Postcard from the Bangkok flower market

March 29, 2012 in Places,Postcards,Thailand

A note to any potential suitors: fresh flowers are the one thing that I ALWAYS want. It doesn’t matter if it’s my birthday, an anniversary or just a rainy Saturday morning or a sunny Tuesday afternoon: a bouquet of flowers (anything but roses, ANYTHING but roses) is all it takes to make me happy. End of story. I even have “Blooms” board on Pinterest because I realized I was repinning a ridiculous amount of fresh flower shots.

Wrapped tulips from the 24-hour Bangkok flower market in Thailand

So when I heard about the 24-hour flower market–with one night to kill before I met up with two guy friends–I knew I had to check it out. Pak Klong Talad is the largest wholesale and retail fresh flower market in Bangkok, selling an array of colorful blooms around the clock. As soon as I spotted the first stall of tulips, I knew I had found my favorite place in Thailand. I spent the next couple of hours blissfully wandering, smelling the flowers and deciding that if I ever lived in Bangkok, I would visit the flower market almost every day to keep my apartment awash in vivid blooms.

Night time stalls at 24-hour Bangkok Flower Market, Thailand

Wrapped flowers in Bangkok flower market, Thailand

Pink and red blooms at 24-hour Bangkok Flower Market, Thailand

Green unopened flowers at 24-hour Bangkok Flower Market, Thailand

Bag of pink blooms on a yellow Vespa at 24-hour Bangkok Flower Market, Thailand

Stems in busy 24-hour Bangkok flower market, Thailand

Small white flowers in busy 24-hour Bangkok flower market, Thailand

Stems wrapped in busy 24-hour Bangkok flower market, Thailand

Flowers for Buddhist offerings in busy 24-hour Bangkok flower market, Thailand

 Where is your favorite place in the world for fresh flowers?

  • Such unique flowers! My favorite place for flowers is the Pike Place Market in Seattle. Huge, colorful bouquets for about $5 apiece!

  • budgetjan

    Marvelous photos.  Flowers are such an integral part of Asian Life.

  • Awwwweeesome. And I agree: anything but roses! (I’m a gerber daisy girl myself.)

  • I’ll be visiting Seattle in May, so I’m definitely gonna have to put the Pike Place Market on my list of things to do!

  • You really captured the spirit of this market.  I felt like I was right there 🙂

  • camorose

    Amazing! I do love the $1.29 bunches of daffodils at Trader Joe’s–one of my favorite things about being home in spring!

  • camorose

    One of my favorite parts of Asian culture 🙂

  • camorose

    It’s tulips for me 🙂

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