When a train signals its approach by whistling, the vendors fold away the roofs of the market
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in Bangkok
and transferred to Mahachai market. Take a stroll across the market and get a glimpse of the daily life, before taking a ferry across the river and walking over to the Ban Leam Station to board the train. Enjoy the countryside rolling by while travelling to Samut Songkhram.
Finally reach the “Umbrella Market”- the market is located directly on the left and right side of the railway track. When a train signals its approach by whistling, the vendors fold away the roofs (hence the “umbrella”- reference) and wait patiently for the train to pass. When the train is through, roofs will be unfolded again and life continues.
After the train passes through, roofs unfold again and life continues
From a good viewpoint by the tracks, you can see the train leave the station and watch the strange ballet of train and vendors. On the way back to Bangkok, pay a visit to the temple Wat Bang Kung, which appears almost like an jungle temple with its roots embracing the building.