Folding Umbrella Market Train
Scenic and local life on the way to one of the most unique and popular attractions for tourists, the Folding Umbrella Market, Talat Lom Hup in Thai. Every day the trains pass through, forcing vendors to collect their goods, only small crates stay on the ground. The one line train, operating since 1905 to transport merchandises from Mae Klong to Bangkok. Because the lack of laws to empower the authorities to buy the land and built the tracks, the market stayed where it was.
Take the earlier train to Mahachai in order to get the Mae Klong market before the horde of tourists.
How To Get There
From BTS Wongwian Yai station elevated walkway towards the Taksin intersection and exit 3, walk around 300 meters on Taksin Road towards Wongwian Yai and at the pedestrian bridge take the soi on your left, and you are at the station.
Wongwian Yai to Mahachai, first train 05.30, every hour, 10 baht return every hour from 15.30 to 19.00
One an hour to Mahachai station (terminal), the train is going a short distance through the market of one of the largest seafood market in Thailand. If you hang around, wait for the next train and see the vendors moving their baskets of fish, 6 times a day. Lots of activities going on. On the way to catch the ferry as you will pass the interesting local market but be aware, to catch the train to Mae Klong from Mahachai station take around 15 to 20 minutes.
To Mae Klong Folding Umbrella Market
At Mahachai market you get off on the left-hand side, go to the market street, turn right and straight to the end, take left to the ferry. 5 minutes to cross the Tha Chin river 5 baht. Out of the station, turn right, pass the big Golden Buddha and you are at Ban Laem station. One hour ride to Mae Klong (terminal) and once you are in the market select the spot to take photos of the returning train.
Train and van time
Ban Laem (Mahachai) to Mae Klong – 7.30, 10.35, 13.10, 16.40 10 baht
- You can take a van from Mahachai to Mae Klong, the station is at 7 eleven, 30 baht
Mae Klong to Ban Laem – 06.20, 09.00, 11.30, 14.30
- From Mae Klong, buses and vans to Bangkok
To Mo Chit 90 baht 1.30hr to 2hrs
To Ekhamai BTS 90 baht 1hr to 1.30hr
To Bang Wa BTS 70 baht 1hr
From Mae Klong to Amphawa Floating Market
I recommend taking a songthaew (pick-up, local taxi) to Amphawa floating market. Around 10-15 minutes, 8 baht
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