Bangkok Flower Market - Pak Khlong Talat, Thailand

Pak Khlong Talat is a market in Bangkok city of Thailand, where one can find huge variety of flowers, fruits and vegetables. Certainly it's quite popular amongst local thai people but equally popular amongst tourists as well. This blogpost shares more about the market, how reach Pak Khlong Talat  from different parts of Bangkok city and other interesting places to visit/explore around Pak Khlong Talat.   Related Blogpost - Chatuchak Market, Bangkok - The Largest Market of Thailand

Pak Khlong Talat is a market in Bangkok city of Thailand, where one can find huge variety of flowers, fruits and vegetables. Certainly it's quite popular amongst local thai people but equally popular amongst tourists as well. This blogpost shares more about the market, how reach Pak Khlong Talat  from different parts of Bangkok city and other interesting places to visit/explore around Pak Khlong Talat. 


Most of the flowers sold in the market are delivered from Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon, and Samut Songkhram Provinces, though flowers that require cooler growing temperatures may come from as far away as Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai. The market's produce selection is extensive and is delivered from across the country.    Related Blogpost - Temple on the Hill, Tribe in the forest, and more in Chiang Mai || 10-Day Vacation in Thailand (Day 2)

Most of the flowers sold in the market are delivered from Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon, and Samut Songkhram Provinces, though flowers that require cooler growing temperatures may come from as far away as Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai. The market's produce selection is extensive and is delivered from across the country.


Above photograph shows a bike rider picking up huge bouquet of flowers for delivery. While in Bangkok market, you would lot of bikes/cars parked which are there to pickup stuff booked by different customers of Pak Khlong Talat market. Some of the deliverables were huge in size and we were wondering how they would reach their customers from the market, but I guess there are easier ways to do so for folks who are running this business in Pak Khlong Talat for many years now.     Related Blog-post : Buddha in the Banyan Tree and other temples at Ayuthhaya || 10-day vacation in Thailand (Day-3 Continued)

Above photograph shows a bike rider picking up huge bouquet of flowers for delivery. While in Bangkok market, you would lot of bikes/cars parked which are there to pickup stuff booked by different customers of Pak Khlong Talat market. Some of the deliverables were huge in size and we were wondering how they would reach their customers from the market, but I guess there are easier ways to do so for folks who are running this business in Pak Khlong Talat for many years now. 


Flower Market in Bangkok is close to the famous China Market and one can reach there through bus as well as boat. This place is easily approachable through various kinds of commute option from different parts of Bangkok city.     Related Blog-post : Kata Beach, Beach walks, Thai Food & lot more at Phuket || 10-Day Vacation in Thailand (Day 5)

Flower Market in Bangkok is close to the famous China Market and one can reach there through bus as well as boat. This place is easily approachable through various kinds of commute option from different parts of Bangkok city. 


Not many tourists visit this flower market in Bangkok but I loved this place. Pak Khlong Talat has lot of character which I prefer compared to high-rises or other too commercialised places in such touristy cities.     Related Blog-post : Khao San Road - One of the most happening Nightlife places in Bangkok

Not many tourists visit this flower market in Bangkok but I loved this place. Pak Khlong Talat has lot of character which I prefer compared to high-rises or other too commercialised places in such touristy cities. 


If you intend to explore this market well, expect to walk a lot. It's a slow walk because you have so many new things to see and observe. If you feel like to finding more details about things you see, it's hard unless you know Thai language. I couldn't come across any flower vendor who knew English and that was not surprising, as they deal with Thai people for their business so that's not the need.     Related Blog-post : Doi Suthep - Best place in Chiang Mai to explore Thai Temple, Aerial views of the City and some Hiking

If you intend to explore this market well, expect to walk a lot. It's a slow walk because you have so many new things to see and observe. If you feel like to finding more details about things you see, it's hard unless you know Thai language. I couldn't come across any flower vendor who knew English and that was not surprising, as they deal with Thai people for their business so that's not the need. 


