The lively city of Bangkok has many attractions for the visitor and its shopping opportunities are undoubtedly one of them. In addition to visiting the air-conditioned malls and designer boutiques, avid shoppers should make it a point to explore the city’s numerous night markets which offer an entirely different kind of shopping experience. There are many great accommodation options around the area if you’re planning a shopping trip in the future. If are considering a serviced apartment in Bangkok, then there is no better choice than those offered at the Somerset Lake Point Bangkok.

The amazing night markets in Bangkok offer a diverse array of attractive merchandise, including such treasures as apparel, accessories, souvenirs, antiques, flowers, electronic gadgets and more. Browsing through the stalls in the light of the moon will be truly a magical experience which should not be missed. You will always find unusual merchandise and appealing bargains in these alluring night markets.

The most frequented of these al-fresco marketplaces is the well-known Patpong Night Market. This bustling marketplace attracts many tourists and is located near the lively local bars. Although the quality of some of the merchandise is not outstanding, it is possible to find attractive prices through firm bargaining.

Khaosan, often affectionately described as a haven for backpackers is packed with useful and fun goods which will appeal to visitors from abroad. Here you will be able to buy many items which are native to Thailand, including local T-shirts, souvenirs and snacks. You will also find interesting clothing and engrossing knickknacks here.

Meanwhile Khlong Lod Night Market is well-known for second-hand items and food. As you might expect the goods on offer are exceedingly cheap. If you browse through the merchandise carefully you are sure to find something interesting to buy.

On the other hand the development known as the Asiatique combines the concepts of a mall and a night bazaar. This complex comes to life in the evenings, offering the avid shopper no less than 1,500 different boutiques along with 40 restaurants. It is always an agreeable experience to browse through the boutiques and select a gift or two. You will also be able to enjoy the nightly shows, with calypso cabaret features.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.