Located south of Wat Pho and originally intended to supply hotels and shops in the city, this giant fresh-flower market has been democratised over time, and is now frequented by both Thais, who come to make wedding crowns and offerings, and by tourists who come to breathe in the delicious scents of orchids, lilies, and fragrant roses by the thousands.
Open 24 hours a day, the market is especially alive in the middle of the night, when the cargoes of fresh flowers arrive from throughout the country. The incredible ballet of merchants begins as they line their stalls with cut flowers, the lively bartering reaches a pitch, and the trucks head off again, coffers full. You can enjoy the spectacle at your leisure amid the thousand fragrances emanating from the aisles, before returning with some roses, bamboo, or necklaces traded for a handful of baht. This is a place of unparalleled floral happiness.
Pak Klong Talad Flower Market
1 Chak Phet Road