Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin, also known as Train Market, is a massive open-air Night Market in Bangkok. This market is quite far from central Bangkok but it's a great little gem to see and experience, especially if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and looking for a new place to explore, eat and enjoy shopping at the same time.
Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin is located on Srinakarin Soi 51, just behind Seacon Square Shopping Mall. The main entrance to Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin is between Seacon Square shopping centre and Haha 55 Mall. It’s lined up with a series of open air bars featuring live bands and eateries.
The most attractive point of Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin is the atmosphere which is unique and different if compared to other markets. The whole place is very lively with a lot of local people coming here to hangout on weekend evenings. There is a nice mix of new and vintage goods being sold but the market is more than just a shopping venue, it's the chillax place to sit, eat, drink and try something new.
The market doesn't look big from outside but once you start walking around it just looks bigger and bigger.
During our first visit, we were pleasantly surprised by a large number of stalls selling a variety of interesting goods. However, this market isn't really a good place for tourist souvenir shopping as there are not many tourists seen around.
The main concept of Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin is classic, retro and vintage style.
You can find a handful of vintage shops, selling art and handicraft, vintage furniture, retro clothing and accessories, toys, and much more.
There is a garage full of very picturesque vintage vehicles such as Volkswagen vans, Chevys and old farmer trucks.
Not all of the market is about vintage as you can find clothing, shoes, bags, glasses, collections, dolls, mobile accessories, electronics and other modern stuff here.
The vendors are laid-back and no pushy for sales. The prices are also reasonable.
There is a large section at the back of the market occupied by food stalls and few restaurants. Here you can find local food with something weird and amazing on offer.
You can find plenty of seafood such as grilled prawns and salted-grilled fish at Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin.
Here you can find an unusual snack - crispy shrimp heads.
Brave ones can order various fried insects to try. Before you try, read A Guide to Thai Taste: Eating Insects in Thailand.
There are many dessert shops and cafes too, offering good contrast to the spicy meal. Long Cha Café is one of the most popular places to grab a dessert at the market.
Our top picks of the food you can try at Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin can be found here: What to eat at Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin.
When you go further down, there are rows of warehouses offering more vintage stuffs.
There is also a cool bar area where you could hang out after shopping.
Overall, this market is definitely huge and has such a great vibe. There is a wide variety of street food, chillax pubs and interesting vintage goods at Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin. If you love shopping and seeing old things, this place is a must visit in Bangkok. You can expect to spend some good time here for at least a couple of hours.
However, we wouldn't recommend going out of your way to visit this market for touristy finds as you can get souvenirs at easier reachable places such as MBK or Chatuchak Market. But if you are in the area, it’s really worth to visit.
Otherwise, you can go to the Talad Rot Fai Ratchada which is a smaller scale version of the original Rot Fai Market and its location is definitely much more accessible.
Thursday-Sunday 05:00 PM-01:00 AM
The best time to visit Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin is after 7pm of Friday to Sunday when most of the stalls are set up already as some stalls don't open too early.
How to get there
Take Public Bus No. 133, 145, 206, 207 or Air-con bus No. 11 and drop off at “Seacon Square” then walk along the road in Soi Srinakarin 51 about 200 meters to the market.
BTS & Songtaew
Take BTS SkyTrain to Udom Suk Station then walk to the corner of Soi Sukhumvit 103 to catch Songtaew to Seacon Square. The Songtaew stops at the opposite side but you can cross the street by using the overpass to Soi Srinakarin 51. Then walk along the road in Soi Srinakarin 51 about 200 meters to the market.
BTS & Bus
BTS & Taxi
Take BTS SkyTrain to On Nut Station or Udom Suk Station then catch a metered taxi from there. It costs about 80-120 baht to get to the market.
The easiest and most convenient way is taking a taxi directly from wherever you are. It is easier to tell the driver “Seacon Square” as the Srinakarin Train Market is just behind it. From Sukhumvit/Asok area taxi ride costs about 160-200 baht and from Khao San Road it costs about 200-300 Baht, depending on the traffic.