Saturday, 18 July 2015

Ratchada Railway Market ตลาดนัดรถไฟรัชดา

Ratchada Railway Market ตลาดนัดรถไฟรัชดา

I recently learnt of a new (open Jan 2015) railway market in Ratchada, behind Esplanade. Open Tue-Sun  5pm - 1am. Easily accessible by MRT Thailand Cultural Center (exit 3, walk north), then walk around the southern end of Esplanade. There is little signage on Ratchada road.

Merchandise is similar to other markets (clothes, mobile accessories, cosmetics, restaurants), and you can find antiques/collectibles/retro as well.




I spotted the first around May on cars or mocy helmets:


Esplanade in the background:


The original Railway Market (ตลาดรถไฟ dtà-làat rót fai, Talat Rot Fai which actually means train market, not railway market) was in Chatuchak area on grounds of the State Railway of Thailand (hence the name), but had to move in 2013. http://bangkokforvisitors.com/shopping/markets/railroad-market.php 

It moved to behind Seacon Square in Srinakaran (no MRT or BTS access, far away from central Bangkok) http://www.bangkok.com/shopping-market/rot-fai-market.htm

and now a new branch opened in Ratchada (much closer to central Bangkok and easy access by MRT) http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/rot-fai-market-ratchada.htm with both branches retaining the name, even though there is no railway anywhere near the market.

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