Tawanna Square is a smaller, less accessible and yet still chic, trendy and well worth visiting version of Suan Lum Night Bazaar. With Bangkok boasting one of the largest concentrations of markets, malls and shopping areas in the world one might wonder why they would want to visit Tawanna and the answer is simple. Tawanna is a great experience.
Many people are familiar with the Suan Lum Night Market, however since Suan Lum is closing I think many of us will want an alternative. Tawanna Square is that alternative.
Tawanna is divided into different zones labeled A-J which makes it fairly easy to find a shop again if need be. This is a vast improvement over the king of markets – Chatuchak. Have you ever tried finding a stall again there? It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack.
You’ll be able to find everything ranging from trendy clothing for both sexes, home-decor items, arts and crafts, tools, electronics and antiques to food. You can even get a manicure or tattoo here. The restaurants aren’t bad, try the spicy southern Thai food at Nang Talung or have an early cocktail at the bar called Toilet (who comes up with these names?).
You’ll find Tawanna Square located between The Mall Bangkapi and Makro Bangkapi on Lat Phrao Road between Sois 144 and 142. It is open from 2pm to 10pm daily. The easiest way to get there is to take a taxi (just tell the driver Tawanna, he’ll know). You can also take the MRT to Lad Phrao station, but you’ll still need to take a taxi from the station to Tawanna. And if you’re really adventurous and/or familiar with Bangkok you can get there by bus, the following busses go to or near Tawanna – bus 8, 22, 27, 44, 73kor, 92, 96,122, 126, 137,145, 151, 156, 178, 182, por or.22, 44, 92, 514, 545.