Rod Fai Market Srinakarin
Behold the OG of Bangkok’s night markets.
This vintage shoppers’ mecca is the OG of Bangkok’s night markets. Though no longer anywhere near Rod Fai Park—its former location behind Chatuchak Weekend Market—it has kept its unique railway theme, with a Wild West-style entrance. The space is vast, housing hundreds of stalls selling everything from trendy clothes and accessories, to second-hand sneakers, vintage gems and, of course, food and booze galore.
What we like: The long, grungy-slash-hipster alleyway leading to the market gears you up for what’s ahead with its lines of vintage-style barbers, tattoo shops, and craft beer bars. The market itself is clearly divided into vintage and new zones, with plenty of benches to crash out on—a rare feature at night markets.
What to buy: There’s no shortage of clothes, from colorful tie dye and cheeky slogan tees, to jeans, dresses, culottes, and all kinds of fashionable accessories—think bucket hats, sunglasses and Ikea bumbags. Thrift shoppers can revel in endless vintage finds, from obscure concert T-shirts, military jackets and workers’ overalls to old-school matchboxes, film cameras, suitcases, car accessories and home decor.
What annoys us: It’s so out of town. Yes there’s plenty of parking but the traffic getting there can be next-level infuriating. Even taking a motorbike from the nearest BTS (Udom Suk) takes at least 15 minutes.
Who goes there: Local teenagers, foodies and vintage enthusiasts.
Pro tips: The market is quite deep, and the good stuff is right at the back, so resist the urge to blow your hard-earned baht too soon.
Where: Srinakarin Soi 51, behind Seacon Square. Open Thu-Sun 5pm-1am
SHOP HERE: Dye Hard
Specializes in vintage military style pieces—think 1940s-60s US military herringbone twill pants (B4,200), Vietnam War-era boonie hats (B2,500) and herringbone twill utility jackets (B8,500). Vintage denim shorts from Polo Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, Dockers and Wrangler are also available.
Warehouse 3/12, Rod Fai Market 1 (Srinakarin), 081-802-2262. Open Thu-Sun 6pm-10pm
|Address:||Rod Fai Market Srinakarin, Sri Nakarin Soi 51, Bangkok, Thailand|
|Opening hours:||Fri-Sun 6pm-midnight|
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