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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Where to stay in Samut Songkhram

Samut Songkhram offers limited but comfortable accommodation options gathered around the city center, with some resorts and villas scattered on the outskirts for visitors wanting a quieter stay. Most hotels offer air-conditioned rooms with Wi-Fi and hot water, while the higher-end options boast pools to escape the heat of Malaysia. Backpacker lodgings can be harder to find, as only a few places cater to these budget travelers. Look around the night markets for wallet-friendly hostels.
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  • My private driver dropped us 1 station before Maeklong station to give us a chance to take a 10 minutes train ride moving into Maeklong station. Different view perspective!!!!  more »
  • 1 hour drive from Bangkok to Maeklong Railway Market near to Maeklong river. Walked through the railway market. The market sellers will close the umbrellas in their market just in time for the train t...  more »
  • It is really worth visiting if you manage to catch to see the train moving. If you didn't manage to catch to see it then is it just an ordinary market. So for those who plan to visit here, make sure y...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • An exciting market to visit along the railway tracks. The train comes by at 11.15 and all the vendors will shut up shop to make room for the train. It's hot and squishy but worth a visit, also close to the amphawa floating market, too.
  • Interesting market, but it takes around 2 hours to get there by mini-van from Bangkok South Terminal (Sai Tai Mai) for around 70-80 baht per person. The train only goes through the market at certain times of the day, so plan accordingly! Worth the visit if you want to escape Bangkok for a half-day