Vendors and shoppers must periodically make way for trains at this unusual Thai market.
AtlasObscura: The Maeklong Railway is only 3 feet wide, but it has 5-10 feet of clearance on both sides, giving merchants a tight but workable space in which to set up their tented displays. Market stalls line a 300-meter stretch of urban railroad, selling everything one might expect to find in any Thai market: fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, herbs and spices, clothing, flowers, and tempting street food. Six times a day, however, the hubbub has to momentarily pause in deference to a train rolling through its midst. read more