With the launching of Smile Thai Airways from Kota Kinabalu to Bangkok, a trip to Bangkok take only 3 hours. Bangkok is famous for its shopping and foods and the best way to shop around s visiting the open market around the city. Bangkok is famous for its Chatuchak weekend market but it’s too crowded and hot especially in the afternoon. Worry not as there are many night markets around Bangkok which cater to the locals and tourist. Now you can shop without worry of getting too hot and sunburn.
Located along the river, Asiatique is a warehouse turned chic boutique shops. There are more than 1000 shops here selling souvenirs, clothes, restaurants and there are also calypso Calypso ladyboy cabaret and 60-metre high Ferris Wheel with 42 gondolas. You can spend the entire evening eating and shopping.
Getting there: Take the BTS to Saphan Taksin and jump on the free shuttle at the pier
Opening hours: 4pm to 12am daily
2) Talad Neon
Talad Neon which means “Downtown Night” is located alongside PhetchaburiRoad, between sois 23 and 29, close to Platinum Shopping Mall, owned by the same owner of Platinum Mall. There are limited stores here cater mostly to tourists but it’s still a good place to walk around if you are around the area.
Address: Phetchaburi Road, Between Phetchaburi Soi 23 and 29, Bangkok, Thailand
JJ Green Market is one of the most popular night markets in Thailand, You can find almost everything in JJ Greens. If want good quality for handmade goodies and vintage style stuff then you should definitely give this place a try.
Address: Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Opening hours: opens from Friday to Sunday at 5 pm.
4) Rod Fai (Train Market) – Ratchada location
There are few around Bangkok and the more accessible Rot Fai Market is located in the Ratchada area of Bangkok. Rod Fai Ratchada is popular with the locals and the price is generally cheaper than Chatuchak market. Hundreds of stalls selling all kinds of clothes and small restaurants and bars with different genres of music.
Location: behind Cultural Centre MRT Underground Station.
opening hours: 18:00 to 24:00, Thursday to Sunday
5) Rod Fai (Train Market) – Srinakarin
The bigger Rod Fai is located on the outskirts of Bangkok near BangNa has lots of old cars, motorcycles and rows of antique shops
Address: Srinakarin Soi 51, Srinakarin Road | Nong Bon, Prawet,, Bangkok 10250, Thailand
Opening hours: 4pm to 12am (Thursday to Sunday)
Artbox Bangkok is a cool pop-up market featuring over 100 fashion stalls, food vendors, and food trucks
Opening on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 3 pm to 12 am
Location: current site at Chatuchak until 30 April 2017