Thepprasit Market is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 6PM and 10PM. Those times are only approximate, you could easily arrive a 5PM and find most stalls already trading. You can get directions to Thepprasit Night Market by using the map link at the bottom of this page.
As you can see from the photos (below) Thepprasit is a very busy market. It’s popular with Thais and tourists alike. It is the largest, and by far the most popular market in Pattaya.
So far as tourists are concerned, you could well say it’s Pattaya’s own mini version of Chatuchak market in Bangkok, or the Night Bazaar in Chiang Mai. Whether you want to sample authentic Thai street food, or shop for souvenirs to take home for family and friends, you won’t be disappointed. I’ve known many people, my mother included, who have hit the market for their last minute gift shopping. And it really is a great 1 stop shop for any kind of gift.
There’s a diverse range of products for sale at Thepprasit Night Market, from women’s cosmetics to exotic pets. Clothes of every description are available, from baby clothes to touristy Thailand and Pattaya ‘T’ shirts.
Thepprasit Night Market is also a great place to sit and watch life go by. There are 3 or 4 beer kiosks dotted around the market. That’s the place to be if, like me, you don’t share you wife’s enthusiasm for shopping.
A large section of the market is devoted to food, every Thai food you can think of, from fried bugs to Mango & sticky rice. There are many places to sit down and eat, or you can buy food to take away.
If you’re going to visit only 1 market in Pattaya, make it Thepprasit Night Market. It’s an authentic experience, and you can haggle yourself some genuine bargains.
Thepprasit Weekend Night Market Map – via Google.