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.
Being in the area at lunch time can be trying at best as all the office workers in the area make it onto the street for food. This market is best in the morning before lunch time. The market does offer good food and also the usual bric and brac which is common on most markets in Thailand. Clothing and good linen and other bulk fabrics.
Getting there is easy as you can use the Wang Lang pier to arrive by the Chao Phraya Express Boat or you can also get there via the BTS and get off at the BTS Saphan Taksin station. The Wang Lang Market opens in the late morning and closes at about 6 in the afternoon at around sunset.
Everything at this market is affordable and you more likely than not will leave with something as it offers a wide variety of products. From food, handbags, crockery right down to old watches and other antiques. The two smaller streets in the area being Kon Pan Naew and Kon Naew Naew offer many handcrafts as well as antique cameras which you would not want to miss.