Bang Niang Market
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Kelly S
    Malton, United Kingdom13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pancake man and mango sticky rice lady are a must - don’t miss out!
    good market, more ‘tat’ shops than street food. What street food there is is very good, I would recommend the mango sticky rice stall and the pancake stall which are near the entrance. Toilets on site are very clean with a small surcharge of 10baht. food prices are on par with most cheaper restaurants so no massive deals to be had. But tasty none the less. it is one of the main things to do when in Khao lak so is a must if you’re visiting.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 8, 2023
  • Kamila M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    We went because of rainy day. In the end it was the best choice. There is a lot of options. But you can find really local products and services and support. You can buy food, fruit, drinks. You can go to barber. By the way best barber (Kun). And his daughter produce handmade bags. She does one big bag for three days. And they were both so nice and kind.. 🥰
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 16, 2023
  • vk177
    Albury, Australia63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Market Fun
    Loved our time in the markets. It was a large market with some walking required. Whilst many of the items can be found in other places it was fun to see the craft on display and being made on site. The food and drinks were perfect. Getting to and from the markets was seamless as all the taxi drivers work together supporting each other. It was a fun time..
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 22, 2023
  • Linda P
    Ipswich, United Kingdom335 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    The market is very large, but also very repetative in whats sold. Sarongs, tops, hats, bags, Thai soveniers and street food. If your looking for fake stuff, this is the place to go, but its not cheap. There is cheap fake and more expensive fake. I purchase a few hand bags and the fakes still cost me £30, so dont think your going to pick up a half decent louis vuitton for £20, you wont. Street food is fab, the choice is brilliant, that side of the market is really well worth a visit. Its vibrant, noisey and very busy. Food is reasonably price and tastey. I looked around the market and was there for over 2 hours and enjoyed every moment of it. Its well worth a visit.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 8, 2024
  • Hilary H
    Dunshaughlin, Ireland66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large, friendly market for food, clothes, and souvenirs.
    The market was surprisingly big with plenty of clothes, souvenirs, etc., as well as food stalls. The atmosphere was lively and friendly. We felt perfectly comfortable with children aged 8 and 11. We were at the market from 6 - 8pm so we saw it during daylight and at night, with a lovely sunset.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 5, 2024
  • roy v
    Traralgon, Australia5,659 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A big market to satisfy all your needs
    While staying in the area we visited it on a Monday night. A big market that spreads over a large area. Plenty of stalls to buy anything your heart desires. Eating places galore, heaps of clothes and souvenir shops all trying to get your business. As you walk around it all gets a bit repetitive, good competition I guess. I did notice toilet facilities there, I think you have to pay to use them. Worth a visit if your there on a day it is open.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 23, 2024
  • Manisha P
    Mumbai, India14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good market to buy souvenirs, clothes etc. Remember to bargain!
    Nice little market with lots of souvenirs and clothes to buy. Open from 4 pm onwards on Mon-wed- Thurs and sat. Snacks and drinks were also easily available. We liked that this market wasn't crowded and the vendors were quite laidback and weren't in your face at all. Perhaps because the crowd was sparse and they were eager to make a sale, we also had an easier time bargaining with them. All in all, had a lovely well spent evening here.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 7, 2024
  • Flopslouise
    Melbourne, Australia44 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun family activity
    This market is a fun twilight activity for the family to enjoy. Our young children were absorbed by the lights, people and stalls in this open air market. We arrived at 4:30pm which was perfect for us as the crowds were non-existent. As evening continued, the street food stalls became busier, but rather than feeling overwhelmed, we felt a buzz of excitement. There are so many stalls that range from food to clothing/accessories. Money exchange stalls are at the entrance to the market and there is a taxi rank out the front, which brings an ease of travel. We recommend visiting on a Monday/Wednesday/ Friday or Saturday or Sunday. Have fun shopping and eating!
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 13, 2024
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Hilary H
Dunshaughlin, Ireland66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The market was surprisingly big with plenty of clothes, souvenirs, etc., as well as food stalls. The atmosphere was lively and friendly. We felt perfectly comfortable with children aged 8 and 11. We were at the market from 6 - 8pm so we saw it during daylight and at night, with a lovely sunset.
Written February 5, 2024
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Sas K
221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Flopslouise
Melbourne, Australia44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This market is a fun twilight activity for the family to enjoy. Our young children were absorbed by the lights, people and stalls in this open air market.
We arrived at 4:30pm which was perfect for us as the crowds were non-existent. As evening continued, the street food stalls became busier, but rather than feeling overwhelmed, we felt a buzz of excitement.
There are so many stalls that range from food to clothing/accessories.
Money exchange stalls are at the entrance to the market and there is a taxi rank out the front, which brings an ease of travel.
We recommend visiting on a Monday/Wednesday/ Friday or Saturday or Sunday. Have fun shopping and eating!
Written May 13, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

