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Street side shopping is at its best in Bangkok. Regardless of where you are, you’ll find yourself experiencing déjà vu throughout the city, as you pass vendor after vendor selling everything from tacky Bangkok gear to cheap clothing. That being said, Bangkok is home to some of Southeast Asia’s most prominent markets. Here are Bangkok’s best night markets and bazaars you can’t miss while traveling through Thailand.
Charge your camera and prepare for the numerous photo ops you will have while exploring Rod Fai Train Market. This market is well-known for its antique zone, which is packed full with cars, lights and other goods made long before many of you were even born. Rod Fai Train Market is closest to BTS Skytrain stop On Nut. From there you have to take about a ten-minute taxi ride. It should cost you anywhere from ฿80-100 (less than $3).
Asiatique doesn’t have Bangkok’s usual counterfeit goods and name brand labels that are anything but real. Instead, this market has genuine unique clothing lining its clean cut vendors. It’s more like an open-air mall than a market, making your entire shopping experience a pleasant one. Getting to Asiatique is a bit trickier. First, take the BTS Skytrain to Saphan Taksin on the Silom Line. Take exit two before boarding a shuttle boat to get to the market.