One of the must-do things in Bangkok is to shop and eat at its night markets. But if you’re like my best friend who’s Muslim, you might be lost not knowing which night market to go to… Since there aren’t many Muslim-friendly night markets in this metropolitan city.
Luckily, I stumbled across TaladNad Kokotho – a hugeeee night market by Ramkhamhaeng University with tons of halal food, and guess what? I LOVED it here!!
Don’t get me started on the shopping scene. Clothes and accessories for him or her (or your mini-mes)? Household goods for your home sweet home? You’ll find them all here!
You can even get a quick haircut if you have the time (sorry ladies, men only).
Curious what else the market has to offer? Scroll down to find out!
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1. Ready to dig into some delicious food? – Halal & Non-Halal Food
Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Come with an empty belly because you’ll definitely regret it otherwise. From satay and roasted chicken to fried sausages and sushi, find a wide array of delicious halal and non-halal food choices. You can even get affordable Western and Thai desserts here (boba drinks or cakes anyone?).
Tip: Sit around the lake (on the grass) located in the middle of the night market to savour your food. Note that this is an open-air area, so you won’t be able to sit here when it rains.
Note: To differentiate between halal and non-halal food stalls, look for the halal certification on their banner. Alternatively, check with the store owners if they’re selling halal food. Most of the Muslim-operated stores do offer halal food.
2. All the affordable and trendy clothes you could want! – For the Ladies
Fashion is all about attitude (said fashion guru Karl Lagerfeld) and selecting the right clothes. Luckily, TaladNad Kokotho has plenty of clothes and accessories for you to choose from. Whether you’re looking for casual dresses and shirts, workwear or even silk nighties, you’ll find them here.
And for the Muslim ladies, they also sell scarves and hijabs here too! Don’t forget to accessorise with the latest shoes or bags too!
3. Who says men don’t care about fashion? – For the Men
Good news guys! There are tons of stuff waiting for you to buy here, from t-shirts and funky shirts to jackets and pants. You can even find men undergarments like boxers and socks in various designs.
4. Cute kids’ clothes for the little ‘uns! – For the Kids
Kids clothes can be expensive. Some even cost more than adult clothes! Thankfully, you won’t face that problem here. All of them are affordably priced and cutely designed, guaranteed to put a smile on your faces.
Princess or Thai traditional costumes? Shirts with robots or flowers? Sportswear or outdoor outfits? Yes, yes and yesss!!
5. Don’t forget to check out the homewares – For the Home
You can even shop new bedding here at TaladNad KoKoTho! This means replacing your old ones with new pillows, towels and bedding. I mean, nothing feels better than new bed sheets, pillow covers and bed covers right? You can even get the same pillows and towels you see in hotels (without paying the same amount of price). Great eh?
6. Get a temporary tattoo or hair cut – Just for Fun
Always wanted to get a tattoo but don’t have the guts to do so? Get a temporary body tattoo instead (in black)! You can even choose the design and the size yourself.
As for men, get your much-needed haircut at the barber here. It’s always fun to get a new haircut when you’re travelling right? (At least, that’s what my friends have told me!)
Excited? So am I. In fact, I’m definitely going to be taking all my overseas friends to this night market the next time they’re here! So if you’re in town, remember to stop by. You won’t regret it for sure!!
Happy shopping! 😀
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! |