Bangkok Flower Market – 24 hour opening (closed Mondays)
All markets are free to enter
The Markets of Chinatown provide a fascinating insight into the culture of Thailand and an excellent opportunity for souvenir shopping and bargain hunting.
Bangkok Flower Market (Pak Khlong Talad), located just south of Wat Po and the Grand Palace, is Bangkok’s largest flower and fresh fruit market. Largely a commercial wholesale market it also contains smaller stalls and shops selling floral arrangements for use in weddings, funerals and other occasions.
Sampeng Lane is a narrow street which runs for about 1km. The market dates back to Chinese settlers of the late 1700s. Originally the site of numerous opium dens and gambling houses, it is now a popular daytime market selling a wide variety of goods at low prices.
Yaowarat Road is the commercial centre of Chinatown, running from near the train station to ‘Little India’ to the north. Favoured by the Chinese community because of the curves in the road, thought to resemble the shape of a dragon, the road features many gold shops and the best Chinese restaurants in Bangkok. Many other types of Chinese art and antiques are also on sale.
Saphan Phut Night Bazaar is a lively night market by the Memorial Bridge selling fashion items. The market is also a good place to eat authentic Thai food with a number of food stalls with seating.
Address: All markets are within 2kms north-west of Hua Lamphong, Bangkok’s main train station.
By Metro: Take the MRT to Hua Lamphong and continue on foot, or take a taxi or tuk-tuk for a short journey onwards. Best option for Yaowarat Road.
By Boat: Take a Chao Phraya Express boat. You can pick up the boat from the Skytrain at Saphan Taksin BTS station – Sathorn Pier is adjacent to the station. Flower Market - Rajinee Pier. Sampeng Lane – Song Sawat Pier. Saphan Phut Night Bazaar – Memorial Bridge Pier.
Starts at 3pm from the Viengtai Hotel on Soi Rambutri (Khao San area). Finishes at 9pm at the Viengtai Hotel. Tour operator can assist in booking taxis. Tour includes drink and snack and the services of an English speaking guide. Click below to book.