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26 December 2007

Maeklong Railway Market


Kennysia's recent blog entry of Bangkok's famous Chatuchak Weekend Market reminded me of this Youtube clip that has been sitting on my laptop for the longest time. I have been wanting to blog about this and share with everybody but being the short-attention-easily-distracted bloke that I am, I forgot about it completely until now.

So anyway here it is. If you think Chatuchak is happening, wait till you see the Maeklong. Lagi more happening!

I was amazed at how the Thai hawkers just take the trains coming in and out of the market as part of their every day. No biggie. Just a train passing through as they go about their business. Watch how unfazed they were when it comes to a lug of a train rolling through and passing them by the breadth of a whisker.

Coolness!

Click here for more pictures and video.

- Voxeros

1. Gary left...
Wednesday, 26 December 2007 2:38 am
pwah!! machim like a button to push and everything all come down.. and they even measure the distance.. thumbs up!!


2. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 26 December 2007 8:59 am :: 
Gary: I was impressed with the fact that nobody panicked. Everybody knew exactly what to do when the train arrives and leaves. Kudos.


3. Chocolate gal left...
Wednesday, 26 December 2007 9:01 pm
first thought... Hao high wor.. Second.. unbelievable.. Guess they are all used to it..


4. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 27 December 2007 9:16 am :: 
Chocolate: Yeah and probably that's what made this market so special.

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