A very surreal market in Thailand

Surreal market Thailand
A few days ago, one of those videos viral that travels the world in two days, so, possibly, you have also had the opportunity to see it.

In the video, which, by the way, we show you at the end of the article, you can see a narrow market crossed by some train tracks. So far everything seems more or less normal. However, the amazing thing comes when the train and all the stops wait until the last moment to remove their things and not be run over. Do you want to know more about this curious case? Well watch out!

A big surprise

The market we are talking about is in Mae Klong, Thailand, near Bangkok. At first glance it is any Thai market, but it hides a great surprise. And it is that its 200 meters long are located entirely on the train tracks. And all because when the railway that led to Bangkok was built in the early 20th century, vendors refused to change places.


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To normal in a few seconds

In order not to have problems, when the train approaches (four times a day) it honks its horn and all the vendors fold their stops so that the locomotive can pass quietly (yes, practically above the commodity). Once the train has passed, everything returns to normal in a matter of seconds.

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A completely local market

Beyond this curious detail, the best thing about this market is that it remains completely local, with fresh products and without any type of souvenir. And it is necessary to take into account that the markets in Thailand are, in general, a spectacle by themselves.

Then we leave you with the video in which you will be able to check everything that we have just mentioned. Do not miss it!

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