Sniffing Flowers At Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market).

 

How To Get There. 

I arrived in Bangkok with such high spirits because I’ll be meeting my parents and sister for the week long holidays. I haven’t been back to Kuala Lumpur and couldn’t pass up this chance to meet them. The flight from Phnom Penh to Bangkok was only an hour away.

When I arrived, we didn’t have any specific plans so we decided on the Pak Khlong Talat (Bangkok Flower Market) by taxi since it was already 7pm. The taxi driver dropped us at the Memorial Bridge and we started our walk from there. Besides the cab, you can take the BTS skytrain to Saphan Taksin, walk to the pier and take the Chao Phraya Express Boat across to pier N7 (Rajinnee).

The Bangkok flower market begins and ends with a row of flowers.

The Bangkok flower market begins and ends with a row of flowers.

Bright and colorful flowers lit up these shops at night.

Bright and colorful flowers lit up these shops at night.

 

The 24-hours Flower Market. 

This wholesale market not only sells flowers but also vegetables and fruits to the public. When we got there, we could already smell the combination of scents coming from the roses, chrysanthemums and lilies. The red darling seem to be a big hit here with most of the stalls selling them in various colors of pink or white.

Along the stalls are shops selling flower pots, vases as well as flower arrangements as gifts. These were displayed outside the shop with its bright colors. The vendors here are friendly although I think there seemed a bit tired since it has been a long day for them.

Most of the locals come here seeking vegetables, flowers for prayers purposes and street food for dinner, while tourists took this opportunity to photograph the bright scenery. I think if were here during the day time, my parents would have gotten more things for the house since the price is really cheap!

Well, here are some photos from the Pak Khlong Talat (Flower  Market) that I managed to capture that night.

A lady taking a rest at her stall.

A lady taking a rest at her stall.

Flowers used for prayers can also be found here along with those for the home.

Flowers used for prayers can also be found here along with those for the home.

Need a bouquet of flowers ASAP? Just get one of these baskets from the shop.

Need a bouquet of flowers ASAP? Just get one of these baskets from the shop.

A boy ties the jasmine flowers used in prayers.

A boy ties the jasmine flowers used in prayers.

Beside flowers, there's also vegetables and fruits available at the market.

Beside flowers, there’s also vegetables and fruits available at the market.

Choosing flowers can be a challenging task when everything looks so beautiful.

Choosing flowers can be a challenging task when everything looks so beautiful.

 

Sniff the flowers or bring them home.

Visiting the Bangkok Flower Market at night was a good decision because the weather was generous to us as we took our time looking at the different species on offer. In the end we bought roses and lilies for the house along with a bag of vegetables to cook the next day.

  • Roses (130b)
  • Lilies (250b)
  • A tall vase (130b)
  • A whole bunch of lemongrass (8-10 stalks!) (30b)
  • Long beans (25b)
Trimmed and placed in a vase for the house.

Trimmed and placed in a vase for the house.

 

Some handy information:

Location: Chak Phet Rd., Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand | Visiting Hours: 6am onwards (daily) | Trains: BTS (skytrain) to Saphan Taksin, take a Chao Phraya Express Boat to pier N7 Rajinnee

About Yafieda Jamil

A Malaysian girl currently working abroad in Phnom Penh city. I love a good road trip, hot cappuccinos, spicy food and staring at old buildings. My mission is to inspire people to see the world differently before we all get any older. Oh and giraffes are the most beautiful creatures on earth.

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