Bang Niang Market

Bang Niang Market, Takua Pa: Hours, Address, Bang Niang Market Reviews: 4/5

Bang Niang Market
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Bang Niang Market is located in the center of Bang Niang which again is in the center of the Khao Lak area. The market is open Monday , Wednesday , Thursday and Saturday from 14:00 till 22:00. Be prepared for the wonderful and thrilling fresh and local street food which you will think about when you are hungry while you are back home. If you come for a couple of hours in the early evening you arrive when the market is most exciting and buzzing with activities. There are many stalls selling souvenirs, T-Shirts and local handmade handicraft. In the street food section you can find skewers, spring rolls, seafood, and many other kinds of fresh Thai food. In the produce section you can find many well-known fruits and vegetables as well as produce you can only find in Thailand.
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Sharon S
162 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We arrived in Khao Lak on saturday and found this market open Monday Wednesday and Saturday so we went up around 6pm. Lots of food vendors and plenty to choose from. My teenagers found the donut stall for dessert too!! The rest of the market was pretty quiet so the vendors were willing to barter and we got a few items at good prices. My son also found the Muay Thai demo up the back at 8pm which he loved. Definitely worth a visit while you’re here.
Written January 12, 2020
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Nathan Adams
Sudbury, UK129 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
When visited we found that alot of the stalls were very much the same throughout. Clothes, souvenirs and bags. Its the local place for the bartering business and 100% genuinly fake items but can still be very pricey. The food stalls can be great and probably the highlight though with varietys of food and delicacies and drinks. Can be worth a visit if you have never been but i dont think there is any need to visit a second time. Seen it all on the 10 stalls before type of feel.
Written February 5, 2020
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Sas K
228 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
I‘ve been here several times and love it. The atmosphere is great, you can just walk and have a look at the different foods, drinks and souvenirs. The MOJITOS for 60 THB are great and also the Chips Potatoes taste great.
Written February 7, 2020
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JulieH6061
Perth, Australia839 contributions
Nov 2019
Once is enough - This is just another Thai night market, seen one before you don't need to come here. Very overpriced items and no bartering over prices. Food stalls all selling the same food and not very fresh. Its a tourist trap for new visitors.
I won't be back, much better and cheaper food on the main strip, and better and cheaper shops too.
Written January 30, 2020
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scubacol11
Rotherham, UK1,764 contributions
Nov 2019
This is the largest night market in the area it has a good selection of gift,clothes and food stalls also a couple of bars,it does not have a great selection of fresh fruit and veg stall,a larger range of these can be found at the build market up the road on the nights this market is closed.We found the prices for clothes and gifts a bit more expensive than the markets in Bangkok.There are many place to choose from to eat but I would avoid the ones with the food cooked on skewers as they have all been pre-cooked for some time and are just warmed up,I tried some corn this way and it was not heated correctly.A much better choice are some of the stalls cooking fresh Thai food near the taxi stand,sometimes you may have a short wait for a table and the food once ordered but the food is freshly cooked and delicious.Worth a look round and the food is great.
Written January 15, 2020
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Alexander S
20 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Firstly to all the naysayers talking down this place, what did you expect from a Thai market? Genuine Ralph Lauren clothes and gold watches? You idiots.

We’ve been to Khao Lak 3 times now over a 5 year period and always have a great few hours at these markets. It’s fun bartering, a nice place to have a stroll and a cold beer and some lovely street food (crapes, grilled meats etc). I purchased a fake Bluetooth BOSE speaker here for 600baht (AUD $15) 5 years ago and it’s still working, sounding great.

Let’s not also forget that these local families working these markets, also own a lot of the eateries and are what makes Khao Lak the place we have come to love. It’s certainly something I don’t mind supporting one bit!
Written October 6, 2017
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Andrew
Buckingham, UK96 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
We were having a good time here having picked up a good few bargains. Bare in mind that as a westerner they will tell you a false first high price in hope you will barter down slightly to a still false high price - BUT it is still far cheaper than you'll pay at home. This is the livelihoods of these people, if they say it costs £7, give them £7. It'll be something that'll probably cost £30 at home. You're making the difference between them going home and having a good night or a bad night.

