One of Bangkok’s biggest and most unique night markets is the (Talat) Rot Fai Night Market, or Train Night Market as it’s also called.
Once upon a time, the Rot Fai Night Market was located on a strip of land that belonged to the State Railway of Thailand. That location was closed in 2013 due to the expansion of Bangkok’s Skytrain. A year or two later, the Rot Fai Night Market was expanded to a new location along Ratchadaphisek Road.
The new Rot Fai Night Market is much more contemporary than the other night markets in the city. The main building is designed like a train station and the market has an atmosphere reeking of pure nostalgia. In fact, much of this night market is dedicated to antiques and collectibles from around the world. If you’re looking for a vintage ’60s Ultraman figurine from Japan or a Tonka truck from the ’80s, you just might find both of them here. Also, it’s not unusual for vintage cars, motorcycles and trucks to be showcased here. If you’re lucky, you might be able to check out a vintage Vespa motorscooter or maybe even a 1966 Mustang convertible while you shop!
In addition to vintage collectibles, shops dedicated to antique and vintage-style furniture can also be found at Rot Fai. Of course there are the other items obligatory for a night market such as clothing, food, books, souvenirs, and much more.
The new Rot Fai Night Market is open from 6 pm to 12 am on Thursdays through Sundays.
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- http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/rot-fai-market-ratchada.htm (Article about the new Rot Fai Night Market from Bangkok.com.)