The New Rot Fai Market Ratchada

Bangkok’s New Train Market on Ratchadaphisek Road

The new Rot Fai Market in the Ratchada area of Bangkok is bringing the same convivial night bazaar feel, antiques curios, and street food snacks and treats from its original location, into an area of the city that is much easier to access thanks to the nearby Cultural Centre MRT Underground Station.

Although the Srinakarin branch is much larger, it is also way out in the suburbs of Bangkok, making it challenging for people who find themselves on the other side of the city. This new Train Market is more central and compact, meaning it’s easier to pop in for a spot of browsing anytime from 18:00 to 24:00, Thursday to Sunday.

Read More

The market is split into long avenues with antiques, secondhand toys, and kitsch curios found in the central few avenues. On the periphery, there is a combination of more general market type clothes, shoes, handbags, and plenty of snack stalls. Up towards the back end of the market are a row of bars, with VW Vans pumping out a mixture of Thai and western pop tunes, and adorned with fairy lights. Everyone is very friendly and conversation flows easily between tables.

As in all markets in Bangkok, at the new Rot Fai Market Ratchada bargaining is expected as there is no set price for anything. That being said, as this market is so popular with Thai people prices are lower here than you might find in Chatuchak Market in the north of Bangkok (although genuine antiques and one-off vintage items are rarely cheap).

Ultimately, the original Rot Fai is still our favourite due mainly to its huge plot of land and different sections, but we find ourselves going more to the new Train Market because it is so convenient and still retains the same arty vibe.

It is easy to find Rot Fai Ratchada as it is located directly behind Cultural Centre MRT Underground Station. If you are taking a taxi, be sure to stress you want to go to Ratchada (not the Srinakarin version).

The New Rot Fai Market Ratchada

  • Opening Hours: 17:00-24:00 (Thursday-Sunday)
  • Location: Ratcadaphisek Road (close to Esplanade Shopping Mall)
  • MRT: National Cultural Centre
  • Tel: +66 (0)92 713 5599
Hide Map Show Map
Rate This Place: ( votes)

Tours You May Like

Related Pages

Rod Fai Market

Rot Fai Market Bangkok

At Rod Fai Market, the vintage look never goes out of style. Spread on the ground is all kinds of collectibles and Read More...

Top 10 Shopping in Bangkok

10 Shopping Experiences

The variety of shopping experiences in Bangkok goes far beyond a stroll in a mall; it rivals the best in the West, while Read More...

Night Markets in Bangkok

Most malls and department stores in Bangkok stay open until at least 21:00 - some as late as 22:00. So there's plenty of Read More...

Cookin' Nanta Show

Cookin' Nanta Show

Cookin’ NANTA Bangkok is an energetic and engaging show that combines pulsating percussion rhythms with physical comedy Read More...

Q House Lumpini

Q House Lumpini

Q House Lumpini is a small but trendy lifestyle mall standing at the intersection of Rama IV and Sathorn Road, a rather Read More...

10 Best Affordable Hotels in Chidlom

The best budget hotels in Chidlom are not really what most people would consider a ‘budget’ hotel at all. These fine Read More...

Best hotels around this place

Hotels.com

Talk to us!

Help us keep this site up-to-date by sending us your comments:


Loading...