The Maeklong Market and the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Thailand

Inches away from a train. What a vibrant (but dangerous) life.

This is absolutely why I travel.

I am not a relaxed vacationer, I’m an adventurer who comes back exhausted after a ‘vacation’ and needs another one just to recoup.

The Market from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

Every single day the Maeklong Railway line passes through Maeklong – 8 times a day, 7 days per week.

The train literally runs directly through the middle of the market, forcing vendors to pull back their awnings and wares while shoppers find a place to step off of the track that serves as their only walkway.

The second part of the video show the Damnoen Saduak floating market, very lively and somewhat chaotic, small “khlongs” or canals are filled with flat boats piled high with fresh produce, each jockeying for position and paddled by ladies ready to stop and bargain at a moment´s notice.

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