Talad Neon Night Market is one of the newest additions to Bangkok’s night market scene. Opened in Pratunam district, which is a very popular location to stay for Bangkok visitors, Talad Neon Night Market is mostly targeting tourists and not the local crowd.
Talad Neon Night Market has all the main attributes you would expect to find at night market in Thailand – plenty of street food, clothes and other goods on sale, as well as a number of places to grab a drink and just chill out. However, Talad Neon really lacks authenticity and local feel that can be found in other Bangkok’s night markets such as Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin, JJ Green or even Talad Rot Fai Ratchada.
As most of the best night markets in Bangkok are open only on weekend nights, visiting Talad Neon Night Market might be a good alternative for getting an idea about Bangkok’s night markets, if weekend in Thai capital is not included in your trip plan. This night market is especially convenient to visit if you’re staying somewhere around Pratunam.
Things to Buy
Plenty of various clothes such as dresses, Thai silk scarfs, various t-shirts and others are sold at Talad Neon Night Market.
Like in every night market, there will definitely be a good choice of bags.
The goods might not be different than elsewhere but the setup of some shops at Talad Neon Night Market is much more attractive.
If you will spend some time walking around the market, you might find something more interesting like this hippies shop.
When it comes to street food in Bangkok’s night markets, expect to see lots of seafood being served there. Talad Neon Night Market is not an exception.
Get yourself a popular Thai style grilled fish in salt.
Big shrimps and various clams are also ready to please your stomach.
If you’re willing to try something more exotic at Talad Neon Night Market, test your taste receptors with local fried insects. At the market you can find fried grasshoppers, crickets, pupas, bamboo caterpillars and house crickets. Before you try, read A Guide to Thai Taste: Eating Insects in Thailand.
However, at Talad Neon Night Market you still can try the most popular Thai dessert Mango Sticky Rice and other perfect desserts made of mango, durian or pineapple.
For more sweetness get a couple of these cute handmade chocolates.
Iced milk teas of various tastes will help you to survive the hot weather of Bangkok.
At the back end of Talad Neon Night Market you will find a number of bars and restaurants where you can chill out in a more relaxed atmosphere.
Otherwise, you can get yourself a new haircut in one of the market’s barber shops.
Getting your haircut done at the night market is surprisingly popular in Bangkok and a number of trendy barber shops can be found there.
Here you can also get your caricature drawn in few minutes.
If the guy drawing caricatures won’t be around, check at the nearby Palladium Night Market as he seems to be migrating between these two markets.
Outside Talad Neon
As Talad Neon Night Market is mainly targeting tourists, the prices of street food there tends to be higher than on the streets of Bangkok. If you want to eat real Thai street food cheaper, get out to the side street separating Talad Neon and The Palladium shopping mall – the vendors set their stalls just outside the night market.
Here you will get grilled fish and shrimps for a significantly lower price than at Talad Neon Night Market.
The setup won’t be that fancy but that’s how the real street food in Bangkok looks like.
But only at the real street food stalls you can find a roasted or fresh coconut for 30 baht…
…or the whole huge pineapple for as little as 20 baht…
Talad Neon Night Market is open daily, from 4 pm until midnight.
How to get there
Talad Neon Night Market is located on Phetchaburi Road, between Sois 23 and 29, just behind The Palladium shopping mall.
If you’re staying in Pratunam area, the easiest way to get to Talad Neon Night Market is by walking as this night market is located in a walking distance. Otherwise, you can take a motorbike taxi or tuk-tuk but expect to be charged quite a lot for such a little distance.
By Airport Rail Link
Take Airport Rail Link train to Ratchaprarop station and walk about 300 meters on Ratchaprarop Road (see below) then before Centara Watergate Pavillon Hotel and walk for 200 meters more until you reach Talad Neon.
Otherwise, take a motorbike taxi waiting at the exit of Airport Rail Link station.
Take BTS SkyTrain to Chit Lom Station and then walk to the north for about 800 meters on Chit Lom Road. Otherwise, take a motorbike taxi or tuk-tuk to Talad Neon.
Another way is to take BTS SkyTrain to Phaya Thai Station and transfer to Airport Rail Link there. Ratchaprarop station is just one station from Phaya Thai and is more near to Talad Neon than Chit Lom BTS station.
Take MRT Metro to Phetchaburi Station and transfer to Airport Rail Link Makkasan Station. Get on the Airport Rail Link train going to Phaya Thai and drop off at Ratchaprarop station which is just one station from Makkasan.
Take Khong Saen Saep Express Boat and drop off at Chidlom Pier. From there you will only need to walk for less than 100 meters to Phetchaburi Road and the night market will be on another side of the road.
Take a Public Bus No. 2, 11, 23, 38, 58, 60, 62, 72, 76, 93, 99, 140, 511, 536 and drop off at the bus stop just in front of Talad Neon Night Market. The sign of the market is easily visible from the distance.
Take a Taxi and tell the driver to bring you to “Talad Neon”. If the driver won’t be aware about the night market, tell him to go to “Palladium Pratunam” and he will definitely know the area and the shopping mall which is nearby Talad Neon Night Market.
Where to Stay in Bangkok?
What is the best area to stay in Bangkok if you are planning to visit Talad Neon? The answer can be found here: Where to Stay in Bangkok - Guide to Bangkok Best Areas.