Pak Khlong Market

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24 hours, 7 days a week

Timing is everything if you want to experience Bangkok’s historic flower market to the maximum.

If you go during regular hours, Pak Khlong Market is just another sleepy network of alleys with flower shops one after another. But if you go at say, 2 to 3 am in the morning, get ready for some flowery chaos.

Get there with coffee in one hand and make yourself a flower – a wallflower to be exact because you need to get out of everybody’s way. Hang back. You will first see trucks parked all around delivering flowers from across the nation. Flower merchants and delivery men exchange hands. Hoteliers, restaurateurs, florists are all here to get their best fauna choices at wholesale prices. Expect some shouting and bargaining. The best part? The kaleidoscopic assault of colors and fragrant scents combined with the cool air provided by crushed ice strewn everywhere. There is nothing like it.

If you find the action too much, slow down by observing some vendors meticulously crafting flower garlands for use at temple. It is probably the only zen focal point of this market.

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