The best night markets and street food fairs in Bangkok
Thailand has increasingly become one of the most popular tourist destinations, and Bangkok lies at the heart of Thailand. This is an excellent city for retail therapy and dining experiences. One of the highlights of Bangkok are the night markets and the street food available. Read on for the best places to delight your taste buds!
1. Asiatique The river bank
If you are in Bangkok, Asiatique The Riverfront is a place that you must visit at least once. It is the newest edition of the Bangkok night markets and is also considered to be the most stylish night market in Bangkok. If you ride the Ferris wheel after dark, you’ll get an amazing night view of Bangkok. There are some great selfie spots and plenty of restaurants with live music where you can take a break.
Hours of Operation: They are open from 4:00 p.m. m. to 12:00 a.m. m.
Getting there: The quickest and easiest way to get to Asiatique is to take a boat from the BTS to Saphan Taksin, then take the free shuttle to the end of the pier. Total travel time is about ten minutes and the boat is available every day from 4:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Location: 2194 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Wat Phraya Krai, Khet Bang Kho Laem, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand
2. Rot Fai Market, Srinakarin
What can you buy here? Everything, and one of the most interesting parts of this market is the sale of antiques. There are also plenty of street food places to sit outside and dine. One of the essential dishes in this market is squid roe. Another reason to visit is the small museum that contains an impressive collection of vintage cars. Don’t forget to also try the freshly baked brownies and cream puffs!
Opening hours: Thursday to Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
How to get there: You can get on the BTS Sukhumvit line and get off at On Nut station. Take a taxi from there to reach the Rot Fai Market at Srinakarin Soi 51.
Location: Srinakarin Soi 51, Nong Bon, Prawet, Bangkok 10250, Thailand (behind Seacon Square)
3. Bangkok Chang Chui Aircraft Market
This unique and artistic market is an escape from the city that hardly sleeps. So if you appreciate art, this is the place for you. There is a huge plane in the middle of the market, and you can even go down the slide! It has been built with recycled materials and there are some interesting restaurants like “Insects in the Backyard”. Don’t forget to take selfies with the plane!
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday (closed Wednesday) from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Green Zone) 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Night Zone).
How to get there: You can take BTS Sky Train to Victory Monument Station and then take Air-con 515, 539 to Bang Kruai (exit).
Location: 460/8 Sirindhorn Road | Bangplad, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
4. Rot Fai Market, Ratchada
This is another one of the most popular market destinations that you must visit! Since there are many small restaurants, take a walk and try the wide variety of small plates. Along with these stores, you can find nail salons, hairdressers, and tattoo artists at affordable prices. The food here is known to be amazing, so prepare your stomach and feed your love of food!
Opening hours: Thursday to Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Getting there: It’s easy to get here on the MRT at the Thailand Cultural Center station.
Location: Ratcadaphisek Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand (behind Esplande Mall)