Artbox Bangkok – Worth the trip?

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Ok, if you are looking for the typical night markets’ kinda experience, you will be disappointed. Artbox Bangkok is a cool “pop-up” market with a difference; started in June 2015, these stalls (not all of them) are housed in giant metal shipping containers which can be moved around the city.

This container-box themed night market is packed with lots of artistic food creations and innovative products! Definitely Instagram-friendly thanks to its fairy-land lights that set the ambiance.

From 30th May 2019, Artbox Bangkok has moved to a semi-permanent location address located in Sukhumvit Soi 10 @ Chuvit Garden. This night market will be at this location till 30th November 2019. Previous locations include Queen Sirikit MRT Station, Makkasan MRT Station and Chatuchak. 

Best time to visit? What to expect?

  • Go in the evening or night time; best times to visit are between 5pm to 9pm
  • Less hot in the evenings, and you can take nicer photos when the lights come on!
  • Lovely alfresco picnic and eating area for you to chill, wine and dine while enjoying live band performances!

Artbox Bangkok invites some of the best aspiring young artists and artisans in Bangkok to showcase their talents. Get yourself sketched in hand-drawn portraits, or take home one of thousands of locally hand-made products!

Creative foods is another thing that makes Artbox Bangkok so special. You will find many creatively served snacks and drinks here, so come with an empty stomach and open mind for trying as many delicacies as you can.

Artbox Bangkok at Chuvit Garden (5mins from Nana/Ashok Station)

The easiest way to get to Artbox Bangkok @ Chuvit Garden is by taking BTS SkyTrain to Nana station or Asok station as the park is located on Sukhumvit Road between these 2 BTS stations (about 250 m from Nana and 350 m from Asok).

Verdict:

is it worth the trip? If you are expecting to find usual touristy souvenirs such as “Chang” t-shirts or elephant pants here, you will be disappointed. However, if you’re into creativity, you will definitely like strolling between rows of stalls selling local fashion brands, artworks, and unique accessories.