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The Knack Market In Bangkok – A Complete Guide

The Knack Market explores it’s creativity through art, food, culture and many other quirks. It’s held only one weekend each month so don’t miss the opportunity!

How To Get To The Knack Market

The Knack Market is located at The Jam Factory, in the Khlong San district of Bangkok.

The best way to reach the Knack Market is via public ferry along the Chao Phraya River, which should cost around 50 Baht per journey.

If you plan on taking numerous journeys along the river, you can book your Chao Phraya River: Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Pass in advance.

Simply jump on the Chao Phraya River Ferry and get off at Khlong San Pier. The Knack Market is just a few minutes walk from this pier.

If you find yourself on the wrong side of the river, you can cross via the shuttle boat that runs from River City Shopping Complex.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

If markets are your thing, the Bangkok: Markets, Temples and Food Night Tour by Tuk Tuk is a good choice.

The Knack Market Entrance Fee

It is is free to visit The Knack Market.

The Knack Market Opening Times

The market is open 4:00pm to 9:00pm on the last Saturday and Sunday of each month.

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Catching the ferry from Si Phraya Pier
Creative District Bangkok River City Bangkok
River City is full of higher end western shops but is worth checking out too
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Crossing the river over to Klong San Pier Bangkok

Best Time To Visit The Knack Market

Bangkok has a tropical climate so it is warm and humid throughout the year and prone to rain.

The best time to visit Bangkok is probably November to February which is known as the cool season. 

As the market is only available one weekend a month it can get pretty busy but it’s well worth a visit.

This is a great place to grab a unique gift or souvenir.

Also, undoubtedly a great place to eat and chill with friends on your Bangkok itinerary.

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

What To Expect At The Knack Market

The Knack Market is based in what is known to be the creative district of Bangkok.

The Creative District Bangkok is a huge neighbourhood that celebrates it’s creativity through art, food, culture and many other interesting quirks. 

It can be found around the streets of the Bangrak and Khlong San districts. Connected by a ferry between the Chao Phraya River.

The market itself features booths filled with street food, organic drinks, handmade leather accessories, vintage clothes and home decor. 

It’s a place that gathers various interesting products filled with new imaginative ideas. You can find various designs, decorations, and old books all whilst having a good time. 

We had a great time strolling around The Knack Market, trying the local street foods such as spring rolls with sweet chilli sauce, traditional pad thai and sticky mango rice.

There are live performances and other activities to get involved in. You can spread out on the lawn and listen to the live music or stretch-out in a yoga class, in an atmosphere of freedom, reminiscent of the 70’s.

The Knack Market is definitely worth checking out if you stay near the Riverside or have access to the Chao Phraya Express boats.

So if you’re looking for something a little different, The Knack Market is one of the lesser known things to do in Bangkok.

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One of the many street food vendors at The Knack Market Bangkok
The Knack Market Bangkok Creative District Bangkok Street Food
Or you can sit inside at one the restaurants down by the Knack Market too
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Don’t forget to check out Klong San Market whilst you’re in the creative district – you will pass by this to get to The Knack Market

Where To Stay In Bangkok

Luxury

Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel and Towers

Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel and Towers is located on the bank of Chao Phraya River, boasting 4 dining options, 2 outdoor pools, and a spa. 

Free shuttle boats bring guests to Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain Station and Icon Siam Shopping Mall. 

Featuring views of Chao Phraya River, rooms have a flat-screen TV. A safety deposit box and tea/coffee making facilities are also provided. 

Guests can exercise in the 24-hour fitness centre and enjoy other facilities including a sauna, a hot tub and tennis court. 

Concierge and laundry services are available.

Mid-Budget

Golden Tulip Mandison Suites

Offering stylish units with modern dark wood interiors, Golden Tulip features an outdoor pool with poolside dining and a bar. 

Located on Sukhumvit 20, the hotel provides free Wi-Fi and shuttles to Asoke BTS Skytrain Station. 

The floor-to-ceiling windows give great city skyline views. Featuring dark colour schemes and warm lighting, the spacious rooms have a flat-screen TV, DVD player and large bath areas.

Golden Tulip Mandison Suites is a 10-minute walk from Emporium Shopping Mall and has free parking.

Backpacker

Pillow & Bread

Just a 12-minute walk from BTS Saphan Kwai Station, Pillow & Bread offers accommodation with easy access to all forms of transportation in Bangkok. 

Free WiFi is available throughout the property. 

Rooms at Pillow & Bread feature a dormitory style and is air conditioning. 

There are bunk beds, a TV and a kitchenette in all rooms. Some units have a seating area for your convenience. 

Every room has a shared bathroom. For your comfort, you will find towels, a slippers and free toiletries. 

The property offers free use of a washing machine located on rooftop area.

For more place to stay in Bangkok, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight. 

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile. 

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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Saturday 1st of July 2023

Hi. not sure but why I read that it has closed for good.