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  Mae Klong Railway Market

 

Thailand

At the Mae Klong Railway Market in Samut Songkhram, local vendors set up shop alongside the rail tracks, which are still in operation, with a train passing by several times a day. An local oddity at first, it now attracts many tourists from allover the world, which prompted local entrepreneurs to open souvenir and coffee shops too.

 

Each time this train arrives, everyone and everything needs to move aside. In order to be able to move away quickly many vendors display their merchandise on retractable trolleys (fig.).

 

  Mae Klong Railway Market

 

  Mae Klong Railway Market

 

Others may display their groceries on low trays that don't need to be removed as they match underneath the carriages as the train passes by.

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