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Maeklong Railway Market Half-Day Tour

Maeklong Railway Market Half-Day Tour

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Enjoy the unique experience of the iconic Maeklong Railway Market (umbrella pulldown market) by taking a local train. Visit a salt evaporation pond and a local traditional Thai brown coconut sugar house all in half a day.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Learn how local people make brown coconut sugar in a traditional house
  • Enjoy the scenery of the salt evaporation pond
  • Experience a train ride from the local train station
  • Have more time to explore Maeklong Railway Market
Full description

Start your day meeting a group of people at River City Bangkok at 8:00 AM. From here, you will board your comfortable, air-conditioned van and drive about 45 minutes to Ban Kalong. On the way, you can enjoy the scenery of the Salt evaporation pond then take a local train to Maeklong Railway Market. Wonder at the intricacies of this market, its workings and people. This market is nicknamed Talat Rom Hup in Thai which means the "umbrella pulldown market". It is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand, and is centered on the Maeklong Railway track. Whenever a train approaches, the awnings and shop fronts are moved back from the rails, to be replaced once the train has passed. After exploring the Railway Market, you will continue to visit a local traditional Thai house by local transportation (Song Taew), where you can see locals making brown coconut sugar. Explore the house and its surrounding area, and discover life on a coconut plantation. Afterwards, get transferred back to Bangkok around 1:30 - 2:00 PM.

  • Round-trip transportation with air-conditioned van or small coach
  • Train ride from Baan Kalong local train station to Maeklong Railway Market
  • Water
  • English-speaking guide
  • Food
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

BMP Bigcountry Meeting Point at River City Bangkok.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat

Know before you go

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour
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April 20, 2022

Product ID: 367825