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Night flea markets are common in Bangkok for cheap goods and entertainment
A flea market in Bangkok - the capital city of Thailand - is a type of bazaar that rents out temporary space for some hours to people who want to sell merchandise by setting up tents or movable shops outdoors.

There, flea markets are generally on weekly basis where affordable daily use items, clothes, novelties, used goods, cheap goods, collectibles, food items, bakery products and antiques are commonly sold.

However, night flea markets in Bangkok are more popular since they provide a taste of night life, drinking and dancing along with shopping of knockoff brand clothing, fancy toys, electrical goods, accessories, perfumes along with sale of fresh produce or baked goods, fruits and plants from local farms. The night flea markets begin at around 7 pm and wind up in the wee hours, for normal life at the place to resume on the next day.

Flea market vending is quite different from street vending since it is periodic and for limited hours with a lot of activities of public attraction to bring in the sellers and the buyers. Many flea markets have food vendors who sell snacks, juices and drinks.

At times, you may find movie and music CDs, upholstery and old furniture put up for sale along with counterfeit goods. I visited such night market recently in Bangkok which was jam-packed at 11 pm with tourists and visitors doing bargains.

Few night markets are located in the red light district of Bangkok and attract a lot of men who find it the most enjoyable way of getting up close and personal with local life in the city. These temporary markets are spread out in most areas of the city and offer an incredibly diverse range of goods and products, snacks and entertainment, and way cheaper, which at times is called the 'dark retail therapy'.

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