Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand and it lives up to the phrase ‘the city that never sleeps’. Bangkok offers everything from an endless line of shops to pick out souvenirs from, malls that have something for everyone and a nightlife that brings out the party animal in you. If you are here in Bangkok to embrace your inner shopaholic, you are in the right place! Bangkok has in itself so many market streets that sell souvenirs, textiles and food items that just about make your trip unforgettable.
One among these market streets is the Rod fai night market in Bangkok. Being a night market, this is truly one of its own kind in Thailand. The market is designed to replicate a vibrantly decorated carnival. This open-air market has in itself everything from vintage collectibles, fashionable Thai clothes, and delicious street food that lingers on your mind! It also sells items ranging from precious souvenirs to full-sized vintage cars. A bird’s eye view of the market shows a vibrant arrangement of coloured roof tiles that sit beautifully adjacent to each other bringing a rich flavour to the viewer’s eyes. There is so much more to this night market that you can find out as you go down its streets. Read on to discover more!
The night market vendors sell popular second-hand items here in the warehouse zone of the market. This section has items such as Japanese anime toys, vintage cameras, and coca-cola collectibles. You can also find vintage fashion accessories, shoes and so on. The traders here are hobbyists and make good conversation without being too salesy with the customers.
The market zone of the Rod fai night market houses more than 2000 stalls selling trending fashion, children’s toys, and so many other accessories. This zone is the most popular one in the market and is most frequently visited by both the locals and tourists alike. This is also the part of the market that sells street food in small stalls. Be sure to taste some of the most delicious food in all of Bangkok here!
Rod’s antique zone is a tourist attraction in itself. This house has items of great antique value within itself. You can find niche collectibles such as vintage cars and furniture items inside the antique zone. The place also has treasured Thai antiques that you can take back home with you as a souvenir from your holiday in Bangkok. The antique zone also has food carts selling all kinds of street food like brownies, cheese, chicken and fish!
Though shipping is the best feature of the Rod fai night market that attracts the tourists in large numbers, be sure not to miss out on the restaurants here. This train market has several drinking bars, ice cream shops and a few restaurants such as the holy shrimp that specialise in seafood. Do check these out when you are down there!
Like the Rod Fai night market, Chatuchak is also a weekend night market that opens on friday evenings and goes on till sunday nights. This market is great for those who are looking forward to doing apparel shopping while sipping some of their favourite drinks. The market has amazing street food and bars in every alley to keep its visitors entertained.
First and one of its kind, Asiatique is a riverfront open air shopping mall that opens in the evenings and goes well into midnight. Asiatique’s structure is beautifully and authentically Thai in nature, setting it a class apart from the rest of the markets. If you are looking for a fun day filled with adventure, food and tons of shopping, Asiatique is just the place for you. This open air mall has a giant ferris wheel, a cabaret show, a live enactment of the martial art of Muay Thai and so much more! Do check out their wide range of vintage collectibles and street food.
Pak Kholong Talat is different from all the other night markets in that it is Bangkok’s flower market which is open 24/7. The market is bedecked with every floral species you can find in Bangkok. Enter the market to indulge in a feast for your eyes in a beautiful aromated place.
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