Let Yourself Bloom

Pak Khlong Talat, agency tour the leading fl ower market in Bangkok, comes in a painter’s palette of colours – orchids of every hue, garlands of marigold, birds of paradise, bouquets of roses from Chiang Mai, chrysanthemums, and the fl orid, ceremonial ornaments known as Bai Si, constructed from banana leaves and crowned with fl owers.

What many travelers do is buy a special fl ower box there, spray the fl owers before boarding, put moist tissues around them, and carry them on as hand luggage. It’s a great way to save money and make a dazzling arrival.

The market is busy during the day and at night, but it’s really blooming in the early morning hours when vendors are setting up shop and the streets are fi lled with carts and trucks full of fl owers.

This area, near the Chao Phraya (the River of Kings), is a wonderful way to cool down after a day of overheated shopping in Yaowarat, Bangkok’s Chinatown, famous for its gold shops, street markets, and Chinese-style temples. Some tours of the canals in the vicinity also include the market as a sweet-smelling stopover on their itineraries. After a visit here, you’ll feel fresh as a daisy.

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