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Pak Klong Talaad (Flower Market), Bangkok

Thanon Chakkaphet
Maharaj Road
Phra Nakhon
Thailand 10200's insider take:

The buying and selling frenzy at this market starts around 2 am when boats on the Chao Phraya River begin to dock with a cornucopia of fresh cut flowers, fruits, and vegetables. In order to find the frenzy, follow your nose from Wat Pho along Maharaj Road with the Chao Phraya River on your right-hand side. The bounties of orchids make an excellent photo opportunity but don't forget to stop and smell the lotus flowers, marigolds, zinnias, jasmine, and roses. Be sure to get there early—by late morning, all the blooms will have made their way to the city's hotels, restaurants, flower shops, and funeral parlors.

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