When in Thailand, one of the best places to shop for a wide variety of items is the night market. Unlike the air conditioned shopping malls, these markets are in an open air location and are open to the public during night time.
Bargain hunters including small business owners from other countries often go to these shopping sites because of the low prices they can enjoy. At these places, you can find just about anything from clothing, fashion accessories and jewelry to electronic items, crafts, flowers, food and agricultural produce.
If you’re planning to visit Thailand’s capital Bangkok any time soon, keep a list of these night markets you can explore while there. These include the Chatuchak Weekend Market, Patpong, Khlong Thom and Saphan Phut.
Chatuchak, known as the mother of all markets, features more than 8,000 stalls and accommodates more than 200,000 visitors on weekends. Those who have been here attest that the weekend market offers some of the best bargain prices around Thailand.
Patpong, on the other hand, can be found in Silom. This has become a top shopping destination for new visitors to Bangkok being near the middle to upper end hotels. Also within the vicinity of this busy night market are the famous go-go bars.
The Khlong Thom night market, meanwhile, is famous for its second hand items and varied types of products. Those looking for CDs and DVDs, spare parts for cars and electronic devices, this is the place to go to.
Visitors in search of collectibles and other vintage items can check out the Rot Fai market. Among the things you can find here are antique furniture and even clothes.