Maeklong Railway Market

January 8, 2013 | in Travel

This unusual market, placed right next to the railroad tracks, is located in Samut Songkhram, in the heart of Thailand. Extreme sellers and buyers; that’s interesting.

At first glance, this market is no different from any other in the country.

Maeklong Railway Market

Maeklong Railway Market

Maeklong Railway Market

Here you can buy any kind of fruit and vegetables, cooked food, seafood, spices and many more.

Maeklong Railway Market

Maeklong Railway Market

Maeklong Railway Market

Buyers leisurely stroll from seller to seller, and sellers are trying to attract attention to their products.

Maeklong Railway Market

Maeklong Railway Market

It lasts so until you hear the alarm.

Maeklong Railway Market

In one moment, the buyers vanish and sellers shift their tents and remove their goods from the railway.

Maeklong Railway Market

Maeklong Railway Market

Maeklong Railway Market

Maeklong Railway Market

This market existed here long before the construction of the railway (opened in 1905).

Maeklong Railway Market

Thai call this market Talad Rom Hoop, which can be literally translated to “Market Umbrella Pull-down.” You’ll understand why it’s called that way if you’ll watch the video at the end of the post.

Maeklong Railway Market

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