Visiting the Ayutthaya Night Market in Thailand. You Won’t Believe What I Found There

Kerwin McKenzie A Place To Eat, Markets 16 Comments

I’m in Bangkok, Thailand and I’m visiting Ayutthaya, a city about two hours drive north of Bangkok, compliments of the Thailand Association of Tourism. You can take a bus up here from the city or you can take a train; I think I’m coming back using the train as I’m a big fan of trains.

 

Last night, I went for a stroll to a nearby intersection where I happened upon a Night Market. The mood was good and people were just out and about shopping in the very humid heat that is Thailand. The Market runs everyday from 6p – Midnight I’m told. It is located at the intersection just down the street to the left, from the Classic Kameo Hotel & Serviced Apartments where I’m staying.

 

Have you ever visited this market?

 

Here is a pictorial journey. Please leave a comment if you can identify some of the items in the picture.

 

Ayutthaya Night Market - Cooked Fish in Plastic Bags

 

Ayutthaya Night Market Fruits

 

 

Ayutthaya Night Market Food wrapped in banana leaves

 

 

Ayutthaya Night Market - Chicken

 

 

Ayutthaya Night Market Magazines

 

Ayutthaya Night Market Mangoes

 

Ayutthaya Night Market Watches

 

Ayutthaya Night Market Sushi

 

 

Ayutthaya Night Market Pork

 

Ayutthaya Night Market Limes

 

 

 

Ayutthaya Night Market Womens Clothing

 

Ayutthaya Night Market Shoes

 

Ayutthaya Night Market Movies and DVDs

 

Ayutthaya Night Market Knicks Knacks

 

Ayutthaya Night Market Purses

 

Ayutthaya Night Market Lady Buying

 

 

Ayutthaya Night Market - Cooked Food

Comments 16

    1. Post
      Author

      It was indeed Karen. Adding more photos too.
      I did not buy anything. I did want some mangoes, but I got the tourist price. I know as I’d bought some earlier in another location :). It’s all good, it’s typical to have a two tiered pricing system.

    1. It was indeed Karen. Adding more photos too.
      I did not buy anything. I did want some mangoes, but I got the tourist price. I know as I’d bought some earlier in another location :). It’s all good, it’s typical to have a two tiered pricing system.

  1. Post
    Author
    1. Post
      Author
  2. The mangos are either Nam Doc Mai or Oaklawn depending on the size and both are wonderful.  Have them on sticky rice with coconut sauce.  You can grow these mangos in Florida and I have three big productive trees.  The food wrapped in banana leaves is rice, sugar and banana and very good.  Always go early to a night market for the first sale is the one that brings good luck and they will make you a deal.
    The best place to buy clothes in Thailand is a factory outlet in Central Bangkok call Pathunam (Watergate in English) and the choices and prices are amazing.  Also be sure and see an eight story shopping mall called MBK.  It is where the locals go and do not miss the food court near the top.

    1. Post
      Author

      Larry,
      Thank you for your comment.

      I’ve had those mangoes in Jamaica as well. We eat green mangoes, but its not a common thing. When we do, we eat it with salt.
      I did visit MBK, that place is crazy. Did not buy anything though, its perfect for people watching :-).
      Oh, I’m a big fan of sticky rice and mango :-).

      Good solid tips here, thank you.

  3. The mangos are either Nam Doc Mai or Oaklawn depending on the size and both are wonderful.  Have them on sticky rice with coconut sauce.  You can grow these mangos in Florida and I have three big productive trees.  The food wrapped in banana leaves is rice, sugar and banana and very good.  Always go early to a night market for the first sale is the one that brings good luck and they will make you a deal.
    The best place to buy clothes in Thailand is a factory outlet in Central Bangkok call Pathunam (Watergate in English) and the choices and prices are amazing.  Also be sure and see an eight story shopping mall called MBK.  It is where the locals go and do not miss the food court near the top.

    1. Larry,
      Thank you for your comment.

      I’ve had those mangoes in Jamaica as well. We eat green mangoes, but its not a common thing. When we do, we eat it with salt.
      I did visit MBK, that place is crazy. Did not buy anything though, its perfect for people watching :-).
      Oh, I’m a big fan of sticky rice and mango :-).

      Good solid tips here, thank you.

  4. Pingback: 71 UNESCO World Heritage Sites You’ve Perhaps Visited And Did Not Know It

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.