I love markets. I will never cook any of this stuff I buy, but I love looking at the piles of neatly stacked fruits and vegetables. In every city I try to visit the local market and this one in Maeklong is more than crazy. It has a train running through the middle of it several times a day.
It looked like an ordinary Thai market, everything was permeated with the smell of fish and raw pork. The market is sheltered by awnings and I was actually walking on train rails. Then it happened. The sound of a horn and people began to move. The train arrived straight into the market and the awnings were pulled back only as far as necessary. After the train passed, within seconds market seemed as if nothing unusual had happened. I have never seen so many strange and unfamiliar food. Scents were so powerful and with the high temperatures it became worse. I endured only one hour there, but I bought sufficient quantities of chili for a year.
Maeklong is about 70 kilometers from Bangkok, easiest to get there was to take a taxi. I slept all the way and the same taxi driver was waiting for me to take me back. He was very nice.
I hope you like this little photo diary I put together to share my time adventuring through Maeklong market. Let me know if you have visited this place and how did you like it. If anyone has any feedback I’d be so appreciative to receive your comments and questions below.