Bangkok Night Markets: where to go and when to go

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Bangkok Night Markets are one of the best places to find shopping, street food, and good vibes. It offers foodie and none party animals a slice of Bangkok nightlife and there is something for everybody. While a few of my favourite night markets in Bangkok have closed down during the pandemic, there are still plenty of night markets in and around Bangkok that you shouldn’t miss!

> Check here for Chatuchak Weekend Market tips, and if you’re tired from walking, here are Bangkok massage recommendations

> Check here for my Bangkok tips

Bangkok Night Market frequently asked questions

What is the famous night market in Bangkok?

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There are many famous night markets in Bangkok, but one of the most popular ones is Jodd Fair Rama 9. This night market is located near Rama 9 MRT station, making it one of the most centrally located markets. You can find everything from clothes, accessories, electronics, and antiques, to street food, drinks, games, and performances at this night market. It is open daily from 4 pm to midnight.

What time is the night market in Bangkok?

Most night markets in Bangkok open around 4 pm or 5 pm and close around midnight or 1 am. However, some night markets have different opening hours depending on the day of the week or the season. For example, Srinagarindra Train Night Market, also known as Rod Fai Market 1, is only open from Thursday to Sunday from 5 pm to 1 am. On the other hand, Chatuchak Friday Night Market, which is an extension of the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market, is open from 6 pm to midnight only on Fridays.

Which is the best night food street in Bangkok?

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If you are a foodie who loves to try different kinds of street food, you will be spoiled for choice at Bangkok’s night markets. However, if you want to experience the best night food street in Bangkok, you should head to Chinatown Night Market. This night market is located along Yaowarat Road and its side streets and offers a wide range of delicious dishes from various cuisines, such as Thai, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and more. You can find everything from noodles, dim sum, seafood, roast duck, to desserts, ice cream, and drinks at this night market. It is open daily from 6 pm to midnight.

Bangkok Night Markets

Now that you have some basic information about Bangkok night markets, you might be wondering which ones to visit during your trip. Here are some of the best night markets in Bangkok that you should not miss:

Jodd Fair Rama 9

As mentioned above, Jodd Fair Rama 9 is one of the most famous night markets in Bangkok and a must-visit for anyone who loves shopping and eating. This night market has a huge area with over 2,000 stalls selling various goods and products – an expansion since my first visit in 2022.

I personally find it an even split between food and clothing, but most of the food is in the old section and clothes etc. in the new section. This includes one of my favourite customised bags and accessories stores Miine.

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There is a live music stage at the old section as well with low tables. It’s a great place to go if you want to go to a night market near the city center.

How to get there: Go to Phra Ram 9 MRT station exit to Central Rama 9 mall, and follow the sign from the G/F it’s a short walk

Opening time: 16:00 – 0:00, although most stalls don’t open until 5-6 pm

Jodd Fair DanNeramit

If you want to visit another branch of Jodd Fair that is more extra and more spacious than Jodd Fair Rama 9, you can check out Jodd Fair Dan Neramit. While it is bigger than Jodd Fair DanNeramit, I find that they sell similar items but it does make for a more pleasant browsing experience. And some of the stuff is cheaper than at the city center.

There are both street food and sit-down restaurants, some of them very nicely decorated. But the star of the night market is the two-story castle completed with a lookout terrace at the entrance. It’s free to go up and browse and it offers a great view of the night market.

How to get there: the nearest BTS: Ha Yaek Lat Phrao Station is only about a 5-10 mins walk

Opening time: daily from 4 pm to midnight, but most stalls don’t open until 5-6 pm

Asiatique Night Market

Asiatique

Asiatique Night Market is one of the oldest night markets in Bangkok. It is located along the Chao Phraya River and has a beautiful view of the city skyline. This night market is a combination of a night bazaar and a mall, with over 1,500 boutiques and 40 restaurants housed in a huge replica warehouse complex. You can find clothes, accessories, handicrafts, souvenirs, art, and more at this night market. You can also enjoy a variety of cuisines and drinks at this night market.

I haven’t been there in years because I prefer the other night markets, but it is a good option if you want to bring family and go somewhere with proper restaurants.

How to get there: there is a free shuttle from Sathorn, you can see more here

Opening time: 11:00 – 0:00

Chinatown Night Market Bangkok

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As mentioned above, Chinatown Night Market is one of the best night food streets in Bangkok and a paradise for foodies. This night market is located along Yaowarat Road and its side streets and you can find noodles, dim sum, seafood, roast duck, desserts, ice cream, drinks, and more at this night market. You can find my complete food guide to Chinatown here.

