Sampeng Market Bangkok
Sampeng Market also known as the Yaowarat Market, Bangkok Chinatown Wholesale Market, or the Sampeng Lane Market.
When items arrive from China they are sold at the Sampeng Market first.
The only place you may find cheaper prices would be at the Bobae Night Market.
You will however have to purchase in bulk 100 of the same item.
At Sampeng you will come across vendors that only sell in bulk. For example 6 shirts of the same size, color, and type. But unlike Bobae there are plenty of shops that are happy to sell you just one item.
You will however get a better price if you purchase 3.
The goods are then purchased by vendors and resold at other markets and malls. From Sampeng goods make their way to Platinum Fashion Mall, JJ Weekend Market, various street vendors along Sukhumvit Road, Patpong Night Market, MBK, Siam Square and Paragon etc.
To ilustrate the pricing, here is an example.
If a pair of high quality Jeans are purchased at Sampeng Market for ฿300. The same jeans will be found at Platimum Fashion Mall for ฿700, MBK or JJ for ฿1000, and Patpong Night Market for ฿1500-฿1700.
What can you buy here?
Bags, handbags, wallets, backpacks, purses, bum bags, coin wallets, luggage, trolley bags, etc.
Jewelery, rings, necklaces, earings bracelets, various accessorier, headbands, etc.
Shoes sneakers, flip flops and socks
Hats, caps, beanies, etc.
Makeup, hairbands, wigs
Electronics, headphone, phone cases, usb cables, battery banks
Mens and Womens belts, T-Shirts, Sunglasses, underware, pants, jeans etc.
Toys, Teddy bares, baby and todler clothing, apparel etc.
Fabrics, materials, ribbons,towels, bedding,
flowers, Soaps, Stickers
Unbrellas arts and crafts and may other categories of goods.
Sampeng Market Open Hours
Sampeng Market is open 7 days a week from 9am until 6pm
This is definetly not a night market.
Where is the Sampeng Market?
It is located in Chinatown Bangkok. The market starts on Soi Wanit 1 and runs all the way to the water cannel. There are many small alley ways branching off. Yaowarat Rd on the north and Song Wat Rd on the south.
How to get to Sampeng Market?
It is a 2km, 10 minute walk away from Hua Lamphon MRT station.
Sampeng Market by BTS. Saphan Taksin station is the closest. Take the Chao Praya river boat going north. Get off at Rajchawong Pier. Walk away from the pier area onto Ratchawong Road towards Soi Wanit. You’ll see Sampeng Market directly down this soi, going in both directions and packed with stalls and shoppers.
Sampeng Market Map
Below is a general area map of the Sampeng Market area. As time goes on more details will be added
Designated areas exist as well as mobile vendors offering roasted nuts, deep friend sausages and meats.