Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market)

Shopping Flower Market 116 Chakphet Rd Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon Bangkok 10200, Thailand Published on: 17-06-2016

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Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market) is the biggest wholesale and retail fresh flower market in Bangkok. The market has all kinds of popular flowers and flora-related items, including roses,nots, orchids, lilies and more.

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Why Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market) is special ?

. Most of them sold in packs of 50 or 100 flowers in each, and prices are amazingly cheap. Part of the Old City, Bangkok Flower market is located on Chak Phet Road near Saphan Phut or the Memorial Bridge. Shops and vendors are housed inside two to three-storey shop-houses on both sides of the main road. The market lies just south of Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) and has access to a river pier, so it makes for a great one-day trip when combined with other historical attractions in the Old City.


Bangkok Flower Market Highlights


As the biggest flower market in Bangkok, Bangkok Flower Market is the best place to go for all your floral needs. Flowers range from local species (jasmine, chrysanthemum, gerbera, orchids, lilies, roses) to imported species such as tulips, snapdragons, iris, lisianthus, delphinium and more. Props and accessories for flower arrangements are also plentiful, whether vases, flower pots, floral foam, ribbons, florist wire, twigs or all kinds of decorative leaves imaginable.


Many vendors at Pak Klong Talad offer flower arranging services. Previously arranged bouquets, flower garlands, floral accessories for weddings or other special occasions are also available.


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When to visit Bangkok Flower Market

Open 24 hours, Pak Klong Talad is most lively after midnight. If you want to see the market in full action, though, the best time to go is pre-dawn or at 3:00-4:00. This is when the roadside transforms into a kaleidoscope of bright, blooming colours, as vendors receive floral goods from each flower-growing area in the country. Wholesalers bring in truckloads of freshly cut flowers, while traders and retailers come to buy their stock in bulk. It can be quite a chaotic scene, and vendors may be less patient when dealing with visitors. If you go during this period, it’s best to just observe and absorb the surrounding atmosphere.

During the day, Bangkok Flower Market is relatively sleepy, although this is a good time for visitors to shop around. Prices are usually reasonably cheap, but during specific festivals such as Valentine’s, Mother’s Day, or graduation season, certain flowers will be three to four times more expensive (the same rule applies when you buy from any shop throughout the city).

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  • Stunning insight into Bangkok life
  • Amazing smells and sites
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  • The biggest flower market in Bangkok
  • Closer look to local life in Bangkok
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Duration
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Total travel distance
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Number of places
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Flower Market 116 Chakphet Rd Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon Bangkok 10200, Thailand

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  • You can get the boat from central pier that the locals use, the one with the yellow flag, only 15 baht per trip.
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  • Tuk tuks get piled high with orders going to all parts of the city and it can be quite frenetic at times, and sometimes difficult to walk through if there are many people milling around.
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  • You should pay attention to pckpocket as it's crowded sometimes.
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  • Don't miss a visit to the indoor area where there's also a vegetable market.
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  • Check out the manufacturers of jasmine bracelets on the street outside.
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