9 Best Night Markets in Bangkok

Night Markets are definitely one of the best things about Bangkok.

And it's someone who hates shopping that is telling you that. 😁

But night markets in Bangkok are something else.

There's so much more to do than shopping there.

They have a ton of food, bars, ice cream, vintage clothes and furniture, local creators, cold beers, plants, and really anything you want.

Oh, and did I mention they have beers?

But with new night markets opening or moving all the time in Bangkok, which one should you visit?

Don’t worry, I’ve made a selection for you.

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Jodd Fairs Rama 9

Jodd Fairs Rama 9 Night Market in Bangkok with a lot of people

Jodd Fairs Rama 9 is easily the most popular night market in Bangkok right now.

Probably because it has everything you need.

Craft items, souvenirs, sneakers, clothes, bars with ice-cold beers and buckets of booze, and a ton of food.

Oh, and it’s a great Instagrammable spot too.

On top of that, it’s only a few minutes from upper Sukhumvit, making it easily the most accessible night market too.

Take the MRT to the station Rama 9, or a motorbike taxi to get there.

Avoid taxis or tuk-tuk as you’ll likely get stuck in traffic.

  • Every Day - 4pm to 12am
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  • Go to Jodd Fairs Rama 9

The One Ratchada

The enter of the beautiful Bangkok's The One Ratchada Night Market

The One is the new name of the Train Night Market Ratchada (Talad Rot Fai Ratchada)

Say goodbye to the colorful tents and say hi to the all-white tents.

The best way to get there is to take the MRT (Bangkok underground) to the Cultural Center station.

Like all the good night markets in Bangkok, at The One you've got a ton of small shops with everything from clothes to accessories, souvenirs, makeup, and more.

There’s even a tattoo shop for a lifelong souvenir of your time in Bangkok.

And for food, there's more than you can chew.

They've got a ton of Thai food, delicious ribs, lots of seafood, and all sorts of desserts.

Now my favorite thing about The One is the long line of great bars the have at the back.

They’re in built-in containers and a lot of them have DJs and live bands playing in.

So it's a great place to do some shopping and/or to eat and grab a drink.

  • Every Day - 4pm to 12am
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  • Go to The One Ratchada

Jodd Fairs DanNeramit

Castle Jodd Fairs and Neramit Night Market in Bangkok

Jodd Fairs is so popular they had to open a second location.

This one is bigger than the original and is located near the most famous market in Thailand, Chatuchak.

For this night market, take the BTS Sukhumvit line and stop at Ha Yaek Lat Phrao Station.

Jodd Fairs DanNeramit welcomes you with a castle at the entrance.

That’s how it quickly became one of the most popular spots for Instagrammers in just a few months.

Outside of all the options to take pictures, the night market has a lot of shops with everything from clothes to sneakers, plants, beauty products, nail salons, and even a shop for fake tattoos.

And there’s a lot of food options.

You’ll even find a small pound at the back for a more relaxed atmosphere.

  • Every Day - 4pm to 12am
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  • Go to Jodd Fairs DanNeramit

Srinagarindra Train Night Market

entrance of talad rod fai srinakarin in Bangkok

Srinagarindra Train Night Market is the biggest night market in Bangkok.

It’s a bit remote and it will take you between 30 minutes and 1 hour to go there from Sukhumvit depending on the traffic.

But it's 100% worth the trip.

Also known as Talad Rot Fai, it is the most unique night market in Bangkok and has a ton of shops with both new and vintage stuff.

And it's more than just clothes.

You’ll find accessories, furniture, decoration, makeup, costumes, tech… it’s all there.

And they have a TON of food.

Thai food of course, but also tasty kebabs, waffles, pizzas, and even good steaks.

The night train market also has vintage buildings, furniture, and American cars from the 60s and 70s so it's a great place to take amazing photos.

  • Every Day - 5pm to 1am
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  • Go to Srinagarindra Train Night Market

Indy Market

Indy Night Market in Bangkok, Thailand

Indt Market is a local night market with a bit of a hipster vibe.

It’s less crowded than other markets, and usually a bit cheaper for clothes and food.

If you want to adventure out of the tourist areas, that’s the one for you.

It's a place where you can find a variety of food stalls, bars, and shops selling clothes and handmade goods.

To go to Indy Market, take a taxi.

  • Every Day - 5pm to 12am
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Chang Chui Plane Night Market

Vibrant and illuminated Chang Chui Plane Night Market

Chang Chui is another lesser-known night market, about 30 minutes away from Upper Sukhumvit and about 10 minutes away from Khaosan Road.

It’s a local gem, with a very laidback vibe.

This one is known for its iconic plane, a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, which serves as a central attraction

The night market has a lot of space for events and expositions so it’s not rare to have a festival or a local fair happening at the same time as the night market.

Check out their Facebook to get more details.

You can even dine inside the plane!

  • Every Day - 11am to 11pm
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  • Go to Chang Chui Plane Night Market

Ong Ang Walking Street (Chinatown)

Wandering along the Riverside Night Market at Ong Ang

Chinatown has always been one of the coolest places to explore in Bangkok.

And it’s even better now that they turned both sides of the canal crossing the neighborhood into a night market.

The place is really cool for a date and for foodies.

You can also grab a cold beer by the canal and enjoy local live bands playing Thai songs and international hits.

The area is also full of street art too, so that’s a unique place for photography in Bangkok.

Much like the rest of Chinatown.

  • Every Day - 4pm to 12am
  • Go to Ong Ang Walking Street

Patpong Night Market

photo of patpong night market in Bangkok

I wouldn’t recommend going to Patpong night market except for knockoff watches, cheap souvenirs, or if you plan to explore the nearby nightlife (aka gogo bars and gay bars).

It's worth having a look if you have some spare time and if you want to buy some cheap knock-off brands

But if you don't have much time in Bangkok, you can skip it.

Note that the night market is in the middle of a pedestrian street, it's not as big as other markets on that list and doesn't offer any food or drinks.

Oh, and the street where it's located, Patpong, is surrounded by gay bars and gogo bars.

It's not the most family-friendly place you'll find in Bangkok.

Even though it's not unusual to see families going up and down the street with their kids looking at pole bars (go figure 🙃).

  • Every Day - 6pm to 1am
  • Go to Patpong Night Market

Asiatique The Riverfront

The front of Asiatique The Riverfront night market in Bangkok.

I put Asiatique last on the list because even though it's technically in part a night market, it's honestly the least authentic night market you will find in Bangkok.

It's not as cheap, not as Thai, not as fun, and not as lively as the other markets.

For me, it just looks like Disneyland.

Clean, organized, and quite expensive.

Asiatique is great to buy some souvenirs and to walk around but don't expect to find any great deal or anything surprising there.

It's family-friendly, good for a date, and great if you've got older people with you, but not as interesting to see if you're looking for some authentic.

That being said, it’s worth a stop if you go there for the Ferris wheel or to embark on a dinner cruise.

  • Every Day - 11am to 12am
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  • Go to Asiatique The Riverfront

FAQ

The best time to go to a night market in Bangkok is between 5 and 9 PM.

Go around 8 or 9 PM to avoid the crowd, but no later than 10 PM as shops will start to close around that time.

The best night market in Bangkok for clothes is Jodd Fairs Rama 9.

The best night markets in Bangkok for food are Jodd Fairs Rama 9, Srinagarindra Train Night Market, and Ong Ang Walking Street Night Market.

A night market in Bangkok is free, but between the transportation, food, and buying a few things, it will cost you around 1,000 THB.

It’s a good option for a cheap date for example.

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