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360? Video: Thailand's railway market

Work continues as the train slowly passes, with some shopkeepers taking advantage of the time to prepare more fish. Photograph: (Reuters)

Reuters New Delhi, India Nov 16, 2016, 12.13 PM (IST) WION Edge

The Maeklong Railway Market in Thailand might look like your average farmers market, but amidst the hustle-bustle lies something unique - an active railway track. A train slowly makes its way through the market eight times a day, with food piled up to the track's edge. A warning bell goes off just a few minutes before the train arrives. Within a minute of the warning, vendors pull back their produce and with equal agility put it back on display right after the train departs. Market visits were never so adventurous! 

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