Talad Neon Night Market – Weekday Night Market Bangkok
Talad Neon Night Market is a hipster downtown night market to open in the heart of Bangkok.
Even though Talad Neon is a small night market in the Pratunam district, Bangkok – it is popular with tourists.
The night market is near the major shopping malls and about 10 mins walk from Pratunam. The location is ideal for tourists if they are not in Bangkok over the weekend.
What sets Talad Neon apart from the rest is this — the night market offers photogenic or ‘Instagramable’ food.
You will find plenty of grilled and bbq seafood, desserts, and cool drinks.
For shoppers, there is plenty of street fashion and goods on sale. Talad Neon Night Market is near the popular Platinum Fashion Mall. Many young tourists like to shop for the latest fashion apparel here.
Talad Neon Night Market is convenient for a visit they do not include a night market trip in your plans.
I like to chill out at Talad Neon after a weekday business meeting. Making a trip to Chatuchak Weekend Market in the day’s heat on Sundays is just too tiring.
Most of the best night markets in Bangkok are open only on weekend nights, visiting Talad Neon Night Market is a great idea.
Talad Neon Night Market has all the main attributes but lacks a local feel and atmosphere.
You will find other Bangkok’s night markets with more originality.
- Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin
- JJ Green
- Talad Rot Fai Ratchada
So how many stalls can I browse at Talad Neon Night Market?
I didn’t count as I went late and the market was closing on a slow night. I read somewhere that this night market has over 900 stalls ranging from food to fashion!
The best time to visit during the evenings from Wednesday to Sunday.
Things to Buy at Talad Neon Night Market
There are plenty of clothing, various t-shirts, Thai silk scarfs, shoes and bags on sale here. In terms of variety, most of the goods look familiar in design. Inspect the prices and quality as these can vary.
Most of the goods look like those found at Pratunam Market, Platinum Fashion Mall, or nearby Palladium Night Market.
The goods may not differ from elsewhere, but the layout of the stalls at Talad Neon Night Market is easy to negotiate, with wide walkways. There are lots of souvenirs and key chains.
Talad Neon Night Market – Street Food
What I love about Bangkok’s night markets is the abundant seafood at the street food stalls. The Thai vendors love to arrange the seafood and decorated it with flowers.
- Fresh Fish
- Big shrimps
We ordered a few items to share.
- Somtum – really bland
- Thai style grilled fish in salt
- Grilled Big Prawns
- Grilled Crabs
- Seafood Tom Yam
- Pineapple Fried Rice
- Stir-fried Kailan with Salted Fish
- Coconut ice cream in a coconut shell!
Nam Chim or Nam Jim is Thai for “dipping sauce”. This version of the spicy and zesty Thai-style dipping sauce for seafood is very addictive.
You can make it by putting in the fresh raw ingredient into a food processor.
- green chili paste
- red chili padi
- Thai palm sugar
- fish sauce
- lime juice
Talad Neon Night Market – Exotic food
At Talad Neon Night Market you can find something more exotic than grilled Big Shrimps. You could try a few local fried insects.
- bamboo caterpillars
- house crickets
There are various snacks sold here but the choice at Talad Neon Night Market is quite limited in comparison to Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin or Talad Rot Fai Ratchada.
For crafts markets, Cicada Market Weekend Night Shopping in Hua Hin.
Talad Neon Night Market – Fruit and Sweet Desserts
We tried the most popular Thai dessert Mango Sticky Rice which was lovely. We also had the pineapple. However, if you want to try durians, you might want to give this a miss.
The durian we had was a huge disappointment as it was bland and tasteless.
Talad Neon Night Market – Drinks
Iced milk teas of various tastes will help you to survive the hot weather of Bangkok.
Where is Talad Neon Night Market?
The Talad Neon Night Market is at Phetchaburi Road, between Sois 23 and 29, just behind The Palladium shopping mall. If you’re staying in the Pratunam area, you could walk there.
Other Activities at Talad Neon Night Market
You will find several bars and restaurants at the back end of Talad Neon Night Market where it’s quieter with a more relaxed atmosphere.
Getting your haircut at the night markets is surprisingly popular in Bangkok. There are several trendy barbershops in most night markets.
Outside Talad Neon Night Market
As Talad Neon Night Market targets mainly tourists, the prices of street food here may be higher than on the streets of Bangkok.
For cheaper Thai street food, where the locals go, you can try the side street between Talad Neon and The Palladium shopping mall.
Here the grilled fish and shrimps are priced significantly lower than at Talad Neon Night Market.
All in all, we felt that this hipster night market is worth a visit if you are not willing to squeeze with the large crowds you will find at the more established night markets in Bangkok.
