The Chinatown in Thailand began to take shape at the same time as the establishment of Bangkok in 1782 when the Chinese inhabiting the old town areas were moved outside the city walls by the command of Kind Rama 1.
It is where dozens of gold shops line up both sides. In the evening and at night the road becomes gourmets’ paradise. There are many small streets and alleys full of shops and vendors selling all types of goods. It has been the main centre for trading by the Chinese community since they moved from their old site some 200 years ago.
To say that Klongthom is the cheapest, biggest, and most attractive source of selling second hand things is definitely true. It opens on Saturday evening after 5 p.m. is the start up of "Flashlight market" (Tarad Fai Chai) which will be opened until Sunday.
For people who don’t like to use flashlight or don’t like the crowd at night can go shopping on Sunday morning at Sunday Klongthom Market. There are a variety of goods such as mechanic tools, spare parts for car, office accessories, electronics products, leathers, VDO, VCD, DVD, clothes (not focus on woman clothes like the market in front of the store or office market), new or second hand shoes, toys, collections, stamps, old bank notes, watches, kitchen utensils, sales goods, etc. many things both new and old with a reasonable price and can negotiate.
Located next to Vorajak rd, it is 3 – storey building, downstairs divided into blocks, upstairs is car parking ( 30THB/hour)
Most of goods are new with cheaper price than other places such as car accessories, car furnishing, mechanic tools, game players, toys, models, leathers, VCD/DVD, electronic equipments, switches, chargers, batteries, rechargeable dry cells, water equipments, mobile phones.
It will take many hours for walking around, but it's not hot because there are many air conditioners. There are less people inside. The coffee shop and food center is on 2nd floor and KFC is in front of the store.
Pahurat (Bangkok Little India)
Pahurat - Little India, so named because in the early days of Bangkok, around the turn of the 20th Century, Pahurat became a centre for the indian community. The area is still very strong in the textile trade, with major wholesale deals taking place every day. For the retail shopper this is an area of Bangkok where silk and cashmere can be found at much lower cost.
Apart from the textile business, there are all the usual Bangkok items such as CD’s, Indian jewelry, and footwear for sale in the market stalls. Pahurat is not so easy to get to as some of the other markets, but taking the MRT to the main station at Hua Lamphong is close enough to take a taxi or tuk tuk for the remaining part of the trip.
Sampeng ( Wholesale Market in Bangkok)
If you're feeling a bit adventurous and are looking for a bit of inspiration, take a stroll down Sampeng Lane. Sampeng is located near Chinatown, Sampeng is one of Thailand's oldest wholesale districts. If you want to make your own outfit, you'll be able to find everything your heart desires, no matter if its buttons, thread, lace, etc.
There is a wide-range of texttiles to be found. You'll be sure to find something to take home. Besides everything clothing you will also find gift shops selling gift ideas at wholesale prices, stationary products, and other kinds of nick-knacks. This little busy lane will definitely awaken your senses. To get to Sampeng Market: Take the MRT and get off at Hua Lumpong station. From there take a taxi.
Bobae (Wholesale Market in Bangkok)
For thirty years Bobae market on Krung Kasem Rd served as the center for wholesale garments. With so many goods on offer in a wide range of inexpensive products such as t-shirts, dress shirts and Muslim attire for men and women. Bobae will cater to your needs. With over 700 shops under one roof to pick and choose at Bobae Tower.
Bobae also offers shipping services for those needing to send the package back home. To get to Bobae Market: Take the BTS to National Stadium station. From there take a taxi to Bobae.
Platinum Fashion Mall
Sometimes known as the Pratunum Mall, the shopping center is a great place to look out the latest designs at a fraction of the cost. Platinum Fashion Mall is a 6 storey building with an 11 storey condominium building above the place. It also has with a 1,500-car parking facility. It's not surprising that wholesale traders from other countries come here to buy stock.
The mall is on the Petchburi Road, opposite the Amari Watergate Hotel. Inside there is a huge range of fashion shops, leather shops and accessories including wristwatches and gifts. It's very much a one stop shopping experience for anyone keen to do some serious fashion shopping. There's also a nice food court on the top floor. It opens 10:00 - 22:00 daily
Pratunam Wholesale Market
Located at the intersection of Ratchaprop and Petchburi roads, Pratunam Wholesale Market is one of Bangkok's major markets, selling clothes, shoes, and fashion accessories at wholesale prices. Entry the small alleys and jam-packed small streets and you will find yourself in the middle of a clothe-maze. Shops and tiny stalls dotted on both sides displaying all kind (literally) of clothes from; shorts, t-shirts, formal evening, suits, winter jackets or even bizarre outfits and fancy dress. Bargaining at the market is acceptable, though you barely need to – they’re cheap