Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub), Samut Songkhram

(4.1/5 based on 800 reviews on the web)
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. Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Samut Songkhram Edition.
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  • Have you to experience! Simply fabulous! A great experience! So what had I never seen. If you are in Bangkok, necessarily plan for example on the way to floating market
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  • I can´t believe people actually travel distances to visit this market! It´s a regular market with a train (with 3 small wagons, to be precise!) that is supposed to "pass through" it. But the thing is ...  more »
  • We went with Buffalo tours on a floating market tou,r also a fantastic experience, They were an exceptional tour company,qith an experienced english speaking guide, and very comfortable and safe drive...  more »
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  • Make sure you know the train timetable before you go to the Railway market if you want a photo of the train going through the market. Easily found by walking to the train station then follow the rails. Surreal to see, beware of your footing and watch your head too, the vendors have poles out everywhere. Possibly unsuitable if you're not steady on your feet but you could watch from the road crossing right outside the station.
  • This is crazy, a train passing right above (literally) the market with all the people squished on the borders. I can't say I would buy anything there... but it's must see. Absolutely unbelievable! :)
  • Interesting sight for tourists. A market place along the railway track to Mae Klong station right across the street. If you start walking from the station, there will be plenty of stalls selling fish and seafood. At the end of the market on the other end there are a couple of local cafés where you can have a drink and relax. I was there to see the 230pm train going into the station and set off within half an hour. It's an interesting experience to have a train ride past you so close. Wear something light because it's very warm and humid in the market and be prepared to walk on rail tracks.
  • Love the experience here. A very nice small town with a lot of traditional old shops to walk around other then the railway market.
  • The main market of this province. You can find everything here. However, the most important is fresh seafood.