Khlong Thom Market in Bangkok

Street Market in Chinatown Bangkok

    Khlong Thom Market is one of the oldest street markets in Bangkok. Covering the 4 main roads of Yaowarat (Chinatown), it gets especially crowded late on Saturday evenings with a motley of stalls selling a wide range of second-hand goods and souvenirs. Besides the roadside stalls, there's also a 3-storey Khlong Thom Center (near Worachak Road), where car accessories and toys are for sale.

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    Shopping at Khlong Thom Market

    Khlong Thom Market is almost like a huge shopping mall, but everything is laid out in the open and with little to no sense of order. Along the lanes, you might come across an oddity that might appeal to your curiosity, whether it’s a discontinued toy or a decades-old brass lamp. Not everything at the market is second-hand – some shops offer brand-new, but usually knock-off items like handbags, shoes, and clothes. 

    Good to know about Khlong Thom Market in Bangkok

    If you want to avoid the crowds, the best time to go is on Sunday mornings (from 8am to 11am). The easiest way to get there is by taxi, but you can also take the MRT train to the Wat Mangkon Station. Khlong Thom Market is around 750 meters northwest of the MRT station.

    Khlong Thom Market in Bangkok

    Location: Worachak, Samphanthawong, Pomprapsattruphai, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9am to 5pm

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