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5 Night Markets You Can Visit in Thailand - Shop Like the Locals

Bangkok is filled with countless activities to thrill and entertain, and its night markets are no different. With their own unique charm and character, the markets are a must see for any traveller.

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Rot Fai Train Night Market

This historic venue goes back to when it was nothing more than an abandoned railway station. A place initially know to sell cheap, used goods and antiques, the Rot Fai Train Night Market has managed to retain its unique charm after it was eventually moved to a new location. Now more up-scale, you can a big selection of new clothes, sumptuous street food and fresh groceries on offer. The market has a three-way junction, so it's easy to find your way around without getting lost, perfect for exploring with large groups of friends or family. While it may not be the trendiest market in the city, it's still pretty cool and suitable for all ages.

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Asiatique

Asiatique is one of those places which will be on the itinerary of almost everyone visiting the city. Located near the Phraya River, the Asiatique market is a bright and airy space, a big step away from the usual noisy street market. Inside are rows of boutique stores selling designer products, silks and even silverware. This is where you go to void the crowds on the street, while picking up a few nice souvenirs. In addition, there a several eateries inside so you can fill up on lots of yummy Thai food before heading out for more exploring.

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Saphan Phut Night Bazaar

Situated near several other markets and hotels like the AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel, for example, a hotel in riverside Bangkok - Saphan Phut Night Bazaar is widely known as the best place to find cheap clothes, and great street food, it is also perfect for people watching, as most of Bangkok's fashion-forward teens come here to find bargain outfits. So if you have bargain shopping and late night snacking in mind, head over to the Saphan Phut Night Bazaar.

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PatPong Night Market

Mostly known for it's proximity to the famous red light district, the PatPong Night Market offers up plenty of imitation goods. However, because it is mainly tourists who browse here, the prices are jacked up, so don't be shy about bargaining down as much as you can here. The main reason people come here is of course to experience the vibrant energy of the red light district, where you can find an endless number of bars lining the street, flashing neon signs and blaring all kinds of music to attract people.

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Khao Shan Road

Celebrated among budget travellers who stop here on their way to historic sites like the Grand Palace or the golden, Wat Arun. During the day, the market has a quiet and a lazy atmosphere that stretches along the road. Vendors selling everything from handicrafts to massages, try to capture your attention as you stroll around. At night however, the colourful neon signs light up the area and the much more energetic crowd take over the road with live bands playing and alfresco restaurants serving up an array of Thai food.