Mae Klong railway market in Samut Songkhram, Thailand - photo by Chris Wotton

The Mae Klong railway ‘umbrella’ market

Of all the markets in Thailand, perhaps one holds more novelty value and intrigue for visitors than all the others. The Mae Klong railway market, in Samut Songkhram province just south-west of Bangkok, is the stuff of traveller’s tales and countless YouTube videos. With word having got out in recent years and the market consequently […]

Chillies at Pak Khlong Talat market in Bangkok - photo by Mark Fischer

Bangkok’s best fresh market experiences

You haven’t truly done Bangkok until you’ve wandered its fresh markets – until you’ve taken in all the sights and smells of its produce, and had the chance to appreciate the part that these markets play in the lives of local Thai people. But the fresh markets in and around Bangkok are far from equal […]

Khao Gaeng Rattana at Nang Loeng market in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Chris Wotton

Bangkok’s old town Nang Loeng market: foodie heaven

Clued-up Bangkok foodies know that the old town, in and around Banglamphu and Rattanakosin Island, is the place to go for some of the Thai capital’s very best street food. And one supremely underrated local fresh market, Nang Loeng, is home to what’s perhaps the very best of the best. Set in a historic old […]

Siam Gypsy Junction night market in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Chris Wotton

Siam Gypsy Junction: Bangkok’s newest vintage night market

Bangkok has enough stellar night markets to keep even the most ardent retail addict occupied for a long, long time. And it seems like new shopping venues pop up all the time, each edgier and more on-trend than the last. The latest in a long line of Bangkok night markets – specialising in vintage goods, […]

Fish market - photo by Chris Gusen

5 niche late night markets in Bangkok

As well as a number of popular mainstream night markets in Bangkok , the city has its fair share of specialist and somewhat alternative night markets that are worth a visit for a taste of something a bit different. However, be warned, the best time to go to them is in the middle of the night! […]

Siam Square - photo by Anton Strogonoff

11 of the Best Night Markets in Bangkok

Bangkok is famed for its shopping – but as well as high-end malls and countless floating markets, every night a plethora of night markets spring up. With everything from clothes to noodles, they offer a great shopping atmosphere with a welcome reprieve from the heat of the daytime. At a number of them you can […]

Damnoen Saduak floating market - photo by Thailand Forum

Bangkok’s Floating Markets: 8 Markets for 8 Occasions

A visit to a floating market in or around Bangkok is high up on the list of ‘must-dos’ for most tourists. But while the image still prevails of straw-hatted old women trading from longtail boats on a stretch of picturesque canal, in reality there are countless floating markets in Bangkok, each with a distinctly different […]

Kwan Riam floating market

Bangkok Markets: Kwan-Riam Floating market

This is a post by Ning, our lovely Intern.  Kwan-Riam Floating market is my favorite floating market in Bangkok. It is a part of the Wat Bampen-nua and Wat Bampen-Tai temple complex. There is a big and beautiful bridge connecting these two temples and you can get to the floating market via either of the […]