“Nights at the Bangkok Flower Market”
Bangkok, Thailand. November 2019. (12 photos)
After arriving in Bangkok and checking into my hotel around 2pm, I immediately went out for a late lunch at a restaurant I’d been told to visit, for a very nice and spicy yellow curry with crab. After that, I had a couple of hours to leisurely make it to the meeting point for a night food tour of Bangkok, the first of a few food tours I did there.
On that tour one of the destinations was the Bangkok Flower Market which we arrived at around 10pm.
Apparently the best tіme tо visit іs around 3am when boats аnd trucks arrive wіth flowers frоm surrounding provinces and the markets become a hive of activity. As appealing as that sounded, and I visited the place twice, both times I’d left by about 11pm. Here is a small selection of photos from my visits to the Bangkok Flower Market…
“Inside the Bangkok Flower Market”
The Bangkok Flower Market (Pak Khlong Talat in Thai), is Thailand’s largest wholesale flower market and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Some say that Pak Khlong Talat is now one of the world’s largest flower markets.
The Bangkok Flower Market has a cramped and chaotic feel, similar to nearby Chinatown, with endless rows of roses, orchids, carnations, and marigolds.
Pak Khlong Talat means “market at the mouth of the canal” and the area originally started as a floating market in the early 18th century.
“Hard day’s night”
“Gratuitous flower only photo”
In case you haven’t guessed it, I was there to photograph the activity, not the flowers.
“And it was all yellow”
“Taking a break”
“Marigolds by the bagful”
“Lamps in the loft”
The loft was the destination for the night tour’s food and craft component of the Bangkok Flower Market visit.
In between mouthfuls of coconut ice cream, I think I did a reasonable job.