How to get there: MRT Wat Mangkon

Opening times: the street food stalls are either open morning-afternoon or afternoon-dinner, so the best time to go is around 5 pm

Huamum Market

The Huamum Market is about 30 minutes outside of the city and a great local market to see. It won’t be as lively as the above night markets, but the prices are cheaper and there are many local snacks to eat.

But the most visited reason is that there is a seafood restaurant Staneemeehoi (สถานีมีหอย) where their servers are men who wear lingerie and do sexy dances. We also had some other yummy food and there were some clothes, electronic accessories, and other trendy stuff.

How to get there: the best thing to do is to take a Grab from the city center

Opening time: 6 pm – 12 pm

Khao San Road

Khao San Road

Khao San Road is one of the most famous streets in Bangkok and a popular hangout spot for backpackers and travelers. It is not exactly a night market but it has a lot of stalls selling clothes, accessories, souvenirs, and more.

You can also find many bars, clubs, restaurants, massage parlors, and hostels along this street. You can enjoy the party atmosphere and the music on this street.

I personally am not a fan of the vibe at Khao San Road but that is probably because I’m not a young backpacker or love loud music.

How to get there: you can take a Grab or walk from the end of the canal boat stop

Opening time: 6 pm to late.

Chang Chui Plane Market

Chang Chui Plane Night Market

Chang Chui Plane Market is one of the unique and creative night markets in Bangkok. It is built around an airplane and surrounded by scrap yard art made from recycled and scrap materials. The concept behind this night market is that “nothing is useless” and you will be amazed by what the artists have managed to create. You can find clothes, accessories, handicrafts, art, and more at this night market.

You can also enjoy a variety of cuisines and drinks at this night market and local brands.

How to get there: it is also a bit far from center, so best to take a Grab

This night market is open daily from 11 am to 11 pm.

The One Ratchada

The One Ratchada, Bangkok

The One Ratchada is one of the newest night markets in Bangkok and is located at the same place as the old Ratchada Night Market but run by a different organization. This night market has a similar vibe and layout as Jodd Fair Rama 9 and Jodd Fair Dan Neramit. You can find clothes, accessories, electronics, antiques, souvenirs, books, toys, and more at this night market.

They also have street food as well and while it’s not the same as the old Ratchada Night Market, it is one of the more centrally located night markets.

How to get there: MRT Thailand Cultural Center

Opening time: 16:00 – 0:00

Pratunam Night Market

Night market at Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand

Pratunam Night Market is one of the most convenient night markets in Bangkok for shoppers who want to buy cheap clothes and accessories. It is located near Pratunam Market and Platinum Fashion Mall and offers a variety of items such as t-shirts, jeans, dresses, bags, shoes, sunglasses, and more. You can bargain with the vendors and get some great deals at this night market. It is open daily from 6 pm to midnight.

I generally like to shop during the day or at Chatuchak Weekend Market.

How to get there: The nearest BTS is Phraya Thai, canal ferry Pratunam

Opening times: 19:00 – 03:00

INDY Market (ตลาดอินดี้)

a night market that is popular among Thai people but not so much among tourists. It is located near Wongwian Yai BTS station and has a classic, retro, and vintage style. You can find clothes, accessories, handicrafts, art, and more at this night market. You can also enjoy a variety of cuisines and drinks at this night market. It is open from Thursday to Sunday from 6 pm to midnight

How to get there: BTS Wongwian Yai, at exit 2 can take a taxi for 10 minutes

Opening times: 17:00 – 0:00

Box Space Ratchayothin 

Box Space Ratchayothin is a night market near the Chatuchak District in Bangkok where you will be greeted with many colourful containers repurposed into shops and restaurants when you arrive. You can find clothes, accessories, electronics, antiques, souvenirs, books, toys, and more at this night market. You can also enjoy a variety of street food and drinks at this night market. There are also games, karaoke booths, live bands, and shows at this night market. 

How to get there: about 30 minutes away by Grab

Opening times: 10:00 – 00:00

Srinagarindra Train Night Market

Srinagarindra Train Night Market

The Srinagarindra Train Night Market (also known as Rod Fai Market 1) is a massive open-air night market in Bangkok. This market is quite far from central Bangkok but it’s a great little gem to see and experience, especially if you are looking for rare and vintage items or memorabilia. You can find clothes, accessories, electronics, antiques, souvenirs, books, toys, and more at this night market. You can also enjoy a variety of street food and drinks at this night market. There are also bars, live bands, shows, and a garage full of very picturesque vintage vehicles at this night market. 

Where to stay: Grab or BTS ‎Suan Luang Rama 9

Opening times: Thurs – Sun: 17:00 – 1:00

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