Now that you know about the best weekday markets to visit in Bangkok, it’s time to introduce you to one of our favorite finds, Huai Kwang Night Market.
The whole reason we found Huai Kwang Night Market in the first place, was because it was a night where we had nothing to do and wanted to shop at a night market.
BUT the night markets we knew of were all closed. This led to finding more weekday night markets!
And of all the night markets we’ve frequented, this market takes the cake for being the most relaxing night market ever.
It’s an old-school night market without the trendy neon lights, and rows and rows of colourful shops – but that’s just a part of its charm.
This market will not fail you, especially if you’re looking for something easy and super chill.
Find out more about the night market experience at Huai Kwang Night Market below!
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1. Revisit Bangkok’s old night markets – Old School Charm
One of the things that makes this night market appealing, is its old school charm.
Before night markets got so big and glamorous (like Talad Neon for example), they were just like this – rows of shops and little alleys and stalls to duck into on the sides of a road. Easy to walk, shop, and eat.
PS: Whether you take the MRT to Huai Kwang MRT Station and walk to the night market, or take a taxi/Uber to get to the night market – look out for this local supermarket. It’s the landmark that signals the start of the market!
2. What’s the shopping like here? – Fashion, Accessories, and Beauty Tools
One of the most important aspects of a night market is the shopping experience available. At Huai Kwang Night Market, you won’t get the usual crazy rows of shops.
Instead, you will enjoy a quiet night of shopping at the different stalls that offer everything from unique earrings and various accessories – to unexpectedly trendy fashion like cute jeans with sequins or flamingo decals, dresses and outfits for different personalities and more.
If you’ve ever wanted to get a wig, there’s a wig shop here for anyone who wants to get their Kylie Jenner on. Rows of wigs of different styles and colours. They might not be top quality wigs, but they’re good enough!
3. Get a manicure, pick up beauty tools or chill at a cafe – Huai Kwang Terrace
There’s also a small mall right in the middle of the night market, with a place to get your Bangkok mani-pedi (from 300 Baht!) and chill at the cafe.
You can also pick up trendy clothes like embroidered jackets, silk pyjamas and beauty tools (such as DIY gel manicure kits or storage boxes) here.
PS: There are more nail parlours along the night market, hair extensions and wigs being sold, as well as a waxing parlour. Simply take your pick.
4. Eat like a local, order like a local – Noi Seafood
If you’re looking for the go-to local place to eat, Noi Seafood is the place to be. We’ve eaten there at least twice and particularly enjoyed the Claypot Prawn Vermicelli (it’s really, really good), and Crab Omelette!
Honestly, we went in to take a look just because the huge prawns displayed outside caught our eyes – and found out that it’s actually a popular restaurant that both locals and travellers enjoy.
The only downside is that there’s no English menu, so we ordered through a photo menu. Flip through the photos of different dishes, and order what looks good to you!
PS: To check what dishes they have, or prices, ask the staff. They don’t speak much English, but will be able to sufficiently communicate their most-recommended and the types of dishes too.
5. Pamper yourself with a body scrub and oil massage – Bebe Massage
Of course, before you leave the night market, you have to indulge in a Thai massage!
There’s at least 3 massage parlours here, and you can duck into any for your massage.
From the standard Thai Massage, to Oil Massage and a Body Scrub at decent prices, make sure to make the most of your time and pamper yourself!
(Prices: From 200 Baht / USD $6 for Thai Massage, 300 Baht / USD$9 for Oil Massage)
We loved heading to Huai Kwang Night Market, especially on nights when we didn’t know where to go.
It has a nice relaxing vibe, and you still get to shop, eat yummy food, and indulge in a massage.
Check out more photos to get a better idea of the market!
PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
|PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you! |