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    A day Trip to Samut Songkram

    Decided to enjoy a nice day away from Bangkok and it's troubles without the kids. The wife and i plus a colleague and his GF chose Samut Songkram. The plan was to visit the maket in samut Songkram (Tala Rom Hoop), the afternoon market at Ampawa a nice lunch at Don Hoi Lot and lastly a boat trip visiting some temples.

    First up was Talad Rom Hoop, a small market selling your average produce but with a twist.










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    Ice crushing machine.








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    What was the twist ?

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    As I said the market has a bit of a twist.....

    As you can see in this pic there are train tracks running through the centre of the market


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    They all look very happy......................

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    Four times a day a train comes into the station from Bangkok and 4 times a day a train leaves the station to Bangkok.

    Just as it approches the market coverings start to disappear, tables get pulled back, (some) produce gets picked up....



    and the train approaches.......



    and rumbles through the market.....



    heading off.....



    and the stalls reappear.....



    About 20 minutes later....it comes back on it's return journey to Bangkok


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    Aha, that explains why they aren't happy.

    Terrific photos by the way.

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    Actually they were a very very friendly bunch, they say they don't see many foreigners and I usually have a joke with people once the shot is taken and they enjoy it. The women in pics 2 and 3 were very pleasant. We had a newspaper article with us and we saw the guy in the picture so we gave it to him.

    They did say that the train is a pain in the arse though, but then don't put your market on the train tracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    They all look very happy......................
    4 times a day....bugger me.


    I thought for a minute there Knobsy had grown some gonads and was standing on the line taking daring action shots.....then i see he was way off.

    One can live in hope.


    Nice pics of a twist.

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    Actually I do have pics from the centre of the tracks but they are a bit over exposed or have people in them who do not want their photo on here.

    I choose the best pics not put up any old shite like you.

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    After the excitement of jotting down the number of the train in my Spotters Guide to Trains of Asia, we headed down to don Hoi Lot for lunch.

    We had lunch overlooking the mud flats where we watched the wildlife at play





    There were two dogs ferreting around in the shallow water, at it for ages. There was a lot of yelping and the bigger dog had pinned the smaller dog down in the mud, actually under the water. eventually it wriggled free, but it was a bit messay afterwards....




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    superb shots. Thanks.

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    After lunch it was back up through SS onto Ampawa Floating Market, as usual, most of the market isn't actually floating...










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    nice pics a green is sent

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    Luvly photoes bob. The muddy dog alone is worth a green.

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    Yeah, he was there for ages trying to get clean and it was drying fast.

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    Beautiful pictures as always and the train running through the market very interesting. Cheers.

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    Terrific photos. Enjoyed this, thanks.

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    Photo thank you

    Superb photos, many thanks for taking the time and effort to post them. MH.

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    Nice pics,
    Not a bad place for a day out if your into your seafood.

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