Maeklong Railway Market

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Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway Market

Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway Market

Choose from either a shared group or private guided experience to see 2 iconic markets on a day trip from Bangkok. See a market located on the railway tracks, the Maeklong Railway Market, and a market that floats on the canals at the Damnoen Saduak Market. After pickup, arrive at the Maeklong Railway Market, also known as Talad Rom Hup (“Umbrella Pulldown Market”). Maeklong is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand and hugs the track of the Maeklong Railway. Gain fascinating insights into how the market is run and what products are sold here from your local guide. Marvel at how market stalls and awnings are pulled back from the tracks every time a train approaches to let the train pass through. Next, head to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, one of the most famous floating markets in Thailand. To reach the market, take a short ride in a paddleboat. Enjoy plenty of time to meander around the colorful market, where friendly vendors sell directly from their boats. Take in the sights and sounds, and try local specialties like mango sticky rice. Your guide will give you advice on what not to miss. Return to Bangkok in time for the early afternoon.

Bangkok: Railway & Floating Market Tour with Paddleboat Ride

Bangkok: Railway & Floating Market Tour with Paddleboat Ride

Explore Thailand's world-famous markets on this tour. Visit the town of Mae Klong and discover local products and goods at its popular railway market. Then, head to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market where you can taste and shop for local food. After meeting your guide, leave the city of Bangkok and travel by road until you reach the small town of Mae Klong. This fresh local outdoor market is something you will not soon forget. We will visit and walk through the narrow market stalls along the train tracks. Vendors sell everything from fresh fruits and vegetables, dried shrimp, fresh fish, fresh meats and offer many prepared foods to buy. The fresh market is located along the tracks of a functioning commuter train. It’s truly amazing to watch as the public transportation train comes through the market and the vendors will pull aside their tents, umbrellas, stalls and fresh foods to allow for room for the train to pass in between their stalls and the tracks. The Train Market makes some great photos & videos to bring home and leaves you with a memory of a lifetime. Next, continue your journey to the Thai province of Ratchaburi to visit the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. It’s been an active place for locals for over 150 years. There you will take a typical paddle boat to discover the market and sail along the canals. See how locals buy and sell from boat to boat. Vendors sell everything on boats such as fruits, foods, snacks freshly prepared food directly from the local vendors along the canals Then, enjoy some free time to walk through the town's narrow streets, taste local products, and observe people's lifestyles before returning to Bangkok.

From Bangkok: Floating Market and Ayutthaya Guided Day Tour

From Bangkok: Floating Market and Ayutthaya Guided Day Tour

Join this fantastic day trip and discover Maeklong Railway Market, the colorful Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, and Ayutthaya Historical Park in just one day. Explore each iconic destination with a local guide who will provide fascinating insights and local experiences. Visit the famous Maeklong Railway Market, located along the railroad tracks, and learn about the products from your local guide. Marvel at how the market stalls are pulled back from the tracks each time a train approaches. Stop at a traditional Thai house and watch the locals make brown coconut sugar. Then, head to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market with plenty of time to stroll through the colorful market. After lunch, explore the temple ruins of Ayutthaya. Marvel at the reclining Buddha image at Wat Lokayasutha. Visit Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya before returning to Bangkok.

Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak, Train Market & Mahanakhon Day Trip

Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak, Train Market & Mahanakhon Day Trip

Start your tour by meeting your fluent English-speaking tour guide at the meeting point in downtown Bangkok by 09:00 AM. After boarding a fully air-conditioned coach, head for about 1.5 hours to Ban Ka Long Railway Market where you will get on a train to ride it to Maeklong Railway Market itself, led by the tour guide. After exploring the market, take a paddle boat to sail through the canals and enter into Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Here, you'll be provided enough leisure time to wander around the many local shops inside the market. Try local Thai delicacies such as Pad Thai, mango sticky rice, boat noodles, tropical fruits, and more. Next, hop on your return transfer to Bangkok and be dropped off at King Power Mahanakhon, the tallest building in Thailand and an iconic architectural landmark. You can choose the additional option to receive your full entrance pass, then soak up panoramic views of Bangkok from a 314-meter (1,030-foot) high skywalk. Look down through the glass, if you dare.

