Bangkok Flea Market

I have always been fascinated in visiting local markets. It’s a great way to meet local people and to learn a thing or two about their lifestyle and way of living. I do even visit wet markets just to see the kind of food they eat. I also like seeing a variety of stuff that I’ve never seen before and I usually see those in the local markets.

On my latest visit in Thailand last April, I went back to the flea market in Bangkok to walk around and to buy a second hand hiking shoes (got one for 140 Baht).

Bangkok Flea Market


This is an open air market with a lot of makeshift stalls. Locals sell a lot of second hand goods and new ones too.

Here are some products being sold in the flea market:

Bangkok Flea Market
Clothes: New and Used – There’s a lot of coll vintage shirts if you have the patience to go thru the pile of clothes.

Bangkok Flea Market
Shoes: There are lots of vintage leather shoes if you’re into that. There’s not much hiking shoes though but I found one.

Bangkok Flea Market
Leather Goods: Bangkok’s market wouldn’t be complete without seeing leather goods. It’s a big industry here.

Bangkok Flea Market
Toys

Bangkok Flea Market

Bangkok Flea Market
And yes, even pets are being sold here.

Bangkok Flea Market

Bangkok Flea Market

Electronics are also in abundance here. There are used phones being sold and some new knock off phones as well. There’s also a small stall selling used laptops. If you’re looking for new ones, Pantip Mall in Pratunam is still the best place to buy cheap gadgets in Bangkok. MBK is also a great mall to buy second hand mobile phones in great condition.

Bangkok Flea Market

Bangkok Flea Market

Bangkok Flea Market

You’ll also find a lot of personal accessories like earrings and tunnels and a lot of personal care products too.

Bangkok Flea Market

There’s also one stall selling ornamental plants. If you’re looking for household items there are also numerous stalls selling those here.

Bangkok Flea Market

Guitars and a few other musical instruments are also being sold here.

Bangkok Flea Market

The best thing about visiting Flea Markets are seeing items that seemed to have withstood the test of time. There are some nice porcelains, sculptures, brassware and silverware. I’m not sure if these are authentic but they really look great.

And if in case you might need a haircut while shopping, you can have it here too LOL.

Bangkok Flea Market

There are also amulets being sold around this market. It seems to be a big thing here in Thailand because I also see a lot of amulet vendors in Chatuchak, Silo and Siam (almost everywhere in Bangkok).

How to Get Here: This flea market in Bangkok is easy to find. If you’re walking towards the Grand Palace from Phra Athit Road you’ll never missed it. Check it out when you visit Bangkok and you might find a nice cheap souvenir to take home.

Comments

  1. That’s a bit of ground to cover between Phra Athit road and the Grand Palace and a few ways to take… could you give a bit more detail as to where you found this flea market please. I’d love to find this place when I am there next in Feb.

    Thanks much

    • Hi Jeff,

      It’s in front of the Royal Hotel. It’s on the same direction to the Grand Palace (if you walk form Khao San Road). It’s only open though at night.

  2. This market in the pictures is called Khlong Lod
    It is on Thanon Rachini (Rachini St), near the statue statue of Mae Thorani (earth goddess)
    On google maps it is 13.75631,100.494812 (enter those numbers exactly as written in the google maps search without the inverted commas)
    The bus number 47 goes there from the National Stadium Skytrain station (make sure you are going in the right direction, towards the river and the Grand Palace. The word for market is “talat” (the T is swallowed) so you tell the conductor “talat Khlong Lod”.

  3. Wow I have been to the small flea market here in Surat thani Thailand but I definitely want to check out Bangkok’s. Did you get anything good?

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