Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Bangkok Night Markets

5 years ago when i visited BKK, the most famous market they had was Chaktuchak market. Other shopping places would be Platinum shopping mall, MBK Centre, Siam Paragon etc. Asiateaque wasn't even opened yet 5 years ago. Lol. I was beyond impressed when i visited the newer vintage night markets that popped up over the years. I am a sucker for vintage items. So going to a vintage heaven won me over immediately.

My friends and i arrived in BKK on Tuesday, and left on Friday night. We weren't ard during the weekends. Tbh, flying in on a weekday we visited several night markets which had an insane variety of items. We didn't even have enough time to finish browsing through the entire market! It was really so big!

We visited a total of 5 Night markets:

  1. Talad Rot Fai Ratchada
  2. Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin
  3. Pat Pong Night Market
  4. Siam Gypsy Night Market
  5. Liab Duan Night Market
  6. Art Box


TALAD ROT FAI RATCHADA

Address: Ratchadaphisek Road (Behind Esplanade Shopping Mall)
Nearest MRT: National Cultural Centre
Opening hours: 5pm-12am (Wedneday-Sunday)

What do they sell?
Vintage clothes, Ripped jeans, Denim jumper, Pet clothes, Iron on Patches, Caps/Bucket hats, Home ware items, Leather goods, Shoes (New + Preloved), Work Out clothes, Bags, Cosmetics etc.

 











HANDS DOWN BEST MILK TEA EVER!
 








Gross fried insects.






 


PLATINUM SHOPPING MALL

Address: Ratchathewi (Beside Pantip Plaza)
Nearest BTS: Chidlom
Opening hours: 10am-10pm

*BEST TO TAKE A CAB/TUKTUK FROM CHIDLOM AS IT IS QUITE A LONG DISTANCE*

What do they sell?
Blogshop clothes, Ripped jeans, Accessories, Shoes (New) etc. (All items are new)


Honestly, Platinum mall isn't my favourite shopping place. It is expensive & the sales people are pretty rude. They won't even budge for a discount. If the item is alr pretty cheap, i wouldn't ask for a discount. But the prices at Platinum mall is insanely expensive. Might as well i shop in SG far east plaza. Such a rip off. I didn't even bother going up the rest of the levels. Not worth it. So, i went opposite the mall to Pratunam market!

PRATUNAM MARKET

Address: (Directly opposite Platinum Shopping Mall)

What do they sell?
Casual clothes, Ripped jeans, Work Clothes, Work Out Clothes, Floral Dresses, Crop tops, Swim wear, Socks, Pet Clothes, Accessories, Bags, Sandals etc.


All these jeans cost SGD8 only. The only downside to it is that you are not allowed to try. But they lady manning the store is good at judging your waist size. She got mine right, surprisingly. Lol. I doubted her at first so i bought one pair first just to try & it fit. So i purchased another. Once sold they do not do refunds.

  
I prefer Pratunam market than Platinum because the items sold here are wayyyy cheaper! For example, i purchased 2 pair of ripped jeans for a total of SGD16! It's so cheap! Both malls were selling the same items. At Platinum Fashion Mall, the ripped jeans there were going at SGD28 and above. It's so expensive for BKK standards please. 

Which is why i rather cross over to Pratunam Market to shop. Same items but at a much lower price tag!


The cropped top i am wearing is actually a dress from Forever21. I didn't like the design on the bottom of the dress & couldn't bear to throw away the dress. So, i decided to turn it into a crop top & sent it for tailoring! Turned out to be so pretty!


 We took a tuktuk to Pat Pong Night Market. Initially we were heading to JJ Green market. Unfortunately JJ Green market isn't opened on weekdays. Thus the driver took us to Pat Pong. He said it's very happening there & lots of things to see. We felt so cheated please -.-

PAT PONG NIGHT MARKET

Address: Phat Pong 2 Alley, Suriya Wong, Bank Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Opening hours: 6PM-1AM
Nearest BTS: Sala Daeng

What do they sell?

Digital art paintings of Hollywood artist/Movie posters, Leather shoes/bags/belts, Bags, Shoes (preloved), Baggy printed pants, Wrist Bands etc.


