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Mae Klong Railway a unique market near Bangkok

Maeklog Railway Market is perhaps one of the most unique markets in Thailand and a must-do if you are visiting Bangkok. Maeklong Railway Market is a small market right on the railway tracks next to Maeklong Railway Station where the train passes several times a day. When everyone hears the traffic signal, they move the umbrellas and the stalls waiting for the train to pass, then in less than a minute, you can find yourself again in a middle of a busy market. We rented a Grab car for 8 hours that picked us up from our hotel in Chiang Mai early morning. First stop was at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, and then we rushed to Mae Klong Railway. We arrived at about 10:30 right on time to stop at one of the market terraces for mango sticky rice and a coffee. Trains pass through this market about eight times a day and…

Visiting the Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak

For centuries, rivers and canals were the main transportation network system in Thailand. People, goods, information.. all traveled the country by boats. So the floating markets were a common thing back then. The Damnoen Saduak canal was ordered to be built in 1866 by King Rama IV to facilitate water travels between Ratchaburi and Samutsakhon Provinces. Damnoen Saduak floating market is now a very touristic place but you can still feel the old-time vibes. Vendors sell their products directly from their narrow wooden boats. Many sell fresh products directly from their farm, others sell cooked food right there on the sport on their mobile hotplates and stoves. Usually, the banks are lined with stalls selling more of the same: clothing and souvenirs. In one of our days in Bangkok, we decided to visit this floating market, so we rented a Grab Car for 8 hours. The car came very early in…

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