Asiatique The Riverfront
Asiatique The Riverfront is at once a night market and a shopping mall, making it one of the most popular tourist spots in the city.
Asiatique can be found in the old docks of the East Asiatic Company, on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. The port, built in 1897, ceased operation in 1907, and in April 2012 its old buildings were re-opened as a shopping and leisure space.
Today there are more than 1,500 stalls and shops, 40 restaurants and street stalls as well as the well known Calypso ladyboy show, and the Muay Thai Legends spectacle. This, as well as the Asiatique Skywheel - the largest in Thailand at 60 metres tall.
Among the 1,500 shops you'll find a bit of everything, from gift shops and fakes, to an apple store.
How to get there
The easiest and most comfortable way to get there is by taking the free boat that leaves from the Saphan Taksin dock. From there it's just 10 minutes down the river, and the boat runs from 5 pm to 11:30 pm, every 15 minutes.
Another option is to take a taxi or tuk tuk, but it would take longer.
Give me the night!
Asiatique The Riverfront has been created with the tourist in mind, but that doesn't impact its charm. Prices are similar to other markets, the products are the same, and the haggling too. It's a great place to go, do a little shopping and eat dinner in the hot Bangkok night.