Bangkok is famous for its streets, especially during night time. Roaming around in places immersed with local culture, local food, and local shops is definitely worth a shot. These night markets give a whole new light to street shopping with their vibrant and buzzing stalls and since the night is still young, so are you to parade and enjoy.
This night market was a refurbishment of an international trade port, with shops still in the warehouse structure. It is the perfect mix between a bazaar and a mall, completely with a pier. It has tiny boutiques selling a variety of clothes and accessories, including Thai Fashion brands. However, there are also stores like Beautrium, which has a huge collection of Asian makeup and skincare, and Miniso, a cheap but aesthetic Chinese shop selling things from kitchenware to stationery. There are also over 40 restaurants to choose from and there is a huge kids play area along with a ferris wheel giant enough to see from skyscrapers. It opens 4pm onwards and is near Bts Saphan Taksin hence, you can also go by boat.
This is the one market that always comes to mind when talking about a night market, and it is ideally the best place to see Bangkok come alive at night. Consisting of small local shops that mostly sell cheap items, souvenirs, and other local goods, you can find the most weird knick knacks here. There is much more to Patpong than its bad reputation, even if you don’t want to buy anything, it is worth just taking a walk down this street. There are also a lot more stalls and shops to see outside the alley, on the main road. But always beware while you’re in there, keep your negotiation tactics strong and keep your belongings safe since it is usually very crowded. It opens 6pm to 1am and is on Silom road.
Bangkok is famous for its fashion, but certainly it is famous for its foods too. This market has a variety of different street foods, from vendors to diners. They focus on Thai and Chinese food, and every dish has that authentic flavor since it is made by locals. It is located on the main road of Chinatown and has various scrumptious delicacies such as their grilled squid or pad thai and mussel omelette or the famous Thai dessert mango with sticky rice, and much more. Better visit this place on an empty stomach because you will surely be able to eat to your heart’s content.
So if you are bored of your daily routine or simply want to experience local culture, go to any of these night markets and shop till you drop or get a taste of the authentic local food, or just do both!