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).
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:
Clothes: New and Used – There’s a lot of coll vintage shirts if you have the patience to go thru the pile of clothes.
Shoes: There are lots of vintage leather shoes if you’re into that. There’s not much hiking shoes though but I found one.
Leather Goods: Bangkok’s market wouldn’t be complete without seeing leather goods. It’s a big industry here.
And yes, even pets are being sold here.
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.
You’ll also find a lot of personal accessories like earrings and tunnels and a lot of personal care products too.
There’s also one stall selling ornamental plants. If you’re looking for household items there are also numerous stalls selling those here.
Guitars and a few other musical instruments are also being sold here.
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.
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.