Among the numerous night markets in Bangkok, people often refer to them as “train markets” in English, and “Thaarat Lofai”, which has nothing to do with the railroad market in Mae Klong. In fact, there are three markets called “railroad markets”, one of the most popular markets today, and due to the traditional market and the fashion-conscious youth market culture and drinking culture, this railroad market seems to have an enduring appeal.
Since they became a hot topic among Bangkokians a few years ago, their numbers are still growing and they are operational in many places.
Hello, this is TKJ@Bangkok. Today I’d like to write about my visit to one of Bangkok’s current train markets, Talaat Lo Fai.
Talaatlofai-Sinakarin Railway Market Overview
Business hours, phone number, Facebook
- Hours of operation: Thursday – Sunday 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
- Phone number: 081 827 5885
Map and Directions
Talaat Lo Fai Srinakarin is located right behind the Seacon Square that I mentioned earlier. So, take Songthaew No. 4 from On Nut Station and get off at Seacon Square.
How to get there from Seacon Square
When I asked the receptionist at Seacon Square how to get to the market, she said to go out the entrance and turn left, so I went out the main entrance of Seacon Square and immediately turned left.
The passage on the right side of the photo is obviously the passage to the market, but it was strictly inaccessible from here.
It seems that it was not left along Seacon Square, but left once it reached the road.
Turn left along the road and walk straight to the south, where you will see a green soi sign.
When you pass the green sign on the soi, you will see a sign for the market, and turn left into the market. If you are coming by car, use this sign as a landmark to help you find your way around.
A view of the Talaat Lofai Sinakarin Railway Market
Getting to the center of the market
As soon as you turn left at the previous sign, you will see a restaurant. The passage on the left is the first one you see to the center of the market.
I could see what looked like the lights of the market far off in the distance. It seemed quite far away, but in fact, as we walked along looking at the various stores, I soon reached the center of the market.
After walking for a while, you will see a Buddha statue.
There was a woman talking to the statue. I think if you whisper your wish, it will come true or something like that.
Center of the Market
Through this arcade you can get to the center of the market.
There were about three old American cars on display in the arcade.
The dog was also sold for 3,500 baht.
For some reason, the patch department was a huge success.
Towards the back, there is an antique hobby shop.
As you might expect, the further back you go, the fewer stores there are.
Just to the east is a canal, but there is a big fence to prevent people from going there. In a way, it was a spectacular view.
There were also a few candy store type things in the market.
Handmade leather goods store.
Dine at the railroad market
Of course there are places to eat in the Railway Market. Sushi is available from 20 baht per piece.
But then I found a sushi restaurant with prices starting at 10 baht.
Authentic mango rice. A small portion is 50 baht and a large portion is 70 baht.
Of course, authentic Thai food is also available.
Barbecue shop with prices starting at 10 baht per skewer.
You may think it’s strange to come to Thailand, but I had sushi. Since eel is my favorite food, I ordered more eel, salmon, and eggs. Rather than ordering, it was more like choosing and packing the food by myself.
It was difficult to open the sauce pack, so I had to force it open by sticking chopsticks into it. The horseradish bag had a slit in it, so it was easy to open.
It was a Thursday, so the place was sparsely populated, but there seemed to be more than enough tables to eat at. I guess on weekends, the place is packed with customers.