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June, 2004

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Sunday market
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— Sunday Market

Every Sunday afternoon and evening, Ratchadamnoen Road is closed to traffic and becomes a very large open air market. We had not seen this mentioned in our guide books, and were simply going out for Sunday dinner and ran straight into a mob scene. There were some food vendors, but most people were selling handicrafts and other goods. One of the most popular activities was the foot massage. The massage chairs were lined up on both sides of the street, and onto the side streets. Here are some photos:

massage  | music  | shoes




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Insects and grubs
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— Warorot Market

We went out one evening to visit the night bazaar on Chang Klan road. On the way, we stumbled onto the Warorot Market, just a few blocks north of the night bazaar. This is an important daytime market which was closing up as we arrived (it becomes a flower market at night.) Mostly we saw a large number of food carts selling a wide variety of foods. Some items were unusual (see the insects at left) while others were very attractive. Here are two more photos of food for sale at the Warorot market:




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The flower market

 
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— Ton Lamyai Market

Stretched out along the western banks of the Ping river, this market specializes in flowers (see photo at left), although there are many other things for sale here as well. One of the nicest meat markets we have seen is located here, and adjacent shops sell interesting goods, such as these very large candles, which are used for Buddhist rituals. The streets surrounding the market can be very busy during much of the day.

But, mostly the market is about flowers. There is a huge variety on offer at a large number of shops stretching for about 2 blocks. Many of the flowers were new to us. Here are seven more photos from the flower market.

 

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