Bangkok : Maeklong Railway And Maeklong Railway Market Visit

When we were in Bangkok in April, we had the chance to visit the famous Maeklong Railway and the Maeklong Railway Market.

Ready to pull up the the awnings for the train to past through.

Ready to pull down the awnings for the train to past through.

Maeklong Railway runs for nearly 67 kilometres (42 mi) between Wongwian YaiBangkok, and Samut Songkhram in Central Thailand.  It became famous for its route through the Maeklong Railway Market, (ThaiTalad Rom Hoop), which translates as ‘Market Umbrella Pulldown’.

The train moved through the Maeklong Market.

The train moved through the Maeklong Market.

It is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand, and is centered around the track of the Maeklong Railway. It is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand, and is centered around the track of the Maeklong Railway.  What is so interesting is that when trains approach, the awnings and shopfronts are moved back from the rails, and then replaced once the train has passed.

The train almost passed through the Maeklong Market.

The train almost passed through the Maeklong Market.

Seventeen trains run in each direction daily between Samut Sakhon and Wongwian Yai and four trains run daily in each direction between Samut Sakhon and Samut Songkhram.

The train passed, awnings up again and business goes on as usual.

The train passed, awnings up again and business goes on as usual.

Here are some shots around town and within the market itself.

The train safely arrived at the station.Maeklong Town.The train reached the Maeklong Railway Station.Near the Maeklong River.Maeklong River.Maeklong River.
The Maeklong Railway Station.Maeklong Railway Market.Maeklong Railway Market.Maeklong Railway Market-the fishes inner.Maeklong Railway Market.Photo 2013-05-14 07.31.05 PM
Maeklong Railway Market-the king of fruit, Durian.Maeklong Railway Market.Maeklong Railway Market.The Maeklong railway entrance.Maeklong River, near the town.Maeklong River, near the town.
Maeklong River, near the town.Maeklong River, near the town.Maeklong River, near the town.The sign!Inside the Maeklong Railway StationMaeklong Railway Market.
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