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Maeklong Railway Market

Maeklong Railway Market

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Maeklong Railway Market

Maeklong, Samut Songkhram

Hours:  Daily 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Type:  Neighborhoods & Districts

Chances are you will never witness a weirder street market in your life. Maeklong is packed with stalls selling all the varieties of produce and cooked delicacies that you would normally expect to see elsewhere in Bangkok—mangosteen and rambutan, sticky rice and coconut cakes, dried shrimp and fried frogs. The only difference is that a railway runs right through the middle of the market. Eight times a day, just before the train barrels through, the stall holders pull back their awnings and slide their produce away from the tracks. And then within seconds of the train passing, they pull everything back into position as if the whole thing were an apparition. The best way to witness this railway circus is first from the train (board the train at Ban Laem station), and then hop out to see the whole thing play out again from the market stands as the train returns from Maeklong station a few minutes later.
Maeklong Railway Market
Maeklong, Samut Songkhram

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Koren @ City Gal
It's amazing. Don't miss it!
11/1/2012 2:38:52 AM

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