We found most of the folks in Bangkok flower market very friendly. Some of them event posed when they sensed that I have a camera and would like to click a portrait.     Related Blog-post : Charming Thai-style Homestay, Authentic Thai food & Ayuthhaya Travel tips || 10-Day Vacation in Thailand (Day 3)

We found most of the folks in Bangkok flower market very friendly. Some of them event posed when they sensed that I have a camera and would like to click a portrait. 


Market is not only about flowers but lot more than that - vegetables, spices, decoration stuff, fruits etc. Just outside the flower market, there are vendors sitting across the road selling different kinds of stuff made of seasonal vegetables and fruits. Many of these things can be kept for weeks without refrigeration or extra care.     Related Blogpost : Chiang Mai Weekend Market and Various Wats || 10-Day Vacation in Thailand (Day 1)

Market is not only about flowers but lot more than that - vegetables, spices, decoration stuff, fruits etc. Just outside the flower market, there are vendors sitting across the road selling different kinds of stuff made of seasonal vegetables and fruits. Many of these things can be kept for weeks without refrigeration or extra care. 


While I am writing this post, fragrance of the place is coming across. While I think of fragrances, some of the stinky places also come to my head but comparatively it's relatively maintained place given that whole market is full of fresh flowers and many varieties can't survive for a long time.     Related Blogpost : Chiang Mai Nightlife - Some of the best & diverse experiences in Thailand

While I am writing this post, fragrance of the place is coming across. While I think of fragrances, some of the stinky places also come to my head but comparatively it's relatively maintained place given that whole market is full of fresh flowers and many varieties can't survive for a long time. 


Pak Khlong Talat is the primary flower market of Bangkok and has been cited as a 'place of symbolic value' to Bangkok residents. It is on Chak Phet Road and adjacent side-streets, close to Memorial Bridge. Though the market is open 24 hours, it is busiest before dawn, when boats and trucks arrive with flowers from nearby provinces.     Related Blog-post : Bhubing Palace or Hmong Tribal village - Which one to pick for exploration along with Doi Suthep

Pak Khlong Talat is the primary flower market of Bangkok and has been cited as a 'place of symbolic value' to Bangkok residents. It is on Chak Phet Road and adjacent side-streets, close to Memorial Bridge. Though the market is open 24 hours, it is busiest before dawn, when boats and trucks arrive with flowers from nearby provinces. 


Flowers have great significance in Thailand country and used for different purpose - gifts, freshening up the home, morning rituals at home or business, used as offerings, lucky charms at times and many other use-cases.     Related Blogpost : Top 10 Tips to better plan your Island Hopping Tour in Phuket, Thailand

Flowers have great significance in Thailand country and used for different purpose - gifts, freshening up the home, morning rituals at home or business, used as offerings, lucky charms at times and many other use-cases. 


Above lady is making garlands and there were thousands of similar looking garlands in Pak Khlong Talat. Flower garlands are particular prevalent - they can be seen in temples, hanging from taxi rearview mirrors, at shrines, at weddings and used in a wide array of situations. Cars pull up at roadside sellers to purchase a fresh garland to hang in their vehicle to please their god good luck and protection on Thailand’s chaotic roads. You would certainly notice use of flowers in restaurants and hotels you visit in Bangkok.     Related Blogpost - Google App for Cheaper & Reliable Commute in Thailand

Above lady is making garlands and there were thousands of similar looking garlands in Pak Khlong Talat. Flower garlands are particular prevalent - they can be seen in temples, hanging from taxi rearview mirrors, at shrines, at weddings and used in a wide array of situations. Cars pull up at roadside sellers to purchase a fresh garland to hang in their vehicle to please their god good luck and protection on Thailand’s chaotic roads. You would certainly notice use of flowers in restaurants and hotels you visit in Bangkok. 


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Pak Khlong Talat market accommodates both consumers and wholesalers and has a wide variety of customers. Many local florists visit the market in the early morning hours to stock their shops for the coming day. The urban poor who make a living stringing and selling phuang malai (flower garlands) buy sacks of jasmine and marigold blossoms. 


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