Artbox the Glass

** Artbox will be back in action again in October, 2016. This time, it will be in Chatuchak Area. Stay tuned for the update!

** Artbox will reopen again on May 20, 2016 and it will be organized every Friday to Sunday until Jun 26, 2016.

** There’s an update from the organizer that Artbox the Glass will be temporarily closed from April 15th, 2016 to April 24th, 2016 and it will reopen again on April 29, 2016.

If you like Artbox, you will also like Rot Fai Market. Let the local expert guide you to the place!

Last year was the rise of flea markets in Bangkok. There were so many of them popping up everywhere. Despite that, none of them was as famous as Artbox, the first container market in Thailand.

After taking a break for 3 months,  Artbox is finally back with its new concept; Artbox the Glass. Today I will take you there with me and I’m going to show you why Artbox was and still is the best flea market in Bangkok.

Taking you to Artbox the Glass

Artbox the Glass
Artbox gate

Where and when?

Let’s get started with basic, but most important questions; where is it being held and what  are the operating hours.

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** Artbox will reopen again on May 20, 2016 and it will be organized every Friday to Sunday until Jun 26, 2016.

** There’s an update from the organizer that Artbox the Glass will be temporarily closed from April 15th, 2016 to April 24th, 2016 and it will reopen again on April 29, 2016.

Artbox the Glass is organized at the same place (The place they organized Artbox The Em District) but it’s not as big as its previous events as it has to give up its front area for the under-construction theme park.

The easiest way to get there is to take Bangkok BTS to Promphong Station. Then, take exit 6 and walk towards Benjasiri Park. You will reach the event within 5 minutes.

New to BTS? read the post about BTS so as to have a hassle-free trip.

For operating hours, Artbox the glass will be organized from March 18th, 2016 to June 19th, 2016 (Every Friday-Sunday from 15.00-24.00).

P.S. In Google Maps, you will see that Art box is closed. It’s actually wrong. I can guarantee that it’s open and it’s open til very late 🙂

Atmosphere

Atmosphere inside the event 4
Atmosphere inside the event

Atmosphere inside the event
Atmosphere inside the event

I will start with food bits as an army marches on its stomach.

The popular shops like Chicken hour, Bloody drunk and Lab burger are still with Artbox. Plus, there are quite a bit of new faces that I’ve never seen before and many of them look so promising (some has very very long queue!).

No more talking, just see it through your eyes whether these shops / stalls make your stomach growl 🙂

Spare ribs
Spare ribs

Seafood in mortar
Seafood in mortar

Say Cheese
Say Cheese

Raclette Heaven
Raclette Heaven

Scallops
Scallops

Sirloin steak
Sirloin steak

Seafood

Seafood sellers
Seafood sellers

Panini
Panini (kind of)

Okonomiyaki
Okonomiyaki

Grilled pork
Grilled pork

Golden needle mushrooms grilled bacon
Golden needle mushrooms grilled bacon

Grilled chicken
Grilled chicken

Giant Squid
Giant Squid

German Sausage
German Sausage

Chips with cheese
Chips with cheese

Dumplings
Dumplings

Chicken Hour
Chicken Hour

Chicken hour seller
Chicken hour seller

Chicken chicken chicken!
Chicken chicken chicken!

Food trucks are also one of Artbox’s signatures. This time, there are around 7-8 food trucks. All of them look so good. The only problem about food trucks is that they are located behind fashion shops so it’s a bit hard to notice in the first place.

Answer Cheese
Answer Cheese

Tom Yum Hang
Tom Yum Hang

Home Sung Sue
Home Sung Sue

Pung yen
Pung yen

Lobster Burger and More
Lobster Burger and More

Yoho
Yoho

Atmosphere in front of food trucks
Atmosphere in front of food trucks

After appetizers and main dishes, it’s time for desserts!

Grass jelly
Grass jelly

Candy maker
Candy maker

Candy Smurf
Candy Smurf

Brownie 2
Brownie

Fruit sushi
Fruit sushi

Brownie
Brownie

Dear Molly
Dear Molly

After food bits, it’s time to move on to shopping. This zone is mainly separated into two areas; fashion area and handmade area.

