Best Markets in Bangkok

Among the most popular of all things to do in any city is shopping, and Bangkok is no different. In addition to huge, gleaming, modern shopping mall complexes, you will also find markets selling brand and non-branded goods of all kinds. Here are some awesome examples!

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Local markets in Bangkok

Srinakarin Train Night Market

Located a little out from the city centre, but still very accessible, is the amazing Srinakarin Train Night Market. Where some markets in Bangkok might see inflated prices due to the influx of well-heeled foreigners, the Srinakarin night market has not been affected in such a way by tourism.

Most of the traders are unlikely to speak English so let your host help you out by making the communication easier as there is lots to buy. One thing the market is known for is the boutique fashion items, so you can pick up something that you are unlikely to find anywhere else.

Suan Lum Night Bazaar

If you are looking for local arts and crafts then try the Suan Lum night Bazaar and you should find just what you want. A wide range of local carvings, silks and ornaments can be found here along with a plethora of other goods so there is plenty of choice.

This market in Bangkok also doubles up as an entertainment complex so ask your host to join you for their valuable advice on what there is to buy, to see and to do. At Suan Lum Night Bazaar you can expect a night out as well as a shopping trip, but be prepared to carry plenty of bags back with you.

Pan Thip

Although located in a shopping mall, Pan Thip Plaza is much more of a market with its many stalls with traders selling their goods. Because Pan Thip sells electronic goods only it may not be for everybody, but it is a dream come true to those that love their tech.

Many of the stalls openly sell counterfeit goods but your local host can join you to help make sure you don’t get caught out, so you buy the real thing instead. The traffic can also make Pan Thip Plaza one of the more difficult Bangkok markets to access, but your host can advise on how to avoid the rush hours.

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Other local markets in Bangkok

Khlong Lat Mayom floating market

Khlong Lat Mayon is actually one of the more smaller, unknown floating markets in Bangkok, but that's exactly what makes it so special. Going there with your host, you'’l be able to experience the local authentic vibe of a Thai market, without the interruption of many other tourists.

It’s also known as the food paradise for locals, since the sellers bring so many goodies and incredible dishes there. Combining a market experience with a street food exploration would be the perfect description of this amazing place. Your host will help you in choosing the right foods according to your taste buds and tell you more about the markets and great things to do in Bangkok.

Or Tor Kor Market

Do you fancy trying out markets in Bangkok that sell some of the local fresh produce? Well Or Tor Kor market sells a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables. There’s a good chance that you will never have encountered some of the fresh produce here, so take your local host along with you to make sure you know what you’re buying.

You will have plenty of opportunity to sample the wares and your host can recommend what to try so you don’t miss out on the best. If you like to be creative in the kitchen, then a night at the Or Tor Kor market might introduce you to some new flavours to experiment with.

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