Bangkok Markets

In October we took a trip to Seoul and Bangkok.

While in Bangkok we hooked up with Tour with Tong and had several full days of adventure.

We visited many Wats and Palaces, played with tiger cubs at the Tiger Temple, and swam with an elephant at the Elephant Village.

One morning our guide took us to the Mae Klong Railway Market.

Train Market

It is a market held everyday on the train tracks.

Eight times a day the train passes through the market.

Train Market

Each time, the sellers pull back their awnings and wait for the train to pass by.

Train Market

Most of the people keep their goods low to the ground so that the train can pass right over it.

Train Market

As soon as the train passes, the awnings go down and then it’s business as usual.

Train Market

I laugh when I see things like this in other countries.

Train Market

Something as simple as this would never be allowed to happen in the States.

People this close to a moving train?

Train Market

To them it is a non-issue.

Train Market

It’s simple. You just stay out of the train’s way.

Train Market - Bangkok

The market offered everything from spices to pork to seafood.

Train Market

Train Market

Bangkok Train Market

We saw these warm coconut snacks all over Bangkok.

Train Market

Think warm, gooey, homemade macaroons… but better.

After the train market, we went to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.

Floating Market

Our first stop was the Noodle Lady.

The Noodle Lady at the Floating Market

She is well-known and for good reason.

Floating Market

The canals were busy with flat boats filled with produce, drinks, and souvenirs.

Floating Market

Floating Market

Have you ever drank Pepsi from a bag?

Floating Market

The Floating Market was very touristy and usually the kind of place we like to avoid.

But once we thought of it as a living museum, it made the boat ride very interesting.

Floating Market

Floating Market

It was a small look back to they way life once was.

Floating Market

Our next stop was a Thai Fishing Village

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One Response to Bangkok Markets

  1. Watch Me Eat says:

    I’m always fascinated with Asian markets like these. I’ve seen videos of the train market in action which is just plain cool, and floating markets are a completely new concept to me. Even if it is touristy, buying food from boats still seems awesome!

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