Bangkok has plenty of markets to explore offering everything from street food to cheap fashion. But one of our favorite markets has to be the Bangkok Flower Market and here is how you can visit it too!
The Bangkok Flower Market, also known as Pak Khlong Market, is a market where you can discover a vast variety of flowers suitable for any occasion.
Bangkok Flower Market is Bangkok’s largest wholesale and retail fresh flower market. Roses, forget-me-nots, orchids, lilies, and other popular flowers and flora-related things are available at the market. You can buy them in packs of 50 or 100 flowers, and the prices are really affordable!
The market is located on Chak Phet Road, near Saphan Phut (Memorial Bridge), in the Old City. You will see shops and vendors situated in 2- to 3-story shophouses. The market has been in operation for six decades and is always open 24 hours a day, so you won’t have to worry about what time to visit.
When to visit the Bangkok Flower Market
The flower market is open 24 hours a day and is busiest after midnight. If you want to witness the market in its peak, go early in the morning, around 3 or 4 a.m when the marketplaces receive their freshest flower deliveries. Wholesalers provide truckloads of freshly cut flowers, while traders and retailers gather to stock up. However, since it’s a very busy time, vendors may be less accommodating. So, if you’re planning to go during this time, simply look around and take in the ambiance. Bangkok Flower Market is less crowded during the day, so this is an excellent opportunity for people to shop around.
Prices at Bangkok Flower Market are usually cheap; but, if you visit around special events such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or graduation season, expect certain flowers to be three to four times more expensive, just as they would be at any shop in the city.
What to see in the Flower Market in Bangkok
During your visit to Bangkok’s largest flower market, you will see a variety of flowers, including local species (jasmine, chrysanthemum, gerbera, orchids, lilies, and roses) as well as imported species such as tulips, snapdragons, irises, lisianthuses, delphiniums, and more! Vases, flower pots, floral foam, ribbons, florist wire, twigs, and every type of ornamental leaf possible are all available, as are props and accessories for flower arrangements.
Many sellers in the market also provide flower arrangements. Pre-arranged bouquets, flower garlands, and floral accessories are also available for weddings and other special events. You won’t have to go somewhere else for gorgeous flower arrangements!
Pak Khlong Talat isn’t just about flowers; you may also get exotic fruits and veggies here!
Where to Eat and Drink in the Bangkok Flower Market
Inside the Pak Khlong Talat flower market, you will find several options for excellent, authentic, and reasonably priced Thai street food. On the ground floor and higher level of the market, you’ll see casual food courts that sell a range of foods, and there are additional vendors spread around the market and on the streets outside.
Aside from that, here are some additional places to eat and drink in the Pak Khlong Talat area that I highly recommend.
Baan ThaTien Cafe
Location: 392/1-2 Maharaj Rd., Thatien, Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
Cuisines: Cafe, Asian, Thai
Located near the Grand Palace and Wat Pho area, this is a fantastic spot to dine and drink after visiting the flower market. It does become crowded during lunchtime. They also offer big communal tables that are ideal for large gatherings.
Floral Cafe’ at Napasorn
Location: 67, Chakphet Road Wang Burapha Phirom, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
This delightfully unique cafe was a big hit with us. This charming shophouse has a high-end florist on the first floor, but upstairs is a cute-as-can-be coffee shop that makes spending a few hours here literally tempting. The décor is interesting and creative, and everyone there is polite and helpful. The true delight of the flower café is the care and affection that have gone into its decor. It seemed both familiar and new at the same time! This is really a must visit.
All Meals Sawasdee
Location: 8 Soi Tha Tian, Maharat Road Grand Palace Subdistrict, Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok 10200 Thailand
Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Healthy, International, Fusion
This restaurant provided the most incredible dining experience. The papaya salad, Thai green curry, gyoza, and spicy yum prawn soup were just wonderful! They are also generous with the serving, and the prices are reasonable. The service was also outstanding.
How to get to Flower Market Bangkok
Because it is on the river, the easiest way to get to Bangkok Flower Market is to take the Chaophraya tourist shuttle (or the local boat if you want to save money) and get off at Yodpiman Pier. There is also a beautiful riverfront walk here (Yodpiman Riverwalk), which has many stores, cafés, and restaurants and is an excellent place to escape the scorching sun.
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