katty368
Adelaide, Australia145 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
We have been to many markets in Thailand and have visited the Bang Niang markets before, however we were disappointed with the markets this time.

The market stalls were a rip off. You can buy the same thing from many places in khao Lak for a fixed price. Some of the starting prices were a joke and when we asked for a better price they made us feel guilty. For most items we went and bought them from actual shops after the markets, where the prices were a set price and were far cheaper.

A number of people in our group also became sick after eating at the markets.

I wouldn’t bother going back the next time I visit khao Lak.

The rolled ice cream, mojito bar and banana pancakes were great!
Written September 14, 2023
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JulieH6061
Perth, Australia847 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Manisha P
Mumbai, India14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Nice little market with lots of souvenirs and clothes to buy. Open from 4 pm onwards on Mon-wed- Thurs and sat. Snacks and drinks were also easily available. We liked that this market wasn't crowded and the vendors were quite laidback and weren't in your face at all. Perhaps because the crowd was sparse and they were eager to make a sale, we also had an easier time bargaining with them. All in all, had a lovely well spent evening here.
Written May 7, 2024
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Kelly S
Malton, UK13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
good market, more ‘tat’ shops than street food.

What street food there is is very good, I would recommend the mango sticky rice stall and the pancake stall which are near the entrance.

Toilets on site are very clean with a small surcharge of 10baht.

food prices are on par with most cheaper restaurants so no massive deals to be had. But tasty none the less.

it is one of the main things to do when in Khao lak so is a must if you’re visiting.
Written August 8, 2023
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andi_wilson
Whitehaven, UK866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
To some extent I do agree with some of the reviews about prices being expensive. I bought three handbags which were much more than I’ve paid in Thailand before. The sellers have a price that will not go lower! Offer half of what they ask and that’s as far south as they go. With the exchange rate being rubbish too it does make a difference.
However I love markets, this one is vibrant with colour and bustling. Unfortunately due to an injury I couldn’t walk much of it but from what I saw it was great. We stopped for food and drinks and watched the world go by. A truly great way of spending an evening.
Written February 14, 2023
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Kat Mahoney
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The shopping here wasn't fantastic but the food was incredible and so cheap. Try some of the chicken spring rolls freshly fried and you won't regret it. We also got some pad thai with a 50-year-old sauce recipe for about $3 that was amazing. And the Mojitos were super refreshing and less than $3 as well.
Written May 3, 2022
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Linda P
Ipswich, UK335 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
The market is very large, but also very repetative in whats sold. Sarongs, tops, hats, bags, Thai soveniers and street food. If your looking for fake stuff, this is the place to go, but its not cheap. There is cheap fake and more expensive fake. I purchase a few hand bags and the fakes still cost me £30, so dont think your going to pick up a half decent louis vuitton for £20, you wont. Street food is fab, the choice is brilliant, that side of the market is really well worth a visit. Its vibrant, noisey and very busy. Food is reasonably price and tastey. I looked around the market and was there for over 2 hours and enjoyed every moment of it. Its well worth a visit.
Written January 8, 2024
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