Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub)

Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub)

Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub)
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  • desquest
    Singapore, Singapore31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well.....unique experience
    Booked a private van to bring my family to the Maeklong station, left downtown Bangkok at 6.30am and reach destination at 8am. Took 30min to explore the market, some vendors were selling souvenirs at a reasonable price. Place really gets crowded when the train arrive. You can also sit inside the train station as there are stalls selling drinks. The store at the end of the station do sell nice chicken, roast pork belly price, my boys did enjoyed the food. There is a toilet at the back of the train station, but there is an entry fee..,I think is 5baht
    Visited June 2023
    Written 14 June 2023
  • fire-tower
    2,831 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A recommended place to visit for sure
    We took a trip out of Bangkok to visit Maeklong Railway Market, a ride that is more than an hour to get there. You will need to find out the timing when the train arrives and depart in order to see how the market stallholders react to the oncoming train. It is definitely worth a visit if you have the time. Other than the railway market, we also walked around the surrounding area which is local and not touristy. While tourists are usually around the market area along the rail, we noticed that locals too buy from these stalls. A recommended place to visit for sure.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 June 2023
  • fhoffmannb
    Düsseldorf, Germany471 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A tourist location born through social media
    Without Social Media no tourist would probably drive all the way from Bangkok to come here. It was interesting to witness that just 20 min before the train arriving walking towards the market we did not see any tourist. Then suddenly the few hundred meters fill with tourists just waiting for that one picture - and yes, we did it as well and it was a nice experience but not need to have when coming to Bangkok
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 July 2023
  • Leigh B
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool experience
    Well worth the effort to get there, really Interesting town and market beyond the train tracks. The train coming through the market area was bonkers. Did a combined trip with floating market which was a waste of money and time.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 August 2023
  • francis_61jb
    Singapore, Singapore407 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must plan the time well. 1130am affords two train sightings
    This is another colourful outing. It is very interesting that the train is within inches from you, and you are able to hi-5 with the train passengers through the window. Do not be afraid. The train moves very slowly and there is actually a "train master" walking 30 meters in front of the train. Before going, the visitors must note the times of the train passing. We had the opportunity of having the train 'coming into' Maeklong at around 1130am and witnessing the train 'moving out' of Maeklong at around 1150am. So please plan your times. 2 hours from bangkok to maeklong is ample time.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 August 2023
  • Matthew D
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A bit of a trek but an experience worth having
    An hour out of Bangkok, we opted for the 9am (ish) train which made for an early start. A private guide made it easy and we tagged this on to Floating markets, which made a nice day out in the countryside. If you on your own find a safe space to stand and the stall holders don’t mind, some object to you blocking potential sales.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 November 2023
  • Bobbi S
    Lido Beach, New York5,317 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty Darn Close!
    Yeah, this is a pretty funky, don't stick out your belly kind of experience. If you don't stand behind the painted, red line or think it's funny to stick out your belly, your hand, or whatever, you will likely end up in severe pain because the Maeklong Railway train really does come that close to whatever is on either side of it. Vendors in the market quickly pull their awnings & items-for-sale in close & away from the tracks, yell at folks who are trying to take selfies on the tracks & fortunately, the train moves along verrry slowwwly. Don't forget to buy one or two items here, whether it be fresh veggies, herbs, souvenirs, lunch & help keep the vendors in business. Prices are very good although they don't bargain a well here as at other markets.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 December 2023
  • luckydog172
    Laguna Niguel, California565 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting market. You have to go!
    The train comes every 30 minutes and the shops have to move everything around as the train is literally inches from the shops. As far as the market, it’s all tourist trap made in china stuff. Tropical fruits are great!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 December 2023
  • Jay C
    Shanghai, China29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exactly what you think it is
    It really is a unique experience to be so close to a train while shopping in a market. But .. I must say because there are so many others trying to witness it at the same time it ruins the fun. If you don’t have a good spot then you can’t get a good shot for your camera. Also, you can’t go early and camp because when the train comes everyone is scrambling to find a spot which means you may have to make room for others anyway. The best solution is to eat a restaurant beside the track and time it so the train passes while you are there.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 December 2023
  • Linda G
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience!
    Amazing market!! It’s an experience. Try to schedule time that train arrives so you can see the madness of crowds taking pictures and going crazy. The market is great! You have to see it to believe it. So much fun!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 January 2024
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Neel Kamal B
Guwahati, India104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Visited this insta-hyped experience on a hot afternoon.
From the parking, you'll first reach the Maekong Train station. From here, walk on the tracks going left. You'll find numerous small stores but keep walking till you find some cafes..best is to get a window side table in the air-conditioned seating. Due to numerous shades of the narrow market lane, the place gets really stuffy and hot.
Coming to the train, the experience was unique since the train do really pass by really close. Plan your timing by referring the train time table (in photos).
Overall it is a good one-time experience taking 10-15mins (considering its 1.5hrs from the city, so can skip if time doesn't permit).
Written 9 May 2024
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omega123
Singapore, Singapore7,487 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
This train station has lost its charm, especially the market along the tracks. The stall operators no longer placed their stuff close to the tracks probably for safety concern. Next you don't see the trolleys on the angle bars anymore thus pulling back of the trolleys are gone. In its place is slabs laid for visitors to walk. The trolleys were set back from the tracks about a foot to foot-half. The only thing visibly seen was the retracting of the tarpaulin shelter.

