Shopping at one of Bangkok’s night markets is a must-do when you are visiting Thai capital. These late night shopping venues are adored by locals and tourists alike. Sai Tai Mai Center Night Market is another night market in Bangkok that we would like to recommend for you if you’re looking for a new place to enjoy your nightlife while shopping, eating local delicacies or hanging out with friends at the bar.
Sai Tai Mai Center Night Market is located on Borommaratchachonnani Road, next to SC Plaza shopping center which at the same time is Sai Tai Mai Bus Station also known as the new Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal. There are plenty of public bus routes covering this area of Bangkok so both regular and air-con buses constantly pass by Sai Tai Mai Bus Terminal making this night market is quite easily accessible from the central part of the city.
Sai Tai Mai Center Night Market offers good vibe and really local shopping atmosphere as many locals gather here every night and the number of tourists visiting the market is low due to the distance from downtown Bangkok. However, the distance shouldn’t put you off as this night market is really great.
Sai Tai Mai Night Market is a market that is suitable for all ages. We would especially recommend visiting this night market if you’re staying in the area around Khao San Road and looking for a less crowded place to chill out. Visiting Sai Tai Mai Night Market is a must-do for anyone taking a night bus from the nearby bus station as you won’t find a better place to fill up your stomach before a long trip down south.
Sai Tai Mai Night Market is divided into different zones for easy navigation.
There is a "Container Zone" with a row of 2-story containers at Sai Tai Mai Center Night Market which is quite chic. On the ground floor of the containers you will find general stores selling various goods such as clothing, shoes, and dolls. While the upper floor of container zone is lined up with restaurants offering the best atmosphere, delicious Thai food dishes and impressive views of the market at night.
Another food zone of Sai Tai Mai Center Night Market where you can find various local delicacies is the area lined up with colorful tents, housing many sweet and savory food stores.
The most delightful thing at the market for us was definitely food as you can find so many cheap and yummy dishes, snacks and drinks here.
Things to Buy
Another Sai Tai Mai Night Market’s zone is next to the main road. It is the side of the market where numerous small stalls are selling a variety of mixed items. The main items sold here are fashion clothing, accessories, sneakers, mobile phone cases and other general merchandise. The prices at Sai Tai Mai Night Market are definitely lower than you would find in other night markets around Bangkok.
The vintage zone of the market is the area with no tents, giving you the feeling of being free for shopping. The items sold here are different as you can find vast choice of cheap second-hand clothes, hand bags and jeans.
Sai Tai Mai Night Market also has one section dedicated to services where you will find cool barber shops, massage parlor, tattoo salons and even an animal shop.
Sai Tai Mai Night Market Opening Hours
Sai Tai Mai Night Market is open daily, from 18:00 to 02:00.
How to get there
- Regular buses No. 28, 66, 123, 124, 125, 127, 146, 149
- Air-con buses No. 507, 511, 79, 170, 177, 183, 515, 516, 539
Taxi can be the fastest to get to Sai Tai Mai Night Market but it’s the most expensive way as well. A trip from central Bangkok to the night market should cost about 200-400 THB, depending on traffic condition and the starting spot.