Night Markets in Bangkok in 2017
เดินเล่นชิลๆ กับ ตลาดนัดกลางคืนยอดฮิต ในกรุงเทพฯ
Over the last few years, there has been an increased public interest in visiting markets during the evenings. However, what we are seeing these days are not your normal run of the mill markets. They may have started as a place for people to buy goods. But, they are now more of a place for people to chill and hang out. These new night markets still have the vendors selling clothes, jewelry, and food. But the better ones also have bars and restaurants where you can relax, eat and drink beer while listening to live music. The most popular night markets usually have a theme or style that makes them stand out from the others. One popular market I know has an airplane in the parking lot. Another has a train.
LIST OF NIGHT MARKETS – ตลาดนัดกลางคืน กรุงเทพ
1) Huamum Market & More,ตลาดนัดหัวมุม,13.826929 100.626303
2) Ratchada Train Market,ตลาดรถไฟ รัชดา,13.767239 100.568644
3) Srinakarin Train Market,ตลาดรถไฟ ศรีนครินทร์,13.692574 100.651155
4) JJ Green Market,จตุจักร กรีน,13.805137 100.551939
5) Liab Duan Market,ตลาดเลียบด่วนรามอินทรา,13.845868 100.638195
6) Siam Gypsy Market,ชุมทางสยามยิปซี,13.822286 100.532453
7) Talad Neon,ตลาดนัด นีออน ประตูน้ำ,13.749735 100.543880
8) INDY Market,ตลาดอินดี้,13.690944 100.480739
The main research for this list is being carried out between March and May 2017. During every visit, I’ve been tweeting pictures live on @RichardBarrow. I will be adding more as and when I discover them. I can confirm that they are all open at time of writing. However, markets come and go and times of opening also change, and so please help me keep this page up to date by posting corrections here or on Twitter. The markets listed below are in no particular order. Please also check out Page Two for more night markets that have potential.
(1) Huamum Market & More (ตลาดนัดหัวมุม)
Huamum Market & More (ตลาดนัดหัวมุม) is on Kaset-Nawamin Road where it intersects with the Ram Inthra – At Narong expressway. This is in fact where it gets its name as “huamum” means “corner”. As with most night markets, don’t come too early, wait for the sun to set first. Huamum has all the markings of a good night market. It is spread out with a mixture of fashion and accessory shopping, food stalls, restaurants, bars, and more. It also has some character and a good vibe going with the live music. It is easier enough to find a quiet corner and a deserted restaurant. But, elsewhere, some restaurants have long queues of patrons waiting to be seated. If you are not interested in shopping, then this market is still a good place to come and just chill. It is not my favourite night market in Bangkok, but I would bring friends here. During my last visit, I didn’t see any other foreigner.
Address: 11 Kaset-Nawamin Rd, Lat Phrao, Bangkok, 10230.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 5:00pm-midnight | วันอังคาร-อาทิตย์ 16.00-24.00 น.
(2) Ratchada Train Market (ตลาดรถไฟ รัชดา)
Ratchada Train Market (ตลาดรถไฟ รัชดา), or Talad Rot Fai Ratchada in Thai, is certainly one of the most popular night markets in Bangkok. Of all the markets that I have visited so far, it is the one with the most foreigners. This is probably because it is easy to reach here via the subway. The nearest station is MRT Thailand Cultural Centre. The market is situated behind Esplanade Shopping Mall. It is similar to the train market on Srinakarin Road, but it is more compact. So, difficult to escape the noise and crowds. But, there is certainly a lot to see, do and eat here. If you want a first, easy night market, then come to this one. You won’t be disappointed.
Address: Ratchadaphisek Rd, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Khet Din Daeng, Bangkok, 10400.
Opening hours: Thursday to Sunday, 5:00pm-1:00am | พฤหัสบดี-อาทิตย์ 17:00-01:00 น.
