The train I boarded went into the Mae Klong Railroad Market, which has become a tourist attraction right after leaving the Mae Klong station. The train ran through a fairly narrow area and I could see stores and tourists on both sides of the tracks. The scene was not very interesting. It was much more fun to watch the train from the outside than to ride it.
As I stared blankly out the car window, the train quickly slipped through the railroad market and reached the first stop. Surprisingly, all the Chinese tourists who had been in such large numbers started to get off the train quickly. Judging from the lack of confusion, it seemed that they had planned to take the train for only one stop from the beginning. Just like group tours in Japan, group tours in China are busy, and they don't have time to take a leisurely ride on a local train. They must have changed to a bus here and quickly made their way to Bangkok.
As soon as the Chinese tourists disappeared from the train, the interior of the train became as quiet as I had imagined it would be. In a way, this was the way it was supposed to be. The two remaining passengers were calmly staring at their smartphone screens, and the local train started running again as if nothing had happened.
|Mar 2020 PEOPLE THAILAND|
|CELL PHONE DUO PASSENGER SAMUT SONGKHRAM SEAT TRAIN|
March 22, 2020
September 8, 2023
Samut Songkhram Province, Thailand
RICOH GR III