This weekend night market is a must-visit. It is one of the biggest and the most popular places for shopping in Pattaya and therefore you will find it a bit crowded. It is sometimes also known as the ‘Kankheha Thepprasit Market’. It has over 500 stalls selling a wide variety of goods such as t-shirts, shorts, skirts, jewellery, shoes, makeup, toys, plants, handbags, hats, sunglasses, watches, mobile phones, cosmetics, electronics, first copy designer items, trinkets, souvenirs and even pets!
The real catch here are the food stalls selling mouth-watering traditional Thai cuisines, juice centres and dessert stalls. Try to haggle as and when you can. Conversing in Thai will be very helpful for the same. It is quite close to the Outlet Shopping mall and has a large parking area, so traffic isn't an issue here.
Located opposite the Central Festival Pattaya Beach, the Pattaya Night Bazaar boasts a treasure trove of goods and is among the most popular street markets in the city. With more than 250 stalls and shops, this enclosed Thai street market has gained a cult status among shopping enthusiasts, both locals and tourists. Unlike other street markets in the city, Pattaya Night Bazaar is set in permanent air-conditioned structure.
This place for shopping in Pattaya is not as popular as Thepprasit Night Market. However, the location and timings make it ideal for anyone to visit it once. Since it is situated just down Jomtien Road, it attracts a lot of people who come over to the beach to spend the day. The stalls mainly sell local handicrafts, trinkets, hats, beachwear and sunglasses. Unlike a typical market, you’ll love it because of the party vibe it has. The loud music and cheap cocktail drinks are the real draws here. It is very famous among young locals and tourists. Here you’ll find a variety of cuisines and not just Thai, at very reasonable prices.
One of the most amusing marketplaces of Pattaya, the 4 Regions Floating Market is quite popular among tourists located in the middle of a huge pond. Spread across a huge area of 100,000 sq. meters, the 4 Regions Floating market is a hub of commerce holding a great experience of culture and local lifestyle for its tourists. Divided into four major parts, the market sells products from four sections of Thailand including north, northeast, central and south. One must try some traditional food such as kanom jean (rice vermicelli) with different kinds of curries, thong yip (sweet egg yolk), noodle soups and pad Thai (stir-fried rice noodles).
To fully immerse yourself in the culture of Pattaya, visit these Night markets. You will learn about the people and cultures of Pattaya as most of these people are really friendly and won't hesitate to talk to you.