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A great opportunity to get some colorful night shots.
- Pak Klong Talat or Pak Khlong Talad is the largest fresh flower market in Bangkok. Most of the flowers in Bangkok that you see in stores or along sidewalk vendors pass through this wholesale market not far from the Memorial Bridge on the Chao Phraya River. It is open round the clock, but it is best to wait until at least 5 pm. The real activity starts when the sun and temperatures go down and the shipments start coming in around 2 a.m. Never mind the "wholesale" label, individual bouquets are also on offer and all the roses and orchids and lilies you can imagine create narrow paths along the sidewalks and spill off the curbs into the street.
By river taxi, stop off at Pier 6 - Saphan Phut (Memorial Bridge) and walk or hire a tuk-tuk (don't pay more than 60 baht). Buses 3, 8, 42, 53, 73 pass directly through the market. This is one of those places where the bus stop is just about on the center line of the road. Photographers of course love the colors and the lighted vendors.
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