Night Market on Ratchadapisek Road

Night Market on Ratchadapisek Road

The Night Market on Ratchadapisek Road is another interesting shopping destination, held every Saturday evening.This market is focusing on various kinds of second-hand products, in particular clothing as well as decorative items at affordable prices. There is a quite hip and trendy atmosphere in this market. Night markets are an important aspect of Asian culture, observe how local people use them to socialize as well as to shop. The goods here will be significantly cheaper than in a high street shop, expect to find some weird and wonderful designs and an enormous collection of bargain basement used Clothing. On Ratchadaposek road, you’ll of course find lots of food on offer in the market. There’s even one or two small, temporary bars that set up shop for the night. For most visitors, the Saturday night market is more of a “sight” than shopping destination. You will probably need to know a bit of Thai, or bring a Thai friend with you, if you want to do some serious shopping here. The railroad market offers a similar feeling and products, in a slightly less claustrophobic atmosphere. The market is easily reached via the subway to the Ladprao station. Use the parking garage exit from the subway.

Getting there

-The easiest way to get there is to take the MRT to Ratchadapisek Station or by taxi to Ratchadapisek Road.

-Thousands of cars pour along Ratchadapisek Road – a busy, car-infested northern artery – each day. Consequently options for suburban shoppers have blossomed here, imposing shopping warehouses and malls popping up all along it. Superb MRT subway access means it’s easy to get to

Klong Thom Night Market

Klong Thom Night Market

Klong Thom Sunday Market is very popular among the young crowds. There are plenty of vendors and shops which sell clothes and all kinds of second-hand products such as shoes and T-shirts. It is held in the evening of every Sunday.Klong Thom Night for vintage finds, Market blinking and beeping maze of dirt cheap knock-off electronics. Pirated movies in compact discs are found throughout Klong Thom night market. Like a huge shopping mall but with everything laid out in the open and with little or no sense of order, Khlong Thom is an experience that you will either love or hate. Efforts to explore deep into the unknown will be highly rewarded. Down the unfamiliar lanes, you might come across a ‘treasure’ – object that you don’t really need but satisfies your curiosity, whether old toys that have been off shop shelves for years, car stickers or accessories that make an identity statement that is so ‘you’, or a brass lamp that transports you back to the last century. Not everything is secondhand. Many shops offer brand-new merchandise but usually it’s second-grade or knock-off. For those who find pleasure in obsolete fashion or objects, Khlong Thom is a must-visit.

Klong Thom Night Market Highlights

Khlong Thom night market in thailand is also a place where you can do some practical shopping. A haven for hobbyists and amateur inventors, the market offers all kinds of parts and appliances imaginable. Here, you’ll find a wide range of bolts, screws, electrical wires, pulley wheels, water filter parts, model-specific remote controls for a range of appliances, home entertainment equipment, digital cameras, radios, phone chargers and much much more. There’s also fashion, and some of it is unusual; far from the usual ladies’ wear you often see at other outdoor markets. At Khlong Thom Market, you will find everything from T-shirts and sneakers to party costumes and top-to-toe accessories for all occasions for sale. Party masks range from Halloween to fancy themes. Fake fingers, wigs of all sizes, rubber snakes, false blood, all the way to magic accessories and supplies.

Klong Thom Night Market

Opening Hours: Saturday, from 17:00 until Sunday (about 17:00)

Location: Corner of Worachak Road and Chao Kamrop Road.

Khao San Road

Khao San Road walking Street

The Khao San Road is the epicentre of the Thai backpacking scene and is often referred to as the gateway to Southeast Asia. It is a melting pot unlike any other on the planet containing travellers from every corner of the planet and shops, restaurants, bars and stalls to cater to their every need. During the day the street is busy with people browsing the various shops and stalls but after dark the serious business of having a good time gets underway. Even if you are no longer a young traveller leaving home for the first time the Khao San Road is still worth a look.

Activities on Khao San Road walking street are not particularly high class. Many backpackers just chill out in a cafe and watch reruns of Friends while sipping a cold Chang beer. People-watching is also a major activity; this can be done in many roadside bars and pubs along Khao San Road. When all this becomes too stressful, there are plenty of massage parlours around. Khao san road is the centre of the backpacking universe.

Getting to Khao San Road

Minibuses leave from the airport regularly, otherwise a taxi or Tuk Tuk is probably your best bet. Khao San Road is fairly easy to get to from anywhere in Bangkok. Express boats, buses and taxis are your main options. While the Skytrain and the metro are convenient ways of getting to many places in Bangkok, there is no connection to Khao San Road (or to anywhere else in Rattanakosin, for that matter.

