As you may know, Chatuchak Weekend Market, which is renowned as being one of the largest and most comprehensive weekend markets in the world, opens only on weekends. However, not many people know that it partially opens on Friday night when one of the best night markets in Bangkok - Chatuchak Friday Night Market takes place in the area.
Chatuchak Friday Night Market is different from Chatuchak Weekend Market as at night wholesale clothing and fashion products are mainly sold. You can expect to pay a lower price if buying in large quantities as many vendors here offer wholesale deals.
Where else could you expect to buy a bag for 100 THB?
Clothing of various styles can be found at Chatuchak Friday Night Market.
Even if most of the market is dedicated to clothes, shoes, bags and accessories, some of the vendors are selling souvenirs as well.
Chatuchak Friday Night Market is not the place that you would visit just for eating but still there are plenty of eateries open at night.
In the past, Chatuchak Friday Night Market was taking place only near the Gate 3 between 16 and 21 sections. However, once the night market has become more famous between locals and started to attract more sellers, Chatuchak Friday Night Market has expanded and currently occupies a large area of Chatuchak Market - from section 8 to 26.
Chatuchak Friday Night Market opens only one day a week on Friday night and lasts until Saturday morning. The sellers start to open their shops from 9 pm and the night market fully opens just after 10 pm. The recommended time for coming here is after 11 pm. The shops are open and really busy up until about 7 am.
If you want to find a place for walking and shopping on Friday night, you can experience late night shopping at Chatuchak Friday Night Market.
How to get there
Take BTS SkyTrain to Mo Chit Station (Exit 1).
Take MRT Metro to Kamphaeng Phet Station (Exit 2).
There are plenty of public bus routes serving Chatuchak market area.
To the bus stop in front of Chatuchak Park (Phaholyothin Road) you can take:
- Regular Bus No. 3, 8, 27, 28, 44, 52, 77, 96, 104, 108, 122, 126, 145 and 182
- Air Con Bus No. 3, 28, 29, 34, 39, 44, 59, 63, 77, 104, 126, 134,138, 145 and 502
To the bus stop in front of Chatuchak Gate 1 (Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road) you can take:
- Regular Bus No. 26, 77, 96, 104, 122, 134, 136, 138, 145, 157 and 182
- Air Con Bus No. 77,134, 138, 145, 157, 509, 517, 529 and 536
If Friday is not included in your visit, you still have plenty of options for late night shopping in Bangkok that can be found here: Bangkok Night Markets.