Last 2 day, I went to Pak Klong Talad, the biggest fresh flower market in Bangkok. You might have heard about this market before because it is usually in the list of places to visit in Bangkok. If you are wondering whether this market is worth visiting, this post might give you an answer.
This flower market is located on Chakphet Road and both side of the road is always full with wholesale and retail flower sellers. Many local, who want to use many fresh flowers, usually buy them from this market because there are many flower shops and the price is amazingly cheap.
The market is more crowded at night or very early in the morning. Anyway, I went there in the afternoon, I still saw both tourists and locals.
Let’s see how the market looks like and the flowers that are sold in this market.
This market also sells fresh fruit such as oranges, apples, bananas, mangoes, and so on.
The market area is not big. It should take around half an hour to one hour to walk around the market. If you love visiting fresh markets or floating markets in Thailand, I do recommend you to visit this market. Pak Klong Talad is the real market that local people also go there; it is not the market that is made to attract tourist. The market is not far from the main attractions such as Wat Pho, The Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, and Museum of Siam. You can include this market in your itinerary on the day that you plan to visit historical sites of Bangkok. Happy traveling!
Update: March, 2015
Location: Chakphet Road, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok. Near Saphan Phut or the Memorial Bridge
How to go there: there are several bus numbers passing this market such as 3, 5, 53, 82. If you are not familiar to Bangkok, I do recommend you to come by Chao Phraya Express Boat. The market is located near the riverside. You just get off the boat at Memorial Bridge Pier, and walk about 5 minutes.
**When I went there, Memorial Bridge Pier closed, but a pier named Pak Klong Talad was open and it was closer to the market. I am not sure whether it is permanent. Anyway, from both piers, you can walk to the market**
Opening Hours: Everyday, 24 hours
Have you ever been to Pak Klong Talad or Flower Market? Do you like it? Share you thought with me in the comment!