Khlong Thom Market – Best Place To Visit In Bangkok

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Khlong Thom market is located at Maha Chak road between Yaowarat (China Town) and Charoen Krung road. It is where many products are sold such as electricity devices, computer appliances, stereos, game players, cinema-videos, VCDs, DVDs, car accessories, general non-fashionable clothes and others fashion-in-trend items: glasses, watches, calculators at reasonable price. In Vorachak area, apart from being car spares center and old car vehicle center of Bangkok, it also a place where second-hand items are sold such as old and new shoes, children toys, collectible items, stamps, old banknotes, clocks, kitchen utensils, gramophone records, tape cassettes, old and rare CD albums of famous artists. Along the alleys, there are abundant of item pieces you can adapt in your DIY project or you can observe them for creating new ideas.

At night, Khlong Thom market will be changed into the “Flashlight Market” which sells items since Saturday night until Sunday morning around the central hospital and Vorachak intersection. To sum up, Khlong Thom market is where new items, second-hand items, items from the pawnshop, old items including foods and snacks can be found. Khlong Thom market has many restaurants to fulfill your stomach and relax after the long shopping. Some of the recommended restaurants are Je Yee rice steamed with chicken soup which opens on Sunday since morning until 14.00 or Suthathip Hai Lhao style rice noodles which opens until 15.00. You can also select various types of food at Khlong Thom center’s food center, where it is air conditioned. Those who come by personal cars can park at Prapiren temple opposite the old Crime Suppression Department where the parking fee is 20 – 30 baht. Another choice is parking near the central hospital where you have to pay 30 baht per hour as a parking fee. However, if you do not want to pay for the parking lots, you can visit the market by getting on RMTA bus number 8, 10, 37 and 73.