7 Top Rated Night Markets in Bangkok 2022

Want to feast on street food, find cheap deals, or hang out with friends on an evening? Then Bangkok has you covered with many amazing night markets dotted around the city.

So which one should you visit first? You’ve come to the right place; let’s drill down the best night market experiences Bangkok has to offer!

Srinagarindra Night Market (Rot Fai Market)

This unique market was named after its original location, next to a train track in Chatuchak (rot fai, meaning train in Thai).

The new site is on Srinakarin Soi 51 within the Prawet district, east Bangkok. Although no longer next to the train track, it’s still a popular street shopping and lifestyle destination for locals and tourists.

It is wedged between Seacon Square Srinagarindra and Srinagarindra Driving Range. The busy outdoor market is easy to navigate, with restaurants and bars conveniently separated from the clothing and street food merchants.

It’s packed with bars, street food stalls, cheap clothing, furniture, and many other miscellaneous goods.

Popular food options include open-fire pizza at Vava on Fire and an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet for 399 THB called Buffet Will Never Hurt You.

The market has a unique charm and is Instagram-worthy because of the many classic cars on show, including Chevrolet pickups and VW camper vans.

Google rating: 4.4 (13k+ reviews)

What’s unique about the market

  • Vintage vehicles
  • Skateboard park
  • Live music
  • Open fire pizza shop (Vava on Fire)

Opening times: 4 pm to midnight Thursday to Sunday

How to get there?

Either get a taxi (Grab) directly to the market or take the BTS to On Nut and then get a 25-minute taxi from the station.

Size (approximate): 49,000 sqm / 4.9 hectare / 30.6 rai

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Jodd Fairs Night Market

Jodd Fairs is a new market that opened in 2021 to replace the famous Ratchada Train market, which closed the same year. If differently has a more modern feel than other markets in Bangkok, with clean and well-laid-out walking alleys.

Located in Huai Khwang district, it’s found between Unilever House and G Tower and close to Central Rama 9.

The outdoor market is surrounded by palm trees with over 600 white canopy stalls housing a wide selection of Thai street food merchants, budget clothing, and accessories. There is a seating area for dining and a separate section for shopping, but you’ll find Thai snacks and drinks throughout.

Google rating: 4.4 (2k+ reviews)

What’s unique about the market

Opening times

4 pm to midnight every night

How to get there?

Take the MRT to Phra Ram 9, then walk 5 minutes to the market behind G Tower or walk through the central plaza mall.

Size (approximate): 8,590 sqm / 0.859 hectare / 5.36 rai

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Sustainable Tip

Markets in Thailand generally offer food and drinks in disposable plastic in the form of cups and bags.  I recommend bringing your own reusable cup, flask, and tote bag to reduce the amount of disposable waste you accumulate.

Liab Duan Night Market

Located further outside Bangkok is Liab Duan Night Market on Pradit Manutham Road in Tha Raeng, distinct in the northeast of Bangkok. Although less known by tourists, the market is popular with locals, so great if you want to immerse yourself in the local way of life.

It is wedged between We Condo and the main road. The market is separated into a food zone that surrounds the market and a shopping area in the middle. The focal point of the market is the impressive full-side transformer statues which are great for photos.

Google rating: 4.3 (9k+ reviews)

What’s unique about the market

  • Large Transformer film statues

Opening times

5 pm to 2 am every night

How to get there?

The best way to get to the market is by taxi, which is around a 20-30 minutes ride from the city. The closest train station to the market is Wat Phra Sri Mahathat.

Size (approximate): 18,000 sqm / 1.8 hectare / 11.25 rai

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Owl Night Market (Talad Nok Hook)

Owl Night Market is a local night market located in the Nonthaburi district of Bangkok, northwest of the city. It’s generally cheaper than more central markets like Jodd Fairs, although it’s around an hour’s taxi ride from the city center.

There is a seating area to dine, so you can grab some food from the market and enjoy the sunset. You can find everything from Thai snacks, fresh fruit, raw vegetables, electronics, and greenery at the market.

This market also caters to car boot sellers who can drive up, park their vehicles and sell their second-hand goods. So at this market, you can find hidden gems or unique items compared to other markets around the city.

Google rating: 4.3 (12k+ reviews)

What’s unique about the market

  • Car boot sellers

Opening times

5 pm to midnight every night

How to get there?

The best way to get to this market is by taxi, an hour’s ride from the city.

Size (approximate): 30,958.45 sqm / 3.9 hectare / 19.34 rai

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Indy Night Market Dao Khanong

Located on Suksawat Road in Dao Khanong in the southwest of Bangkok, Indy market is a chain of night markets dotted around the city. The one in Dao Khanong is the most popular and can get very busy during the night with its narrow alleyways. 

The market is in a residential area of the city with plenty of food options, craft stalls, salons, dine-in restaurants, and bars. Indy Market is another less-known spot for tourists, so ideal if you want to experience a market off the beaten path.

Google rating: 4.3 (9k+ reviews)

What’s unique about the market

  • Mario mural at the entrance

Opening times

5 pm to midnight every night

How to get there?

The best way to access the market is by taxi, which is a 40-minute ride from the city.

Size (approximate): 8,376 sqm / 0.83 hectare / 5.2356 rai

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JJ Green 2 Night Market

This market used to be located at the popular Chatuchak weekend market but moved to a new location on Pracha Chuen Road in the Lak Si district.

The market has more than 120 stalls selling delicious street food, local clothing, fried snacks, and numerous other goods.

Google rating: 4.3 (7k+ reviews)

Opening times

4 pm to midnight every night

How to get there?

Take the BTS to Mo Chit or MRT to Phahon Yothin, then get a 15-20 minute taxi to the market.

Size (approximate): 15,580 sqm / 1.55 hectare / 9.73 rai

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Asiatique Night Market

The Asiaqtique night market, a more touristy upscale shopping experience, is located along the Chao Phraya River on Charoen Krung Road.  

The market has up to 1000 indoor and outdoor stalls as-we-as restaurants and bars next to the river for great sunset views. If you’re bored of shopping, there are also live shows and music at the venue.

Google rating: 4.3 (47k+ reviews)

What’s unique about the market

  • Thai Souvenirs

Opening times

3 pm to midnight every night

How to get there?

Take the BTS to Saphan Taksin station and get the free 10-minute shuttle from Sathorn Pier, arriving every 15 minutes until 11:30 pm.

Check my detailed article on how to get to Asiatique.

Size (approximate): 50,585 sqm / 5.05 hectare / 31.61 rai

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FAQ

When is the best time to arrive?

Try to arrive at the markets early to watch the sun go down and avoid crowds as the night progresses.

Are night markets in Bangkok safe?

As with all big crowds, always keep your possessions secure and be aware of potential tourist scams.

What are the biggest night markets in Bangkok?

Srinagarindra Night Market (49 sqm) and Asiatique Night Market (50sqm) are the biggest night markets in Bangkok.

Summary

If you love exploring night markets, Bangkok will not disappoint. Sample local street food surrounded by the city lights and experience how locals spend their evenings after a long day a work.

Want to immerse yourself in vintage antiques? Make your way to Srinagarindra and admire the classic cars and antique shops.

Want to experience one of the most popular central markets? Jodd Fairs is easy to get to and has some famous street food joints you can’t miss, like Diaw Maekhlong Restaurant.

Are you interested in a more upscale market? Try Asiatique, located along the riverside with plenty of food and Souvenirs.

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