RANGOON — Danyingon train station is where gardeners from across outer Rangoon bring a huge variety of fresh produce for wholesale distribution to smaller city markets, and also where many smaller vendors come to sell directly to the train-traveling public.
By sunrise each day, the market is infull swing. Apart from the continual arrival of produce by road to the large covered market beside the station, every available space between the four busy train tracks and the platforms is taken up by vendors hoping to sell to passing passengers or buyers from secondary markets across the city.
Between the frequent arrivals and departures, the tracks themselves quickly fill with people walking or lounging on the rails.
The market also remains one of the most popular and fascinating stops for tourists taking the circular train, a three-hour ride for those wanting a glimpse of everyday Burmese life in the country’s largest city.