 

I would not recommend Pat Pong Night Market. It isn't interesting at all. There isn't much to see & i think it's a red light district kind of area where they hold sex shows at some bars. The market was literally just 1 stretch of road. Not much things to see. Don't waste your time at Pat Pong. Totally not worth it. Which was why my friends and i took a cab & headed to Siam Gypsy Night Market within 10mins to checking out Pat Pong. It had nothing much to offer to make us wan a stay longer. I would say that the only good thing is their food stalls along the roads. The food was yummeh!

Siam Gypsy Junction

Address: 965/8 กรุงเทพฯ-นนทบุรี 29 Wong Sawang, Bang Sue, Bangkok 10800, Thailand
Opening hours: Thursday-Sunday
Nearest BTS: Bang Sue (Take a cab from Bang Sue to Siam Gypsy market)

What do they sell?

Vintage items. Mostly Bars/Cafes, street food stalls & lots of different game stalls.

 






Siam Gypsy Junction is super far! Bang Sue is like the last stop of the train station. We had to take a cab there which took roughly about 10-15mins. Not many cab drivers know where Siam Gypsy Junction is so do show them this address in Thai:  

965/8 กรุงเทพฯ-นนทบุรี 29 Wong Sawang, Bang Sue, Bangkok 10800, Thailand

This gypsy night market was more of a games centre, food stalls & vintage looking bars/cafes. Didn't see much clothes or other stuff. I dropped by on a Thursday & most of the bars/cafes were closed. I'd suggest going on Friday onwards if you wanna see Siam Gypsy Market in full swing. I loved the vintage-hippie-gypsy vibes of the night market. Unfortunately for those looking to shop for clothes & stuff, this ain't the place for you. 


Because most of the shops were closed, we decided to head to another night market. Thankfully, the store owner of one of the cafes we were chilling at very kindly wrote down a couple of night markets in Thai around the area for us to visit(photo above). Which brought us to our next location..

Liab Duan Night Market

Address:  ตลาดเรียบด่วนรามอินทรา (Located along the highway)
Opening hours: 6PM-1AM (Thursday-Sunday)

*There are no nearby BTS. Take a cab from where ever you are.*

What do they sell?

Pet clothes, Denim wear, Ripped jeans, Culottes, Crop tops, Vintage clothes, Home ware, Cosmetics, Swim wear/Bikini, Dungaree, Shoes (New + Preloved), Basic Tees, Pets, Tote bags, Leather shoes etc.















I fell in love with Liab Duan Night Market! IT IS INSANELY HUGE!!!! We weren't able to browse through everything. It was really huge. Whilst googling for the top few night markets to visit Liab Duan came up on one of the websites. I wrote it down in my little notebook but it was listed the last cause it seemed like there wasn't much stuff to see & i figured it would be a disappointment. We came to Liab Duan only because the very kind lady from Siam Gypsy Junction suggested it. We were totally blown away when the cab dropped us off at the market. We weren't expecting such a huge market. The items they were selling range fro, vintage to pet clothes, ripped jeans etc. 

They had so much things to offer! So many stalls and all of em selling different items. I def would recommend Liab Duan night market. It's a MUST to visit. So so awesome i wanna go back. LOL.

TALAD ROT FAI SRINAKARIN


Address: Srinakarin Soi 51 (Behind Seacon Sqaure Mall)
Opening hours: 6PM-1AM (Thursday-Sunday)
Nearest BTS: On Nut (From On Nut need to take a cab in)

What do they sell?
Pets clothes, Dogs+Cats, Ripped jeans, Vintage clothes, Cosmetic, Caps/Bucket hats, Home ware, Kitchen equipment, Vintage vehicles, Leather items, Shoes etc.




































ART BOX

Address: (Their location changes from time to time.)
Opening hours: 6PM-12AM *18 March - 19 June 2016*
Nearest BTS: Phrom Phong Exit 6
 Facebook page:Art Box Facebook

To find out where they are located & when they are open, you can follow them on their Facebook page ! CLICK HERE to be directed to their FB page to receive updates.





I couldn't stop staring at this lovely lady. She kinda looks like pochahontus mixed with red indian. I'm totally digging her vibe. So cute!






All the night markets have food stalls. So you need not worry about not being able to get any food. My top 3 favourite night markets would be :



  1. Talad Rot Fai Ratchada
  2. Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin
  3. Liab Duan Night Market
Bangkok is truly a vintage heaven. I would love to go back again! Here's a video below on all the night markets i went! 

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