ZnO nanorods (NRs) have been synthesized by a chemical bath deposition (CBD) method on simple glass substrate that had been precoated by successive ionic layer absorption and reaction (SILAR) with a thin ZnO film. ZnO NR array was obtained by using zinc acetate and hexamethylenetetramine as aqueous solutions at optimized pH concentration and deposition time. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and SEM analysis were used to confirm the growth of ZnO nanorods. The pH and deposition time of the solution was found to influence the growth behavior of ZnO NRs. PL analysis also reflected the growth behavior of ZnO NRs.