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Experience a curious blend of open-air market stalls, feverish nightlife and risqué Bangkok culture at Patpong Night Market. From early in the evening, hordes of vendors set up stalls and prepare to bargain enthusiastically with locals and tourists alike. Meanwhile, cabaret bars and nightclubs entice visitors with bright neon lights and salacious entertainment.
Patpong Night Market rose to fame in the 1970s, when it served as an entertainment district for American soldiers during the Vietnam War. Today, it attracts a mix of shopping lovers and inquisitive tourists, who come to witness an infamous aspect of the city’s culture.
Running through the heart of the market’s two streets are innumerable stalls packed floor-to-ceiling with goods geared toward tourists. Shop for handicrafts, including candles, soaps and necklaces. Browse for soccer jerseys, branded T-shirts and Thai boxing apparel, leather bags, watches and sunglasses, among other items. Much of what is on offer is counterfeit so check the quality before purchasing. Vendors have a habit of quoting outrageous prices so be prepared to bargain hard.
Cabaret bars, nightclubs and karaoke venues line the market’s streets, punctuating the air with flickering neon lights and blaring music. Note how some bars take their names from descriptive body parts. Watch as pushy touts try to lure often-unsuspecting visitors with the offer of cheap drinks and illicit shows. Peak inside the windows to see a slice of Bangkok’s popular yet bizarre nightlife scene.
Situated in the Si Lom neighborhood, Patpong Night Market is easily accessible via public transport such as the metro and sky train. The closest metro station is Silom MRT while the nearest sky train station is Sala Daeng BTS. The market is about a 20-minute taxi ride from tourist areas such as Chinatown and Khao San Road.
The market is open daily and stalls generally open for business around sunset. The bars and nightclubs stay open until the early hours. Consider arriving in the afternoon and enjoy a moment of tranquility at nearby Lumphini Park.
This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located on a river, within 1 mi (2 km) of Sri Mariamman Temple and Iconsiam. Asiatique The Riverfront and Siam Paragon Mall are also within 3 mi (5 km). Surasak BTS Station is 10 minutes by foot and Saphan Taksin BTS Station is 12 minutes.
Located in Bangkok City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Patpong Night Market, Wat Hua Lamphong, and King Power MahaNakhon. Thaniya Plaza and Lumpini Park are also within 15 minutes. Chong Nonsi BTS Station is 8 minutes by foot and Sam Yan Station is 10 minutes.
Located in Bangkok City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Silom Complex Shopping Mall and BNH Hospital. Lumpini Park and Chulalongkorn Hospital are also within 15 minutes. Si Lom Station is 8 minutes by foot and Silom Station is 8 minutes.
Located in Bangkok City Centre, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lumpini Park, MBK Center, and Siam Center. Pratunam Market and Temple of the Emerald Buddha are also within 3 mi (5 km). Sam Yan Station is only a 3-minute walk and Silom Station is 14 minutes.
Located in Bangkok City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of River City Shopping Complex, Si Phraya Pier, and Patpong Night Market. Lumpini Park and MBK Center are also within 2 mi (3 km). Sam Yan Station is 12 minutes by foot and Hua Lamphong Station is 15 minutes.
This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located on a river, within 1 mi (2 km) of Bangkok Riverside and Iconsiam. King Power MahaNakhon and Patpong Night Market are also within 2 mi (3 km). Saphan Taksin BTS Station is 6 minutes by foot and Surasak BTS Station is 12 minutes.
This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Erawan Shrine and CentralWorld Shopping Complex. Lumpini Park and Pratunam Market are also within 15 minutes. Ratchadamri BTS Station is only a 4-minute walk and Chit Lom BTS Station is 9 minutes.
This family-friendly Bangkok hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Sri Mariamman Temple, Lalai Sap Market, and Neilson Hays Library. King Power MahaNakhon and Patpong Night Market are also within 15 minutes. Chong Nonsi BTS Station is 6 minutes by foot and Sathorn Station is 10 minutes.
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