Day markets are just as fun as night markets in Bangkok. Here is a list so you can go market-hopping for more shopping and discover the locals' way of life.
Chatuchak is not the only place you can spend your sweaty weekends at! Take a look at these alternatives that are as good.
Sampeng Market (Yaowarat)
This market sits in Yaowarat or Bangkok’s Chinatown. As you can imagine, the finds here would include jewellery, random trinkets, electronic devices, fabric and of course, food. The scene is complete with carts and dollies moving through narrow aisles. If you are looking for products to buy and sell back at home, you might want to check this place out as they have good wholesale deals.
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Address Yaowarat Rd, Khwaeng Chakkrawat, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
Opening Hours 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily
You can imagine yourself lugging your wares in big bags after a day there, because Pratunam Market is another good place to visit for some wholesome wholesale shopping. Mostly clothes, but people do sell other stuff such as souvenirs. Bargaining is welcome, but prices are already very cheap especially if you purchase in bulk. From here, you can wander through valleys and you will find Platinum Shopping Center.
Address 869/15 Ratchaprarop Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Opening Hours 10:00am to 6:00pm daily
Khlong Toey Fresh Market
A quintessential experience for a look at local life, Khlong Toey is where Thais come for their fresh produce. You can buy fruits or ingredients for your next Thai dish. Immerse in the local scene while being set against the backdrop of modern buildings. A few hours here will make for a very rewarding experience. Interestingly, this place is open 24 hours, proving that the city never sleeps.
Address 1 Kasem Rat Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand
Opening Hours 24 hours daily
Wang Lang Market
Don’t expect to see many tourists here, because it’s a place frequented more by locals, especially university students and nurses. Situated across the Chao Phraya River from Bangkok’s Grand Palace and adjacent to Siriraj Hospital, the market boasts a great variety of tantalizing street food. You can also get THB100 finds and locally-made gadgets.
Address Taling Chan, Bangkok 10170, Thailand
Opening Hours 6:00am to 8:00pm daily
Amphawa Floating Market
Lots of tourists make the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market an item on their itinerary, but we recommend this one if you prefer something more local. You will walk along the rickety platforms while purchasing anything from street food to souvenirs. A highlight here is the grilled seafood. Expect juicy prawns, shellfish and off-grill-fishes and savour them on tiny tables. This is situated 1.5 hours away from the city by car. It opens only from the afternoon and on weekends.
Address Amphawa, Samut Songkhram
Opening Hours Fri to Sun, 2:00pm to 8:00pm