Fresh pink for Pak Khlong Talat

December 2013

Pak Khlong Talat, 1/2/3

Pak Khlong Talat, 1/2/3

Pak Khlong Talat, 1/2/3

Pak Khlong Talat market, Bangkok

Dating back to the 18th century when it used to be a float­ing fish market, Pak Khlong Talat is nowadays Bangkok’s biggest mar­ket­place for flowers and veget­ables.

Open 24/7, the market is most busy between mid­night and the early morning hours when flower traders from various provinces arrive with their goods – some of them even come all the way down from Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai in North­ern Thai­l­and, taking a brief nap before Bangkok’s flor­ists arrive around 3AM and another round of bar­gain­ing starts.

If you con­sider your­self a color lover, this place should be on your list.

Pak Khlong Talat in Bangkok is located at Chak Phet Road (near Memorial Bridge and the Saphan Phut Chao Phraya pier), a short Taxi or Tuk Tuk drive from Chin­atown.