Neon Night Market
Our guide to one of downtown Bangkok's most buzzing night markets.
Located right in the downtown Pratunam area near Platinum Shopping Mall, Neon Night Market is one of the newest additions to Bangkok’s night market scene. Owned by The Platinum Group, it transforms what was once vacant land on Petchaburi Road into a neon-tinged hangout spot for city dwellers to shop, eat and drink.
What we like: Overall, the venue is clean and well-spaced, with rows of tents arranged in an orderly fashion, making it easy to navigate. The market feels very urban thanks to the looming cityscape backdrop, yet super low-key and chilled out. Bonus points for the easy-to-find ATM stationed right at the entrance.
What to buy: Wardrobe basics like T-shirts, jeans, shorts and socks are abundant. The selection, however, leans towards typical tourist items—think Balenciaga and Kenzo copycat logo tees, elephant pants and Thai silk scarfs. Meanwhile, the budget-friendly, trendy street fashion and accessories make ideal impulse buys. As for street eats, this market is heavy on seafood, highlights being the all-you-can eat Taikong Seafood (084-756-3131), where you can uniquely catch your own live seafood and cook it on the spot.
What annoys us: The market seems a bit soulless and lacks the artistic community vibe we know and love. There’s not much variety on the F&B front either—foodies will be disappointed.
Who goes there: Office workers, downtown residents, and a few tourists.
Pro tips: From BTS Chit Lom, it’s about a 10-minute walk or under five minutes by motorbike. Alternatively, it’s a three-minute walk from Chit Lom Pier—accessible by the Khlong Saen Saep canal boat service.
|Address:||Neon Night Market, 1087 Rd., Bangkok, Thailand|
|Open since:||April, 2017|
|Opening hours:||daily 3-11pm|
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