Date: 03 April 2015
The few days I was in Bangkok after my amazing first visit to Japan, I made the most of it and see places I hadn’t been to yet. I had been longing to visit the famous but not easy to get to Maeklong Railway market (Talad Rom Hub in Thai) in Samut Songkhram province, just outside Bangkok. So I was happy to get a tour which combined the railway market and Amphawa Floating market in one day tour. It cost around 1700 baht but I felt it’s better than trying to go there myself on my own.
Fortunately no early morning pick-up for this tour. We were told we only need to be at Maeklong post noon as that’s when we could see the train depart. The train departs from Maeklong station just thrice a day: 6:20am, 10:20am and 2:30pm. We would witness the last train departure, at 2:30PM.
Here’s a short video I made. Observe how tight the gap is when the train passes through!
It was short but still felt worth it. Ever since I’ve heard about the Maeklong train market, I have really wanted to come to see this train pass through the market first hand. Satisfied, we re-grouped and headed back to our van.
Next, we would stop at Amphawa Floating Market.