Bo Bae Market
Bo Bae is a famous market located in central Bangkok, popular for its incredibly cheap garments. Located on Krung Kasem Road, east of Banglampoo, Bo Bae is active all day, but busiest by far in the early mornings. Bo Bae is mainly a wholesale market, most products being sold by the dozen or more. If you're willing to buy in bulk you won't get a cheaper price anywhere else. But if you only want single items, you may not be able to buy any at all. Fresh flowers can also be picked up here.
Pratunam Market, one of Bangkok's garment districts, is the place to go for low-priced clothing of all kinds. The 24 hour Pratunam market is situated by the intersection of Ratchaprarop and Phetburi (Phetchaburi) roads, very near to the Amari Watergate hotel. This is notable as perhaps the best place in Bangkok to buy cheap clothes, fabrics and textiles - wholesalers and exporters buy here, as well as individual consumers. The market is not on the main road, look for the entrances that lead to it behind the shops.
| The Bai Yoke market in the same area sells the same sort of thing. As well as the market, there are many clothes and textile shops in this area.
A little down Phetburi road is the Nai Loet (also called Nai Lert) market, a kind of scaled down Chatuchak. If you've already been to Chatuchak there's little point in coming here as the goods on offer are similar, but it's worth a visit if you can't make it up to Chatuchak market proper. Ordinary buses 2, 11, 23, 38, 58, 60, 62, 72, 93 113, 139, 140 and air-con bus 12 all stop near all these markets.