Ratchada-Ladphrao night market

Ratchada Night MarketThis market is an interesting place to stop by on a Saturday night if you like shopping for second hand items. You’ll hardly see a foreigner and the place is crawling with young Thais who have a soft spot for the vintage scene. Among some of the items you’ll find in the night market are shoes, jeans, clothes, antiques, furniture, decor items and knick-knacks. While the majority of the items are used, you can find new items in among the different stalls.

The atmosphere is hip and trendy with a little bit for everyone. It’s not an organized place but that’s part of the fun. You’ll come across random items in each store and there’s plenty to look at.  The highlight of the market are the vintage motorcycles and cars. Lovers of Volkswagen buses and Beetles, Mini Coopers, Vespas and Yamahas are in for a treat.

Tako Before heading home you can grab a snack or a drink, even cocktails and whiskey are available. The main food area is located near Ladprao road but food carts are dispersed throughout the market.

A shortage of proper lighting in the market which makes parking and shopping a chore. Bring a flashlight to inspect items carefully as some stores offer little light. Most of the items will be one of a kind and used so check for damage before making a purchase. If your item happens to be flawed in some way, use it as an extra bargaining chip.

When: Saturday night from 19:00-23:30 Get there early to park or you’ll be waiting for a spot.

Where: At the Ratchada-Ladprao junction on the grounds of the former Ratchada Night Plaza. Located in the parking lot of the MRT Ratchadapisek parking lot.

How to get there/Where to park: The easiest way to get there is to take the MRT to Ratchadapisek station. by car, if you are on Ratchadapisek Road going towards Viphavadi, turn left into the MRT parking lot. It is poorly lighted so keep an eye out as you approach the junction.

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