Bangkok: Maeklong Railway Market and Floating Market Tour

Bangkok: Maeklong Railway Market and Floating Market Tour

"Step into the heart of Thailand's bustling culture with our immersive half-day Maeklong Railway Market and Floating Market tour. Your adventure begins as we whisk you away from the city center to the enchanting Maeklong Railway Market, renowned for its unique charm. Here, you'll witness an extraordinary spectacle as vendors swiftly retract their stalls to make way for the passing train, only to set them up again seamlessly once it's gone. It's a mesmerizing dance of commerce and transportation that you won't soon forget. After experiencing the thrill of the railway market, we'll continue our journey to the iconic Floating Market. Glide along the picturesque canals as vibrant boats laden with fresh fruits, vegetables, and local delicacies drift by. Take in the lively atmosphere as merchants call out their offerings and negotiate with customers from the water's edge. You'll have the opportunity to sample a variety of delectable treats, from coconut pancakes to grilled seafood skewers, all freshly prepared right before your eyes. As you explore the Floating Market, soak in the sights and sounds of this vibrant hub of activity. Admire the colorful displays of tropical fruits and handicrafts, and perhaps pick up a unique souvenir to remember your experience by. Our knowledgeable guide will be on hand to provide insight into the rich history and cultural significance of these iconic markets, offering fascinating anecdotes and insider tips along the way. After an unforgettable morning of discovery, we'll return you to Bangkok with memories to last a lifetime. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, our Maeklong Railway Market and Floating Market tour promises an authentic glimpse into the vibrant tapestry of Thai life."

Bangkok: Maeklong Railway & Amphawa Floating Market Day Trip

Bangkok: Maeklong Railway & Amphawa Floating Market Day Trip

The markets of Thailand are some of the country’s most quintessential experiences; they give you a lively peek inside the more traditional culture of a country that often lives by water (or in this case, by the railroad tracks as well). On this full-day guided tour, you'll be taken to the most iconic markets on the outskirts of Bangkok, ending with a relaxing firefly boat tour to wind down from the day’s excitement. Maeklong Train Market is a fresh market situated right by a well-worn railroad. Watch the vendors expertly close and open their awnings to make room as the trains pass by. Wat Bang Kung is a striking Buddhist temple engulfed by the roots of a massive Banyan Tree. Learn about its bloody battle history and see the Golden Buddha inside. Located on the Amphawa canal, the Amphawa Floating Market is one of Thailand's more popular floating markets. Visit this riverside market and see vendors selling delicious treats like sweets and seafood, or browse some of the shophouses and restaurants. After sunset, when the lights have dimmed, you'll wind down with a relaxing river cruise. Your boat will take you a little further out where it is dark enough to see the fireflies, before heading back to your accommodations at 9:00 PM, ending a day of simple pleasures and tastes with the comforting sight of these lightning bugs. Enjoy a low-impact way of exploring. On this tour, you explore sustainable experiences that prioritize providing water in glass bottles and offsetting carbon emissions in every tour, reducing your environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Bangkok: Maeklong Railway and Floating Market Tour

Bangkok: Maeklong Railway and Floating Market Tour

Visit one of Bangkok's most unique and vibrant markets: the floating Damnoen Saduak market, where the bustle of trade unfolds on the water. Imagine brightly colored boats laden with fresh fruits, vegetables, and a variety of local products, creating a picturesque scene. Floating markets are not just places to shop; they are living reflections of a community's history, customs, and culinary delights. The unique setting provides an immersive experience, allowing you to interact with vendors and witness the timeless beauty of a market afloat. Then, head to the Maeklong Railway market, with its tight squeezes and unique location, offering a rich and diverse experience of how and where locals trade and do commerce. Combining a visit to both markets offers a rich and diverse experience, showcasing different aspects of Thai culture, commerce, and ingenuity.

From Bangkok: Markets and Ayutthaya Tour

From Bangkok: Markets and Ayutthaya Tour

Travel to some of the hottest sights outside of Bankok on this day trip in an airconditioned vehicle. See the train pass at the Maeklong Railway Market, take a longtail boat to the Floating market, and visit the UNESCO-listed Ayutthaya to visit ancient ruins. Begin at the meeting point for those on the group tour, or with hotel pickup for guests who opt for the private option. Depart Bangkok early in the morning and head out on the journey to the Maeklong Railway Market. Explore the market with your Spanish-speaking guide, mingle with the locals going about their day and wait for the iconic moment when the local train passes through. Board a longtail boat next and sail to the fascinating Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Spend an hour exploring this unique location and marvel at the locals selling their produce from paddleboats. Shop for snacks, souvenirs, and handcrafts. Don’t forget to sample some authentic regional food while you’re there. Continue the tour to Ayutthaya and stop for a delicious Thai lunch. After lunch, visit a selection of iconic temples including the Wat Mahathat, which is enshrined with Buddha relics. Explore Wat Yai Chaimongkol next, and the impressive Wat Chai Wattanaram. Return to your starting point in Bangkok in the evening aproximately between 19:00 to 21:00pm depending on the traffic jump.

