Who doesn’t love shopping at night market? It is filled with many kinds of foods and various things to buy with cheaper price of course! Last trip to bangkok, AnakJajan visited Talad Rod Fai Train Weekend Night Market twice!! Because we enjoyed our time there very much!!
Rot Fai Market, one of THE BEST MARKETS IN BANGKOK located on Srinakarin Soi 51, just behind the Seacon Square Shopping Mall, it is around 18KM from Pratunam. AnakJajan used Uber, the cost was around THB 150-250 per trip from/ to Pratunam area. You can also take BTS Skytrain to On Nut Station and get a taxi from there for around 20minutes.
On #AnakJajanThailand trip July 2016, AnakJajan were browsing for recommended market in Bangkok and we instantly fell in love with the gorgeous scene of colorful tents of stalls/tenants at Rod Fai Market, so we decided to have a visit and it was the best decision!!
Rod Fai Train Market Srinakarin is an open-air market where you can find lots of cheap and good stuff from modern fashion and apparel to antique and vintage collectable items, and of course yummy market street food.
You might be questioning why they call this market as Train Market, well it was originally located next to the train tracks before being forced to move into the new location due to the expansion of BTS Skytrain line.
You can also visit the second and new Rod Fai Market Ratchada, significantly much easier to access in the city area, near Cultural Centre MRT Underground Station and Esplanade Shopping Mall, but please note that Rod Fai Market Ratchada is way smaller than Srinakarin Rod Fai Market.
Rod Fai Market is very popular among local Thai people, it is a weekend night market that opens from 5pm till 1am from Thursday to Sunday. Based on our experiences, it is better to visit after 6pm when most of the stalls are open, if you come here too early, you can spend your time at Seacon Square Mall first since the market is located right behind the mall.
Even though the market opens from Thursday to Sunday, we highly recommend you to visit on Saturday & Sunday for the best experience.
Our first visit was on Sunday night, it was packed with visitors and all shops were open. The next Thursday before we go home, we decided to visit Rod Fai Market again because we haven’t explored all of the area since it’s super big, but sadly 1/3 of tenants were closed, but still we managed to buy and ate so many stuff. On Thursday you will have fewer choices since not all tenants are open but on the other side it is more convenient to walk around since it is less crowded.
Compared to Chatuchak Market, AnakJajan personally prefer Rod Fai Market because the stuff they sell is much cheaper than Chatuchak Market, and it is less touristy, but if you’re looking for souvenirs, Rod Fai Market is not the place. AnakJajan would recommend you to visit both market on weekend, Chatuchak first and then continue with Rod Fai Market during the night.
Not only you can eat and shop here, but Rod Fai Market is also really instagenic especially at the Warehouse and Rod’s Antiques zones, make sure to come early so you can get your picture taken before sunset 🙂
There are tons of foods that can be found here starting from snacks, main course, dessert, and drinks, from traditional to modern, for example this yummy fried chicken THB 59 with melting cheese from One Fry Day stall or traditional Thailand coconut crepe THB 10 per piece.
In Rod Fai Market, we saw so many people bought a big bucket of various drinks. We also bought iced coffee and orange juice in the big bucket drink, super refreshing for the hot and crowded market, not to mention it’s also super cheap THB 20 to 25 only!
Besides the big bucket drink, AnakJajan have one favorite stall in the front area that sells smoothies, the blackberry smoothies THB 40 was sooo good, highly recommended!
AnakJajan were strolling around and suddenly saw a crowded restaurant that serves big sized noodle. Curious with the super big noodle, we decided to give it a try. It is located at the end of the market, you can easily spot it from its big red signage.
AnakJajan ordered small size noodle THB 170 because the portion was very generous. The noodle came with generous toppings which contain tennis ball sized meatball, 3 dumplings/ siumay, small crab filled with minced meat, soft boiled egg, vegetables, and also the noodle itself. It was not only big sized but also big flavored! Everything in the bowl was YUMMM! The noodle was thin springy, it tasted better if you add vinegar, chili flakes and fish sauce.
We also tried their Cheese Gyoza THB 150, deep fried pork gyoza topped with cheese and mayonnaise. It was crunchy on the outside while incredibly juicy on the inside, sooo addictive!!
Overall, AnakJajan enjoyed shopping and eating at Rod Fai Train Market, the market is worth to visit, it’s really huge, lots of good and cheap stuff, yummy street food, definitely one of THE BEST MARKET in Bangkok!! Let’s Travel!!
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Rod Fai Train Night Market – Srinakarin
Thailand, Srinagarindra Rd – Srinagarindra 51 Alley
Nong Bon, Prawet, Bangkok 10250, Thailand
Thursday – Sunday 17.00 – 01.00
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