3) Srinakarin Train Market (ตลาดรถไฟ ศรีนครินทร์)
At this moment in time, Srinakarin Train Market (ตลาดรถไฟ ศรีนครินทร์) is my favourite night market in Bangkok. Its not as easy to reach as its namesake at Ratchada, but its more spread out and so easier to find a quiet corner. It has everything that you would need from a night market including good food and live music. It also has a lot of character. The nearest skytrain stations are at BTS On Nut and BTS Udom Suk. You can then take a songtaew or a 25 minute taxi ride from here. The market is behind Seacon Square shopping mall.
Address: Srinakarin Rd, Khwaeng Nong Bon, Khet Prawet, Bangkok, 10250.
Opening hours: Thursday to Sunday, 5:00pm-1:00am | พฤหัสบดี-อาทิตย์ 17:00-01:00 น.
(4) JJ Green Market (จตุจักร กรีน)
JJ Green Market is situated just to the north of the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market. In fact, this area is used as the car park for Chatuchak during the day. As well as the usual vendors, this is a popular night market for drinking and listening to live music. It is nicely spread out with a mixture of regular booths and restaurants in wooden buildings. The nearest skytrain station is BTS Mo Chit. MRT Chatuchak Park is also nearby. This is definitely one of my favorite night markets in Bangkok.
Address: Kamphaeng Phet 3 Rd, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Chatuchak, Bangkok, 10900.
Opening hours: Thursday to Sunday, 6:00pm-1:00am | พฤหัสบดี-อาทิตย์ 18:00-01:00 น.
(5) Liab Duan Market (ตลาดเลียบด่วนรามอินทรา)
Liab Duan Market literally translates as the “market alongside the expressway”. In this case it is alongside the Ram Inthra – At Narong expressway. It is just to the north of Huamum Market, which I prefer over this one. Liab Duan is very much a local night market with little character. It is basically a parking lot with stalls set up. There is also an open sided building with food vendors. It does have potential and I will come here again in a few months to give it a second chance. But I doubt if it will ever get into my Top 5 of night markets.
Address: Pradit Manutham Road, Nuanchan, Bueng Kum, Bangkok, 10230.
Opening hours: Every day, 5pm-2am | ทุกวัน 17.00 -02.00 น.
(6) Siam Gypsy Market (ชุมทางสยามยิปซี)
I’ve been to Siam Gypsy Market a couple of times now. The first time I went, I made the mistake of going early evening. There wasn’t much going on. The second visit was at 9pm and there was certainly a lot more going on. Unlike other night markets, the emphasis is not on selling goods. They do have some second-hand items for sale, but this market is more about hanging out and listening to live music while drinking beer. I would class this one as having a lot of potential but not quite there yet. But, if you want to hangout with mainly local Thais then you might enjoy it here. The market is near MRT Bon Son station on the Purple Line.
Address: Along the railway at Bang Son
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 5pm-1am | วันพุธ-อาทิตย์ ตั้งแต่ 17.00-01.00 น
(7) Talad Neon (ชุมทางสยามยิปซี)
The latest night market to open in Bangkok is Talad Neon, a short walk from The Palladium on Phetchaburi Road. A mixture of food and clothes stalls, though the former more of interest. During my last visit, they had a new section of temple fair like games such as bingo and shooting range. Around the back they have some bars with live music. Due to its location, this market is more popular with foreign tourists than Thais. Although it is not an authentic Thai market, it is worth visiting if you are in the area.
Address: 1087 Phetchaburi Road, Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 4:00pm-midnight | วันพุธ-อาทิตย์ ตั้งแต่ 16.00-00.00 น
(8) INDY Market (ตลาดอินดี้)
Address: Suk Sawat Road, Khwaeng Chom Thong, Khet Chom Thong, Bangkok 10150
Opening hours: Every day, 6:00pm-midnight | ทุกวัน ตั้งแต่ 18.00-00.00 น
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