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05 Top Bangkok Night Markets to Explore – An Essence of Thailand

Bangkok shopping is arguably one of the best experiences in South East Asia, but if you find the humidity and heat a tad stifling, why don’t you go bargain shopping across the fab night markets of Bangkok. Listed below are some of the city’s best!

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The Quirky Train Market – Rod Fai

This market is located in two places; one is close to the Thailand Cultural Centre MRT and the other near the Secon Square shopping mall. The former is the closest to the city centre and only 26 minutes from Anantara Sathorn Bangkok Hotel, which is convenient for guests seeking the best things to do in Bangkok Thailand. The name Rod Fai or Train Market is carried forth from the original market which was located close to the railway tracks on the border of Bangkok. The colourful market is unique, displaying candy coloured marquees under which trade takes place and one of the best experiences there is to sit on a second story bar and enjoy a beer to the colourful sights – that is once your done shopping.

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The Huge Weekend Market – Chatuchak

Chatuchak is a weekend market, the largest and most popular in Bangkok; the place boasts over 15,000 stalls, where you can shop for just about anything (loads of knock-off brands) a wide variety of food and even live animals. Open on the weekend, Chatuchak also starts off on Friday night, for shoppers wanting to avoid the bustling crowds and heat. One place not to be missed for a variety of quirky items, souvenirs, shoes, watches etc. Chatuchak is where you will find the best bargains.

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Classy Riverfront Shopping – Asiatique

If not for shopping go there for the view, Asiatique located along the mighty Chao Phraya River is one of the best places to watch a magical sunset in Bangkok; of course, the lure of night shopping is just too much to end it there. The entire place is an entertainment hub, with plenty of riverside restaurants and fun rides on offer; while shopping is a fab experience amongst the designer stores and discount stalls, most locals and tourists, visiting the night market, seem to love, relaxing along the river with their favourite cocktail.

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The Pretty Flower Market – Pak Khlong Talat

For times you need a respite from endless rows of consumer goods, make your way to the flower market located at Chakphet Road. This market is the city’s largest wholesale centre for blooms in every shade imaginable, and since its open 24/7, you can visit it once the sunsets and the weather is much cooler. The place while being a riot of colour is a delight to savour; the busy delivery boys, hotel vans picking up their orders and happy shoppers walking away with clouds of coloured blooms wrapped up in bouquets. Go there in the wee hours of the morning if you want to savour its true essence when deliveries take place and early morning pick-ups are on the go.

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The Bridge Market – Saphan Phut Night Market

Located along Memorial Bridge, this lesser known night market is just next to the Flower Market. The place is popular amongst students and teens, hence the goods are very cheap and rather exclusive. The place opens really late, after 8 pm and is perfect for night owls to browse and pick up some really good bargains.