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Talad Rot Fai (the Railway Market) Shut Down

  • chopin

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    I heard from a friend who is currently in Thailand that Talad Rot Fai (the Railway Market) in Bangkok has been closed down recently, the stalls are relocated to Srinakharin.

    #1 Posted: 9/6/2013 - 08:31

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  • amnicoll

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    if that is the case it is a shame as it was always a good day trip to take or recommend

    #2 Posted: 10/6/2013 - 05:24

  • captainbkk

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    so whats that supposed ''shame'' then? Things get broken down and moved in BKk all the time.
    Its moved- and Sri Nakarin will make for an even more interesting and further out DAY (all day) trip, I guess. Just that that road is soooo long, that without nay more hints it will be a big search too!

    #3 Posted: 10/6/2013 - 07:34

  • exacto

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    I agree with amnicoll. I've got a friend who lives out near Srinakharin and it is a long way to go and none too charming. There is no reason to fly half way around the world to spend even part of that time in the Srinakharin area. I'd also fear that with the move, the goods sold by the stalls will change and instead of unique stuff you'll get a variety of cheap tin crap. Cheers.

    #4 Posted: 10/6/2013 - 08:50

  • LeonardCohe-
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    Never been there. Markets are a dime a dozen in Thailand.

    #5 Posted: 10/6/2013 - 17:30

  • amnicoll

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    Agree that markets are all over the place. I simply think that this always made a nice day trip from Bangkok with the train ride(s) and the market espeially for those new to Thailand

    I have no idea where Srinakharin is but I doubt that I would be recommending the market in its new location as I said it is not so much the market but the whole trip that stood out

    #6 Posted: 11/6/2013 - 05:26

  • LeonardCohe-
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    Wasn't it near JJ market before? That's a massive market but I hate it. Skytrain gets so crowded these days it's not much fun.

    #7 Posted: 11/6/2013 - 09:58

  • freiburger

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    The information is not correct.

    Talad Rodfai will be mooved sometime. Thai state railway plans to develop the area, but so far the business goes on. I have been there 4 weeks ago and a good friend of mine had a talk with some shop owners at the weekend.

    So for sure it will be mooved, but when is unsure.

    #8 Posted: 11/6/2013 - 10:49

  • LeonardCohe-
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    Same thing happened with the night market at Lumpini. They talked about closing it for a couple of years.

    #9 Posted: 11/6/2013 - 22:01

  • freiburger

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    RIP tarad rodfai.

    They knocked down the buildings these days and it seems like nothing is in there anymore. Lucky me, I do have some great pictures and unforgettable memories. I will miss the coffee place and the bar. Another great thing gone forever. Although it was not that well known among the traveler scene, it was a favorite weekend hangout for some of my local friends. I always enjoyed having a beer in the sizzling hot air, watching the energy saver lights shortcut and burn, the taste of the little chocolate donuts and the wonderfull and so expensive antiqs they sold.

    RIP.

    #10 Posted: 19/6/2013 - 09:21

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  • daydreamfar-
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    Dang! I wanted to visit that place on my next trip. It looks like I'm a day late and a dollar short.

    #11 Posted: 19/6/2013 - 13:44

  • fondo

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    I was hoping to go there on Saturday. Scouring the net suggests that it may have moved to behind Insquare Mall JJ (http://www.bangkok.com/shopping-market/rot-fai-market.htm).

    Any knowledge of that?

    #12 Posted: 20/6/2013 - 05:19

  • freiburger

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    It seems like it is pretty unclear where they are moving. I heard a rumor that they are now close to Phra Khanong market. But maybe that is just the food section of the market.

    Remember that there are 2 big markets, the antiques market and the food market west of the antiques market. So I am not sure where the antiques moved there stuff.

    We will now in the next couple of days. maybe even next week. So for now we have to be patient.

    #13 Posted: 20/6/2013 - 09:08

  • fondo

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    Thanks freiburger. I'll keep on trying to pin it down. My latest info suggests Seacon Square:

    http://bk.asia-city.com/city-living/news/last-chance-visit-original-railway-market

    #14 Posted: 21/6/2013 - 04:09

  • fondo

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    Might be solved - looks like a map on their facebook page. I hope it means they are out there:

    http://www.facebook.com/taradrodfi

    A bit out of my comfort zone, but I'll try to work it out.

    #15 Posted: 21/6/2013 - 04:18

  • wanderingcat

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    #15:
    yes it says that they are now located at Srinakharin Soi 51 behind Seacon Square:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=537085613005589&set=a.180447488669405.43447.180304782017009&type=1&theater
    (the Thai caption says you can come chill [here] as before, the Talat Rot Fai Srinakharin family welcomes you)

    #16 Posted: 21/6/2013 - 09:34

  • fondo

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    Thanks for that wanderingcat, but in case you or anyone else is waiting with bated breath for a report I didn't go out there - it went into the too hard basket in the end.

    #17 Posted: 25/6/2013 - 20:18

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