|Marketers waiting for the train to pass. (Image source)|
Mae Klong Railway Market is known as Talad-Rom-Hoob (dtà-làat rôm hùp ตลาดร่มหุบ) in Thai which translates something like collapsible shady market. The name refers to the distinctiveness of this market: located directly on and next to the railway tracks, once the train arrives the marketers pull back their awnings and umbrellas to let the train pass. Immediately after the train has passed the market gets reconfigured and the sales continue. The only indicators of the spectacle are the train tracks which are then used as the circulation food paths of the market.
|mobile market stalls (via Other Markets)|
|The rail tracks as footpath (Image source)|
A comparable railway market can also be found in Peru: the Juliaca Market. And of course the tourist attraction of Damnoen Saduak floating market should be mentioned here.
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