Suan Lum Night Bazaar, Bangkok

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    Night Markets / Shopping: Suanlum-Night Bazaar

    by GracesTrips Updated Aug 22, 2014

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    Opened every day 6pm to 12am. On our last day in Bangkok, we thought it might be a a good idea to check out the night bazaar. Most of the items sold here did not appeal to me. But I did buy some roasted coconut to take home and my boyfriend bought me a glycerine soap. The girl who sold us the soap was happy to make us a deal on 3 bars for 100 baht (US$3.00). She took the money and slapped the money onto all her inventory throughout her stall. We found it curious and she explained it was good luck for the evening since we were her first sale.

    The food court area of the bazaar looked great but since we had ate at Safari Steak, we weren't too hungry once we found it.

    Over all, it's worthwhile to see but don't expect to find some great stuff to buy.

    Dress Code: Casual

    Directions: Located at Sathorn and Rama IV roads
    MRT Subway exit Lumpini station

    Website: http://www.suanlum-nightbazaar.com/EN/index.php

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  • Suan Lum Night Bazaar: Bazaar and Nightlife together!!

    by volopolo Updated Jul 29, 2014

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    Suan Lum - Night Bazaar

    Bazaar and Nightlife together!! An excellent place to be. Rock and pop music in a large place.


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    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
    City: Bangkok


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    Address: Rama IV Road

    Directions: Lumpini MRT Station

    Website: http://www.asiabethere.com

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    Suan Lum Night Bazaar: Watch your back at Night Bazaar

    by Famespear Written Jan 9, 2010

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    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!

    Address: Rama IV Road

    Directions: Lumpini MRT Station

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    Night Markets / Shopping: Suan Lum at nightime

    by allelli Written Feb 4, 2008

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    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.

    Address: 1875 Rama IV Rd., Lumpini, Pathumwan Bangkok 10330

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    Suan Lum Night Bazaar: A nice night market for homewares & fashion

    by paulwf Written Dec 11, 2007

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    If you're looking for homewares and gifts this maybe a good night market for you to visit. It has a nice large outdoor food hall with live entertainment. It's also close to one of the Muay Thai boxing stadiums. These things sets it apart from the Patpong night market. It's a huge market with lots of choice. I have read online that the market was closed but it was definitely not closed when I visited during November 2007.

    Address: Rama IV Road

    Directions: Lumpini MRT Station

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    Suan Lum Night Bazaar: Glamorous Night Market in bangkok!

    by machomikemd Written Oct 2, 2007

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    Suan Lum could best be described as the VIP outdoor market of Bangkok (where you're always welcome, of course). Covered walkways with centrally-located snack bars provide perhaps the most luxurious (outdoor) market shopping experience in the city. Several bars along with Thai, Italian, German, and even Mexican restaurants are conveniently within the market area, close enough to analyze the crowd while enjoying a drink, yet away from the market's hustle-and-bustle. In the same area, dinner shows featuring classical Thai puppetry can be enjoyed at the famous Joe Louis Puppet Theatre.

    On the other side of the market's curious Khmer-looking temple walkway, lies a large outdoor beer garden, food court, and concert venue all rolled into one. Here one can indulge in an assortment of inernational and Thai beers and foods, with international fare either Japanese (yakitori and Asahi) or German (sausage, Paulaner, etc). Beer and food are accompanied by live Thai cover bands performing the latest local and international hits on stage. Also, don't forget to check out the Big Wheel, 'La Roue de Paris' while you're there! And, after a few drinks with friends, head out to one of Silom's many nightclubs.

    Dress Code: Casual Wear.

    Suan Lum has many of the same Thai trinkets and souvenirs you'll find in other of Bangkok's markets, but here under covered walkways and with a few bars, restaurants and a huge covered food court with live bands nightly. Well worth a wander. You can also enjoy live music or Thai comedies which are held in the entertainment hall of the Suan Lum night bazaar. The Bec Tero event hall can hold over 5000 visitors during the special shows and events and frequently is filled during these events.

