Suan Lum Night Bazaar, Bangkok
A clean and well organised area for food and shopping. You will feel safe here.
There are different areas for different types of dining - hawker stalls, restaurants, fast food.
The food stalls at the food court sell Thai and western food, all purchased with coupons. Unused coupons can be exchanged for cash.
There is also free entertainment with singing and dancing on a big stage.
The shopping area has many shops selling craft and clothes as well some selling packed local food like dried durian, dried jackfruit etc. Prices quoted are reasonable (more reasonable than at Chaktuchak Market and if you like to bargain, you can get it lowered a little). Frankly I wished I had known about this place before I shopped at Chaktuchak. Some shops sell boutique quality clothes.
There is a money changing facility available (run by a bank) until 10pm.
Metered taxis and tuk-tuks easily available for your return trip.
Suan Lum (Lumpini) night bazaar is probably the most famous of the night bazaars in Bangkok. Because of this there are a lot of tourists turning up here and in turn the prices are going up. While it is a little more expensive than places like JJ (Chatuchak) weekend market, it is still worth a look. Some real cool shops here a bit trendier and cleaner than most night bazaars in BKK. Nice restaurants and bars in the area aswell so come here do your shopping for clothes and thai memorabilia and go get a decent meal or drink in the surrounding restaurants.
Get here by using the MRT getting off at the Lumpini station or just get a taxi.
The Suam Lun night bazaar is located virutally next door to Lumphini Stadium where you can indulge in some Thai boxing. The night bazaar itself is a relatively new addition to Bangkok and hosts numerous shops and stalls. It also seems to house, for some reason unknown to me, enough German restaurants to satisfy a small Bavarian town.
But, the place to eat is the main open air food court / neer garden near the entrance to the bazaar. Buy your coupons when you enter as cash is not taken by the stall holders. Find a seat (which should not be too hard as there are numerous young girls working for the beer stalls who are around to help). These same girls will take your beer orders and fetch your drinks; but food is self service. The food court caters for a number of styles of cuisine; but is obviously south east asian dominated. The food is all wonderful and fresh.
At one end of the food court there is a stage where live music is often served up. It is a bit karaoke but after a couple of beers you tend not too notice. Also, if it rains, don't panic. There is a retractable roof which will soon glide across the open space at the first sign of a dark cloud.
Suan Lum Night Bazaar, the first official night bazaar ever available in Thailand, right in the heart of The Big Mango itself.
Located at the south-eastern corner of Lumpini Park, “Suan” is the Thai word for park and “Lum” is the abbreviated version of the proper name.
Open 7 days a week from 3:00 PM to midnight – some spots until 2:00AM – it is so convenient and easy to find.
To get to Suan Lum Night Bazzar take the Skytrain to S2 Sala Daeng ,Station (Silom Line).
Walk about 100m and you will see Si Lom MRT station. Take the train to Lumpini and you will see Suan Lum Night Bazzar.
Or just take a 15mins walk from Sala Daeng to Suan Lum Night Bazzar.
Suan Lum - Night Bazaar
Bazaar and Nightlife together!! An excellent place to be. Rock and pop music in a large place.
Name: Suan Lum
Attraction Type: Night Bazaar
Close to: Lumpini Park
How to go there: BTS Skytrain station: Sala Daeng after change to MRT (metro) and next station: Loumpini
First Photo: Suan Lum Night Bazaar
Second photo: Suan Lum Night Bazaar
Third photo: Suan Lum Night Bazaar
Forth photo: Khmer monument in Night Bazaar
Fifth photo: Singers in Night bazaar
There is a beergarden inside Suam Lum Night Market. We had a lot of fun with our 2-litres beer (dont think we are heavy drinkers, its only that we were six people...) with a small tap attached to serve yourself the beer. It also includes a system to maintain the beer properly cool. The only inconvenience was that we only were offered very light snacks, but it was also our fault, because there are a lot of stalls around where you can buy many different kinds of food and take them to your table.
Hay una zona de cerveceria al aire libre dentro del Mercado Nocturno de Suam Lum. Nos divertimos mucho con nuestra cerveza de dos litros (no vayais a pensar que somos unos borrachuzos, es solo que eramos 6 personas) con un grifo pequenho para ir sirviendote tu mismo. Tambien incluye un sistema que mantiene la cerveza fresquita. El unico inconveniente fue que solo nos ofrecieron unos aperitivos muy ligeros, pero tambien fue culpa nuestra, porque hay un monton de puestos alrededor donde puedes comprar muchos tipos diferentes de comida y llevartelos a la mesa.
Dress Code: Casual
Suan Lum perhaps the most luxurious (outdoor) market shopping experience in the Bangkok. Several bars along with Thai, Italian, German, and Mexican restaurants are within the market area, but away from the market's hustle-and-bustle.. On the other side of the market's temple walkway, lies a large outdoor beer garden, food court, and concert venue in one place, with assortment of inernational and Thai beers and foods, with international fare Beer and food are accompanied by live Thai cover bands performing the latest local and international hits on stage.
