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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  • We hired a scooter in Bangkok and rode 1.5hr to the train market I wouldn’t do that again the ride there was crazy on the motorway (not till road as scooter can’t access it) but the motorway was just ...  more »
  • 13:40 arrived in the District of maeklong. Without traffic ran smoothly so I got in about an hour and a half. Makron was a city than I thought, so I was surprised. I came to the station for the time being, but the arrival of maeklong line 2:30, so there's still 50 minutes. Mae Klong station right next door is Mae Klong market. If it came to the market area of the station is more popular. Many people had thought would have hurried tourists, but I was. Overwhelming Chinese majority. And very hot. Thought the store would only be along the railroad tracks, the Mae Klong market wide. Course tracks aside other areas were crowded with thimoty. In wandering the market is along the railroad tracks in full become. Gave up waiting for the train on the market has to wait for the station, but also get more and more people. Policemen came to guard, past the 2:30 so I thought, I heard a whistle. Ringing again several times, but was not visible at all. I think it barely looked like the terrific inching. Only dangerous people will run normally. I thought both about the 4.5-car. It rode fine.
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  • Worth a day trip if you have a time and want to take a break from big city. The hardest part is to get there, it will take around 1.5h bus drive (plus time from your hotel to bus station). But overall...  more »
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  • 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.
  • This place is amazing. Unique market where the local vendors get the fresh local produce including fresh vegetables and seafood. And the best part is when the train passes from through the market and all the vendors move everything and make space for the train to go. And when the train goes, everything will become normal like a market. This place is always full of travelers.
  • very popular railway market, quite touristy though. the hawkers have stalls along the railway track; and they would swiftly make ways for the train everytime it passes by, which is quite an impressive scene to witness. train passes the station few times a day and do pay attention to the schedule beforehand. suggest to arrive at the sides of the track 15 min in advance so that you can witness both closure of stalls and re-opening. could be really crowded, get a good place for photographs by arriving early. some tourists would also take the train that pass by the market, it’s as fascinating as standing here. also walk around the street food stalls nearby, they offer nice food as well!
  • A must see! It's a unique experience to walk through the railway market and see how the sellers quickly make room when the train comes and goes. There are many tourists but they are highly outnumbered by thais, so you will find good prices. Check the train timetable before you go to know when the train arrives and departs.
  • Together with the Amphawa Floating market a great weekend trip. Recommend Saturday Amphawa Market and Sunday the morning trains. Prices are good and the atmosphere is lovely. A lot of people. Check the train schedule before. People have fun there.

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