JJ Green Vintage Night Market Bangkok

 

The night market version of Jatujak Market. 

This final market series post is about JJ Green Night Market which is located just beside the large and popularly crowded Jatujak daytime market. We crossed the green park filled with people jogging, having picnics and walking back to the BTS (sky train) station after a whole day of shopping.

Of course I never knew this place existed until Bart told me about it. He was also the one who said that we MUST visit Rod Fai and Artbox when we visited Bangkok.

If you can’t walk in the heat then this would be a much better alternative for your shopping splurge. The market is held in a very large area filled with stalls and small cafes in the center. From the main entrance you can choose to go anti-clockwise or clockwise to explore the JJ Night Market.

We decided on going anti-clockwise starting from the stalls that lined up the entrance, the shoes arranged neatly on a plastic tarmac followed by more stalls all the way to the centre.

Cute animal printed singlets for sale.

Cute animal printed singlets for sale.

Walking anti-clockwise in JJ Green Night market to see rows of art inspired goodies.

Walking anti-clockwise in JJ Green Night market to see rows of art inspired goodies.

At the center we found more rows of stalls selling items starting from 100b onwards.

At the center we found more rows of stalls selling items starting from 100b onwards.

Warehouses at the end of the open air stalls, selling vintage items.

Warehouses at the end of the open air stalls, selling vintage items.

Collectors item can be sourced in any of these warehouse unit.

Collectors item can be sourced in any of these warehouse unit.

 

Vintage finds, antique and collectibles in JJ Green Night Market. 

Along the walk, we noticed sellers with their unique design goods, such as the cute animal printed singlets to the large earring studs for punk rockers. We were there on a mission, well we needed new sunglasses so that was our task, to go through the stalls and search for a cool, vintage looking one that we could bring back to Phnom Penh.

One particular stall that sells these vintage sunglasses is called “Good Glasses” where you can find a range of James Bond, old school, Mad Men kind starting from 100b (RM10 ~$3) onwards. We stayed for a while here since there were many good options but in the end decided to go around before buying one.

Most of the sellers we spoke to understood little English so we had to rely on our hands and calculator when negotiating for a purchase. As we walked to the other end of the market, we saw rows and rows of stalls selling interior decorations, mobile shelves as well as home-wares, which I wished we could bring back to the new place in Kuala Lumpur.

At the end of the stalls we found a row of brick wall shops selling antique and vintage wares. If you’re looking for retro decorations for your shop or home then this would be the best place to source for them.

You can even find these soft toys for anyone back home who adores them.

You can even find these soft toys for anyone back home who adores them.

Arts and portraits seen in JJ Green Night Market.

Arts and portraits seen in JJ Green Night Market.

Does anyone need a Santa Claus for Christmas this year?

Does anyone need a Santa Claus for Christmas this year?

Cheap notebooks as souvenirs for friends or family.

Cheap notebooks as souvenirs for friends or family.

Colorful lamps and key holders for the home.

Colorful lamps and key holders for the home.

 

It’s a good place for dinner and late night snacks too. 

Once we were done exploring the entire JJ Night Market, it was time for dinner. Of course, there’s not many vegetarian cafes here so we ordered drinks and ate later on. However, if you’re adventurous you can try out the food at any of these cosy small shops which serves Thai dishes, pastas, burgers and desserts.

Restaurants are aplenty in JJ Green Night Market.

Restaurants are aplenty in JJ Green Night Market.

Thai snacks, desserts, and main dishes can be found here at JJ Night Market.

Thai snacks, desserts, and main dishes can be found here at JJ Night Market.

 

Additional Information:

The JJ Green Night Market happens everyday of the week. This market is all about retro, vintage finds and unique cafes.

Address: JJ Green Night Market, beside Jatujak Market, 1 Kampheang Phet 3, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand | How to get there: BTS to Chatuchak| Opening Hours: 10:30am-1:30am | Entrance Fees: Free | Website: JJ Green

About Yafieda Jamil

A Malaysian girl currently working abroad in Phnom Penh city. I love a good road trip, hot cappuccinos, spicy food and staring at old buildings. My mission is to inspire people to see the world differently before we all get any older. Oh and giraffes are the most beautiful creatures on earth.

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