Unique Markets - Maeklong Railway Market of Bangkok, Thailand
Maeklong Railway Market, is a unique market that is held every day literally on the rail tracks.
Maeklong Railway Market, nicknamed as Talat Rom Hup, meaning the "umbrella pulldown market".
It is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand, and is centred on the Maeklong Railway's track.
The action at this busy market begins few minutes before the train is due to pass through the market. As soon as the siren signals the arrival of the train, the shoppers will hop off the tracks, and vendors will quickly pack their goods and prepare to close/retract their awnings from the train track as the train passes by.
Once the train is gone, its business as usual as if nothing happened.
This is a usual event for locals since 1905; but it is an out of the world experience for all the tourists come to this market, just to witness this.
These are the times the train is scheduled to pass through the market 6:20am, 9:45am, 10:20am, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, 6:22pm.
How to reach:
This famous Maeklong Railway Market is at a distance of 82 kms from Bangkok.
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