Patpong Night Market is one of the must-do night shopping destinations in Bangkok for avid shoppers. Found in the built-up area known as Silom, the place is always busy and chaotic with all the commotion from the go-go bars nearby and lots of foreign visitors. This market in Bangkok's notorious nightlife district is often the first and easiest stop for many who’ve just arrived in Bangkok and lodging at one of several mid-to-upper-end hotels in Silom.

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You will find fashion, souvenirs, and kitsch items here, mostly at bargain long as you know how to bargain and don't except the first price quoted. Be wary of the quality and prices of most items sold here, though. Both the market and go-go bars seem to complement each other well. But as with both, remember not to be fooled by first impressions and to bargain hard.

To get to Patpong Night Market if you're coming from BTS Siam station, alight at Sala Daeng station and exit down one of the right-hand stairs. Follow the increasing trail of vendors along the sidewalk. You'll reach the market after 5 minutes.

Patpong Night Market in Bangkok

Location: 1 Patpong Rd, Suriyawong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

Open: Daily from 5pm to midnight (some stalls open later)

Willy Thuan | Compulsive Traveller