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5 open markets in Bangkok that you need to visit



Artbox Bangkok is a cool new pop-up market with a difference: the stalls are housed in giant metal shipping containers which can be moved around the city. It’s currently on Sukhumvit road, next to Bejasiri park. Talking about differentiation of the market among others, the stuff here is still cheap, but there is more of a focus on local designers, vintage fashion, handmade accessories, funky gadgets and hip home décor items.

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Train Market, Ratchada

“Train” means “Rod Fai” in Thai. The market was first located at an old train station by Kampangpaetch area that’s how they come up with such a name even the location has been changed but the amosphere still remains. The train market has its own unique sytle. Most of the vendors are young and passionate, a variety of handmade items are displayed and they sell it in a very individualistic way. Another main merchandise is a second hand stuff with great quality and at a very low price. The market is open Thu-Sat from 6pm-12 pm.

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JJ weekend market

Chatuchak Weekend Market is a must-visit place for tourists. Its sheer size and diverse collections of merchandise will bring any seasoned shoppers to their knees – this is where you can literally shop ‘till you drop’.

Chatuchak has more than 8,000 market stalls. On a typical weekend, more than 200,000 visitors come here to go through the goods on offer. If you have one weekend in Bangkok, squeeze in a day trip to Chatuchak Weekend Market and you will not be disappointed.

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Siam Gypsy Junction

Gypsy Market was once part of JJ Green settled in an area that soon-to-be MRT Bang Son station. The vendors carry stuff almost the same as train market but somehow offer more individual design and handmade goods. Go there by MRT Thai Cultural Center. Open Thu-Sun 5pm-1am

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Liab Duan Night Market

Drive a little further out of town and you’ll find this market whose name in Thai means “the market located along the expressway.” This night market transforms 17 rai of land in the Ramintra-Ekkamai neighborhood into pandemonium, with bumper-to-bumper cars crowding the entrance every evening. Open daily 5pm-2am

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