Some examples of bargains we got were branded massage oils with a retail value of £35 in the UK, for £8. Hand crafted beautiful candles, being made in front of you, for £1.

The street food smelled amazing and we were looking forward to eating and drinking...

...then it all went wrong...

I noticed some stall owners were suddenly shouting to other stall owners, then a lot of them started running to one alley of the market, shouting and warning the other stall holders. All of the stalls started quickly closing their shutters and locking up, the owners running away to the entrance. There were kids (aged I'd say between 12 and 20) running all over the market stealing stuff from the stalls. Everybody was running, the tourists were left confused and vulnerable; we jogged off and got a taxi and left straight away.

I don't know if this is a frequent occurrence but I would now label this as unsafe, I would not return.
Written May 21, 2017
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SSkelton
Nottingham, UK98 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
We went twice to the market and found if you went later in the afternoon it was much cooler it opens at 3.30pm and closes roughly 9pm! I bought 5 types of handbags of course “Louis Vuitton and Mulberry” the more you buy the more discount you can get it’s a calculator war they punch in a ridiculous amount and I went in under half and then you meet somewhere in the middle! I managed to get my handbags at 1000 Baht each which was great there’s quite a few stalls that sell them so don’t go in the first one walk around the market first and see which ones you fancy! There not pushy until you ask how much! The clothes and bags etc is past the food and bars you will find it! We ate chicken and corn on the cob from the market only 100 baht for both and found a great bar called Songs Bar which have their own toilet (very rare) and Chang’s Bar (no toilet) but Chang’s was cheaper and so quaint inside we loved it! Both bats play music which makes it more vibey! There are toilets at the market near the back and they charge you 10 Baht for toilet paper so take some tissues with you!
Taxis are plentiful just on the outside of the market! Definitely worth a visit and take lots of money because you can spend loads and put your haggling hats on it’s all part of the fun!
Written January 24, 2018
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linzibug
Portland, OR28 contributions
Nov 2016 • Friends
We found this market by mistake. We asked our taxi driver to take us to a grocery store, and he dropped us here...what a fortunate mistake.
This market is open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 2-7. It's broken into a few different areas:
As you walk in - hot food: food on a stick, insects, Raita (banana pancakes), a few bars
Right Row - fresh produce and meat. Check out the shellfish - yummy.
Left three Rows - souvenirs, knock offs, tee shirts and a few bars mixed in

We ended up coming back two more times. We had a ton of fun ducking out of a passing rainstorm in the food on a stick stalls. They have tables and chairs set up behind the displays. The food was great. You pick what you want and they heat it back up and bring it to you...enjoy with a Chang. Our favorites were the barbecued pork, the spiraled potato and the curry spring roll.

My husband tried the fried insects. He's glad he tried them, but probably never needs to try again. The banana pancake with nutella was delicious.

There are endless souvenirs available. If you look closely you'll find some great things that aren't just mass produced junk. We got good at bargaining. We found you can get stuff at about 30-60% less than the original price. If you buy more than one thing and are willing to walk away you'll get the best deal.

On our way out we noticed Mojitos for 60 Baht (about $2 USD). The guys who made them made an act out of it, tossing the shaker back and forth. It was great.

There are a ton of taxis that wait outside of the market so it's easy to go to your next stop. We had a lot of fun and would go back.

Tip: the bathrooms cost 10 baht and you need your own TP.
Written November 13, 2016
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Chajamoo
Kambalda, Australia22 contributions
These markets are open Monday's, Wednesday's and Saturday's from 3pm.
A must during your visit to Khao Lak. Well worth the time to have a look at everything and pick up some great bargains!!
Written October 1, 2014
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