The Best Bangkok Markets
Looking for the best markets in Bangkok? The City of Angels definitely has no shortage of markets for your shopping agenda. If you only have limited time in the Thai capital, choosing the best ones is really important.
To help you do your assignment, we have a round-up of the best markets to go shopping in Bangkok.
Here are our #ZAZZPicks on the Best Bangkok Markets
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Chatuchak Weekend Market (locally known as Jatujak or JJ Market) is an expansive outdoor market that welcomes more than two hundred thousand visitors each week.
Considered as the largest market in Bangkok, and the biggest weekend market in the world, Chatuchak Market is without a doubt, one of the best places to go shopping in Bangkok.
It houses more than 10,000 stalls with a wide variety of goods ranging from clothes, shoes, accessories, electronic items, antiques, artwork, home decors to some gardening stuff.
Market hours: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on weekends
Where it is: Chatuchak Weekend Market is on the north side of Bangkok city center, close to Mo Chit BTS Station.
Ratchada Train Night Market
Located just behind Esplanade Cineplex, Ratchada Train Night Market is a must-go place for shopaholics and adventure foodies alike.
This vibrant night market features three zones. The first zone or the ‘foodie zone’ offers food enthusiasts a chance to savor a range of dining experiences. On site, are food stalls that serve up delectable street food, sweet treats and some refreshing drinking indulgences. For those who are a bit adventurous, exotic Thai food is also on offer.
The second zone, known as the ‘shopping zone’ is every shopaholic’s paradise. It offers all manner of goods from affordable fashion items, electronics, accessories to home decors. Adding to this are souvenirs, vintage items, beauty products and plenty more besides.
The third one or the ‘drinking zone’ provides the perfect spot after your dining and shopping agenda. It is home to a number of funky bars offering a wide selection of alcoholic beverages and other drinking delights.
Market hours: 5:00 pm – 1:00 am daily
Where it is: Ratchadaphisek Road is just behind Esplanade Mall. It is easily reachable on foot from Thailand Cultural Center MRT Subway Station.
Pratunam Market is all about fashion. Regarded as the biggest fashion market in Bangkok, it features stalls selling clothes, shoes, bags, accessories and a lot more at wholesale and retail prices.
The cheap prices of goods here make it a bustling market popular among locals and bargain shoppers alike. This wholesale market not only offers cheap shopping experience but it also provides a fascinating insight into local market culture.
There to see are customers negotiating for discounted prices, vendors packing and unpacking orders and cart trolleys loading and unloading goods.
Market hours: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm daily
Where it is: Pratunam Market is located between Chit Lom BTS Skytrain and Ratchaprarop MRT station.
Bangkok Farmer’s Market
Often held at Gateway Ekkamai Mall, Bangkok Farmer’s Market is not only a place to grab a bite and shop but it is also a community where local farmers, producers and artisans come together to offer their products to the public.
Products on offer include organic produce like seasonal fruits and fresh vegetables. Handmade jewelry, artisan bread, arts & crafts and a range of home-made treats are also available.
In addition, the market provides fun activities and workshops for kids and young at heart.
Market Hours: Every first week and third week of the month from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where it is: Gateway Ekkamai on Sukhumvit Road (The venue may vary. Check: Bangkok’s Farmer’s Market official Facebook page for updates.)
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