Experience Bangkok’s Night Markets
If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? What about Bangkok? Voted one of Asia's most visited cities. Bangkok is rich in culture, entertainment and nightlife.
The most common way to describe Bangkok would be to say it is Thailand’s capital city. Besides the obvious, anyone that has spent some time in Bangkok, knows it is a large city known for its ornate shrines and the vibrant street life. You can expect to find anything from shine and glamour to traditional street foods all within reach of one another.
If you are a first time visitor to Bangkok then start off with visiting one of the many picturesque temples. Bangkok is home to opulent Grand Palace and its sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple. Nearby is Wat Pho Temple with an enormous reclining Buddha and, on the opposite shore, Wat Arun Temple.
Once you are done with being absorbed by the majestic temples make your way down to one of the evening markets. There you will be blown away and amazed by the vibrance that the capital city has to offer to people from all walks of life.
Important to take into consideration is that the currency used in Bangkok is the Baht. If you are traveling to Bangkok, you will need to exchange your currency for the Thai baht.
The last things any traveler has to worry about is running out of things to do whilst you visit Bangkok. Here you are sure to be spoilt for choice when it comes to the nightlife, the exquisite fashion, trendy bars and the lively night markets.
In recent years, Bangkok has become more and more popular for gravitating travelers towards the ever expanding outdoor shopping culture. The best night markets in Bangkok offer a carnival like atmosphere with an abundance of goods to browse between. On top of that the markets are filled with local snacks which offer a unique Thai experience. If that doesn't tickle your fancy then you will be spoilt with live music that will keep everyone in good spirit.
Below are just two recommended night markets that any traveler wishing to fully experience Bangkok should add into their itinerary.
Rod Fai Market
Location of Rod Fai Market
Srinakarin Soi 51
Ratchada, Thailand, Bangkok
Thursday to Sunday from 5pm - 1am
This quirky market is located on the outskirts of Bangkok next to the train tracks. Making it quite easy to understand why this market is also known as the train market.
The Rod Fai market is popular to travelers as it is a bustling outdoor night market specializing in antiques & vintage memorabilia, plus bars & eateries.
If you are looking for value for money then you have come to the right spot. Not only is the presentation and quality of the goods a lot better than the other markets but also the prices are a lot lower than some of the more touristy markets.
You will typically find local foods served by traditional locals surrounded by rows of cheap fashionable stores. With a little bit of bartering, you will find that you can be sure to pick up everything you want at a desirable price.
The newer Rod Fai market, is conveniently located near the Thailand Cultural Center which is much closer to town. Whilst you are saving on time you can enjoy a beer on the second floor of the market. Where you can choose from a variety of different bars.
This market is typically known as a meet up location. Whether you are traveling alone or meeting up with friends, this is the type of market that welcomes conversation. The abundance of trendy and urban bar stalls will be just the beginning of a energetic evening for all.
Location JJ Green Market
1 Kamphaeng Phet 3
Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand
Thursday to Sunday from 5pm – 2am
Jatujak Green or more commonly known as JJ Green Market is one of the most popular evening markets in Bangkok. Voted by TripAdvisor as the 81st most popular activity to do in Bangkok.
As the atmosphere of the market begins to bring the city to life, you will find yourself wandering down the aisles looking for something to try and that should be a bowl of the traditional Thai Not noodles! This dish is bustling with flavor. If you prefer to play it safe and only want a quick snack and something more western, well then a local market cheese toasties will have your wondering how will you remake this back at home. However, you can not leave the market without trying a grilled skewer. You'll find an array of savory meat to choose from, including chicken, pork and even seafood. Be prepared, these are sinfully delicious.
If food is not what you are after then the endless rows of fashion stalls will make your mind blow. This sight is any shopaholic's heaven!
The very popular market starts to attract the the crowd from around 6pm and thereafter , however if you get there early enough you will not be queening past people to get to where you want to be. The market really comes to life from Thursday's right through to Sundays. To avoid peak hour traffic, do not take a cab but simply walk from Mo Chit BTS Station and you will see the market.
Evening Cycle Market Tours
Climb onto a bike and be guided around the vibrant city in traditional style. Getting an evening cycling tour will allow you to meet other people as well as be exposed to all the local markets without having to get lost. What better way to get to see the city that lights up at night than to be experiencing it in a pack!
The benefit of the tour is that you will be able to experience more than just one market as the tour guides will take you to see multiple sites as well as temples.
Everything you need is included in the package which is a professional guide, helmet, bikes with lights and insurance. If you are looking for a unique experience in Bangkok, this is it!
To book an evening guided tour visit the grasshopper adventure tours Or call +66 2 280 0832
Whether you are looking for a weekend escape or a luxury vacation Bangkok will not disappoint your expectations.
Where to stay in Bangkok
Akyra Thonglor Bangkok is a 5 star boutique hotel made up of its elegant and contemporary design. The hotel marvels itself through a balance of high end bars and the exclusive designer brands that the city has to offer.
Get the perfect start to your day with the choice between western and Asian breakfast. Stroll the streets of Bangkok and enjoy the treatment of having your dinner brought right up to your suite while you overlook the shimmer reflecting off of the beautiful city.
Enjoy a 30% discount off the best rates when you book two or more nights at the Akyra Thonglor Bangkok. Book a three night stay in a one or two bedroom suite and enjoy a complimentary airport shuttle transportation.