Arguably the most touristy of them all. Everything here (the same old things) is more expensive compared to elsewhere and in some cases, you would have all the luck in the world to meet some really unpleasant stall owners. Had a mate who asked some questions on a product and when he decided not to purchase it, met a barrage of obscenities thrown at him. (I returned some volleys of my own - like cursing the owner an eternity of bad sales)
The stalls start coming alive at around 5.30pm but it would not be till 7.00pm before things really get thick. In some ways, the stalls and the many unsavoury outlets here go hand in hand, complimenting each other. Where in the world can you buy fake Rolexs and get to see pussy blows pingpong balls for instance?
The entire flea market extends across many streets, both back & front but it is Soi Patpong that is the real main artery. As per other flea markets, you can purchase all sorts of crap here, albeit more pricey. Bargain hard and don't be afraid to hurl a few vulgarities if the stall owners get rude with you.
Patpong Night Market saw its hey days in the 1980s where it showed Thailand the formula on how to organise a really good and atmospheric flea market. For decades, tourist flocked here to get cheap and good items. But today, new upstarts had begun to steal some glory and thunder away from Patpong. Together with the big heads of some of the stall owners, Patpong is increasingly under siege and may one day ends up as shopping paradise lost.
What to buy: The usual crap.
What to pay: BARGAIN!!
The whole market at Patpong is so expensive compared to anywhere else I have shopped in Bangkok. I have seen items here for up to 4 times the price of other markets, such as Sampeng or Chatuchak - and the vendors tend to be quite aggressive - and may become abusive and pesky persistent if you don't buy. This was my first and only real experience of this in Thailand at all - perhaps the sheer competition, and the location.
So - my advice is go for the gawk, but forget the markets. The fake bags aren't worth being dragged behind a canvus tarp and rooting through a huge metal trunk to view in the dark - the pushy and persistent sales pitch etc.
I have bought bags at Patpong, but from indoor shops - and you still bargain hard - don'y buy unless you get them to half or one third of the starting price. Have generally found that these bags are better quality, and worth more than the stuff outside.
Bangkok's largest night market where you can find practically everything. Clothing, clocks, watches, leather goods, silk, souvenirs, etc, but you must be able to bargain well! Most items are 500% over charged. The main products on sale are ready-to-wear garments with many imitation brand name items, Versace, Gucci, Levi's, Nike, etc. Also available are pirated CD's, DVD's and videos, computer software, Rolex watch copies and the like.
If you want the latest Louis Vuitton or Gucci bags, Rolex watches or the latest block buster film on DVD, then Patpong night market is the place to go.
There are row upon row of market stalls in a couple of streets in the Patpong area flanked by numerous go-go bars.
The fakes are usually good quality and cheap but you do have to bargain and you do have to take a chance on everything working when you get home.
It's where I bought my Spiderman posters for US$1 each, or I guess less(?), and also those small Thai stone figurines with pointed head (Buddha) which you can get really cheap if you know the art of bargaining.
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What to buy: Clothings, shoes, bags, watch and other accessories mostly counterfeits of the original brands, bath accessories, CDs, lamps, ceramics, souvernir items..etc...
This place has been happening ever since. Lota of people and rather lots of stuff to see & buy here. Almost everything is bargainable. For eg. A polo tee starting price cost about 550 bht - after bargain it is 200 bht. See what i mean.
Another tips - wear something cool. it can get very hot in there and becareful of your belongings.
What to buy: Mainly imitation stuff ranging from tee shirts, watches & bags. Local products are avaiable too.
What to pay: Depends on you bargaining skills : )
This is a street market and it means that you can buy virtually everything here.
My favourites were the fakes. You know, handbags, sunglasses and so on
Quite well faked and quite good quality and v. good prices.
Also clothes for babies ,men and ladies and all sort of videogames and accesories. You name it.
What to buy: Handbags, wallets and the like.
What to pay: Around 15 pounds for a very well faked LV.
Don't forget to bargain to death.
Patpong is the most famous open market in Bangkok.Starts at 18.00 oclock till midnight I think.You can find EVERYTHING there, clothes, shoes, accessories, watches, paintings, woodcarvings, souvenirs in good prices and dont hesitate to bargain!
Every single night
there is a market held at Patpong.
This red light district,
get filled with various stalls
selling souvenirs and
the typical touristy things.
But tucked away
around the corner of the market,
in front of Boots,
between Patpong 2 and the
Sala Daeng BTS Sky Train stop
is a stall on the main Silom Street
selling fun, super sexy cloths
from G-strings, lingerie,
to playful strap ons,
making every mans dream
There’s no point in
going during the day,
since the vendor, Nee
won’t be there.
The best time to come
is after dark, once she
has installed her stuff.
What to buy: Super Sexy delights and naughty boy whips!!!
Even though Patpong is a redlight district the night market is a great place to wander. You can buy things such as watches, clothes, hats, handbags, DVD's, CD's and the list goes on. Just make sure you bargain.
I never felt unsafe here and it was interesting taking in the sights. One night I was there 2 elephants were walking down the street.
At this market you can find a lot of fake but good stuff.
This is also a good place to watch the crowds of people wandering around here at night.
There is a lot of bars offering sex shows on both side of the market. And they will offer you both "ping-pong" and "banana".
What to buy: Here you can buy you a new fake Rolex or some Gucci t-shirts....
Or what about some DVD films..... copies...
What to pay: Cheap!
If you are in the area it is worth having a look here. Have a wander around before you buy the first thing that you see and remember to haggle. The main things that seem to be sold here are belts, men's T-shirts, fake Tiffany jewelry and bags.
What to buy: What do you need!
What to pay: My boyfriend paid 350B for a leather belt. Did he pay too much maybe. Better price than 1500B that was first quoted.
There's nothing much of interest in Patpong itself. The market is crowded and things are overpriced. I prefer browsing at the night stalls along Silom Road.
Location: Patpong 1 and Patpong 2 Road
1) BTS - Saladaeng station
2) MRT - Silom station
Slash at least 60% off the calculator price!
You can find clothes, as well as jewel and other souvenirs. You will also be offered for "banana show" and "ping pong show"... Personnally, I am not fond of these kind of show...
What to buy: Clothes, jewels, DVD, silk, etc.
What to pay: Again, bargain and be carefull!
Besides being a famous place for "you knoww what", this place offers great shopping experience and food fun-fare!
By now, you'll realise that what I said it true..That you can go to any market and you can get most of the stuffs....Probably the choice or pattern of choice might differ...
I bought lotsa t-shirts here..Pretty cheap, around B$10 to B$20 only. Nice prints and its still lasting me till today. :)