Bangkok Pak Klong Talat Market
The vegetable market too has a good smell. You can regard Pak Klong Talat as the "Covent Garden" or as "Les Halles" of Bangkok. This is indeed the main trading place for vegetables.
The Pak Klong Market is mainly a wholesale market for fruit and vegetables, but also a consumers market. The wholesale area is concentrated near the river. The market is on Chak Phet Street and in side-streets on both sides of it. If you are at Wat Pho , follow Maharaj Road with the Chao Phraya River on your right hand side. Walk up and down the market a few times. Do not forget the small streets at both sides and enjoy the best-smelling market in Bangkok.
The Thai people have a great appreciation for fresh flowers, both for the beauty and the fragrance. This is where those who have time and the florists come to buy their flowers at wholesale prices.
The variety includes roses, daisies and more exotic species such as orchids in every colour and shade imaginable.
Most of the flowers are grown in the neighbouring provinces of Nakhon Prathom, Samut Sakon and Samut Songkram although the best roses come from the cooler climate in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.
Unfortunately, the main activities at the market take place late at night and in the early morning but there are flower sellers there all day and in the surrounding streets.