Rod Fai, Bangkok Latest Night Market
There is a new boy in town and its Talad Rod Fai Market in the Chatuchak area. “Talad” means market and “Rod Fai” means train in Thai, an apt name for a market set beside an old set of train tracks topped with abandoned, rusty coaches open for exploration, but bear in mind that the market runs only on Saturday and Sunday from 5 p.m. to midnight and sits on land owned by the State Railway of Thailand
I tell you I sadden beyond words when I heard Suan Lum was closing down in past. Suan Lum was one one of the night market in the city that opens till late, I am one who adore going to night market for a bargain cause of wanting to escape the Bangkok heat.
At Rod Fai Market, the vendors will spread their fares on the ground with all kinds of collectibles and memorabilia from the yesteryear, from antique furniture to hippy fashion to Guns (YES GUNS). Rod Fai Market definitely stands out from the hordes of outdoor markets across Bangkok but it could be hard to find, as it’s tucked behind what appears to be an abandoned warehouse near the Chatuchak Weekend Market. Check out my pictures when I was there.
On our way to the market.
Best part in Bangkok is when you are hungry and looking for a bite, there is never short of place to eat and chill out in Rod Fai. Check out the amount of stalls available in Rod Fai, if you are not those that likes stalls, there is a few chillout cafe that most tourist frequents. Oh bring a Thai friend cause most menu (if not All) here are not in English.
Look at the amount of people at this market.
Prepare to sweat it out and being squeezed with all the people around.
Taxi drivers usually don’t know it exists and will probably give you a blank face if you mention it, so the best way is to start at the MRT underground’s Kamphaeng Phet Station (opposite Or Tor Kor Food Market) and make a double back from the station, means you on the main road but against traffic. walk about five minutes in the opposite direction of Chatuchak Market.. or just follow the crowd.
Opening Hours: 17:00 – midnight (Sat-Sun)
Location: Khamphaengphet Road (behind Chatuchak Weekend Market)
I truly enjoyed walking in this market , please do visit this market if you are in Bangkok. AWESOME !!