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Old May 31, 17, 4:33 pm
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Where is this?

Anyone know where this photo is from?

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Old May 31, 17, 5:06 pm
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My best guess is the Talad Rod Fai Night Market, Ratchada, Bangkok, Thailand.

(I've never been there, or if I have it was 30 years ago. For those interested in finding locations in images, I first searched for market colorful awning and then night market colorful awning. I looked at the image tab of Google until I saw results that looked right.)
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Old May 31, 17, 5:17 pm
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Thanks, that's it!
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Old May 31, 17, 6:45 pm
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Thanks, that's it!
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Old Jun 1, 17, 5:35 am
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This seems to be the "new" Rot Fai market near the Thailand Cultural Center, rather than the previous one that's not close to any bts/mtr stop?

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Old Jun 1, 17, 8:53 am
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Originally Posted by TOMFORD View Post
This seems to be the "new" Rot Fai market near the Thailand Cultural Center, rather than the previous one that's not close to any bts/mtr stop?

Mod please feel free to move this to the Thailand board.
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Old Jun 17, 17, 4:04 am
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Yes, it seems like the "New Rot Fai Market at Ratchada" behind the Esplanade Shopping center on Ratchadapisek Road. (I think it may have previously been near Chatuchak?)


http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/rot-...t-ratchada.htm


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Or, it could be the larger talad (market) rot fai (train) out on Srinakarin Road behind Seacon Square which I think operates Thu-Sun.

http://www.bangkok.com/shopping-mark...fai-market.htm

(I once saw some forlorn German tourists in Seacon, but they were looking for the Railroad market - Maeklong - in Samut Songkhram, and they were confused when I told them that train market was ~ 100 Km away.)

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Old Jun 20, 17, 12:32 am
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Mikey Chen (Strictly Dumpling) was in Bangkok recently, and he made a trip to this market (at Ratchada). The soup at ~ 12:15 is one of my favorites, although the version I usually have isn't quite as impressive.

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Old Jun 20, 17, 5:25 am
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Yes, it seems like the "New Rot Fai Market at Ratchada" behind the Esplanade Shopping center on Ratchadapisek Road. (I think it may have previously been near Chatuchak?)


http://www.bangkok.com/magazine/rot-...t-ratchada.htm


Map link

Or, it could be the larger talad (market) rot fai (train) out on Srinakarin Road behind Seacon Square which I think operates Thu-Sun.

http://www.bangkok.com/shopping-mark...fai-market.htm

(I once saw some forlorn German tourists in Seacon, but they were looking for the Railroad market - Maeklong - in Samut Songkhram, and they were confused when I told them that train market was ~ 100 Km away.)
The header photo on the second site seem to also be the new market by the Esplanade shopping center, no? I remember reading about getting that view from the mall.
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Old Jun 20, 17, 7:45 pm
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The header photo on the second site seem to also be the new market by the Esplanade shopping center, no? I remember reading about getting that view from the mall.
I confess to not having been to either train night markets (Ratchada, Srinakarin) and am still confused, but most people I ask indicate that photo is from the Ratchada market. No clue if you can get a view from Esplanade - (maybe the parking garage? which is towards the back of that complex I think). There are other taller buildings adjacent: RS Tower, Thai Military Bank.

It seems like some photos are from Esplanade, but are flipped?
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Old Jun 21, 17, 1:19 am
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The picture in the OPís original post is the Tad Rot Fai Night Market, located at rear of the Esplanade Shopping Mall, off the Ratchadapisek Road. This market is also known as: ĎNew Tad Rot Fai Night Marketí or ĎTad Rot Fai Night Market 2í.

To make matters confusing (which isnít difficult in Thailand) there are two night markets called Tad Rot Fai Night Market in Bangkok. One is located at the rear of Seacon Square Shopping Mall on the Srinakarin Road and the other at the rear of the Esplanade Shopping Mall, off the Ratchadapisek Road. Just to confuse things a bit more, Tad Rot Fai is sometimes called also Tad Rod Fai.

The photo in the OPís original post was taken from the multi-story car park which is part of the shopping mall, looking west. FYI: there are no windows or other elevated vantage points to take a photo of the market from the rear of the shopping mall.

I have attached a photo of mine taken earlier this year and you will see that the tall buildings in the background match with that of the OPís original photo.
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