequented mostly by the locals. So, if you also want to ditch the more touristy side of Bangkok, do come here.
You can sample many local food items like Kanom Krok Bai Toey, Bingsu, etc. and walk around freely as the market is not as congested as some of the more well-known ones. Since there are not many signs in English, it might be a good place to go with a local to enjoy the hidden haunts and specialties of this market.
Location: 11 Kaset-Nawamin Rd, Lat Phrao, Bangkok 10230
Timings: 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM; Everyday except Mondays
Specialities: Local cuisines, handmade goods, etc.
Suan Lum Night Bazaar
Suan Lum Night Bazaar is a successor to a very popular Thailand Night Market by the same name that operated from the year 2001-2011, located next to Lumpini Park on Rama IV Road. After the old bazaar was shut down, this new version of it opened in a new location in December 2015. It has 1,800 stalls, shops and restaurants that sell everything from t-shirts, jewellery, souvenirs to food but the highlight of this bazaar is its entertainment.
It offers entertainment opportunities in the form of Muay Thai boxing, live music, magic shows and also a proposed water park. Although the vibe of the place is a little more towards the modern side, it is claimed that many of the older tenants are moving to this new market, so you might be able to experience the old, traditional feel of Suan Lum.
Location: Suan Lum Night Bazaar, Ratchada-LadPrao Intersection, Bangkok
Timings: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM; Everyday
Specialities: Entertainment, music, food, souvenirs, etc.
The Neon Night Market in Pratunam can be described as a youthful and funky night market in Bangkok. The market has been laid out in lines where shipping containers and stalls stand next to one another selling a wide variety of goods.
At Talad Neon, you can buy fashion goods, homeware, trinkets and souvenirs. The shipping containers that form the infrastructure of this market give it a vibrant energy and make it stand apart from the other, canvas, fabric and other stall-based markets. This night market is a great way of spending the latter part of your day.
Location: 1087, 167 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Timings: 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM; Everyday
Specialities: Fashion goods, homeware, souvenirs, etc.
V Street Market
V Street Market is a lively flea market, situated right next to the BTS Victory Monument Station in Central Bangkok. This market is designed more like a pop-up and is home to many artsy stalls. If you are looking for DIY stuff or handmade goods in Bangkok, then this is the place to be.
The market is divided into two main parts and has a total of 96 stores. Although a majority of the market is covered by fashion goods, there are also a few eateries where you can enjoy scrumptious food.
Location: 5/11 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Timings: 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM; Everyday except Sundays
Specialities: DIY, handmade goods, arts and crafts, designer shoes, jewellery, etc.
Malin Plaza is a night market which is located in Pa Tong, a beach resort town in the west coast of Phuket Island. It is one of the three markets which are part of a chain of night markets in Thailand; the other two can be found in Chiang Mai and Mahasarakham. When in Patong, you must pay a visit to this night market for its impressive range of souvenirs which you can get at much cheaper prices than what you would pay in Phuket town.
You can shop for t-shirts, denim, beachwear, bags, luggage, spa products and many other trinkets at this market. When you are done shopping, you can also enjoy late-night food which is available in abundance at the market.
Location: Prachanukhro Road, South Patong Beach
Timings: 2:00 PM - 12:00 AM; Everyday
Specialities: Street food like fried chicken and chips, crepes, sushi, cocktails, souvenirs, etc.
Bua Khao Market
When shopping in Pattaya, you must make a stop at the Soi Buakhao Market. It is one of the busiest, most vibrant and popular markets in the area. At this market, you can get everything from silk items, sunglasses, local fruits, spices, gold jewellery to even pets!
The market is not as well-planned as some of its counterparts but that makes it all the more fun to explore. If you get tired of browsing, you can take a stop at the many low-cost cafes and eateries as you observe the hustle and bustle of the market.
Location: South Pattaya Road end of Soi Buakhao, South Pattaya
Timings: 7:00 PM to late night; Tuesdays and Fridays
Specialities: Gold jewellery, spices, local fruit, pets, handbags, silk items, etc.
Chaweng Walking Street
Chaweng Walking Street is a busy and colourful market in the Bo Phut. Here you can eat and drink your heart out while you browse through some amazing bargains. From beachwear to lamps, carved wooden souvenirs to cosmetics, this market sells everything is not unlike the many night markets in Thailand.
You can try grilled chicken, squid, sweet boiled chicken, sticky rice and smoothies when walking around the many food stalls of the market. Although the prices are low, you can still try haggling to squeeze a bigger bargain.
Location: South Chaweng just off the main street, Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Timings: 4:30 PM - 12:00 AM, Everyday (for food court), Friday and Sundays shut (shopping stalls)
Specialities: Food and drinks, lamps, beachwear, souvenirs, etc.
Tamarind Night Market
This Hua Hin market only opens on the weekends and is a popular spot for both locals and tourists. Along with the many food and drink stalls, the market also has its own stage where you can always spot live music performances making for a lively atmosphere.
It is majorly a food and drinks market and you can enjoy both local and international dishes. The food is not only delicious but also very cheap. The Tamarind Market is located in close proximity to another Hua Hin market called the Cicada Market. You can easily walk from one to the other and enjoy the different things being offered by the stalls.
Location: Nong Kae-Takiap - Hua Thanon 3, Hua Hin, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand
Timings: 4:30 PM - 11:00 PM, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Specialities: Food and drinks like grilled pork ribs, gambas, pizzas, etc.