Planning a trip to somewhere unfamiliar can be a nightmare; we’ve all been there. Bangkok, best-known for Thai massage, street food and night markets, is an ideal destination for everyone. Here are five Bangkok night markets you must visit.
First introduced in 2015, ARTBOX Thailand has become one of the biggest night markets in Bangkok. This container pop-up market has more than 100 stalls, bars, street food and live music performances.
The market will be held in Sukhumvit Chuvit until Nov 2019. If you are looking for something unique for your family and friends, then this is the best place. Don’t forget to follow its Facebook page and find out the upcoming location.
- Opening Hours: 4pm – midnight
- Location: Sukhumvit 10 Alley, Chuvitgarden, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand
- How to get there: Take BTS to Sukhumvit station and walk about 15 minutes.
First opened in 2012, Asiatique is a warehouse complex with more than 1500 shops and 40+ restaurants and food vendors. I would say the market is more like a combination of carnival and shopping mall. You can take the Ferris wheel and enjoy beers with a live music stage and spectacular river view. Find handcrafted products, souvenirs, clothing and more, all in one place.
- Opening Hours: 5pm – midnight
- Location: 2194 CharoenKrung Road, Khwaeng Wat Phraya Krai, Khet Bang Kho Laem, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand
- How to get there: Get off at the Saphan Taksin BTS station. Follow the directions to the pier and take the 10-minute free shuttle, even though you may queue for 30 minutes to an hour.
Maeklong Railway Market
Most people have heard of the Maeklong Railway Market, and you can tell how famous it is just by the thousands of photos on Instagram. However, the market is for locals rather than tourists, unless you want to buy fruits, vegetables, meats and groceries. A train passes through the market, though, and I think it’s attractive enough for a day visit.
- Opening Hours: 8am – 7pm
- Location: Mueang Samut Songkhram District, Samut Songkhram, Thailand
- How to get there: Taxi / Grab is recommended, but if you want something special you can take a train to the market. Check the train schedule here.
Amphawa Floating Market
Amphawa Floating Market is one of the most popular markets among locals, less so with tourists. The market is great, though, and there is a wide selection of local food, handcrafted products, souvenirs and more than you expect.
- Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Fri – Sun)
- Location: Amphawa, Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram 75110, Thailand
- How to get there: Take a minibus to the market; it’s a one-hour ride if there is no traffic jam.
Chang Chui Bangkok Plane Market
The plane is not just an iconic decoration, but the night market itself. You can take an Instagrammable photo in front of this masterpiece of art, listen the music performance with a few drinks, do the shopping and just seize the moment. I am sure you will be impressed.
- Opening Hours: 5pm – 11pm
- Location:462 Sirindhorn Road, Khwaeng Bang Phlat, Khet Bang Phlat, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand
- How to get there: Take a Grab or bus no. 515 / 519
Don’t you think the night markets above are creative? If you are an art buff, then you really should book a flight ticket and make Thailand your next destination. In my next article, I will tell you some of the coolest things to do in Thailand.