A Flower Market to Inspire the Senses
Every weekday, Chak Phet Road unfolds into a psychedelic kaleidoscope of saturated colors and heady aromas. At the Flower Market, dealers from all over Thailand sell orchids, roses, lotus blossoms, and marigold garlands wholesale to the florists, restaurateurs, and hoteliers of Bangkok. Bring your camera and get here early to experience true sensory overload. Or make it a dreamy late-night endeavor–merchants arrive at 2 a.m.
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Night Flower Market (Pak Klong Talaat)
Bangkok comes alive by night. This is my favorite night time stroll, I go at least two times per week. Take the night Siam River Boat to the Memorial Phra Pokklao Bridge. Stroll through a local night market on your way to the Flower Market, a short five minute walk. The flower market is a feast for the senses, an experience unmatched anywhere else in the world - Bangkok at its best.
By Jason M. Friedman, AFAR Contributor
Bangkok Flower Market
Bangkok comes alive at night and an evening stroll to see the city is an essential adventure. If you’re staying at The Siam, take their boat to the Memorial Phra Pokklao Bridge. From here stroll through a local night market—a short 5 minute walk punctuated by foreign snacks—to the Flower Market. The flower market is Bangkok at its best—an exhilarating, foreign sensory experience—so this is where to start. Walk through the market, following Maharat Road to Sanam Luang, where you can enjoy the gilded radiance of the Grand Palace in relative solitude. From Sanuam Luang make your way to Banglampoo for a walk along Phra Athit road.
By Allison Murray, AFAR Contributor
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