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Wang Lang Market

The Wang Lang Market is a very popular market and its location so close to the Grand Royal Palace as well as one of the largest hospitals in Thailand, Siriraj Hospital and the Siriraj Museum means that it is always going to be so very busy. Its prime location on the Chaopraya River adds lots of tourist traffic as well. The market has been rated only second to the famous Suan Lhuang Market on Foursquare.

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Suan Lhuang Market

The Suan Lhuang Market is well known in Thailand and one of the better markets in Bangkok. Everyone knows where it is and getting there is best done with a taxi as parking can a bit pricey. If you wish to visit this market then it is best done in the morning as it does get crowded.

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Salaisap Market

The Salaisap Market is very popular in Bangkok and many visit the market. It has a good location close to the BTS Chong Nonsi Station and also Bangkok Christian Hospital. The location is expensive and this is reflected in the food being sold. It can be a bit pricey but this is because of the location.

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Soi 38 Night Market

This is another well known open market that comes out at night. Many people prefer to go to the Soi 38 Night Market after eight in the evening as everything is lit up and it is normally full. The night market is mainly food and very low priced. The market is very busy and it is very popular with the local Thai’s. The market is right at the BTS Thong Lo Station. You will find many expats and tourists in the area at night. If you are in the Thong Lo area then this is a market you dont want to miss if you want a variety of food.

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Phra Khanong Market

The Phra Khanong Market is very popular in Thailand with an excellent location near to the BTS Phra Khanong Station located in central Bangkok. It is always best to visit the market in the evening as the area is crowded, you would have to come by car to take you to it. But more importantly the Phra Khanong Market offers a delicious variety to choose from and many of them. Find something to eat, and it’s easy.

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Khlong Thom

The Khlong Thom market unlike the Bobae Market (clothing) and the Pratunam Market (clothing) this market sells mainly hardware, antiques and electrical goods. If you do not find what you are looking for here then you can also try the Chatuchak Market which has even bigger selection. Close to Bobae you can take a taxi or tuk tuk from the MRT Hua Lamphong Station to the market.

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Bobae Market

The Bobae Market is another well-known clothing market in Thailand and much like Pratunam Market it mainly sells its stock in bulk for the export market. There is no mass transit station close to the market however the MRT Hua Lamphong Station is the closest you can get and taking a taxi from there or the BTS Ratchathewi Station in Bangkok. Traffic in the area is problematic during the afternoons and it is mainly tuk tuk’s which will go into this area in the afternoon.

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Khaosan Night Market

The Khaosan Night Market is very popular with backpackers in Thailand and is not that far away from other tourist attractions such as the Taling Chan Floating Market which is a taxi ride away as well as the Khlong Lot Market. Khaosan Raod still has the hippy feeling to it and not much has changed over the years however the quality of the bars and pubs in the area has seen a major upgrade over the past 9 years.

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Taling Chan Market

The Taling Chan Floating Market is the closest floating market to Central Bangkok and it is not as tourist orientated as the others which makes it much cheaper. The floating market at Taling Chan is well known in Bangkok and many local Thai’s visit the market over weekends as it is so popular. There are many wallpapers on the internet showing this floating market.

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Khlong Lot Market

The Khlong Lot Market is one of the least known markets in Thailand. The market in Bangkok is located near the Grand Palace in Bangkok and if you are visiting the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles or the Grand Palace then this is well worth your while as they are close to each other.

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Jatuchak Plaza

The Jatuchak Plaza is another small plaza in the Chatuchak district in Bangkok. If you are going to visit the Chatuchak Market or even the Or Tor Kor Market then a visit to this small plaza would make a good resting place after a long day out on the open air markets as it is close to the MRT system. The market is very basic as it is mainly for local Thai’s in the area and not really a tourist destination like the Chatuchak market.

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Patpong Night Market

The Patpong Night Market is in the nightlife district of Thailand being on Patpong Road in Bangkok. Patpong is located between two roads. Patpong 1 is the main street of the Patpong area with many bars of all kinds and this is also where the market is located. Patpong 2 also has many bars and the night market extends to this area as well. Next to these lies Soi Jaruwan, sometimes referred to as Patpong 3 which is mainly a gay area in Patpong while the expensive bars in Soi Thaniya caters mainly to Japanese tourists.

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Pratunam Market

The Pratunam Market in Bangkok is the largest clothing market in Asia. The market is best described as huge and even that would be an understatement at best. The area has many budget and mid range hotels and cargo agents. This is one of the most well known markets in Thailand.

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Or Tor Kor Market

The Or Tor Kor Market based in Chatuchak is one of the best and well-known fresh produce markets in Thailand. If you are looking for a full-selection of exotic well-known Thai fruits then this is a market not to be missed. The open air market is located next to the Chatuchak Market and very close to the JJ Mall in the area. The Or Tor Kor Market is where you will find Thailand’s finest produce and you can be assured of the quality but prepare to fork out a little extra.

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Chatuchak Market

The Chatuchak Weekend Market is not a mall but more of a flea market just outside of Bangkok. You can reach the market which is open mainly on weekends via the MRT subway system as it is close to the MRT Kamphaeng Phet Station and the BTS Mo Chit Station in Bangkok. This is the largest outdoors flea market in Asia and has hundreds of stalls all selling different items. From cars parts to household goods, mobile phones and furniture.

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On Nut Food Market

The On Nut Food Market is located across the road from Tesco and next to the BTS On Nut Station in Bangkok. The food market is an open air market which starts in the late afternoon in the On Nut area. There is also the On Nut Square which is located next to the food market and there they sell mainly goods such as shoes, clothing and other items.

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On Nut Square

The On Nut Square Market is one of those markets where the Thai’s turn a parking lot into a market place after hours. The On Nut Square market is no different. The market is location right next to the BTS On Nut Station in Bangkok where in the late afternoon the parking lot opposite of Tesco is turned in a market.

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