** 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.
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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
Where and when?
Let’s get started with basic, but most important questions; where is it being held and what are the operating hours.
** 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 🙂
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 🙂
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.
After appetizers and main dishes, it’s time for desserts!
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!)
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!