Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub), Samut Songkhram

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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  • To make absolutely. You will arrive by train to the market and shops / umbrellas are closing at lightning speed to allow the train to pass. You get off the train, visit the market (food of all kinds: chicks, meats, fruits, flowers etc. hyper typical) and there where train leaves, forcing the newsboys to fold up their shops in record time to again pass the train! It's amazing and beautiful to see. A fantastic experience to live!
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  • I've been flying, took the train → ship → train from Bangkok. Tours take thousands of yen, but with this pattern and can Mae market at 78 Yen one way. However, Mae West line day 4 times only trains, times it takes 3 hours or more each way. I went out to the 10:30, 18:30 was returned. Had become a tourist destination in Chinese group tours
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  • About 1 hour 30 minutes, take a minibus from the old bus station South of Bangkok arrived on the market. You can see the train could leave by 9 o'clock bus to arrive 11:10 Mae Station. Return train arrived 11:30 can return to Bangkok during 15 could ride the train to so. Note, however, that train is required to transfer.
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  • There are so many tourists visiting this famous market. It gets really crowded 1/2 hour before train arrives. Worth the effort for the day trip to come here. Lots of things to see and eat. We took mini van from Bangkok Mo Chit bus terminal for 90 thb one way. Mini van is air conditioned and accommodates 13 passengers. It takes 1 and 1/2 hours each way. Highly recommended for a fun and worthwhile experience.
  • Such a unique experience! 40' was enough for us to see the train passing 4 times, we went in the morning, you can check the schedule online. Yes, there were tourists, but it wasn't unbearable, there were also lots of locals. The tourists tend to concentrate close to the station and in the middle so I would recommend walking a little further away to get a good spot. If the tracks are blocked by too many people taking pictures, walk on the side street that runs parallel to the tracks, behind the stands. The market is short, just a couple of blocks long, but very interesting. Lots of things to see.
  • Lots of cats here. Very cool railway market. We spotted the train leaving at 15:30. All in all it’s a traditional market or local people. Very Thai. Definitely the highlight of the trip.
  • You just cannot believe it. We heading for Maeklong Station with heavy traffic on Rama II in order to catch the 11:30 train departure. We arrived just during the 11:10 am train departure and therefore a serious congestion at the Railway X. Don't worry, just walk to the station is only 5 minutes. The driver can wait and drive thru the Railway X and there is a large parking lot 100m beyond at the right side of the road. In fact this is a local market place and all fruits and slacks are inexpensive. Enjoy shopping while listening to the announcement of train departure. The exciting moment came when the train departs. The market place has been tidy up for the passing by and there after resumed what it was. Just amazing. If you missed the morning section, have lunch nearby and wait for the 2:30 pm departure. By the way, food stalls along the street are inexpensive and delicious. I love the Cantonese BBQ pork and dumpling Noodle shop.
  • I could see a real-life of Thailand peoples at here. I thought they are calmly and honestly. if you make a chance I wanna recommend this market to you.
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