5 fun street markets in Bangkok

1) Pratunam

Pratunam is known for cheap wholesale clothing, shoes, and accessories, not as cheap as Bo Bae, but here you can also buy individual pieces rather than only in bulk. There are thousands of stalls crammed into the lanes between Petchaburi Road and the Baiyoke II Tower.

Pratunam street market

869/15 Ratchaprarop Road (Petchaburi Intersection), Pathumwan

2) Bo Bae

Locals in the know come here for the best prices if they want to buy in bulk. T-shirts, pants, textiles, and jewellery, it’s all here, at a fraction of what they cost around the rest of town. The market is both inside the Bobae Tower, as well as outside along the canal.

t-shirts at market

488 Damrongrak Road, Rattanakosin Island

+66 (0)2 628 1888

3) Sampeng

Also called Sampeng Lane, as the market is inside a narrow alley running the length of Chinatown, you can find clothing, fabrics, electronics, shoes, cosmetics, and pretty much everything here, and if you buy 10 items or more, you’ll get incredible deals. It’s a vintage Bangkok experience, but be prepared for intense crowds.

fabrics at Sampeng market

Sampeng Lane, Soi Wanit 1, Chinatown

4) Khlong San

Aimed at teen to 22 year old females, the market might not appear much on first glance – mostly jeans, tops, short shorts, and copied fashion accessories – it nevertheless offers a glimpse of Thai youth culture, and if you come over here at night, there is lots of cheap local food and even bands playing.

woman shopping in Bangkok

38 Charoen Nakhon Road Khlong, San Thonburi

5) Wang Lang

This busy street market is noted for authentic Thai food and traditional snacks. It sits on the Thonburi side of the river, and it serves the entire staff of Siriraj Hospital behind it, as well as masses of Thammasat University students, who hop on the three baht cross river ferry to come over here and snack.

Wang Lang Market

Trok Wang Lang, Wang Lang Road, Thonburi

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