Pak Khlong Talat: The Largest Bangkok Flower Market

Pak Khlong Talat: The Largest Bangkok Flower Market

Pak Khlong Talat is the largest Bangkok flower market. Literally everywhere you look, there are flowers! If you’re looking for off-the-beaten-path in Bangkok, and a cool and relaxing respite from the heat and tourists, pay a visit to Pak Khlong Talat.

 

Pak Khlong Talat

Pak Khlong Talat is open 24 hours and is located on Chak Phet Road near the Memorial Bridge. There are booths that line the street, as well as stores and corridors in warehouses that you could easily wander for hours. And everywhere you look, there are flowers.

 

Flowers at Pak Khlong Talat, the largest Bangkok Flower Market

Flowers at Pak Khlong Talat in Bangkok

Flowers at Pak Khlong Talat in Bangkok

So many beautiful flowers at Pak Khlong Talat

 

Flowers At Pak Khlong Talat

There are orchids, roses, lilies, forget me nots, and more. But what you’ll see the most are bright orange marigolds. You’ll see them being sold by the bag, woven into garlands, or threaded into wreathes.

 

Marigold Flowers at Pak Khlong Talat in Bangkok

Orange Marigold flowers

Marigold Flowers at Pak Khlong Talat, Bangkok's largest flower market

Orange marigold wreathers

 

What Can You Buy At Pak Khlong Talat

All of the flowers can be purchased for relatively cheap prices. Marigolds can literally be seen all over Thailand, from temples to restaurants, so it’s no surprise that many establishments come to this flower market to purchase flowers in bulk. Additionally, many of the pre-made arrangements are used in ceremonies.

 

Flowers at Pak Khlong Talat in Bangkok

Flower arrangements at Pak Khlong Talat in Bangkok

Flower arrangements at Pak Khlong Talat in Bangkok

Flower arrangements at Pak Khlong Talat in Bangkok

 

Best Time To Visit Pak Khlong Talat

Since the market is open 24 hours, you have options for when to stop by. The most fun time to visit is before dawn. That is when flowers are delivered by the truckload from all across the country. The scene can be pretty chaotic; we hear something like the fish markets in New York City.

 

We chose to go when it was quieter- just before lunch time. We strolled casually between booths and stores and noticed there were no other tourists in sight. If you’re looking for some quiet time, we definitely recommend coming during this time.

 

Flowers at Pak Khlong Talat in Bangkok

Flower wreathes at Pak Khlong Talat

 


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Final Thoughts On Pak Khlong Talat

Visiting Pak Khlong Talat was a nice way to escape the madness that Bangkok can certainly be and a great way to escape the throngs of tourists and interact more with the locals. It is on TripAdvisor’s list of things to do in Bangkok, but more because of it’s size; it really isn’t touristy which is why we loved the experience. Between temple visits, we highly recommend a stop at Bangkok’s largest flower market.

 

Have you been to Pak Khlong Talat or to any of Bangkok’s flower markets? We’d love to read your comments below! 🙂

 

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Pak Khlong Talat is the largest Bangkok flower market. Literally everywhere you look, there are flowers! If you're looking for off-the-beaten-path in Bangkok, and a cool and relaxing respite from the heat and tourists, pay a visit to Pak Khlong Talat.

 

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