3 Best Wholesale Markets in Bangkok

Where to Buy Wholesale in Bangkok

    Wholesale markets in Bangkok are jampacked with specialized products, be it flowers, textiles or fashion accessories. There’s a flower market that’s perhaps the most fascinating as it offers pleasure for all the senses – you can watch as truckload after truckload of flowers and fresh produce arrive pre-dawn and smell the delightful scents that fill the air.

    Bangkok also has popular wholesale markets specifically for clothes and fashion accessories. You can wander down the narrow alleys and check out a host of collections ranging from street fashion all the way to indie labels produced by local designers. You can strike more than just ‘a bargain’ at these bustling and vibrant wholesale markets in Bangkok.

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    Chatuchak Market

    Once only popular among wholesalers and traders, Chatuchak Weekend Market has reached landmark status as a must-visit place for tourists. Its sheer size and diverse collections of merchandise will bring any seasoned shoppers to their knees – this is where you can literally 'shop till you drop'.

    The market’s area is equal to about 26 soccer fields and is home to more than 8,000 market stalls. On a typical weekend, more than 200,000 visitors come here to sift through the goods on offer. Veteran shoppers would agree that just about everything is on sale here, though not all at the best bargain rates. But if you have one weekend in Bangkok, squeeze in a day trip to Chatuchak Weekend Market and you will not be disappointed.

    Location: Chatuchak Park, Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

    Open: Saturday–Sunday from 9am to 6pm, Friday from 6pm to midnight (the plants sections also open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7am to 6pm)

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    Bangkok Flower Market

    Bangkok Flower Market (Pak Klong Talad) is the biggest wholesale and retail fresh flower market in Bangkok. The market has all kinds of popular flowers and flora-related items, including roses, forget-me-nots, orchids, lilies and more. Most of them are sold in packs of 50 or 100 flowers in each, and prices are amazingly cheap.

    Bangkok Flower market is located on Chak Phet Road, near Memorial Bridge in the Old City. Shops and vendors are housed inside 2- to 3-storey shophouses on both sides of the main road. The market lies just south of Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) and has access to a river pier, so it makes for a great 1-day trip when combined with other historical attractions in the Old City.

    Location: Chak Phet Road, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

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    Pratunam Market

    Pratunam Market is a major market in Bangkok selling clothes, shoes and fashion accessories at wholesale prices. Enter the small alleys and jampacked small streets and you'll find yourself in the middle of a clothes maze. Prices are very cheap, and most shops offer retail prices for single pieces.

    Located at the intersection of Ratchaprop and Petchburi roads (next to Amari Watergate Hotel), Pratunam Wholesale Market is filled with shops and tiny stalls flowing over onto the sidewalks and extending all the way to Baiyoke Towers I and Baiyoke Towers II on Ratchaprarop Soi 3.

    Location: Phetchaburi Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

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