Pak Khlong Talad

Pak Khlong Talad
Pak Khlong Talad

Countless stalls overflowing with exotic flowers of every hue and shape transform this otherwise drab section of the city into a kaleidoscope of colour and fragrances. Local flora jasmine, orchids, roses, lotuses, lilies, chrysanthemum, gerbera and marigold vie for attention with imported varieties such as delphinium, snapdragons, tulips, iris, and a myriad other species. In between, some sells everything you need to create a stunning floral arrangement, from foam, wire, ribbons, net, vases and other decorative accessories. This is the market the city’s florists make a beeline to each day, shopping for the right blooms to fashion into the imaginative creations on display in your hotel.

Pak Khlong Talad

Located along the Chao Phraya River, near the Memorial Bridge, a market has been in operation in this area since the 1700s, morphing from a floating market (the name translates to market at the mouth of the canal) to fish and then fresh produce markets before its present avatar. Open around the clock, the best time to go, is the pre-dawn hours when the delivery trucks come from Nakon Pathom, Samut Sakhon and Samut Songkhram provinces and even as far as Chiang Mai as Chiang Rai. The chaotic vibe and the profusion of colourful blooms make for great photographs at this time. It’s a great place to take your significant other and surprise them with a handful of fresh flowers that don’t cost a fortune. A clutch of street-side hawkers offer a sampling of local cuisine, while at one end you can enjoy fresh local fruits.



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