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. 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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  • August 16, 2017
    Priori many people have seen documentaries on this market in recent years, because it is really overrun by tourists (Asian predominantly) the train hours. They do not hesitate to pile up on the tracks, armed with their cell phones or their go - pro, to get the best pictures, even if it means staying in front of the train as long as possible, by putting their lives in danger by the way... The show is almost more the view of this horde in the passage of the train itself, certainly impressive. Thai traders themselves seem a little irritated the commotion that does nothing to them (they essentially sell fresh produce, very little food stalls that could attract such tourists). Difficult also to find where to eat dishes all made in the sector, except near the River, away from the hustle and bustle... phew. Anyway, I'm glad to have it done, but it is a somewhat unsettling experience if you look at it from a distance.
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  • August 15, 2017
    On the maeklong line from Thailand won Wenyan train station, markets the makron. Mahachai station tickets can be purchased and say and maeklong in Thailand won Wenyan train station to buy tickets. Makron station timetables and cross by boat along the way, the maps are helpful. Thailand won Wenyan Bangkok train station and train ships, including one way 23 baht is from.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Probably this phenomenon is especially maintained for the tourists. Because that market stalls could probably also be set up somewhere else. Also I suspect that the tourist not much on the market will buy. But it is so special to see that it is really worth to go there. And if you go there by train, you have that also experienced. The local population uses this train, nice to see what they carry and all food and drinks on the go.
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  • July 15, 2017
    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!
  • June 18, 2017
    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.
  • August 22, 2017
    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!
  • August 20, 2017
    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.
  • April 19, 2017
    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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