While Gordon’s brother Tom and wife Laurie were visiting us in Thailand, we thought it would be fun and interesting to take them to see the famous Maeklong Railway Market. The market has been around since the early 1900’s and it’s located literally right on the railway in Samut Songkhram. The market is often referred to as the ‘folding market’ because when the vendors hear the train approaching they quickly pull down their sun shades and move their baskets of goods in exactly the right way so the train doesn’t squish everything. Once the train passes they immediately put back their goods and roll out the sun shades – they do this 8 times a day!
This market mainly consists of food such as Thai sweets, fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood…and frogs along with eels and other wormlike creatures. There were some items of clothing and jewellery but it was minimal.
This is quite an unusual market in Thailand mainly because the train goes right through the middle of it! We had wanted to see this for quite some time and we’re glad we could share the experience with our family.
Check out our video of the market…
Written by: Tammy Hermann…Live~Love~Travel