One of Bangkok’s newest night markets (albeit a temporary one) is a sprawling maze of over 900 restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops that is sure to become one of the city’s top nighttime hotspots!
The Neon Night Market (Talad Neon Night Market) opened its doors in November 2016 along Phetchaburi Road in Bangkok’s Pratunam district. This market is a very upscale night market targeted toward the young hipster crowd. As you may have guessed from the name, the whole market has been decked in neon decorations beaming out various shades of neon that would make Michael Mann feel right at home back in his Miami Vice days. Among the many items for sale at this night market are top-name brand fashions, makeup/cosmetic shops, kitschy housewares, and live musical performances. Some of the restaurants in this night market include stalls selling Thai dishes of all kinds.
This night market is part of a growing trend of shipping container-based night markets popping up across southeast Asia. In addition to this one, another shipping-based container night market is open in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in February 2017.
The Neon Night Market will be open until sometime in 2017. It is open on Thursdays-Sundays from 5 pm-midnight.
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- http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/neon-fest-night-market.htm (Article from Bangkok.com about Neon Night Market.)
- http://danielfooddiary.com/2016/11/27/taladneon/ (A Singaporean food blogger’s trip to the Neon Night Market.)