Asiatique the Riverfront – Shopping by Chao Phraya River in Bangkok

Asiatique the Riverfront is an unusual night market in Bangkok. Occupying a large complex of old warehouses on the bank of Chao Phraya River, Asiatique the Riverfront feels more like an open-air shopping mall than the real night market.

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A visit to Asiatique the Riverfront seems to be included in the program of most Chinese group tours, so expect to see many tour buses to be parked at the parking lot on another side of the road. Normally Chinese and other tourists make the majority of the visitors of this market.

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The complex is large but the warehouses and lanes in them are well signed, making it easy to navigate while shopping at the night market.

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Thanks to the roofed warehouses, shopping at Asiatique the Riverfront can be comfortable even on a rainy day.

Things to Buy

As the majority of Asiatique the Riverfront visitors are tourists, the goods being sold here mostly consist of various touristy items that can be found in other places in Bangkok such as Chatuchak Weekend Market or MBK Center.

At Asiatique the Riverfront you can buy various souvenirs like statues, fabric covered notebooks, pillow covers…

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…colorful coconut shell bowls…

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…fragrant natural soaps…

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…wonderful luminaries…

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…various t-shirts and plenty of other clothes, shoes and accessories…

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The starting prices of souvenirs at Asiatique the Riverfront tend to be about 1.5 times higher than on the streets of Bangkok. For example, the soap is sold for 35 baht per piece on the street (even less at Chatuchak) and the starting price at Asiatique is about 50-60 baht. The same goes to coconut shell bowls – the starting price on the street is 200 baht but here is 290 baht. You can try to bargain but don’t expect to buy something for the best possible price at this night market.

Street Food

Night Markets in Bangkok are the best place to try various Thai snacks and other street food. Asiatique the Riverfront is not an exception as various Thai street food is on offer here.

At Asiatique the Riverfront you can try fried seafood snacks such as fried squids, fried crabs…

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…fried shrimps…

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…grilled sea snails and shrimps…

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…Thai style chicken and pork BBQs…

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…and our favorite – grilled pork (Moo Ping).

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At Asiatique the Riverfront you can also enjoy fresh coconut juice…

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…sugar cane juice…

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…durian smoothies and other delicacies made with the king fruits and of course the most famous Thai dessert – Mango Sticky Rice.

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However, prices of street food at Asiatique the Riverfront are double than these on the streets of Bangkok.

Bars & Restaurants

There’s a wide selection of restaurants serving dishes of various cuisines at Asiatique the Riverfront.

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Seafood restaurants are usually the top choice for the visitors of Asiatique the Riverfront. Just don’t expect the prices of seafood to be here as low as in other Bangkok's night markets.

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Outdoor bars are in place for those looking for a drink. Jack lives here, in case you are interested.

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Wellness & Massage

When you get tired of shopping and eating, pamper yourself with a massage or fish spa.

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It won’t be cheap in Thai standards but still a good value if compared to your home country as at Asiatique the Riverfront 30 minutes of fish spa costs 250 baht, one hour of Thai massage - 500 baht.

Street Art

The streets separating warehouses of Asiatique the Riverfront are also lively as you can meet a number of street artists here.

Get your sketch done in only 15 minutes for 300 baht.

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Or get surprised when part of this bronze sculpture becomes alive.

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Asiatique Sky

The highlight of all Asiatique the Riverfront dominating the night sky of the market and its surroundings is a 60 meters high ferris wheel “Asiatique Sky”. You can enjoy amazing views of Bangkok city and Chao Phraya River from the top of the tallest ferris wheel in Thailand.

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The price of the ride on Asiatique Sky:

  • Adult – 400 baht
  • Children (under 120 cm) – 250 baht

Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives

Muay Thai Live is a spectacular live stage show of martial arts taking place in Warehouse 4 of Asiatique the Riverfront. The story of the show is based on traditional Thai boxing and is a perfect mix of ancient culture, drama, incredible fighting skills, acrobatics, impressive martial arts and even sword fighting.

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Muay Thai Live show is on stage every night with the exception of Mondays.

The show starts at 8.00 pm and lasts until 9.30 pm. After the show you can stay and enjoy the real Thai boxing fights.

Official Muay Thai Live ticket prices:

  • Premium seat – 1500 baht
  • Standard seat – 1200 baht

However, you can watch a fantastic Muay Thai show at Asiatique the Riverfront for less by booking your tickets online here: Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives show tickets.

Calypso Cabaret

Calypso Cabaret - the most famous ladyboy cabaret show in Bangkok is also located at Asiatique the Riverfront. Calypso Cabaret Bangkok Show is on stage from 1988 and offers a really nice family-friendly performance at the riverside of Chao Phraya River. 

Calypso Cabaret offers impressive song and dance performances presented by talented ladyboys who present extravagant burlesque and Thai dance performances as well as incredible Marylin Monroe and Elvis Presley impersonations.

You can book your tickets online and enjoy Calypso Cabaret Bangkok Show significantly cheaper.

Activities at Future Zone

There are plenty of other family friendly activities offered at the Future Zone of Asiatique the Riverfront. You can ride a wonderful carousel…

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…play a game and win a fluffy prize…

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…or jump on the horse and get into virtual reality.

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Opening Hours

Asiatique the Riverfront is open daily from 04.00 pm to midnight

How to get there

By BTS & Boat

Taking BTS SkyTrain to Saphan Taksin station and then jumping on a shuttle boat at the nearby pier is the easiest and fastest way to get to Asiatique the Riverfront. You can also use Chao Phraya Express Boat service for getting all the way from old town to Asiatique the Riverfront (from 16.00 to 18.30 only). 

By Taxi

Take a Taxi and just tell the driver “Asiatique” as all the taxi drivers in Bangkok should know it. However, a trip by taxi might take quite long as traffic jams are often present in the area. Expect to wait long at the taxi service center when going back by taxi as well.

By Public Bus

Take a Public Bus No. 1, 15, 17, 22, 75, 504, 544 and drop off at the bus stop in front of Asiatique the Riverfront.

Where to Stay in Bangkok?

What is the best area to stay in Bangkok if you are planning to visit Asiatique the Riverfront? The answer can be found here: Where to Stay in Bangkok - Guide to Bangkok Best Areas.