Pratunam Market is a main market area in Bangkok and the largest clothing market in the country. The market is the cheapest market for buying clothing, fabrics and textiles in central Bangkok and there are also retail stores and outdoor stalls aimed at tourists.
Also available in the market are watches and handicrafts besides all kinds of clothes from shorts, T shirts, evening dresses, bizarre outfits, costumes, fancy dress, embroidered costumes, jeans, bikinis, funny T shirts and safari pants.
The market offers an immersion in the local way of life with vendors working with sewing machines and the market shows what shopping used to be like before the arrival of the air conditioned malls.
There is also a Baiyoke tower nearby that offers similar clothing, leather totes, belts, women’s shoes and baseball caps and the air conditioned building offers nice escape from the mid day heat.
The Pratunam market is full of jam packed small streets and the wide variety of clothing on display makes it a clothes maze to work oneself through. Besides the cheap prices of the clothing and other goods makes sure that the market is full of people trying to buy things or even just hang around.