However, we would not prioritize Talad Neon in our itinerary as it is not as interesting as the more popular night markets such as JJ Green and Rot Fai Market Ratchada and you are unlikely to find plenty of traditional Thai street food at Talad Neon.
Talad Neon Night Market – Opening Hours
Talad Neon Night Market is open daily, from 4 pm until midnight.
Nearest BTS: Chitlom
Talad Neon Night Market
1087 Khwaeng Makkasan
Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
How to get to Talad Neon Night Market?
Talad Neon Night Market is on Phetchaburi Road, between Sois 23 and 29, just behind The Palladium shopping mall.
If you’re staying in the Pratunam area, the easiest way to get to Talad Neon Night Market is by walking there. You can try a motorbike taxi or tuk-tuk. Even though the distance is near, do expect to walk a distance.
By Airport Rail Link
Take Airport Rail Link train to Ratchaprarop station and walk about 300 meters on Ratchaprarop Road (see below) than before Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel and walk for 200 meters more until you reach Talad Neon.
Otherwise, take a motorbike taxi waiting at the exit of Airport Rail Link station.
Take BTS SkyTrain to Chit Lom Station and then walk to the north for about 800 meters on Chit Lom Road. Otherwise, take a motorbike taxi or tuk-tuk to Talad Neon.
Another way is to take BTS SkyTrain to Phaya Thai Station and transfer to Airport Rail Link there. Ratchaprarop station is just one station from Phaya Thai and is nearer to Talad Neon than Chit Lom BTS station.
Take MRT Metro to Phetchaburi Station and transfer to Airport Rail Link Makkasan Station.
Get on the Airport Rail Link train going to Phaya Thai and drop off at Ratchaprarop station which is just one station from Makkasan.
Take Khong Saen Saep Express Boat and drop off at Chidlom Pier. From there you will only need to walk for less than 100 meters to Phetchaburi Road and the night market will be on another side of the road.
Take a Public Bus No. 2, 11, 23, 38, 58, 60, 62, 72, 76, 93, 99, 140, 511, 536, and drop off at the bus stop just in front of Talad Neon Night Market. The sign of the market is easily visible from the distance.
Take a taxi and tell the driver to bring you to “Talad Neon”. If the driver won’t be aware of the night market, tell him to go to “Palladium Pratunam” and he will know the area and the shopping mall which is nearby Talad Neon Night Market.
Review of Talad Neon Night Market
Personally, Talad Neon is not as interesting as the other more popular night market.
You can get plenty of traditional Thai street food at JJ Green and Rot Fai Market Ratchada.
List of Night Market that opens on a weekday in Bangkok
Sai Tai Mai Center Night Market
Price: From 10 Baht / USD $0.30
Address: 8 Borommaratchachonnani Rd, Khwaeng Chim Phli, Khet Taling Chan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10170, Thailand
Contact: +66 82 438 4166
Opening hours: Daily from 6 pm to 2 am
Hua Mum Night Market
Price: From 50 Baht / USD $1.55
Address: 678 Prasert-Manukitch Rd, Khwaeng Lat Phrao, Khet Lat Phrao, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10230, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 99 492 6858
Opening hours: Daily from 5 pm to 12midnight
Liab Duan Night Market
Price: From 50 Baht / USD $1.55
Address: ตลาดนัดเลียบด่วน Ram Intra Rd, Khwaeng Tha Raeng, Khet Bang Khen, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10220, Thailand
Contact: +66 82 357 3434
Opening hours: Daily from 6 pm to 12midnight
The Proud Market RCA
Price: From 50 Baht / USD $1.50
Address: Rama IX Rd, Khwaeng Bang Kapi, Khet Huai Khwang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10310, Thailand
Contact: +66 80 997 8199
Opening hours: Thursday – Sunday, 7 pm to 1 am
Palladium Night Market
Price: From 20 Baht / USD $0.60
Address: 487 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Contact: +66 2 309 9000
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 6 pm to 11 pm
Indy Night Market Dao Khanong
Price: From 50 Baht / USD$1.50
Address: Thanon Suk Sawat, Khwaeng Chom Thong, Dao Khanong, Thonburi.
Contact: +66 80 999 8872
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 4 pm to 12 am
Huai Khwang Night Market
Price: From 50 Baht / USD $1.50
Address: Soi Pracha Rat Bamphen, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Din Daeng, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Contact: +66 92 204 3722
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 12 pm (The market itself is open 24 hours)
Ramkhamhaeng Night Market
Price: From 100 Baht / USD $3
Address: 2345/1 Ramkhamhaeng Rd, Khwaeng Hua Mak, Khet Bang Kapi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10240, Thailand
Contact: +66 95 724 8333
Opening Hours: Thursday-Tuesday, 4 pm to 11 pm