'Pick up your wallet' at the famous Rod Fai night market in Bangkok

 As one of the busiest cities of the "Golden Temple" Thailand, Bangkok has no shortage of entertainment venues to attract visitors, the most typical of which is the Rod Fai night market.

About Rod Fai . Night Market

Rod Fai Night Market or Talad Rod Fai is a quaint open-air market that specializes in incredible vintage collectibles and memorabilia from previous years, extremely popular in Bangkok , Thailand. 


Rod Fai . night market gateBangkok's famous night market (Photo @kongfuciuss)


Originally, the market was located next to a train line of the same name, behind Chatuchak Market in the north of the city, but in 2013 due to the expansion of the BTS Skytrain it was forced to move.

To date, there are 2 Rod Fai train market facilities  for visitors to explore: 1 is located on Srinakarin Soi 51, right behind Seacon Square shopping mall and 2 is on Ratchadaphisek Road, near Esplanade shopping center , which opened in January 2015.


Interesting things about Rod Fai . night market

Rod Fai Night Market has a fairly large space, consisting of 3 main areas displaying different types of collections in each area, which are “Market Area”, “Storage Area” and “Rod Antiques Area”.


Market place

This is the busiest section of the Talad Rod Fai train night market with over 2,000 stalls selling everything you can think of, from shoes, on-trend fashion, children's toys to homewares. ..


main market - the busiest area at Rod Fai . night marketThe stalls are close together (Photo @bangkoks_best)


But the most attractive part of this area is the Thai street food stalls scattered everywhere, with countless delicious Thai dishes to try even if you only have one stomach such as: barbecue stalls with meat Hot pot, fried noodle stall, ice cream parlor, beverage stand with sparkling Thai iced tea and coffee are randomly arranged among the goods...


food - the best attraction at Rod Fai . night marketLots of delicious dishes (Photo @simple.life.g)


If you go in a large group, enjoy a plate of somtum humongous (papaya salad) and a plate of seafood tomyum, along with freshly baked cakes, fish balls, fried squid... and a cup of yogurt juice. Fresh berries to quench thirst, only the word ê is long enough.


eating - the most interesting activity at Rod Fai . night marketEating at the night market (Photo @optimystique64)


In addition, you can also visit the row of bars and restaurants at the entrance to Rod Fai night market to enjoy delicious cocktails or a cool beer tower and enjoy the lively scene of live bands. .


Drinking beer - attractive activity at Rod Fai . night marketChill in bars (Photo @hairylim)


In particular, each supplier uses different design gimmicks: from classic Volkswagen campers to old train cars... to attract diners, extremely potential and always impressed.

Warehouse area

The warehouse district impresses visitors with antique and memorabilia collectors stocking the ground with their strange and rare favorites. It is similar to how Rod Fai night market started many years ago and has become a more unique and attractive destination compared to other night markets in Bangkok.

There's everything here: from home appliances, old electronics and used auto parts to clothes, shoes and fashion accessories... of course, they're all vintage in style. dictionary and has been used over.


antiques - highlight at Rod Fai . night marketLots of antiques (Photo @hniuniuniu)


It's not hard to find an old cassette of 1950s music for sale alongside vintage leather jackets, or old cameras, Coca-Cola collectibles, and action figures. 1960s from Japan, even a pristine 1950s Cadillac with a French chandelier and an old bicycle... All strange and strangely attractive.


antique cars - unique products at Rod Fai . night marketPrecious antique cars (Photo @nell_i.e.me)


Best of all, the traders at the Talad Rod Fai night market are all friendly and effortless, so you can browse and explore at your leisure without feeling like you're part of a tourist trap.


Rod .'s Antiques

This is perhaps the most desirable part of the Rod Fai market , as it is home to true high-end items, including: vintage cars, motorcycles, luxury suits and furniture. , even a life-size Elvis dummy.


rare cars - the most precious objects at Rod Fai . night marketRare items at the market (Photo @andiction)


Moreover, all of these vintage items are guaranteed to be genuine, sourced from all over the world such as: USA, China, Myanmar, Europe and Thailand... Guests are only allowed to take pictures without touching anything if they don't buy them, because they are rare and expensive.


How to get to Rod Fai . Night Market

To get to Talad Rod Fai train market base 1, the best way is to take a taxi because all drivers should know the Seacon Square mall. However, the downside is that traffic in Bangkok is very bad on Friday and Saturday nights, so you might consider taking the BTS Skytrain to On Nut station first, then taking a taxi from there.


taxi - popular means of transport to Rod Fai . night marketTransportation to the market is mainly by taxi (Photo @atta.ai.sg)


To get to campus 2, Ratchada Train Market , visitors can take a taxi, bus lines 73, 98, 137, 179, 185, 206, 514, 517, 528 or take the subway Esplanade Cineplex Ratchadapisek to the station. Thailand Cultural Center, then exit at exit 3 at the back door and walk a few minutes to the back of Esplanade Shopping Mall.


Some notes when visiting Rod Fai . night market

- Opening hours: from 17 pm to 1 am on Thursday to Sunday (closed Monday to Wednesday).

- The price here is quite low, but don't forget to pay the price, because surely if you are smart, you can buy it at a super bargain price.

- Do not have dinner or dinner before entering the market because there are countless delicious dishes for you to enjoy, guaranteed not to disappoint you.

- This night market is huge and almost impossible to visit in one evening. Therefore, if you only have one night to spare in Bangkok, it is best to skip the other night markets to visit  Rod Fai . It certainly won't take long to fall in love with the friendly shopkeepers and lively atmosphere here.


the large space of the Rod Fai . night marketThe brilliant scene of the night market (Photo @w3t_willy)


Rod Fai Night Market - a place that will give you a truly unique shopping experience, even if you are not a fan of antiques, the lively atmosphere, friendly sellers and even Delicious food will also seduce you right away. So, this is definitely a memorable trip in your journey to discover Bangkok.