All aboard I’m taking you on a quick, deliciousride to one of the most popular night markets in Bangkok, the Rot Fai Train Market in Ratchada.
This is the second branch of the market, whichgot it’s name for being formerly located along the railroad tracks.
The original market was especially known forantiques and cheap food, and this latest location is the easiest to reach because it’s justnext to the MRT Thai Cultural Center Station.
When you come out of the station you’llfind some street food nearby, but save your appetite because you’ll need to go behindthe Esplanade mall to find this night market’s entrance.
Once inside you’ll find it packed with peopleroaming a giant area made up of street food style stalls, clothing, second hand items,and plenty of open air restaurants.
Scorching day time temperatures and humiditygive Bangkokians a special affinity with night markets.
Here locals and tourists alike get excitedto for the markets grilled/fried meats, giant over-sized bowls of noodles meant to share,seafood and all sort of other Thai snacks! Welcome to the Train Market.
You might be wondering why it’s called thatit had nothing to do with the way the market is setup today.
It actually used to be right next to the railroadtracks.
They used to bring a bunch of vintage stuff,antiques, and things and sell it right there and have all sorts of food and everything.
Now it’s nothing like that, it’s prettymuch a large night market.
You can come here and sit in some chill placesand just kind of drink, have a little bit of food.
They have a good mix of Thai and internationalfood.
You can get a taste of everything here, theprices aren’t terrible.
And it’s good place to hang out and chillout with your friends.
Great place to meet up and umm, an interestingplace to drink at night.
Also it does get a little bit loud here.
So I have to say if you’re noise intolerant,like me sometimes, it can be a place where it’ll drive you crazy.
So it’s good to kind of get in here andcheck it out, then get out for something quieter.
So it’s a lot to choose from.
It’s also kind of crowded with people.
People walking around smackin’ on food andsipping on drinks.
It is definitely an interesting place.
A place where you kind of have to like a crowdto come out here.
But if you’re curious, especially if you’recurious about Thai street food, there’s a lot of interesting things happening here.
This market is especially great for newcomers.
However it still lacks in communal diningareas, and it’s a challenge to find somewhere to hang here that’s not suffering from beingsurrounded by awful sounding, and competing loud music.
I gave this night market a 3.
5/5, with thehigh notes definitely being accessibility and variety of cheap Thai street food.
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