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Top 5 Night Shopping Spots in Bangkok
Bangkok is as much famous for shopping as its nightlife. If you want to experience the exclusive
blend of night and shopping visit the following night markets:
Khao San Road
The road is first choice of most of the backpackers coming to Bangkok. Apart from several
budget hotels, the road is home to several small shops. However, if you want to peep into another
exciting side of the road, visit here when the sun goes down. The night market changes the entire
face of the road as the small shops are overshadowed by variety of things sprawled on the ground
for sale. Take your pick from swanky t-shirts, artificial jewelry, old books, vintage clothing,
branded shoes and several handmade crafts.
Asiatique is one of the most prominent night markets in the city. If you arebooking a holiday to
Bangkok, visiting Asiatique is a must as it features a peculiar blend of a middle class mall,
riverside chic dining options and of course an eclectic night market which opens at 5 pm and
runs till midnight. There are over 1500 boutiques in addition to gift shops from where you can
get variety of souvenirs. Night at Asiatique is not only about shopping, sophisticated dining,
classic Thai Puppet Show and Calypso ladyboy cabaret are other driving factors of the night
Rod Fai Market
Visit the market to get a feel of vintage shopping area located beside an abandoned rail track.
The weekend market opens from 5 pm till midnight. The market is not for those looking for
cheap t-shirts, shoes and accessories however, if you are fond of history and antiques, this is your
place. You would find collectibles from the years gone by lying on the ground.
Patpong Night Market
If you don’t want to spend your night in a ritzy nightclub or a Go Go bar, Patpong Night Market
is the best alternate while holidaying in Bangkok. The chaotic lanes shops on both sides and
numerous foreign tourists use the opportunity to grab quality stuff at lowest price. To get the best
at lowest, hone your negotiation skills. Also, there are products with tags of world class brands
however, they are only replicas so, be warned about such stuff. The market opens all through the
week from6 pm till 1 am.
Khlong Thom Market in Bangklok
It covers the areas of Luang, Khlong Thom, Suar Pa Roads and Worachak and Charoenkrung
making it one of the largest night markets in the city. Besides clothes, shoes and accessories, the
market is also known for roadside shops that sell spare parts, CDs, DVDs and variety of
electronic devices. Shopaholics booking flights to Bangkok and visiting the market never
returned without buying Halloween masks. If you can’t stand crowded place, market is not for
you especially during Saturday evenings.