Bangkok markets are the venues that make shopping in Bangkok so special. Even if the capital of Thailand is full of huge and modern shopping malls, the buzzing markets are the heart of Thai shopping. Local shopping experience awaits you at Bangkok's night markets, floating markets and one of the world’s biggest weekend markets. TOP 10 best markets in Bangkok 2020 are listed below.
1. Chatuchak Weekend Market
Chatuchak Weekend Market is one of the largest weekend markets in the world. The market is divided into 27 sections and contains more than 15,000 stalls selling various goods for local prices. This Bangkok's weekend market is very popular between Thais and tourists, attracting over 200,000 visitors each day on the weekends. Almost everything can be found at the market, making Chatuchak Weekend Market the best place in Bangkok for gift shopping.
2. Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin Night Market
Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin also known as Train Night Market Srinakarin is one of the best night markets in Bangkok. The biggest part of this market is open only on weekends. Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin is mostly about retro and vintage. You can find vintage furniture, retro clothing and accessories, toys, classic cars and much more. Not all of the market is about vintage as you can find clothing, bags, electronics and other modern stuff here. There are also plenty of street food stalls at the market. Even if you’re not into vintage goods, the atmosphere of Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin makes it a place to visit in Bangkok.
3. Pratunam Market
Pratunam Market is a famous shopping area in Bangkok that attracts many people who love bargain deals. Located in the center of the city, the market is filled with stalls and small shops that are open from dawn till dusk and sell mainly women clothes for really good prices. Pratunam Market occupies large area with a big number of various shops that are open at different time. Different shopping experience can be expected in the morning, at the daytime and during the night.
4. Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is a great place to visit as you can experience the real Thai-style floating market there. The market is big and offers a great atmosphere and large variety of local authentic Thai Food. This floating market is popular with locals who come here for food and shopping. Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is more like a riverside market because the shops are located on the ground near the canal but it's still one of the best floating markets in Bangkok.
5. Pak Khlong Talat - Bangkok Flower Market
Bangkok Flower Market called Pak Khlong Talat is the biggest wholesale and retail fresh flower market in Thai capital. The market sells many kinds of flowers, fruits, spices and vegetables. Vendors at the market not only sell fresh flowers but also make up fruit trays and flower arrangements for hotels, and flowers for offerings in the temples. Pak Khlong Talat is located by the Chao Phraya River, close to Memorial Bridge.
6. Or Tor Kor Market
Or Tor Kor Market is an indoor market located in the building of Marketing Organization for Farmers (MOF) opposite to Chatuchak Weekend Market. The area of the market is 6,500 sq. m with more than 600 stalls selling their goods here. Or Tor Kor Market was ranked as one of the world’s best fresh markets by CNN. The market is well-known among Thai people and foreign tourists as an upscale fresh market. Or Tor Kor Market not only offers good quality products, but also devotes great attention to cleanliness, safety, hygiene and good environment.
7. Talad Rot Fai Ratchada Night Market
Talad Rot Fai Ratchada Night Market is the New Train Night Market which was opened few years ago in Ratchada area in Bangkok. Ratchada Train Night Market is smaller than the original train market but still offers a similar retro and vintage atmosphere. The market offers antiques, second-hand toys and various retro accessories, as well as more general market type clothes, bags, shoes and electronics. Plenty of street food stalls and a row of bars can be found at the market as well. Talad Rot Fai Ratchada significantly expanded in 2019 due to the rising numbers of tourists visiting this Bangkok's night market.
8. Taling Chan Floating Market
Taling Chan Floating Market can be an easy choice for experiencing real Thai shopping as it is the easiest to reach floating market in Bangkok. Visiting this floating market is a good choice when your time in Bangkok is limited. Taling Chan Floating Market is basically a small market with a handful of boats cooking food around it. A number of stalls selling household goods and clothing can be found here too, but most of the market is dedicated to food and that’s a really good thing. Be sure to go there with an empty stomach and try all the delicious food.
9. Khlong Toei Market
Khlong Toei Market is the biggest fresh market in Bangkok. The market is located on Rama IV Road in Khlong Toei district, not far from the center of the city. At Khlong Toei Market you will find a wide variety of seafood, meat products, fresh vegetables, Thai fruits, spices and even fresh flowers at bargain prices. This market is a place to visit if you are looking for local shopping experience.
10. Sampeng Market
Sampeng Market is a traditional local wholesale market in Chinatown. The market is a long narrow alley with stalls and shops of many wholesalers on both sides of it. This bustling Bangkok’s daytime market is packed with souvenirs, gadgets, fabrics, crafts and other goods. The prices at Sampeng Market are very reasonable and most of the vendors even give a big discount for bulk purchases.
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