My Thailand Series: Markets of Bangkok

Before I get into the various markets that we visited, I wanted to mention a hidden gem in Bangkok.  It’s a restaurant called Harmonique, which is hidden down an alley, not far from our hotel.  As with most restaurants, it’s quite cheap. At nighttime, it has a great ambiance as its tucked under a beautiful banyan tree.

Harmonique Restaurant, Bangkok Harmonique Restaurant, Bangkok

On our first day, even though we were super jet lagged, we decided to head off exploring the area.  We came across an amazing flower market.  The ladies were making flower arrangements for people to purchase as offerings at the temples.

Flower Market, Bangkok

Flower Market, Bangkok

Flower Market, BangkokFlower Market, Bangkok

We also visited a food market as well.  Plenty of things to look at and plenty of cats too!

Market, Bangkok

Market, Bangkok

Market, Bangkok

Market, Bangkok

We also visited the Samut Songkram railway market.  This country market was particularly fascinating as the market is built on the railway tracks.  When the train comes, all of the merchants pick up their things and move them back to allow the train to pass.  It appeared to be almost choreographed with the umbrellas lifting up, right as the train passed through.

Samut Songkram, Railway Market, Bangkok

Samut Songkram, Railway Market, Bangkok

This is the train station, where we watched the train come through the market.

Samut Songkram, Railway Market, Bangkok

Samut Songkram, Railway Market, Bangkok

Next up, we went to the famous Damnoen Saduak floating market.  We cruised through the klongs (canals) on a longtail boat, James Bond style!

Damnoen Saduak floating market, Bangkok

Damnoen Saduak floating market, Bangkok

Damnoen Saduak floating market, BangkokYum, fried bananas!

Damnoen Saduak floating market, Bangkok

 The next post will cover the ancient city of Ayutthaya!

*All photos are the property of Charlotte Moore, unless stated otherwise, and may not be used without written consent.

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