Located next to Udon Thani Railway Station you will find three night market grouped together on the crossroads where the Tongyai Road meets the Prajak Sillapkom Road.
Udon Thani’s night markets start up from 17:00 every day of the week and get really busy on the weekends when bands play in a large bar area of Centrepoint Market, which is the market area to the north of the train station on the east side of the Tongyai Road.
About Udon Thani Night Market
Life in South East Asia is at its most vibrant in its markets, and nowhere is this more true than at Udon Thani Night Market.
After dark the night markets in Udon Thani are the liveliest places in the city. Things are cheap there, including food and drink. Local people and visitors to city go there to hang out and people watch as much as they do to shop. Most of Udon Thani’s urban youth seems to appear at the night markets at some point during the evening along with older people and families.
The most commonly sold thing, other than food and drink, at of the three night markets in Udon Thani is clothes. For the cheapest clothing head to either Centrepoint Market or Preecha Market, both on the northern side of the Prajak Sillapkom Road. For better quality and more expensive items then head to the newly constructed UD Shopping Mall on the south side of the Prajak Sillapkom Road. Despite bearing the title ‘shopping mall’ the UD Shopping has a covered market with stalls very similar to those in Centrepoint Market or Preecha Market just with better quality items.
Udon Thani Night Market also spills out onto the street in front of the market. These stalls appear to be where the best bargains are found and tend to be the busiest.
Food is a major part of all three night markets near Udon Thani Railway Station and there are lots and lots of options to choose from.
As with the clothes, the cheapest and perhaps most authentically Thai food is to be found in and around Centrepoint and Preecha Markets. The things we recommend that you try are the grilled chicken with sticky rice and papaya salad, a staple dish of North Eastern Thailand, and the whole freshwater fish grilled in a protective coating of salt to keep the fish succulent. Thai food doesn’t get much better than this and generally it’s as cheap as you find anywhere in the country.
For more refined dining and Western style food head to the UD Shopping Mall.
The food court at the UD Shopping Mall has clean modern benches to sit on and a variety of food stalls selling classic of Thai cuisine, such as the muu-gra-tat which is a type of barbecue dish upon which you cook your own meat and make a soup in the bowl below.
UD Shopping Mall also has a branch of McDonalds and KFC which may be what you looking for if you have been travelling in South East Asia for a while and you want some cheap Western style food to eat.
Location of Udon Thani Night Market
- Udon Thani Night Market is located very near Udon Thani Railway Station.