The Maeklong Railway market has recently come to the public eye due to exposure on YouTube, which shows vendors and customers seemingly running for their lives as a train literally chugs through the market, apparently threatening mayhem to everything and everyone that is in the way.
It is a Thai market and has the unusual distinction of lying along and literally on a fairly busy railway line. Eight times a day, seven days a week, a train passes through the market and venders have to quickly remove their stalls and wares – mostly fish, vegetables and other food items - to make way for the train! And, of course, shoppers have to be quick on the feet, too. As soon as the train passes through, the venders set up their stalls and wares, and customers return and business resumes.