Talad Rot Fai, Bangkok Night Market
What do you get when you combine a State Railway of Thailand abandoned railway station with the surrounding warehouses, collect antiques, unusual goods, and open a free market? It’s simple. Look no farther than Talad Rot Fai for an answer.
The Thonburi side of Bangkok’s train market is a vintage Saturday night market that stays open until midnight on weekend nights. It’s the spot for hipsters and retro enthusiasts looking for antiques, restorations, and old utilized items.
Vintage furniture stores and vendors selling all types of items fill the warehouses, while open areas are utilized for commerce. Lamps in various vibrant hues, discotheque-style standing fans, 70s era children’s toys, and out-of-production F&N glasses are among the items on offer.
With the diverse array of different cafes and mobile bistros, Ta Talad Rot Fai has emerged as a popular hangout for locals on weekends. Visitors may stop at one of the many mobile bistros that have been converted from Volkswagen buses and relax with a cold beer or cocktail while watching the market go by.
Yes, it’s true that the name is derived from Thai for “hipster.” It’s called, appropriately enough, Hipster Market. Note that you’ll have to haggle.
How to get to Talad Fot Fai?
- Take the MRT to Kamphaeng Phet Station.
- Take Exit 3.
- Walk 400 metres west on Kamphaeng Phet Road past the plant stores