Woohoo it's day 2 in Bangkok!
The second day was the most places visited day!
I'm going to talk about our first destination of the day -- Maeklong Railway Market!
If you miss out my Day 1 at Bangkok check it out here : Bangkok (Day 1)
From wiki, I have known that the railway became famous for its route through the Maeklong Railway Market, nicknamed (Thai: Talad Rom Hoop), meaning the 'Umbrella Pulldown Market'. It is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand, and is centred around the Maeklong Railway's track. Whenever a train approaches, the awnings and shop fronts are moved back from the rails, to be replaced once the train has passed.
The railway is one of the slowest in Thailand, and the average speed for the whole line is only 30km/h.
We woke up earlier on that day and gathered at the hotel lobby at 7am. Our tour guide Mr.Banchong told us we must go early cause the traffic in Bangkok is really bad on weekday cause it's working hours. The schedule on that day was packed cause we have 5 destinations to go. So we must reach Maeklong Railway Market before the train arrive and it is around 9am.
The traffic was very bad and it took us 1.5 hours to reach there around 8.30am. Thank God we reached before the train but we got another news said that the train has delayed to 10.10am!! So late!! We can't do anything and just waited there until the PA system announced the train was coming.
Helped my sis to do French braid.
By the time waiting we took pictures, videos and shop at the railway market. Alot of fruits, vegetables, meats, seafoods are selling there.
Stall owner picture on her own signboard?
Jumping railway tracks? Too much time gap before the train came.
Running on the railway tracks? (Almost bang the camera XD)
See the picture below? They were keeping the vegetables in plastic bags! That's mean that the train is coming!!! Yeah! What I saw was the merchants were calm and slowly preparing for train arrival. I was so curious and worried for their vegetables because the distance between vegetables and railway tracks are so near! The train won't crush the vegetables? O.o
Let's see how they pull their umbrellas up and down and the train coming! Interesting!
Did the train crushed vegetables? NO! The distance was so near but the height from the floor to bottom of the train was tall enough to let the vegetables survived! =D After the train passed by all merchants just have to pull down their umbrellas and continue their businesses. How interesting is that?
That's all for this post!
Next post will be Damnoen Saduak Floating Market!