The market stalls along the tracks as well as those at the train station are tourist trap, double pricing from souvenirs to food and drinks.

Only consolation is a 7-11 outside the market area and the temple, all are equal.

The train journey is still a gem but not the market.
Written 30 April 2024
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Matthew B
Sydney, Australia196 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We did a day trip here which was quite a long day….

We rode the train into the market which we probably could have skipped.

It’s ok to see however it’s super super packed with everyone (yes I know me included) trying to take a selfie next to the train.

There is only a few cafes with outdoor dining/seats next to the train line which are at the eastern end of the market.
Written 24 April 2024
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Shelley M
Albany, New Zealand882 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We did a private tour with KK day which included this market. Our guide knew the times and told us where to be and gave us plenty of time to look around the market. The prices here were quite good we thought. It gets very crowded but the store owners have it down like clock work, train coming and everything comes in slowly, quite fascinating to watch. Sellers here not aggressive at all which we liked.
Written 19 April 2024
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samsamaUK
London303 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We got the train from bankalong to the market. We had to stand in a packed cabin in the boiling heat 37C for 30 minutes. The train has no air con just a couple of ceiling fans some of which don’t work. If you struggle in the heat like I do avoid the train. Once we got to the market it was a great experience.
Written 17 March 2024
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rjkeyte
Birmingham, UK103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A good experience and interesting location. The market does have a variety of stalls, and some really good cafes for amazing Lemon soda or iced coffee.

The shelter which the stalls offer keep you sheltered from the heat, topping 38 when we went. The shops are full of classic tourist tat and local food produce. Definitely something for everyone

When the train comes everyone moves out the way and out come the camera phones. I would advise taking your photos or videos for the first time, and second just enjoy it and be in the moment.

Definitely a worthwhile trip and a tick off the list.
Written 5 March 2024
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Toh S
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We visited Maeklong train market after our Damneon floating market. Do check out the train arrival and departure time. We reach before 2.30pm to watch the train arrival. Then the train will park at the station and leave at 3.30pm. During this time you can take a lot of pictures of the train and railway. Weather is hot, luckily coconut and other drinks selling here are cheaper.
Written 1 March 2024
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PlatinumForeverDUS
Shanghai, China3,099 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Definitely worthwhile to visit - please note that it is 1 - 2 hours away from your hotel (subject to the location of your hotel) - the market is nice (not only souvenirs) and we had a nice lunch in the first restaurant at the track - certainly , it is an interesting moment to see the train passing by very slowly but after that everything finished and most of the tourists disappear
Written 12 February 2024
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Ricky C
Toronto, Canada13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
About one and half hours to the market from Bangkok city. You have to select the preferred time to catch the train. Schedule is uploaded .
Written 31 January 2024
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DMVEAL
Liskeard, UK1,100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Obviously lots of tourists come here as it’s completely’nuts’. You walk along a resin track with an Abu dance of food,spice,clothes,gifts and pretty much everything to buy and every half an hour they pull back the canopy’s sheltering the food etc do the train can pass. Sure it’s touristy but also you see locals shook g for fish , veg etc . There was another sort of one like this In Hanoi but not half as good. A must see. I hope it doesn’t get less local and more touristy though .
Written 29 January 2024
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