On the Mae Klong train, many passengers were waiting in their seats for the departure time to arrive

Passengers on Maeklong Railway
Passengers on Maeklong Railway
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As the departure time was approaching, I returned to Mae Klong station and boarded the train for Bangkok. This was the second time I had taken this train.

The first thing that surprised me when I boarded the train was that the atmosphere inside the train was completely different from when I boarded two years ago. The train had been so empty before that you would have thought it was about to be abandoned, but this time it was quite crowded. There were people sitting on every seat. By the looks of it, most of them were tourists from China, and Chinese was echoing through the car. I guess they were not satisfied with just watching the Mae Klong line run through the market, and decided to ride the train itself.

Because so many Chinese tourists boarded the train, there were far more tourists than locals on board. The train was so crowded that it was difficult to find an empty seat, although the lack of use by locals was probably the same as before. The most pleased with this situation must be the operator of the Mae Klong line, Thai Railways.

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11453

Shooting Date

Sep 2019

Posted On

March 22, 2020

Modified On

September 8, 2023

Place

Mae Klong, Thailand

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

RICOH GR III

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