Patpong Night Market is a great place to find souvenirs, clothes, food and many other things. I had an amazing time exploring the market with my friend. We ended up getting some really cool items for our family back home. The best part was when we found these awesome shirts that said “I Love Thailand” in Thai on the front! It was so fun to see how everything looked so different than what we are used to have back home.
What is the Patpong Night Market like?
The Patpong Night Market is very different than most things we see back in the states. The first thing I noticed was how crowded it was; people were everywhere and it wasn’t very quiet at all. It reminded me of some places where I used to go shopping with my mother before except this place had a lot more people. It was really loud so I had to cover my ears most of the time. There were all kinds of people, young kids with their parents, old people, men and women. The place is also very colorful; there are lots of signs, some in English even! We tried to find our way around but it was very difficult because everyone is going in a different direction, and it’s very loud. But we found some people who were ready to help us find what we needed, they helped us for 5 minutes and then they wanted us to buy something from them. That was a little frustrating but we moved on anyway.
How to get there?
We took a bus from the hotel to the Patpong Night Market. There are many buses you can choose from and they all cost about ฿30-40 each, so if you’re going with more people it might be worth it to take a cab or something. You have to be careful though because some taxi drivers will try to rip you off by taking you somewhere else, this doesn’t happen all the time but it did to us. It’s a good idea to ask someone at your hotel or maybe some other tourist where they go and how much.
Is it worth going?
The Patpong Night Market is definitely worth going because there are so many things you can get! Although it may be hard to get around, it’s worth the hassle. You will find amazing stuff for really cheap; I found a shirt that said “I Love Thailand” in Thai on the front and my friend got us these cool hats with Thailand written on them which were super cheap! Also, if you do go to Patpong Night Market you have to try the food; we got these really cool ice cream balls which was a mixture of red beans and ice cream. It tastes super good and its only ฿20!
What will I find there?
At the market, there are so many different items for sale that you can’t possibly see them all! You can find clothes, shoes, accessories, hats, so so much more. We didn’t manage to take pictures because it was so crowded but we saw a lot of people selling these cool shirts with famous bands on them. There are also lots of places where you can buy souvenirs and gifts for your family and friends, we got some really nice shirts with Thailand written on them.
It’s a great place to spend an evening because not only are you going to have fun seeing all the cool things but you will also get to try lots of different kinds of food! I recommend trying the ice cream ball with red beans, it tastes amazing! Also you can find many places where they sell some special Thai coffee which is really good as well.
What was the most interesting thing I saw there?
The most interesting thing I saw was a stall with lots of different kinds of panties on it. It caught my friend and I by surprise because we were not expecting to see something like that! But it was definitely interesting.
My conclusion about the Patpong Night Market
If you’re in Bangkok and looking for something fun to do I recommend checking out the Patpong Night Market. It can be quite frustrating at times but all of the things you will find there are worth it! Also, I recommend trying the food there, you will not be disappointed. It’s a great place to go with friends especially if you are looking for some fun memories!