Maekhlong Railway Market Back on Track!
After extensive railway track repairs over the last year, the Ban Laem – Maekhlong train service opened again on April 1 – an event eagerly awaited by tour operators as the Maekhlong Railway Market has become a major tourist attraction due to the vendors’ unique habit of clearing the tracks of all market produce mere moments before the train arrives… and immediately putting everything back once passes!
Khiri Travel guides usually buy some fruit on the spot from the vendors – and let clients sample it, which is always well received – as vendors complain that tourist groups only take photos and never buy anything, disrupting their regular business. Remember, this is a real local market, unlike Damnoen Saduak’s floating market.
This is another example of how Khiri Travel practices sustainable tourism.