Thailand’s Amazing Open Market – That Sits On A Working Railroad Track! Welcome To The Maeklong Railway Market!

A bit of Tuesday morning “wanderlust”…

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Welcome To Thailand’s Maeklong Railway Market!

I have only been to Thailand once, but I need to go back – just to shop here!

It’s a great seafood and vegetable market located about an hour outside of Bangkok, known as the Maeklong Railway Market, because – well, it blocks the way to a railroad!

That’s right, one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand sits right ON TOP of the Maeklong Railway tracks!

So how does that work? Well, merchants cover the tracks with their fish and vegetables, and people shop until a train approaches, then the fish, vegetables, awnings and shop fronts are moved quickly back from the rails so the trains can pass!

This is why I love to travel: to experience amazing places like this – and there is a great video of the market as well, when you can see all of the shops and…

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  1. ❤️🎂 Simon’s birthday’s on the 7th next month 🎂❤️

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  2. I remember this one, John. It looks so dangerous, but exciting all the same.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. John that is mad!! Quick train coming, move the veg.. wow.. or quick train coming, kid get off the tracks.. I’m guessing though that it moves very slowly so the driver has time to stop if he needs to…I hope so anyway.

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  4. Woah! I hope the train moves slowly There are a lot of items that still need to be moved!!

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