Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Maeklong railway market, Bangkok Thailand

Maeklong railway market, Bangkok Thailand



I just back from vacation to Bangkok, since I couldn't post food photos as my camera is still under repairing. Thus I would like to share with you some of the places i visited during this trip to Bangkok and all these photos taken by phone ( sorry for the poor quality of photos). According to my tour guide, Maeklong railway market is one place under the "Unseen Thailand".





















Maeklong railway market, Bangkok Thailand


We made this stop on our way to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, and it was cool and fun to watching the market vendors selling their goods laid out on both sides of the railway track. We were there for the 1st train at 8.30am, trains are run 8 times a day.

Maeklong railway market, Bangkok Thailand


Vendors selling all kind of fresh foods, vegetables, fish and etc
Maeklong railway market, Bangkok Thailand


Once the horn of the train sounds, the market vendors quickly fold down the awnings of their stalls, pulling back the tables to allow just enough space for the train to pass.

Maeklong railway market, Bangkok Thailand


Train is coming...
Maeklong railway market, Bangkok Thailand




Maeklong railway market, Bangkok Thailand


back to normal once train leaves..
Maeklong railway market, Bangkok Thailand


Maeklong railway market, Bangkok Thailand

This small pineapple selling in this market is so good and sweet, you should not miss this if next time you are here.


Maeklong railway market, Bangkok Thailand


colourful of steam pau/buns..
Maeklong railway market, Bangkok Thailand




You should not miss this cool and fun market if you happen visit to Bangkok..I got to know this place at Min's blog, check out more of her nice pictures here

34 comments:

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

BKK之旅好玩吗?
我也只是在部落格上了战利品部分而已,其他的还在整理中:)

JeNNy LoW(JniE) said...

welcum back ^^
bkk is a nice place ^^

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I am amazed that the train runs right through the market I would have thought it was very dangerous. The produce though looks so more interesting than European markets. Diane

AhTee said...

REALLY Interesting!! I hope can make my trip there too~~waiting my lil Sonia to be ready~~

Joelyn~幸福の起点 said...

i havent been there,
but it look very special and dangerous or not?
but i think they all 'biasa' already.
for me when i see the train will run first,hahaha

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Hey thanks for sharing dear! No problemo if it's from a hp camera.
Owh no train in between market? Does it look safe? So adventurous na!!!

Anncoo said...

Sounds like had a lot of fun in Bkk.
:))

Little Inbox said...

Pester my dear to bring me there, hehe...
You really have fun ya, good!

Jane Chew said...

u must be having a great holiday in BK :)

ICook4Fun said...

Ah the famous Maeklong Railway Market. Saw this market in some travel shows and hope I can go there one day. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us Sonia.

Min said...

Sonia, great to know you love this place too. I miss Bangkok a lot, like shopping and the food there, will be going again this September :)

yummylittlecooks said...

Welcome back! Wow, what a great place to visit..

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Wah, the train came really close!
Your kids must have enjoyed the trip!
Can't wait to see more pics!

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

Sonia, your phone pictures are very crisp! This sounds like a fun market to visit. Wow...those vendors have to keep folding and putting up their awnings each time a train goes by. They must have a way to do it fast :)

HS Kitchen And Hobby said...

Thanks for sharing. This will be useful for my future plan to Bangkok.

Coraine said...

hey! isn't it really amusing..i saw this in one of the traveling program on tv..it's actually quite scary..hehe..

Can see from the pics that u really enjoyed yourself!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Hi dear friend. So sorry. I've requested participants to mention 'Join' in their comments under my GA. I saw your comment, but did not say join. Thus I thought you are not participating. Sorry for the inconvenience. I shall update the list again tomorrow and include urs as per the comments order. No worries, thanks for joining!! ;)

Mimosa said...

Hai, so nice the place, don't know I have time to visit there, emm..., I'm going to BKK tomorrow night also, he he.....:)

susanyee said...

Izzit dangerous?but I think they get used of tat,somemore that is a king of bk, culture

Jeannie said...

Fascinating they way the arrange their wares so near the railway track! I love Bangkok too! Have yet to visit this market...I usually go to Chatuchak market where you can spend the whole day shopping till you drop!

neyeeloh said...

I first knew abt this market from Min's blog. Even till now when I see your photo I still find it amazing...

Pete said...

Camera need to digest some of the food....he he he!

苏联妈妈 said...

Plan to go one day...nice n exciting !

Zuwairi Aiman said...

Salam kunjungan... teruskan berbloging.. senang2 singgah la ke blog saya ;)

http://www.zuwairiaiman.com

kitchen flavours said...

Definitely looks like an interesting place to visit. The train goes 'over' the veggies, and it is so scary that it is really close! Wow! Thanks for sharing!

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Welcome back!!!

Swee San @ TheSweetSpot said...

wow! my friend just told me about this place and there you just went!! goodness the distance!! next time I'm visiting that place for sure..

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Welcome back! Happy to see you blogging again. OMG... the photo with train passing right by the food stand...this is crazy! It looks fun to walk around the market with lots of goodies. :-)

Shu Han said...

that looks so exciting! I'm going to thailand in july too, i hope i get to see a market like this! I love all those fresh produce, such beautiful colours!

choi yen said...

Initially 1 2 visit here when my last BKK trip but the taxi driver told us the market already closed at noon :(

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

What an amazing market! I would have loved visiting it as well.

Martin said...

看起來真有趣。不過,攤販與火車的距離也未免太近了吧!!

lena said...

that railway is jsut barely few inches from where the traders are sitting..that's so close!..must be very dusty too!

Anonymous said...

hello,how much you pay travel agent to maeklong raikways street...

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