If you’re planning to visit Bangkok and you’re bored of the usual markets like Chatuchak and Palladium Night Market, why not travel a little out of the main city area and check out what the more local markets have to offer?
For all you broke university students who are in Bangkok for a holiday, we suggest that you pay a visit to Ramkhamhaeng University Night Market to get a feel of how the local university students shop. As the market is catered mostly to youths, you can expect some super cheap bargains as well as clothes, accessories and shoes that are tailored for a younger crowd.
The market has both a tented and open-air section filled with different stalls that sell pretty much anything and everything a university student could ever need and want.
TRENDY FASHION PIECES AT BARGAIN PRICES
Fashionistas and shopaholics will love the selection of clothing here and the best part is that everything is very affordably priced to suit the wallets of the university kids. Here, we found pieces of clothing that we previously saw at places like Chatuchak and Platinum Mall going for 50 baht to 150 baht cheaper, which is really a huge steal!
They also have stalls that sell both new and preloved shoes. Do take note that some of the shoes are little old and grimy, but if you’re the kind of person who loves to inject new life into a pair of old kicks, feel free to go crazy!
If you’re in need of some new accessories, they also have multiple stalls selling things such as glasses, bags, belts and earrings.
As this market is dedicated to the students of Ramkhamhaeng University, it isn’t surprising that they have a stall that sells just school uniforms.
While the market does have a few stalls that sell a pretty extensive range of cosmetics and contact lenses, we suggest that you don’t patronise them as the products all look a little dodgy. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can go ahead and do so. Who knows, you may accidentally come across a product that will change your life!
SUPER CHEAP STREET FOOD
Just like all the fashion items, all the food here is sold at incredibly affordable prices. We chanced upon skewers for just 15 baht and lunchbox sets for 25 baht, which is definitely way cheaper than what it usually sells for in the city!
We loved their bottled juice! It definitely helped to combat the sweltering heat.
CHILL LIKE A LOCAL
At the market, we saw many people sitting and chilling around a small pond at the side of the market. After exploring the market, we recommend grabbing some food and drinks and sitting there for the full local experience. It is a surprisingly nice way to end the day
While Ramkhamhaeng University Night Market may not be the most happening and hip night market out there, we do feel that it is worth a visit as it is a nice change from all the other touristy and overhyped markets in Bangkok.
Ramkhamhaeng University Night Market
2345/1 Ramkhamhaeng Road
Khwaeng Hua Mak, Khet Bang Kapi
Bangkok, Thailand 10240
Thu to Tue: 4pm – 11pm
(Closed on Wednesdays)