Imagine going to a Thai market, that becomes a dangerous place eight times a day? That is the case if you visit the Thailand train market in Samut Songkhram, that is on the train tracks just before the Maeklong train station.
When you walk through the Thailand train market it’s hard to imagine, that this track is still actively used by a train as the vendors with their goods and stalls have perfectly adapted to their selling place.
Look at all these wonderful fresh vegetables!
The stands are on wheels, so you can pull them back quickly when the train comes.
The Thailand train market entrance behind a street opposite the train station.
Pictures of the Maeklong train station:
There at the end of the street the Thailand train market is located.
Crushed ice production near the market. Amazing! Never saw that live before.
And the lovely mae klong river right behind the train station with the same name. By the way: That thing looking like the white house is a private property as a local told us.
How to get to the Thailand train market for your travel planning
Recommended, if you also want to see other attractions in the area like the Amphawa floating market, Tha Kha floating market and Don Hoi Lot. Use the minivan service from the southern Bangkok bus station. You will reach Samut Songkhram in about 1.5 hours.
The longer and decent option
If you have more time you can make a day-trip out of it and take the train from Bangkok. You will drive right through the market with the train. You can find a good description of this plus a video in an article on Migrationology.