Thailand’s unique markets

Thailand is easily one of the most unique countries I have ever visited, so its no surprise that shopping in Thailand would also be just as unique. While there I visited two markets that were both unlike anything I had ever experienced. Both sold what you would expect from any typical market (fruits, souvenirs, and fresh meats), but what made these markets anything but typical were their locations. If you want read about it, here’s a link to my article in last week’s New York Amsterdam News.

Here are a few pictures to give you a good sense of what exactly I’m talking about. But I promise, none of these images show how spectacular these markets truly were.

The market located on an active train track:

Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck
The market spans hundreds of feet down the railway, as well as inside a covered market place
Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck
Baby ducklings for sale!
Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck
…& baby rabbits!
Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck
Fresh fish for sale!
Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck
Shoes + fish… your one stop shop!

Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck

Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck
Standing on the tracks!
Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck
Fried frogs…yikes!

Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck

Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck
Local fruits
Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck
Trying my very first dragon fruit!
Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck
Such a beautiful fruit
Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck
Its literally all of my favorite colors!!!
Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck
It tasted similar to a kiwi.. I’m a fan!!
Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck
The market before the train comes through!
Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck
Fresh cut flowers for sale
Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck
More fish!

Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck

Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck
Trying to rush off the tracks before the train arrives!
Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck
Preparing for the trains arrival
Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck
The train coming through the market!!!!
Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck
The train station, feet away from the market
Thailand's Maeklong Railway Market: a market on an active railway travel | Shades of Pinck
The train station

Watch the train go through the market below:

The floating market:

Damnoen Saduak's Floating market Thailand | Shades of Pinck
Headed to the floating market in a motorized long-tail boat!
Damnoen Saduak's Floating market Thailand | Shades of Pinck
The journey to the floating market
Damnoen Saduak's Floating market Thailand | Shades of Pinck
This ride made me feel like I was in The Jungle Book!
Damnoen Saduak's Floating market Thailand | Shades of Pinck
The beginning of the floating market
Damnoen Saduak's Floating market Thailand | Shades of Pinck
There were boats everywhere!
Damnoen Saduak's Floating market Thailand | Shades of Pinck
So many souvenirs !
Damnoen Saduak's Floating market Thailand | Shades of Pinck
I spy Dragon Fruit!
Damnoen Saduak's Floating market Thailand | Shades of Pinck
I drank Thai beer the entire time I was at the market

Damnoen Saduak's Floating market Thailand | Shades of Pinck

Damnoen Saduak's Floating market Thailand | Shades of Pinck

Damnoen Saduak's Floating market Thailand | Shades of Pinck

Damnoen Saduak's Floating market Thailand | Shades of Pinck
Merchants would hook in travelers that seemed interested in their products

Damnoen Saduak's Floating market Thailand | Shades of Pinck

Damnoen Saduak's Floating market Thailand | Shades of Pinck

Damnoen Saduak's Floating market Thailand | Shades of Pinck

Damnoen Saduak's Floating market Thailand | Shades of Pinck
I still dream of these coconut pancakes!
Damnoen Saduak's Floating market Thailand | Shades of Pinck
Special delivery!
Damnoen Saduak's Floating market Thailand | Shades of Pinck
Seriously the greatest pancakes EVER!!!
Damnoen Saduak's Floating market Thailand | Shades of Pinck
Coconut ice-cream!

Damnoen Saduak's Floating market Thailand | Shades of Pinck

Megan Pinckney

Shades of Pinck is more than just a lifestyle blog. It is a guide to living a life of luxe, offering a notable, yet mindful approach for styling yourself, your travel, and your entertaining! Created for the girl that loves swanky places, magical moments, and all things chic, Shades of Pinck looks to inspire, educate, and alleviate the stress of planning for those moments.

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