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“Place must go where you can't find in every country”
Review of Train Night Market

Train Night Market
Ranked #32 of 558 things to do in Bangkok
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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“Place must go where you can't find in every country”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

Actually it's just a market selling raw meats, vegatables, local foods and stuffs if you didn't plan properly.

What made this place so special? Answer is the TRAIN! You can find the answer from youtube or google, so I just giving the advise so you won' miss the special.

Arrive there at least 1.5 hour early, walk around and have your breakfast there, taking some photos, the train is usually punctual, so be prepared and start to find a great location 25 mins before train arrive, take some photos of shopkeepers see how they manage their goods before and after the train, becareful where you stand because the train is approaching real close, really REAL CLOSE!

Cafe at train station is good choice for local foods, not exepensive and foods really yummy.

From Bangkok hotel to maeklong train market and floating market (include boat ride) half day cost about 600 baht only, this should be sufficient to explore and experience the culture. The other floating market I don't think you should visit all because almost the same, you could save the money and time to explore other interesting places.

Visited December 2013
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“Not worth a visit”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

We went there on a Sunday night. We took a taxi directly somewhere at Asoke BTS station and the cost was 200baht. It was a local selling various kinds of stuffs but nothing special. I'd rather spend some time in the Seacon Square next time. To leave, we took a taxi to On Nut BTS station and took the bts back to our hotel and the total cost was 125baht for two.

Visited May 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“covered + open air market shopping + a little vintage”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

We took the BTS to Udomsuk station and took a cab for 60+ baht to Talad Rot Fai Sri Nakarin. Tell the taxi Seacom Square or have your destination written in Thai. Most taxis are not too familiar as this market used to be at another place. Upon arriving at Seacom Square , if you face the building, there is a side street on the right next to it. Just walk in here towards the rear of Seacom Square. You will walk pass a row of "vintage decorated" pubs/cafes/shops and after passing this, you will find a large area at the rear. Half of this is similar to Suam Lum market where there are rows of covered permanent shops. The rest are open market temporary stalls, lots of clothes and food sold here (nothing vintage). Prices are more "local" and displayed as there are hardly any tourists. We went on Sun 6 pm and left about 8 pm. Took a taxi from the main road in front of Seacom Square to ASoke junction for about 140 Baht (no highway). Taxi drivers here do not speak much English. No jams (took about 15-20 mins) as it's a Sun and less tourists/crowd/vehicles this season because of political protests.

Visited May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Night market of a different level!!”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

Firstly, this night market used to be in a different location. Thanks to a few reviews here already, the location of the current Talad Rot Fai / Tarad Rod Fi / Train Night Market is just at the junction after Seacon Square, off Srinagarindra Road (in Google Maps). As I have researched, taking a train/cab combi is quite a hassle especially if you dont speak the language. I took a taxi directly to this place. From Platinum Mall, negotiated with the driver for 250Baht to Seacon square. On my return to Platinum Mall, metered cab, 160Baht. Just make sure the driver uses the road without the toll.

Just a side note, the first cab I went in from Platinum mall told me Talad Rot Fai only opens at 10pm. (I was in the cab at about 7ish pm) and the driver asked whether I wanted to go for dinner or massage first, what an idiot. Thankfully I went off and took another cab.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE! From 29th May 2014 onwards, this market will only be open on THURSDAY to SUNDAY from 5pm to 12.00am.

My taxi driver didn't know where the market actually is. So I asked him to stop me right after seacon square, and there is a road after it. Walk left, head straight, follow the huge crowd and you will arrive at the outside kiosk/shops of talad rot fai. During my visit, this place is not touristy at all, as most visitors are local thai!!

This place have all sorts of stuff you could buy. There are stalls in designated kiosks, and also stalls in the open. The stalls in the kiosk sells more trendy retro stuff and stuffs and even antiques. The open kiosks sells almost everything from handphone accessories, clothings, to food. The food selection at this place is CRAZY. There are many section of the market with various food. There is even cafes, bars and open air bars (served from a Volkswagen Beetle). Good news to Muslim visitors as well, as there are numerous stalls that serves Halal food.

Just remember to bring lots of cash, and a very empty stomach, and probably an empty backpack. I totally enjoy being very 'local' Thai that night.

Visited May 2014
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“gud for night outing”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

there r different cuisine restaurants and shops there. nice place to have fun. but one thing is bad about there - they r very rude and not friendly to tourists in some shops. also i think there should be more sitting arrangements in there coz there is always many people there and it was difficult for us to find place to eat and drink something

Visited December 2013
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