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Mahachai Train Spotting Beyond Bangkok

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide in the morning in central Bangkok, and take the BTS Sky Train to Wong Wian Yai station, located on the outskirts of the city. From there, walk through quiet neighborhoods to the station where you board the train for Mahachai. If time allows, your guide picks up coffee and snacks from local food stalls to share with you during the ride.

    As your train rolls out of the city, watch the tall buildings of Bangkok fade away while rice fields and houses perched on stilts come into view. After a 1-hour journey, arrive in Mahachai, where you'll disembark in the middle of the market that spreads out within arm's reach of the train tracks. It's one of Thailand’s biggest traditional fresh seafood markets.

    Follow your guide through small alleys lined with food vendors and into a popular restaurant where you'll feast on fresh seafood for lunch. Then cross the Tha Chin River and jump on the train to Mae Klong, traveling through a landscape sprinkled with salt pines and rice paddies.

    As the train arrives in Mae Klong, it passes through the Rom Hub (Umbrella) market, which sits on the train tracks. Vendors pull their awnings and display tables back just as the train rumbles into the station. The vendors know exactly how high they can stack their goods next to the track so that the edge of the train passes over without touching them. As soon as the train departs, they display their goods on the tracks again.

    Walk through the Mae Klong market with your guide before traveling back to Bangkok by minivan and boat. On the weekends, you'll also stop at the Amphawa floating market, known for delicious foods that are cooked up and served directly from small boats along the river.

    You are returned to Sapan Taksin BTS Sky Train Station, where you can make your own way back to your hotel or next destination.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    New Road Guest House
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    10h 18m
    Inclusions
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Local guide
    • Transport by BTS, local train, minivan
    • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
    • Entry/Admission - Victory Monument
    • Entry/Admission - Amphawa Floating Market
    • Entry/Admission - Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub)
    Exclusions
    • Drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • You must have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to walk over the course of 3 hours.
    • Duration of the tour is appox. 10 hours on weekdays and 11 hours on weekends
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I enjoyed the trip so much fun and everything was organized so well. everything was on time and no issues meeting friends along the way.
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