Contact

Internet cafés are rivaled only by tuk-tuks for sheer ubiquity on Khao San Road. Almost any guest house has at least some form of Internet available. Sawasdee Bangkok Inn has three computers of surfing (Price Please Check again) . It is a short walk through an alley in the middle of Khao San Road. Virtually all are set up for Skype and plain old international phone calls. Be aware that some cafés have applied limitations on their terminals, such as on printing documents and saving digital files. Check whether this is the case before paying. You can send (and even receive) mail at one of the area’s two post offices. Ratchadamnoen Post Office is just a small walk through the alley behind Burger King. Banglamphubon Post Office is not far either, located in front of Wat Bowonniwet. From the eastern side of Khao San Road, just follow Tanao Road in northward direction and take a right at the roundabout.

China Town in Bangkok

China Town in Bangkok

China Town or the Yaowarat area is still the most important center for the significant number of Thai Chinese in Bangkok. This is the area where most of the oversea merchants from China first settled down in the time of King Rama I, the first king of the current Thai dynasty. The overall atmosphere in China Town has been well preserved and its appearance has not changed significantly in the last fifty years ago. Here you can find various shops, with food, Chinese herbs or medicines, as well as gold products.

Orientation in Yaowarat is even trickier than elsewhere in Bangkok. The area is filled with narrow alleys and obscure pedestrian-only routes, and is crossed by a few giant roads that feel like small highways. Finding your way around isn’t made easy as road signs are blocked by the bulk of neon-signs and other merchandise that sellers hang up to attract customers. The perfect map for the district still has to be created, so adapt to the situation and expect to get lost often. Also take note that alleys often bear the name trok instead of the usual soi, and that many have multiple names attached to them. For example, Trok Issaranuphap is often signposted as Soi Issaranuphap or as Soi 16, while Soi Phadung Dao is also known as Soi Texas.

Yaowarat is centred, as could be expected, around Yaowarat Road, a big road bursting with neon signs. North of it is Charoen Krung Road, which is also one of Bangkok’s major traffic arteries. Running parallel to the south of Yaowarat Road is Sampeng Lane, which is also known as Soi Wanit 1, a narrow pedestrian-only lane with many small department stores. Crossing these three streets is the pedestrian-only Trok Issaranuphap, another interesting lane for shopping and having small snacks. Another small lane crossing Yaowarat Road is Soi Phadung Dao, and that’s the place to go when you’re about to get hungry. Phahurat is centred around Phahurat Road, which starts immediately west of Sampeng Lane. It is crossed by Chakphet Road and Tri Phet Road, both major roads that have to cope with the immense traffic coming from the Memorial Bridge.

Getting there

China Town is located on the Yaowarat Road, right in the center of Bangkok’s old town. There are many ways to reach China Town. The most convenient is probably by taxi.

China Town or Yaowarat Road is also well known for its sheer variety of food, and at night turns into a large “food street” that draws tourists and locals from all over the city.

Cruise Tour along the Chao Phraya River

Cruise Tour along the Chao Phraya River

The Chao Phraya River has always been the most important river in the central part of Thailand. The country’s capitals have always been located within the area of this river, even in the days before Bangkok existed. A cruise tour along the legendary Chao Phraya River is probably one of the most pleasant ways to explore the city. When the capital of Thailand was moved to Bangkok in 1782 (the beginning of the Rattanakosin period), it was laced with canals, so Bangkok was sometimes called the “Venice of the East” by European visitors. Today the Chao Phraya River is still charming for anyone wishing to make a cruise tour in a peaceful atmosphere amidst bustling Bangkok. A river tour offers a truly sedate way to tour the country’s capital, taking in the scenes and sights while enjoying a meal, some drinks and perhaps even a dance to a live band. River cruises are particularly popular with Thai people on auspicious occasions such as weddings. There are a number of tour operators offering river cruises and a simple internet search will come up with several English language websites. Chao phraya River was the origin of Thai civilization that passed down a long lasting history well known to all until today. This river of memory is the blood vessel that runs through the heart of the Thai Kingdom. Experience this history imprinted on the two sides of the river on the Chao phraya Princess Cruise. The Chao Phraya River is the bloodline of the people in our kingdom. The river reflects the long origin of Thai legacy and civilization. Today, the Chao Phraya is respected and known to be “The River of Reign.”,  guide on cruising along Chao Phraya River and canals in Bangkok There are several options for a sightseeing trip along the Chao Phraya River.

Getting there

Cruises normally depart from River City which is a 10-minute walk from Saphan Taksin Skytrain station.

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