Things to do outside Bangkok: Highlights of Maeklong Railway Market

Regarding the highlights of travelling to Samut Songkhram, you can’t miss visiting the market here. It can be said that this place has markets almost everywhere. Still, the most unique among international tourists is the “Maeklong Railway Market” or what people commonly call “Umbrella Market (Talad Rom Hub).” It is located in Mae Klong District, Samut Songkhram Province, just a 1.5-hour drive from Bangkok. This market has gained a reputation as the “most dangerous market,” so let’s experience this adventure together.

Talad Rom Hub - Maeklong Railway Market

The charm of Maeklong Railway Market attracts a multitude of people from around the world to have the chance to see a train passing through the market amid bustling crowds. It’s believed to conquer the hearts of many who decide to visit this place instantly.

Over 100-years Railway Market

Maeklong Railway Market is situated along the Mae Klong railway line and has been in operation for over 100 years. It started back in the year 1901. In 1984, there were some improvements made to the market area, which made the vendors move their stalls closer to the railway tracks. Initially, there were only 2-3 vendors, but gradually, the number increased to over 250 stalls, stretching for more than 500 meters.

Highlights of Maeklong Railway Market

When it’s time for the train to enter or leave the station, a warning announcement is broadcast through speakers placed all over the market, signalling that the market’s chaos is about to begin. This signals everyone to be alert and for the train to slowly move through the railway track. At the same time, the vendors hastily fold their awnings and move their goods inside their shops with the help of wheels and sliding tracks, making everything clear and safe in no time.

As a result, you will witness the exhilarating phenomenon of tourists eagerly taking out their mobile phones to capture this moment. Some people who are further away from the train tracks might go down to take photos on the tracks, and some even stand right next to the tracks. The sight of the train passing by so close to you will make many people forget to breathe due to the excitement.

Is the most dangerous market really safe?

Maeklong Railway Market is called the most dangerous market because trains pass very close to people, but it is relatively safe. This is because the railway staff ensure that train signals are given before entering and leaving. They also make announcements in Thai, Chinese, and English. 

Train operators drive slowly, at less than 5 km/h. In addition, red lines indicate a safe distance for tourists to stay away from the railway track.

Where should I stay?

Experience the local lifestyle along the riverfront at Na Tree Tara Resort, located near the Amphawa Railway Market, for an enhanced trip that includes an overnight stay.

Na Tree Tara Riverside Resort is a perfect location for both workation and relaxation, and it has a wide range of amenities. Cherchon Spa is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day. You can enjoy exquisite Thai cuisine and excellent beverages at Mangrove Riverside Restaurant

On regular weekdays, there is a fantastic offer of a 10% discount on food and drinks, which you want to take advantage of.

Mangrove, the working space cafe in Amphawa
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