Grand Palace, Damnoen Floating Market & Maeklong Market Tour

Grand Palace, Damnoen Floating Market & Maeklong Market Tour

Spend a day discovering some of the best markets and temples that Bangkok has to offer. Enjoy a combination of local culture, sightseeing, and food tastings. First, visit the Maeklong Railway Market. Called "Talat Rom Hup" which roughly means "umbrella pulldown market", watch the vendors scramble to pack up their stalls when a train goes by along the track that runs through the market. Explore and hopefully see the train pass before making way to the next stop, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Discover one of the more famous floating markets in the city, which is made up of a network of narrow canals dotted with vendors paddling their boats filled with their wares. From local produce to souvenir items, take in the organized chaos on the river before stopping for lunch in a local restaurant, at your own expense. After indulging in a variety of tasty Thai foods, set off to visit Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which is one of the country’s most sacred temples. Take in the tranquil and spiritual environment before making your way to the Grand Palace. Marvel at the exquisite architecture and numerous images here, once home to the Thai royal family up until the early 1900s. Enjoy a low-impact way of exploring. On this tour, you explore sustainable experiences that prioritize providing water in glass bottles and offsetting carbon emissions in every tour, reducing your environmental impact and carbon footprint.

From Bangkok: Floating and Railway Markets Tour

From Bangkok: Floating and Railway Markets Tour

Experience the diversity of Thai life by visiting 2 vibrant markets and 2 farms in Samut Songkhram. You'll have a chance to shop by boat and visit floating stalls, then get back on land to learn hands-on coconut and salt farming skills from locals.  Meet your guide at your hotel to set off for your first excursion of the day, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, located on Thailand’s longest canal.  Visit vendors and sample Thai foods, such as sweet mango on sticky rice, freshly made coconut ice cream, and Thai-style boat noodles as you tour the market by longtail boat. Learn about the history of this 100-year-old tradition of selling goods on the water.  Continue exploring, making your way to Mae Klong Railway Market, where vendors set up shop alongside the train tracks, selling everything from dried spices and durian fruit to seafood and meats. Since 1905, the trains and vendors have co-existed: the train signals and people rush to remove their stalls, earning this spot the nickname, "umbrella pull-down market.” This vibrant activity takes place several times a day. Next up is a quieter scene at a nearby coconut sugar farm. Learn how Thai farmers produce coconut nectar: watch a demonstration of the liquid being boiled and pasteurized. Take part in a mini-workshop where you get to stir the nectar as it pasteurizes to become a drinkable delicacy.  Spend the last of your day trip at a field where sea salt is produced. Discover this fascinating type of saltwater farming, watching the farmer harness the strength of sunlight and wind. Join a short salt-rubbing workshop, then snap some photos before being taken back to your hotel. Explore Thailand more after the tour, with an augmented reality (AR) app (download instructions received after booking on confirmation voucher). Use your smartphone to access this interactive experience where the real world is enhanced by technology.

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What people are saying about Maeklong Railway Market

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4.6
(2,540 reviews)

We had a great trip with our guide Sunny! Train Street was so much fun, and with Sunny’s local knowledge we were able to get some great photos away from the tourist crowds! The visit to see the bridge and ride the train on death railway was an amazing experience. As was the floating market, and trying some of the local food. Recommend this trip, very interesting and a lot of fun!

Awesome tour, explored two very different and one-of-a-kind markets in half a day. Mr Jokey was a wonderful guide, very attentive and keeping a keen lookout for our family with 3 young children. Very highly recommended.

Very well organized, Thong, our tour guide was very nice. In my opinion they should maybe give us more time to explore the rail market, we had only 30mins to see the market. But overall everything was great.

I highly recommend to visit both walking it's really the thing to take this guide go for it!

We had so much fun, the guide was so nice, very good for the price, slayed.