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An Outdoor Market in Thailand That Shuts Down Eight Times a Day to Let a Train Run Right Through It

Great Big Story visited the Maeklong Railway Market in Samut Songkhram, Thailand to learn more about its rather unusual arrangement. Because the market occupies space on both sides of a railroad track, each vendor must close shop in order to let the train pass eight times per day. While one might wonder why a market...
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