Pak Khlong Talat (Bangkok Flower Market)
San Chao Ban Mo Alle, Bangkok, Thailand
Pak Khlong Talat (Bangkok Flower Market) Reviews
Biggest Wholesale Flower Market in Thailand Jul 15, 2014
This is the biggest wholesale and retail fresh flower market in Bangkok. All of Thailand is apparently supplied with flowers from here. The size of this market was unbelievable and the stalls and warehouse spaces seemed to go on forever! The market has all kinds of popular flowers and flora-related items, including roses, forget me nots, orchids, lilies and more. Most of them sold in packs of 50 or 100 flowers in each, and prices are amazingly cheap. One item I saw a lot of was the garlands of orange marigold blossoms called phuang malai, which you see all over Thailand. They are a symbol of respect and good luck.
While it is open 24 hours a day, the busiest time is in the pre dawn hours when deliveries arrive and local businesses stock up on with various floral arrangements at wholesale prices. It is a great photo op with all the colors and various flowers and (I thought) just a unique experience to have amongst the noisy, dirty streets of Bangkok. It is definitely the best smelling place in Bangkok!
Part of the Thailand June and July 2014 travel blog
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