At the heart of the village of Bang Niang is the Bang Niang Market, open every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Fresh fruit and vegetables are available, as well as items from shops such as clothes, cosmetics, and simple hardware. The market also has several restaurants and bars.
There are many types of accommodation in the village, varying from high-end resorts and hotels along Nang Thong Beach, to budget hotels and hostels along the main road.
Bang Niang is particularly well-known for its vibrant night-life featuring several music/bar venues such as the Degree Bar. The Build Factory nightclub on the main road approximately 1 km north of the market is particularly popular for the younger generation, and is adjacent to the Build Market which is open every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
Bang Niang is also host to many Thai massage parlors, tailors, optometrists and restaurants.