August 8, 2022

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Five Wholesale Markets to Shop in Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the top shopping destinations in Asia for decades. There are many people who travelled to Bangkok just to shop while some will buy them back to sell. There are many boutiques in Asia purchase their stocks from Bangkok because it is good quality and price effective.

Five Wholesale Markets to Shop in Bangkok

There are a quite a number of wholesale markets in Bangkok but we only listed the top six which is tourist friendly. Some wholesale market such as Bangkok Flower Market (Pak Klong Talad) is not recommended for tourists as they only offer fresh flowers. It could be a tourist destination but it is not on our top six wholesale markets in Bangkok.

You might know some of the wholesale markets in our Top Five Wholesale Markets List while some you might never hear before.

Our Top Five Wholesale Markets to Shop in Bangkok is:

1. Bobae Market

Bobae Market or the locals called it “Bobay” Market is a wholesale market in Bangkok. It is a 30 year old wholesale market which is very popular with locals, exporters and buyers from all around the world.

bobae market 4th bridge

Bobae Market is an outdoor market and it is located on Krung Kasem Road near Yotse Bridge, Dusit area thus the nearest popular landmark is MBK Shopping Mall or National Stadium BTS Station. It is advisable to take a taxi from either MBK or National Stadium BTS stadium and it takes around 15 min depending on traffic. There are many tuk tuks in the area but remember to negotiate the price first before boarding.

bobae wholesale market shopping

The market runs along the Krungkasem Road along the river and there are many bridges with numbers so you won’t get lost.

What can you find in Bobae Market?

Clothing, Textiles and Fabrics, Vegetables and Fruits, Fashion Jewelleries and Food

bobae market stalls

Most of the items here are sold in dozens at a low price as their primary market is traders but you can find many shoppers here too. Near to this market is Bobae Tower Wholesale Shopping Mall.

How to go to Bobae Market

Take the train to National Stadium BTS Stadium and take a taxi to Krungkasem Road. It will take at least 15 minutes depending on traffic.

2.Bobae Tower Wholesale Shopping Mall

Bobae Market has been around for more than 30 years and the Bobae Tower is the pioneer version of Platinum Mall. It is a shopping mall, it is air conditioned and it is the older version of Platinum Mall.

bobae tower shopping mall

Bobae Tower houses 1300 shops over 6 storeys of shops and one level of food court while the tower is occupied by Prince Palace Hotel and it is located near Bobae Market (within walking distance).

bobae tower shopping mall directory 2015

Bobae Market strictly sells items for wholesale only from 3 items to 5 items per purchase unlike Bobae Market. The mall is similar to old Sungei Wang shopping mall or Sim Lim tower kind of design. It is fully air conditioned and they sell clothes and apparels from kids to adults.

bobae tower shopping mall corridor

We purchase many toddler and baby items such as handkerchief, swaddle, tower, bib and clothing. We saved a lot by getting our children items here. Thus, we find the designs here are quite ordinary.

bobae tower shopping mall small girls clothes

You find shoppers with huge shopping bags and shopping trolleys at the main entrance waiting for cars or taxis.

How to go to Bobae Tower

Take the train to National Stadium BTS Stadium and take a taxi to Krungkasem Road. It will take at least 15 minutes depending on traffic.

Bobae Tower Address and Contact:

488/800 Bobae Tower, Damrongrak Rd.,

Klong Mahanak, Pomprab, Bangkok 10100 Thailand.

Tel : (662) 628-1999, 628-1888

3.Pratunam Wholesale Market

Pratunam Wholesale Market is the most popular outdoor wholesale market in Bangkok. It is located at the intersection of Ratchaprop and Petchburi roads (near Amari Watergate Hotel) and the wholesale market is filled with shops and stalls all the way to Baiyoke Towers (I and II). Hence, the wholesale market is located opposite the Platinum Fashion Mall.

pratunam wholesale market location

The Pratunam Wholesale Market is like a labyrinth. Once you enter from the main road, you will walk into many shops and stalls and there are a few complexes in the market.

pratunam wholesale market packed

The alleys and shopping lanes are small and it is often packed with tourists, traders and shoppers. Thus, you might see people will huge shopping bags and shopping trolleys here and dragged it out to the main road to catch a taxi.

pratunam wholesale market shoppers

You can find clothes, shoes and fashion accessories at low prices with wholesale purchase of 3 items and above. However, you can negotiate for single item purchase at higher price. If you can’t speak Thai, you can always use the calculator to indicate your offer.

pratunam wholesale market food stalls

There are food stalls in between narrow alleys and lanes and always hydrate yourself as it can be hot and stuff on a hot day.