    Open: 6:00 pm- 12:00 am (every day)

    Address: Rama IV Road, Lumpini, Bangkok

    Directions: Take the MRT subway to Lumpini station; the market is near Lumpini Park, a short walk from the station.

    Phone: (662) 665-4023

    Website: http://www.suanlum-nightbazaar.com/EN/

    Entrance Very Lively! Cool! Very Touristy! Hungry
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    Suan Lum Night Bazaar: Worth Visiting but not for Great Bargains

    by danlisha Written Jul 23, 2007

    Eventhought the night market has a wide variety of goods, the prices are not relatively cheap as compared to the malls in the central district. For example, a ladies handbag at the nightmarket was selling at ten times the price of those at MBK (for the exact same one..)

    Prices are naturally jacked-up for tourists but why should you fall victim if another place is selling it cheaper.

    It also has a large food court selling different cuisines out in the open space.

    Dress Code: Dress lightly since it can get stuffy.

    Address: Suan-Lum Rama IV Road

    Directions: Lumpini MRT Station

    Website: http://www.thainightbazaar.com

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    Suan Lum Night Bazaar: Suam Lum Ferris Wheel Rocks!!!

    by celloplay Written May 21, 2007

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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.

    Address: Rama IV Road

    Directions: Lumpini MRT Station

    outdoor foodcourt at suan lum collage of the ferris wheel from inside ferris and moonie looking out ~
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    Night Markets / Shopping: Suan Lom night market

    by zoe_girl18 Written Feb 15, 2007

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    The Suan Lom night market is one of the places to go to when in Bangkok. It opens around 7pm and closes at 12mn. Lots of things to buy but you need to bring out your talent in haggling. Make sure to haggle 50% from their price.

    Dress Code: Wear comfortable clothes. The area is not airconditioned.

    Directions: Just tell taxi driver to take you to Suan Lom Night Market.

    the carousel at the Suan Lom Night Market
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    Suan Lum Night Bazaar: The Tank @ Suan Lum Night Bazaar

    by WaRPer Updated Dec 29, 2006

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    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

    Address: Rama IV Road

    Directions: Lumpini MRT Station

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    Suan Lum Night Bazaar: Have a big big beer with your own tap

    by hojasdehierba Written Nov 2, 2006

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    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

    Address: Rama IV Road

    Directions: Lumpini MRT Station

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  • Night Markets / Shopping: Night market without the hassel .

    by hellsbellsbaby Updated Oct 27, 2006

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    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 .

    Address: Suam Lum , Lumpini Park area .

    Directions: Lumpini MRT Station

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    Suan Lum Night Bazaar: Best Night Market Avaliable

    by enjoyable_bangkok Written Jul 2, 2006

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    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.

    Address: Rama IV Road

    Directions: Lumpini MRT Station

    The ferris wheel at Suan Lum Night Bazaar. 100baht
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    Suan Lum Night Bazaar: Shopping at Night

    by daryll Written Jun 29, 2006

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    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!!

    Address: Rama IV Road

    Directions: Lumpini MRT Station

    Entrance at Lumpini MRT Station
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    Suan Lum Night Bazaar: Nice Beer Garden

    by mrkokomo Written May 7, 2006

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    There is a large beer garden in the middle of the bazaar. They sell coupons which you redeem for food and beer but I guess you could use cash if you run out of the coupons. You can order food from the side shops and eat at one of the tables in the garden. You can also order food and beer from sexy waitresses. They have different kinds of beers, local and European kinds. My favorite was Tiger beer (and fried fish/shrimp chips).

    I wish I had taken some photos.

    Dress Code: Casual. Jeans and T-shirt will be fine. It was hot, even in January, "the winter" there.

    Address: Rama IV Road

    Directions: Lumpini MRT Station, or take a Taxi at night, not too expensive.

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