It’s quite easy to distinguish these two; fashion shops are in containers, while handmade shops are in sheds covered by polycarbonate (as told by the organizer. I have no ideas what it really means lol).

I was also told be the organizer that, initially, they were about to use glasses to cover sheds (so as it to be align with the Glass theme) instead of polycarbonate. but they found out that it was going to make the event hotter so they decided to change.

Things are quite cheap so please be careful on your spending; otherwise, you may end up having to walk back to your hotel / home (I’m serious!)

Accessories

Wear a wish
Wear a wish

Wallets
Wallets

Shirts
Shirts

Accessories
Accessories

Wrap
Wrap

Souvenirs
Souvenirs

Soaps
Soaps

Pillows
Pillows

Shoes
Shoes

Jeans
Jeans

Soaps 2
Soaps

Light bulbs
Light bulbs

Madoomadoo
Madoomadoo

Hipster
Hipster

Cactus
Cactus

Handmade wallet
Handmade wallet

Dress
Dress

Light bulb 2
Light bulb

Decoration
Decoration

Atmosphere in handmade zone
Atmosphere in handmade zone

Bangkokbits' Tips on Artbox the Glass

– It’s recommended to go there after 5pm as the weather will be cooler. Plus, all the food trucks, food stalls and fashion shops will be fully operated after that time.

– The best way to get there is to take BTS and walk a wee bit. It’s highly recommended to avoid driving.

– If you don’t like BTS or you come in groups, taxis would be a better and cheaper option. Worry about bad taxis? Read this post and you will forever say bye-bye to those bad guys 🙂

– Dress appropriately; weather is going to be quite hot (as April, the hottest month, is approaching).

– Don’t forget your camera! There are many great spots that you can take pictures (Then, post on Facebook or Instagram and get tons of likes from your friends 🙂 )

– If you are sick or you have any problems, just go to the orange color container (there’s only one there)

Information
Information center

Summary

The return of Artbox the Glass is something that locals, expats and tourists are waiting for. Despite the space being reduced, the organizer has maintained the quality of food trucks, food stalls, fashion shops and handmade products.

For those who were there last year, it’s time to bring back your good memories.

For those who haven’t heard about Artbox before, this is a good time to get to know the best flea market in Bangkok.

For those who went to Artbox the Glass already, let’s talk! tell us what you think about the event in the comment section below! 🙂

Life is too short to miss great events!

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27 COMMENTS

  1. The concept is great but they have no consideration and the loud sounds from the band are disturbing the residents who live in the area,. If this continues we have formed a committee to shut down the ARTBOX.. Music goes on till midnight and its disturbing the peace in the area. Do your thing but make sure the sound levels r kept to a minimum after 9pm….

  2. I wish to go during my trip to BKK on May. However, it is a family trip where total of 10 adults with 4 kids below 7yo. Would you still advise to go as I’m afraid that’s too crowded .

    • Hi Chin,

      It will be quite crowded. My advice is that you should go there on Friday around 6pm (the weather will be cooler and it’s not too crowded as people should be on the way to the event). Then, leave around 7-8pm.

      Hope this helps 🙂

      • Alternatively, if you plan to arrive late, you can take your children to the area in front of the stage. It’s not too crowded there and there are a lot of pallets so that your children can sit and wait there while you go to buy food for them.

  3. Great review and photos! I’ve heard about this artbox last year but when i went to bangkok, its closed. I want to visit this place on 23rd April but it really breaks my heart when i read that this place is going to close in that week. T.T is there any posibilities the close date will change? How can i get the information about that?

  4. Would like to double confirm this event will end on 26 Jun 2016? and early July to mid July 2016 will no longer exist?

  5. Hello! Thanks for sharing. Just to check if it’s open on a daily basis. My friends are only arriving on 16oct evening and that’s a Sunday. Whats the opening hours on a Sunday? 🙂 thank you!

  6. This place sounds interesting. Do they showcase local artisans working with their crafts too? Are you open between October 21 and 23. Great article Bank. Thanks.

    • Hi Fernando,

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Artbox just moved to the new place (JJ Green). Just take MRT to Kamphaengphet station. Then, use exit 1. And yes, they are open between Oct 21 and 23 but they won’t sell any alcoholic drink because of the passing of the King.

      Hope this helps!

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