The Train Night Market Ratchada (also known as the new Rot Fai Night Market) is one of the best night markets in Bangkok. The Train Night Market Ratchada is full of locals picking at different kinds of snacks and drinks from the small stands. You’ll also find many bars, restaurants, endless amounts of clothing, phone accessories, and much more.
How to get to the Train Night Market Ratchada
The easiest and quickest way to get to the Rot Fai Night Market is to catch the MRT (underground train system). Make your way to the ‘Thailand Cultural Centre’ station and take exit 3. Turn left once you reach the street, then from there its less than a 2 minute walk. In front of the big shopping centre there is a street to the left that will lead you to the night market.
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Where to stay
Bangkok is a giant city with endless accommodation options. The most popular place to stay for a backpacker is close to Khao San Road in Khaosan. This spot is famous for parties and being full of backpackers. A popular hostel located right on the main strip is Nitan Hostel Khaosan. If you’re after a more local experience, staying close to a train station will give you easy access to explore Bangkok. We stayed near the popular W Hotel in Bang Rak. It’s located next to Chong Nonsi train station and is super close to everything and only a few stops away from the major shopping centres.
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The Train Night Market Ratchada Opening hours
The new Rot Fai Night Market is open everyday from 5pm-1am. If it rains, the market will still be open but you will get a bit wet as you walk down the aisles.
What to expect at The Train Night Market Ratchada
The night market is very big and is split into three sections. One section is just for food stalls and restaurants. The middle section is full of shopping such as clothing and accessories while the last section is where the bars and pubs are located.
The new Rot Fai Night Market is full of different clothing and accessories. You will find cheap fashionable womens clothing as well as jewellery, sunglasses, shoes, bags and makeup. For men they also have similar options with belts, hats and mens jewellery. If you’re after a new phone case or charger, there are also many stands where you can find different phone accessories. All the items at the new Rot Fai Night Market are fairly cheap and affordable. Whether you’re on a budget or not, everyone can leave with something!
The food at the new Rot Fai Night Market is our favourite part. You will find every kind of food to satisfy your cravings. You can purchase large, delicious smoothies for as little at 35 Baht ($1.50 AUD). You’ll also find cakes and ice cream starting from 40 Baht. If you’re after some savoury snacks, you’ll be able to find everything from fried chicken to cheesy covered french fries.
The larger sit down restaurants also serve different kinds of delicious Thai food. One of the most popular dishes at the market would be the Leng Saab, also known as spicy pork spine soup. Almost every restaurant at the market sells this dish, and if you visit the new Rot Fai Night Market you should definitely try it out for yourself! We purchased a medium size bowl to share (which was enormous) for 220 Baht ($9 AUD). If you’re not a fan of spicy food then you may have to give this one a miss. However it is worth a try as it’s delicious and full of flavour.
This night market is most commonly recognised for its colourful and bright tent roofs. Walk into the shopping centre across from the night market and enter the upper levels of the carpark. From here you’ll be able to witness the insane rainbow coloured tents.