If you spot something you like, it is best to buy first as it will be tiring to come back to look for the stall or shop again. Like we mentioned earlier, the wholesale market is like a labyrinth but if you are lost you can always ask for directions.

How to go to Pratunam Wholesale Market

The best way to get to Pratunam Wholesale Market is by taxi.

Pratunam Wholesale Market Location:

Intersection of Ratchaprop and Petchburi roads to Ratchaprarop Soi 3

4.Platinum Fashion Mall

Platinum Fashion Mall is the wholesale shopping haven for many shoppers, traders and tourists. Located in Pratunam, opposite Amari Watergate Hotel and the Pratunam Wholesale Market, Platinum Fashion Mall is a gigantic six storey shopping complex.

platinum mall fish eye entrance

Why Platinum Fashion Mall is so popular?

Five storey of fashion outlets and one storey of food court and souvenirs and combined of 2224 shops, Platinum Fashion Mall is the Disneyland for shoppers, traders and tourists.

platinum mall female fashion

There are men and women fashion clothes, bags, shoes, leather products, children wear, accessories, gift shops and many others.

platinum mall men fashion

You can find many boutiques selling their own products in Platinum Fashion Mall and that’s why you can find many different designs and items here. Many traders prefer to visit Platinum Fashion Mall as you can many new designs here and the quality of the items here are better so it is pricier here compare to other wholesale markets.

platinum mall fashion caps

You need to purchase three items and above for wholesale price. Some shops might offer two items while some shops strictly follow the three items rule.

The mall is fully air conditioned and because there are cafes at a few floors and the food court at the top floors, you can spend a whole day shopping here. Most of the shops closed early at around 7pm.

How to go to Platinum Fashion Mall

The best way to visit Platinum Fashion Mall is by taxi.

The Platinum Fashion Mall Address, Contact and Map:

Petchburi Road, ThanonPetchburi, Ratchthevi

Phone: 02-121-8000, Fax: 02-121-9009

http://www.platinumfashionmall.com

5. Chinatown Sam Peng Yaowarat Wholesale Market

Sam Peng Yaowarat Wholesale Market is located in Chinatown Bangkok and one of Bangkok best kept secret.

chinatown sam peng wholesale market

We included the GPS location below so you can pinpoint the market as it is not located at the main road of Chinatown Bangkok.

chinatown sam peng wholesale market bags

The Sam Peng Yaowarat Wholesale Market is a long stretch of wholesale market of stalls and shops at Yaowarat Road and Sam Peng Lane so that’s how you get both names in the same market.

chinatown sam peng wholesale market beautiful earrings

It is an outdoor market and there are sections of the wholesale market selling different items. You can find clothing, fabrics, jewellery, accessories and many more in this wholesale market.

chinatown sam peng wholesale market price
One piece is 150 Baht and if you six pieces, it will be 105 Baht each.

We find many jewellery and accessories at very reasonable prices with wholesale purchase of bulk of three or six items.

chinatown sam peng shopping lane

How to go to Chinatown Sam Peng Yaowarat Wholesale Market

The best way to get to Chinatown Sam Peng Yaowarat Wholesale Market is by taxi.

Chinatown Sam Peng Yaowarat Wholesale Market Address and GPS:

381-383 Yaowarat Rd

Khwaeng Samphanthawong, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100

GPS: 13.740734, 100.509244

1 thought on “Five Wholesale Markets to Shop in Bangkok

  1. Havent’t been to Bobae wholesale market yet, only Bobae Tower. Clothes in Pratunam are really cheap and I bought some good quality swimming trunk for my boys.

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