Talad Rodfai [Train Night Market]
With the chilling weather and the delight vibes of “Night Market”, we could say that these are one of the charms of Thailand. Especially in Bangkok, there are several night markets and the common thing is they are open-air bazaars. Talad Rodfai or Train Night Market is actually the most famous one which was moved from Chatuchak Garden to Srinakarin Soi 51. And eventually, it now becomes very well-known among all the shopaholics.
From the vintage atmosphere, now all the cheap goods, vintage collection and hippy fashion style are moved in a larger area with better attraction to the big crowd. It is divided into 3 different sections named as ‘Market Zone’, ‘Warehouse Zone’ and ‘Rod’s Antiques’.
The first zone will be the first place you meet once you step in which is called ‘Market Zone’. The wideness of this area may surprise you as well as the variety of products. You will also find that the foods and drinks are very awesome and cheap. So grab a glass of Thai iced milk tea and explore around!
‘Warehouse Zone’ is situated near the car park. Besides vintage clothes and shoes, there are collectables, yesteryear toys, books and accessories come in both old and newest version. Last but not least, the photographer's favorite zone, ‘Rod’s Antiques’ displays the real premium standout items at Rod Fai market such as trove of antiques and vintage items like kitsch furniture and even a lifesize Elvis mannequin. For the collections in this zone, some stuff is really rare but the price is not a big problem.
Open daily except on Monday for Warehouse zone. [Best Time to Visit]
The best time to visit is after 5 pm due to the weather and it will be closed at 12 pm. [How to get there]
The easiest way to get there is taking bus number 206, 207, 145, 133 or 1013. Or you can take BTS Sky Train to Udomsuk Station and take a taxi there.
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