Flower Market (Pak Khlong Talad)

If you love flowers and are in Bangkok, this is the market for you. Bursting with colour and lacking in tourists, this is a great place just to wander and soak up all the beautiful smells and colours around you. Flowers have an active role in Thai culture, used for offerings to the spirits and sacred statues. Around the market, you can see them making up the various flower arrangements used as offerings. This is Bangkok’s primary flower market and it’s conveniently located within walking distance from the Royal Palace, so an easy side trip. Getting here - Take the orange flagged Chao Phraya Express boat to Memorial Bridge pier (N6) . Turn left out of the pier and then first right. Follow the road around just over 100m and you will start to see the flowers. From the Grand Palace walk along Maha Rat Rd which runs parallel to the river for about 1km until you see the flowers. Address: Jakkrapet Road, Bangkok

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