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 down the awnings for the train to past through.
Maeklong Railway runs for nearly 67 kilometres (42 mi) between Wongwian Yai, Bangkok, and Samut Songkhram in Central Thailand. It became famous for its route through the Maeklong Railway Market, (Thai: Talad Rom Hoop), which translates as ‘Market Umbrella Pulldown’.
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.
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.
Here are some shots around town and within the market itself.
Bangkok : Maeklong Railway and Maeklong Railway Market, a set on Flickr.