Yes, in Asia, night market is quite common. Generally a great family activity taking the children stroll down night market to see some latest and unique item they in mind to buy.
Suan Lum Night Bazaar, a great night market which recently refurbished to upmarket and organise. If you heading for souvenirs, taste local delicacy, local handicraft and some not genuined branded clothes, this is the place.
SKILL REQUIRED : BARGAINING!!
Suan Lum Night Bazaar is a more orderly version of Patpong and Chatuchak markets. The shops are well laid out and there is more corridor space between shops unlike the cramped conditions at Chatuchak market. The shops sell mainly Thai handicraft like Thai silk, lampshades, wooden carvings, trinklets and other decorative items. If you are feeling hungry or thirsty, there is a huge covered food court with numerous stalls selling a wide variety of food - Thai, German, Chinese, Japanese etc. You have to purchase cash coupons in order to buy the food and drink. There is a stage on which amateur performers blast out their songs at ear-splitting levels.
There are also a few al fresco dining cafes, restaurants and bars if you prefer something outdoor.
The Presentation of original thai classical dance with the pupet (Hun Lakorn Lek). There are 3 dancers for 1 puppet figure.
shows daily from 19:00 (7 pm)
beginning with 30 min. demonstration of Mask making the performance of 75 min. will start around 19:30 (7:30 pm)
THB 600.- per Person
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Suam Lum Night Mkt
- the ferris wheel is the main attraction here
- night market stuff are not as cheap as chatuchak
- the food ctr with a stage. u can catch the singer & 4 dancers with strutting goofy dancing, the food is nice!
- Nearest MRT Lumphini
- check out www.thainightbazaar.com
- can still walk walk around, nothing special here.
Great night market and addition to it is a beer garden which featured 2 big screens showing live telecast of soccer matches. The reason why I like Suan Lum Night Bazaar so much is because the space is not so cram as other night market and it is quite cooling to shop here. The price of the things sold here is moderate and you need to bargain hard to get better price. For me, I used the bargain, bargain and walk away method. If the shopkeeper has profit to earn at that price, he will sell the thing to you. Or else, he will not sell it to you. One annoying thing is it is hard to get a metered cab after going to the market.
Lookin' for a chill night after a crazy evening? There's a place in Suan Lum Night Bazaar. Other than the beer garden at the front gate, I found "The Tank" a very good spot to drink it all up. This place isn't cool, hip or anything...no live music, no DJs, but it offers a wide-variety of food + draft beer (both Thai and int'l) a nice place to sit and talk after a long, hard day.
Nearby, there's a Coffee House "Doi Tung", Thai-grown coffee supported by Her Majesty the Queen. Also some handicrafts and souvenirs from the Northern part of Thailand for sales at the Mah-Fah-Luang Foundation.
Dress Code: Casual
The Night Bazaar nowadays, is overrun with the Thai mafia who control the vendors and most of the products are bootleg. It's also not a very safe place for tourists. Most of the vendors at Night Bazaar are happy to cheat them and take their money. I recently know about an incident where a farang was attacked by 3 Thai people and physically assaulted. The police were summoned but did nothing to the perpetrators. Apparently Thai law does not protect victims of assault and assault and battery are not considered a crime in Thailand as in most other countries.
Also, most of the vendors at Night Bazaar are from another area of Bangkok called, Pot Pong, a very sleazy market of bootleg goods and very nasty Go Go bars. The sellers at Pot Pong are complete low-life and many farang have been assaulted and ripped-off there. To escape the bad reputation of Pot Pong, many of these vendors have moved to the Night Bazaar, and have brought their low-life habits with them, making the Night Bazaar an unpleasant, unsafe place - same as Pot Pong.
I'm speaking from experience as I have lived in Thailand for over 5 years and have been visiting for almost 20 years. In places like the Night Bazaar and other outdoor markets such as JJ (Jatujak), tourists need to careful with their valuables. There are many pickpocket gangs and many people who want to cheat tourists and do harm to them. Everyone who has not visited Thailand thinks that it is a peaceful Buddist country, but in some ways it's also like the wild west. Be careful and watch your back!
Suan Lum is a great night market for all the family to potter around . Here you are left to browse round the units which are all divided into blocks...i.e , clothes , audio or local artifacts , etc. There aren't the go-go bars or thai girls vying for trade here so you are free to enjoy the market and and all the local goods on sale , unlike at Patpong which is in 2 streets full of go-go bars with men/women offering you the delights of the ping-pong/banana shows .
I went here with my husband and son and not once were we hasselled by traders , I would be more than happy to come here with a girlfriend and just enjoy the atmosphere of the place . Prices were excellent and I found some great bargains , didn't even have to barter too much as they started at reasonable prices anyhow .