Thailand #2: MUST GO Pasar Malam in Bangkok - Talad Rod Fai 2 Night Market

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
In Malaysia, we have pasar malam (night market) everywhere. We can find a lot of street food, cheap clothes, fresh vegies and fruits, raw meats and more in pasar malam. If you are visiting our neighbour country, Thailand, there is a night market you shouldn’t miss in Bangkok - Talad Rod Fai 2 Night Market at Ratchada.

Holding this post for few months, I finally got my time to choose photos for the second post of my Thailand trip this year. Unlike our pasar malam, Thailand’s one is more about food and snacks, fashion and also some gifts and accessories. What makes Talad Rod Fai 2 Night Market so different from other night markets is their wide range of vintage and retro collections. 

FYI, this is actually the second Talad Rod Fai Night Market. The first one is at Srinakarin (Read some blogs saying it was closed down), which is bigger than this at Ratchada. Despite that, Talad Rod Fai 2 Night Market maintains the theme of the first market, and the best thing is it is near to MRT station.

Walking into the night market, you will see a lot of colourful Volkswagen vans with different designs. Some are selling clothes; while some are selling soft toys and accessories. And of course, you will never miss out the food heaven!


Here are some foodie photos I have taken there. Every food is so attractive and colorful. 







There is a stall which sells fried insects. I dare you to try! Danny gave a try on the juicy worms. Ewww.. Wookay~ I surrender! 


And I also found the DIY passport holder in this night market. I knew some online stores in Malaysia are selling this, but the price for each holder is higher than the price I can make two in Bangkok. So, if you love this passport holder and you are going to Bangkok, don’t miss the chance to grab one!

Other than that, I have bought some tee and pants there too; however, no photo was taken. I was just busy eating and shopping around until I forgot where was my camera. You must understand Thailand is a shopping and food paradise! So, don’t surprise you will shop a lot and eat a lot~ 

Sum up all, Talad Rod Fai 2 Night Market is worth to go. You can find a lot of vintage collections, tasty snack food and more here. Well, I know my photos are not convincing enough. But, if you google it yourself, you may find out more, for example, hair “salon” in the market. The only thing you might find it difficult is to communicate with the seller. No doubt this market is very popular, yet it is still very “local”. You probably see very little tourists, words on signboard are all in Thai. Some of them can’t really understand English. But I think they will improve when more people come to this night market.

How to get there?
Take MRT to Thailand Cultural Center. Take Exit 3 and walk outside The Esplanade Shopping Mall, the night market is just 10m away behind it. No worries, there is signboard showing the direction. Or you can take a cab or tuk tuk.  

GPS Coordinates: 13.766621, 100.568849

When to go?
Talad Rod Fai 2 Night Market opens every Thursday to Sundays, from 5pm to 1am. 

19 comments on "Thailand #2: MUST GO Pasar Malam in Bangkok - Talad Rod Fai 2 Night Market"
  1. I love markets and fairs that involve a lot of food, like this. I would go crazy over the macarons and the sushi! I'm glad you guys had an awesome experience and kudos to your bf for trying those worms.

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  2. How enjoy you are... but the part ulat... awwwwwwwww

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  3. Oh M G!!!! Macaroons! Ive been craving for macaroons for almost a week now... its nice to see in a night market tjose old fashioned cars turbed into food cart

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  4. Wow wow wow! All that food looks amazing. I love Thailand most especially because of their food and this place looks promising.

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  5. Everything looks so wonderful!! The bugs sort of freaked me out though. Haha! Would love to go back to Bangkok once again :D

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  6. I've never been to this market when I was in bangkok, now I wish I did! I love the selection of food here, everything's so colorful!

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  7. i love the rod fai market too! it's definitely a must go! those macarons looks pretty but they aren't food though. quite a shame.

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  8. i love rod fai market too! it's definitely a must go! those macarons look pretty but they aren't good though. quite a shame.

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  9. I didn't go rod fai and yes, the passport thingy is a must over there! Haha... it's available everywhere in fact!

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  10. I wish I could visit this place someday!!! Cool blog btw!

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  11. I did try the street food in Malaysia and I enjoyed it! :) Pasar Malam it is! Yes, I would have to agree, there's also night market in Thailand, and I did enjoy it too! :D

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  12. wow - amazing colors on those pictures ! very happy to have read the above and also to read about pasar malam in your own country - im going to spend time on your blog as we hit malasyia in Janurary and still have nothing planned :(

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  13. Lots of food!! I miss going to night markets such as this one. We also have something like that here in our country and it can be quite crowded

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  14. They have the best food at the night markets. You will surely enjoy this night market as you can shop and eat and have a lot of choices.

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  15. From the pictures, this is already a market I want to go to. I love the food, and that cake with icecream.... that would be my pick.

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  16. I am not so fond of markets like this, but those goodies look so good. Well about those fried insects though, maybe I will pass. Haha!

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  17. Street Food market is the thing I like most during festivals or travelling around. Most likely the very amazing eating place once in a while.

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  18. There are so many night markets in Thailand. Ok I will jot this down and go on my next visits. Thanks

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  19. Travel and food blogs really are great! thanks for sharing this. One of my goals is to eventually be able to travel. so I realy appricate guys like you who create post like this. :)

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