Train Night Market Ratchada: Bangkok’s new Rod Fai Market
The Train Night Market Ratchada or also known as the New Rot Fai Train Market is one of the coolest nightmarkets in Bangkok. It used to be in a different location before and was then called Rod Fai Market. Due to the bad connection and the construction of the BTS route, this night market was moved to the Ratchada quarter. Now connected to the MRT it’s so much easier to reach this awesome place. Since the change, this market is more popular than ever before. Above all, the unique photo motif of the colorful roofs attracts many locals as well as tourists to the market. But this night market has many more exciting things to offer. In addition to delicious food stalls, creative clothing and antique stalls, there are also countless cool bars and small restaurants. All in all, a perfect night market where visitors enjoy a colorful nightlife.
In this blog post you will all useful information about the Ratchada Train Market in Bangkok. In addition, we will share tips about how to get there, shopping at the night market and from where you can find the best viewpoint on the colorful roofs of the Ratchada.
Shopping at Ratchada Train Night Market
The Night Market in Ratchada is an absolute insider tip for shopping in Bangkok and also for us, the visit to the market was a real highlight! Here you will find a huge selection of amazing clothes, cool accessories, small hip shops and local designers. In the various sections of the market you will find a lot of vintage stuff, but also casual fashion and a lot of art. Certainly there is something for everyone!
Eat & Drink
If you are looking for some amazing street food for really low prices, sure the Train Night Market Ratchada is the right place for you. In addition to the typical Thai food stalls there is good choice of delicious restaurants and a huge area with iconic bars with happy hour offers. You will find delicious things to eat. For example, there is a place which serves incredibly huge pork’s ribs, and others offer delicious seafood. Best you try some food at the bazaar and later you enjoy the nightlife with a cold beer or a cocktail.
The colorful rooftops of Ratchada Train Night Market are the top showcase of the market. Especially photographers are amazed by the extraordinary photo motive. Tip: If you also want to enjoy this breath-taking view over the Ratchada Market, then you have to go up to the parking house nearby the market. From up there you can enjoy the market atmosphere from above and shoot unbelievably beautiful pictures of the Ratchada night market.
How do I get to Train Night Market Ratchada?
Whether by MRT or by taxi the transport to the Ratchada Night Market is quite easy to organize on your own. As mentioned above, the Train Market is well connected to the public transport system. So, you can reach this night market very comfortably and inexpensively with the MRT (Metro). Get off at the MRT Station Cultural Center and follow the crowd around the mall and you will find yourself right in front of the Ratchada Market. The nearest BTS is Asoke where you have to change to Sukhumit MRT Station.
Certainly you could also take a taxi to the night market. Make sure to tell the driver to go to the New Ratchada Night Market. Taking a taxi is cheap in Bangkok (with taximeter) and also a good choice to get to the market.
Opening hours of Ratchada Train Night Market
The Ratchada Night Markete’s opening days are from Thursday through Sunday night. The opening hours of this night market are from 5:00 pm to 01:00 am. Tip: If you prefer it more quiet, come see the market early around 5:00 pm.
Amazing Places to Stay in Bangkok
- Hostel: The Fun Cafe Hostel is certainly one of the best hostels in Bangkok. The perfect location and the access to the metro makes it easy to reach the Ratchada Train Night Market and many other attractions of Bangkok!
- Hotel with Skybar: The Amara Bangkok Hotel is a 4-star hotel located in the modern part of Bangkok. This ingenious hotel boasts a fantastic infinity pool and one of the coolest skybars in Bangkok!
- Luxury with infinity pool: The Avani + Riverside Bangkok Hotel is a 5-star hotel and the tip for a very special stay in Bangkok. Here you will find a rooftop bar, an amazing pool and a wonderful location right on the river!
Tip: More amazing places to stay can be found in our complete guide about where to stay in Bangkok.
Conclusion: Bangkok is famous for its night markets. If you are up to visit one of these markets, then we can highly recommend the Ratchada Night Market as one of the best night markets in Bangkok.
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