Visiting local markets is an experience that most of us enjoy when we’re travelling. Markets are a great way to explore the local culture and make some great purchases.
This one, the Maeklong Market, is a must if you’re visiting Thailand.
The wonderful thing about this market is that several times a day, seven days a week, a train drives straight through the market stalls. And I don’t mean that the market stalls are yards away – they are so close that the stallholders have to remove their goods from the track and let down their awnings.
See the video below to see the stallholders in action and a train going through. The stallholders have this to a fine art. Stalls are on wheels to that they can be quickly pushed back. Awnings can be moved in seconds.
The market was there before the railway line was built in 1905. And for all those years, this famous seafood and produce market has lived alongside the railway tracks. As you can see from the map below, the market is located south-west of Bangkok.
One reviewer on TripAdvisor called the market a ‘once in a lifetime experience’. See more reviews and photographs here.
Where is the Maeklong Railway Market?
Maeklong Railway Market
Mueang Samut Songkhram District,
Samut Songkhram 75000,
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