Commonly known as the Maeklong Railway Market, it is nicknamed the “Umbrella Pulldown Market”. The crowded conditions in this section of Bangkok, Thailand, makes for a really interesting view of how industry and individuals can co-exist. These vendors know exactly when to raise their awnings and what to leave in the path of the train as if it were a science! They are keenly aware of the tolerances for their track side vegetables and baskets. Nothing is touched, not even the pots left in between the rails! When the train comes, it is a well choreographed display of precise timing and no one gets in the way or hurt.
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