Thursday, 6 October 2022

Pratunam Market in Bangkok

02 Jul 2017

Pratunam Market is one of Bangkok’s major markets, and is Thailand’s largest clothing market. The name Pratunam means “water gate”.  Pratunam Market, the biggest wholesale garment market in Thailand! Dine in the interesting restaurants, snack for the great food stalls, and browse the dazzling array of clothes available for wholesale prices.

Pratunam Market is a major market selling clothes, shoes, and fashion accessories at wholesale prices. Enter the small alleys and jam-packed small streets and you will find yourself in the middle of a clothes-maze. Prices are very cheap, and most shops offer retail prices for single pieces.

The market itself is open 24 hours, but the dynamic is different throughout the day. Retail shops open at about 10:00 until 21:00, but again this may vary. As popular with tourists, fashionistas and barging hunters as it is with wholesale buyers the majority of the shops and stands are happy to sell in small quantities. But do not doubt that if you want 100 items of a piece rather than 1 that they will be able to provide it, and at extremely competitive prices. Therefore you will often see buyers from around Thailand, Asia, USA or Africa making purchases here, often taking consignments on the spot in large bundles of bags.


For visitors and shoppers, the best time to go is between 11:00 and 20:00. Open: 24 hours (retail shops open from 10:00 – 21:00) Location: Intersection of Ratchaprop and Petchburi roads to Ratchaprarop Soi 3

Map of Pratunam Market in Bangkok