More information  

Bangkok is so big, we’ve split it up into areas, select one of the below for detailed accommodation and food listings in that area. Sights and general overviews for Bangkok as a whole can be found via the icons above. Don’t know where to start? Read an overview of Bangkok’s different areas.


Our rating:

Asiatique is Bangkok’s premier night market, beautifully set alongside the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River, where you can stroll along Thailand’s longest riverfront boardwalk.

Travel better, travel smarter

Save money, receive our latest updates and get the most out of your travels.


Sanitised it may be compared to the old Suan Lum night bazaar, its nearby, more crowded predecessor, but 2012-opened Asiatique is a pleasant evening out, with decent shopping, plentiful restaurants and various diversions to be found, such as the kingdom’s tallest ferris wheel—yes, Asiatique is the land of the superlative. There are maps, clean bathrooms and the clothes shops may even have dressing rooms: This is not your usual Bangkok market experience.

One of Asiatique's top draws. Photo taken in or around Asiatique, Bangkok, Thailand by Samantha Brown.

One of Asiatique's top draws. Photo: Samantha Brown

We suggest catching the free Asiatique shuttle boat from Saphan Taksin pier for the 10-minute ride here so that you arrive in time to catch the photogenic sunset over the river along the 300-metre long boardwalk (the boat starts at 16:00).

Check out the art installations, such as sculptures of old-style port workers eating and lugging rice bags around; there’s also the “Juliet Love Garden”, which features an original statue of Juliet from Verona and a fence with thousands of attached love lockets.

Sunset prawns, ideal fuel for shopping. Photo taken in or around Asiatique, Bangkok, Thailand by Samantha Brown.

Sunset prawns, ideal fuel for shopping. Photo: Samantha Brown

Then allow yourself a few hours for browsing the more than 1,500 shops and restaurants set out in four very organised, and sprawling, zones. The bazaar hosts a diverse range of shops and stalls offering everything from expensive (and real) name-brand sunglasses to cheap fake ones, chic designer clothing boutiques to simple racks of 100 baht dresses, and hand-made traditional Thai mask galleries to standard T-shirt and souvenir shops. Though it gives a purely upmarket first impression, Asiatique in fact caters to all budgets, both for shopping ... Travelfish members only (Around 700 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

Don’t miss the boat!

Please subscribe to to read the rest of this article, or log in here.

Subscribing to Travelfish costs A$35 per year and it gets you access to more than 200 downloadable guides to specific destinations, fabulous discount coupons and 50% off our personalised travel planning service. Sign up here.


How to get there
Asiatique is a couple of kilometres south of Saphan Taksin BTS station in the vicinity of Charoen Krung Soi 74. The easiest way to reach it on quieter nights is by a free boat shuttle that leaves every 20 minutes from Sathorn pier, next to Saphan Taksin BTS station, which can also bring you back free of charge. However the queue for the free shuttle is often extremely long, in which case a taxi can get you there from Saphan Taksin BTS for around 60 baht.

Charoen Krung Soi 72-76, Bangkok
Nightly 16:00-24:00
T: 092 246 0812
Admission: Free

Location map for Asiatique

Book a flight, train, bus, taxi or ferry in Thailand with 12Go Asia

Popular attractions in Bangkok

A selection of some of our favourite sights and activities around Bangkok.

Best places to stay in Bangkok

A selection of some of our favourite places to stay in Bangkok.

What next?

 Browse our independent reviews of places to stay in and around Bangkok.
 Check prices, availability & reviews on Agoda or Booking
 Check out our listings of things to do in and around Bangkok.
 Read up on how to get to Bangkok, or book your transport online with 12Go Asia.
 Do you have travel insurance yet? If not, find out why you need it.
 Planning on riding a scooter in Bangkok? Please read this.
 Buy a SIM card for Thailand—pick it up at the airport when you arrive.
 Browse the web securely while travelling with TunnelBear. Try with a 7–day free trial.

Skip the queues!
Skip the queues!
Ad Book plane, train, bus & ferry tickets
with 12Go Asia.

Read more

See below for more sights and activities in Bangkok that are listed on

Top of page

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Bangkok? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

Top of page