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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  • ... this market held along the railway from 6 to 4 times a day and train passes 20.Il as he passed the vendors down the tents and withdraw their wares or recede the desks via Rails. Then when the train passed very close and slowly everything comes together suddenly. The market's typical groceries and a place I would recommend visiting.
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  • Our guide took us to this market just before the train was to arrive. All of a sudden the stalls covering the track were being taken off and people were looking for spots to stand and watch the train....  more »
  • It’s a nice place to visit when traveling to Bangkok! A place where u can get really close to a train that is operating on the rails. Seeing how the store owners keep their stuff when the train is app...  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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