2020 MAE KHLONG RAILWAY MARKET/RAILWAY UMBRELLA MARKET | Samut Songkhram

MAE KHLONG RAILWAY MARKET/RAILWAY UMBRELLA MARKET TRAVEL GUIDE | SAMUT SONGKHRAM, THAILAND | ITINERARY

MAE KHLONG RAILWAY MARKET/RAILWAY UMBRELLA

 MAE KHLONG RAILWAY MARKET/RAILWAY UMBRELLA MARKET TRAVEL GUIDE | SAMUT SONGKHRAM, THAILAND | ITINERARY

MAE KHLONG RAILWAY MARKET/RAILWAY UMBRELLA MARKET TRAVEL GUIDE | SAMUT SONGKHRAM, THAILAND | ITINERARY

MAE KHLONG RAILWAY MARKET/RAILWAY UMBRELLA

About the Railway Umbrella Market /Mae Khlong Railway Market

The country of Thailand has made a name in the international context on how they conduct their market. It is as if, they never fail to amaze the world of how much they could do when it comes to selling as well as trading industry. If we think that we have had enough of it by witnessing the floating market, then they have another one in store for you, the Railway Umbrella market.

The Mae Klong Railway Market, in Samut Songkhram province just south-west of Bangkok. The place is famous among tourists and travelers. Often, people who are having their tour would request for an experience of this one. So, what is it really about what makes it incredibly interesting? Well, try to imagine that you are riding on the train and you are about to pass right in the middle of a busy market, sounds scary. It is as if any moment, the train would hit something along the way or someone might get hurt. But the truth is, that makes this extra-challenging.

Every time that a train has to pass, vendors would roll up their stores and allow the train to pass through. And after that, they would lay down their merchandise once more that as if nothing had happened. This happens regularly, precisely eight times daily with four trains going back and forth.

You might be confused or intrigues now how such a culture of building a market in the middle of a railway came into its foundation. Well, the answer is simple. The market was established in that area long before the railway was built. Thus, removing the market to have the railway was not considered. That is why the two co-existed, and the market eventually learned how to adapt to the new situation.

For safety purposes, an alarm would sound a few minutes before the passing of the train. This will enable the vendors to collect their merchandise in the middle of the railway and stay on the other side. Through this, vendors, as well as buyers alike, are assured of their safety since they are given the signal or the warning about the arrival of the train.

The train can be dated back in the year 1905, and it served as a privately-operated train. It is, in fact, one of the independent operating railroads in the country which aims to deliver goods back and forth from the provinces going to the capital.

Now that you are interested in visiting this railway market, I can assure you that people would be warm to welcome you. More than that, fresh produce of goods as well as some commercialized products like memorabilia are also available here for your convenience. Just remember to be friendly as you interact with people.

MAE KHLONG RAILWAY MARKET/RAILWAY UMBRELLA MARKET TRAVEL GUIDE | SAMUT SONGKHRAM, THAILAND | ITINERARY

MAE KHLONG RAILWAY MARKET/RAILWAY UMBRELLA

Maeklong Railway Market/Railway Umbrela Train Station Schedule 

Departing from Maeklong Station
6:20 am; 9:00 am; 11:30 am; 3:30 pm

Arriving at Maeklong Station
8:30 am; 11:10 am; 2:30 pm; 5:40 pm

MAE KHLONG RAILWAY MARKET/RAILWAY UMBRELLA MARKET TRAVEL GUIDE | SAMUT SONGKHRAM, THAILAND | ITINERARY

MAE KHLONG RAILWAY MARKET/RAILWAY UMBRELLA

See the Provinces of Ratchaburi and Samut Songkhram in One Day Though TakeMeTour (MAE KHLONG RAILWAY MARKET/RAILWAY UMBRELLA)

I visited the Maeklong Railway Market/ Railway Umbrella Market because I availed the services of TakeMeTour, the biggest Tour Company in Thailand offering day tours.

Of course, you may not want to travel for several hours just to see tourist attractions. This is the reason why having a local guide through TakeMeTour comes very handy and practical.

This the tour that I availed. You can also book this tour through the link below.

Book your tour here: Explore Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Umbrella Market, and Temple in a Tree and Taste Local Seafood

The tour includes a service vehicle a cheerful guide, food, and entrances. Take a look at the standard itinerary for the trip.

MAE KHLONG RAILWAY MARKET/RAILWAY UMBRELLA MARKET TRAVEL GUIDE | SAMUT SONGKHRAM, THAILAND | ITINERARY

MAE KHLONG RAILWAY MARKET/RAILWAY UMBRELLA

Itinerary – Explore Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Umbrella Market and Temple in a Tree and Taste Local Seafood 

07:00 
Hotel Pick-up (Bangkok Area)

09:00 
Experience Maeklong Railway Market (Rom Hub Market), a fantastic market where vendors sell their fresh produce on the railway! The area is also a good place to buy some fresh fruits and snack items.

10:00 
Take a boat at the canals to experience the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. The area marketplace of locals since the 19th century. Your motorized boat can stop for you to buy some fruits and souvenir items from local vendors.

11:30 
Visit a historical temple, Wat Bang Kung. The temple has an ancient ordination hall covered with Banyan tree and Bodhi tree.

12:30
Experience the local produce of the area, the Mackerel. The food is included in the price of the tour.

15:30
The end of the tour and time to bring you back to your hotel.

More Photos from this Tour

MAE KHLONG RAILWAY MARKET/RAILWAY UMBRELLA MARKET TRAVEL GUIDE | SAMUT SONGKHRAM, THAILAND | ITINERARY

The Floating Market in Ratchaburi, MAE KHLONG RAILWAY MARKET/RAILWAY UMBRELLA

Wat Bang Kung

Wat Bang Kung

Sampling Local Dishes

Sampling Local Dishes

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MAE KHLONG RAILWAY MARKET/RAILWAY UMBRELLA MARKET TRAVEL GUIDE | SAMUT SONGKHRAM, THAILAND | ITINERARYMAE KHLONG RAILWAY MARKET/RAILWAY UMBRELLA

4 Comments

  1. I loved this article, it is a good combination of writing and pictures and I liked how in formative it is.

  2. This is what I love about Thailand. So many unique tours like this. I will definitely put this in my bucket list on my next trip there.

  3. I love this!! It is so much fun to read about and sometimes dream about going to the places you have been! Thank you so much for your detailed and truly enjoyable posts!

  4. WOW THAT IS AMAZING ABOUT THE RAILWAY GOING RIGHT THROUGH THE MARKET. THOSE FIRST COUPLE PHOTOS ARE INCREDIBLE.

    Joy at The Joyous Living

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