Bangkok is a great city for shoppers. It has several famous markets that are worth visiting around the town. If you are planning a trip to Bangkok and want to buy cheap products, these markets could be your choice.
Chatuchak Market – Chatuchak Market is the biggest outdoor market in Thailand. In this market, there are 15,000 stalls selling clothing, shoes, handbags, ceramics, plants, home decorations, foods, and so on. You can find almost everything you want at this market. The market is fully open only on weekends. Some zones are open on weekdays. If you want to go shopping and have a great shopping experience, plan to go there on weekend only. You can see my review of this market here. For this market, you need to prepare a little bit. The market is really big and you can easily get lost!
Pratunam Market – Pratunam Market is specialized in fashion clothing and accessories. The market is open from 05.00-21.00. If you want to buy a lot and get cheaper price, I recommend you to go in the morning. The morning market is known as a wholesale market. If you want to buy one to three items, you can go during the day. For some shops, you can get discount if you buy three items. You can see my review of this market here.
Wang Lang Market – Wang Lang Market is a market located on the river bank. If you want to escape yourself from other tourists and see the real market where local usually go shopping, I recommend this market. At this market, you will see local students, working people, and elders. This market is well-known for cheap products and delicious food. You can see my review of this market here.
Klong San Market – Klong San Market is very similar to Wang Lang Market. It is located on the river bank and also do not have many tourists. It is a ‘real market’ where local go shopping and eating. Many people go there after work or school. You can see my review of this market here.
Sampeng Market – Sampeng Market is located in the middle of Chinatown. This market is a wholesale market, but some shops also sell retail. You can find several products here ranging from stationeries to cosmetics. You can see my review of this market here.
Pak Klong Talad (Flower Market) – Pak Klong Talad is the biggest fresh flower market in Bangkok. Well, you can expect to see fresh tropical fruits here too. This market is open 24 hours! If you want to go there to see how the market looks like, at night or very early in the morning is the best time. You can see my review of this market here.
Lalai Sap Market – Lalai Sap Market is located at Silom Road, one of the main business areas in Bangkok. Here, you can expect to see many office workers shopping during their lunch time. You can see my review of this market here.
Hope this information helps