Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub), Samut Songkhram

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Absorb the sights and smells of Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub), one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand. The railway runs right through the center of the market, and vendors must pull back their awnings and wares every time a train goes past--six times a day--at surprisingly high speeds. Experience some delicious street food or enjoy a Thai iced coffee. Make Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub) a centerpiece of your Samut Songkhram vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Samut Songkhram online holiday planner .
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  • 4 times a day, so the timing is 8 times a day. We went to the very last moment of the evening. Saturday because the day of the week, always, what was pretty closed shop. Therefore was several fold and overwhelming, but sunset in sight also in different ways very convenient. It took about 2 hours from Bangkok in the Lotto, was traffic jams along the way. I think if you see well, once again I think the feeling is, please check once, it wouldn't hurt.
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  • This market will amaze and fascinate you! We had watched YouTube clips before going but nothing prepared us for this encounter! We were actually on the train that slowly rolled through the market and ...  more »
  • Took part in the tour. Walking tracks until the train is coming, you can visit the store better, so tourists are great, just great. I can feel the product and the smell, the train passes through a place I was impressed. Good experience I had was gone.
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  • This is amazing! We can watch the train passing through the market slowly and closely. It is a very special experience. But tourists should be careful and alert when standing aside the market for taking pictures. Worth to go there! And also, there is a nice view when walk straight from the train station to the river. We took some nice pictures!
  • A normal big market with a section which lies on a railway tract. The train arrived (from market to station direction)at 2.30 and 3.30 (station to market direction). There is a station near the market where you can take the train through the market. Very hot so do wear thin clothes. A lot of tourist so may need to squeeze. Other than that, you can walk through the main market which is beside the main road parallel to the tract where the locals buy their groceries and try some of their street desserts, noodles, and grilled food or just visit the nearby temple.
  • Great market and very interesting. Once in the lifetime, this must see in really. Great people and food is amazing. Much tourist, but amazing experience!
  • OMG! First time in my life ever been so close to a train. Fantastic, excited like a kid first time going on a train ride.
  • A few meters from the train station, it starts one of the strangest and extravagant markets that there may be in the world. Full of people, rich in fruit, vegetables, fish, colors, flavors, fragrances, as all the local Thai markets. Everything seems back to normal.... ....until sellers begin to pull away the tents, before that a whistle anticipates the arrival of the train. You must see this show once in a life, is amazing!!!

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