Night markets in Bangkok are a vibrant and integral part of the city’s bustling nightlife and street food scene. These markets offer a captivating blend of shopping, dining, and entertainment, attracting both locals and tourists in search of unique experiences and bargains.
Do you know that the original Talad Rot Fai (Train Market) was formerly located along old railway tracks at Kamphaeng Phet near Chatuchak Weekend Market? It has since relocated to Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin behind Seacon Square shopping mall.
Talad Rot Fai Ratchada, a vintage-themed sister market, was then opened behind The Esplanade and MRT Thailand Cultural Centre Station. Its nostalgic ambience and accessibility to public transport made it a favourite among locals and tourists alike. Unfortunately, it had to close down permanently during the COVID-19 pandemic, unlike Talad Rod Fai Srinakarin, which remains in operation till this day.
With the re-opening of tourism, the owners found a new location and started Jodd Fairs, which has since earned the reputation of being the city’s iconic night market, following the footsteps of its predecessor. It is one of the must-see night markets for tourists in Bangkok due to its convenient location in the city center, next to MRT Phra Ram 9 Station and Central Rama 9, and the hundreds of stalls offering food, drinks, clothes and accessories.
Jodd Fairs is currently still in operation, but will close at the end of 2023 to shift to a new location opposite The Esplanade in 2024.
Meanwhile, fans of Jodd Fairs will be thrilled to know that a new branch, called Jodd Fairs DanNeramit, has just opened on Phahonyothin Road. This new night market is bigger in size and has an even wider variety of stalls compared to the original Jodd Fairs. Additionally, it provides visitors with many photo opportunities like its landmark fairytale castle and stunning collection of vintage cars. Jodd Fairs DanNeramit can be accessed via the MRT Blue Line by taking exit 3 from the Phahon Yothin Station, or via the BTS – exit 4 from the Ha Yaek Lat Phrao Station or exit 2 from Phahonyothin 24 Station.
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