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Bangkok City Guide

Bangkok is renowned for it markets. The two best known are the Weekend Market and the Floating Market. What surprises a lot of visitors on their first visit is the number of night markets in Bangkok. Bangkok comes alive with markets at night and many are not just aimed at the tourists but Thai too. A walk around the street markets is a fun and enjoyable experience which will often be the start to a entertaining evening, especially when you take in a meal and some music and dancing.

The Bangkok Weekend Market

The Bangkok Weekend Market that is held every weekend and is focused as much to the Thai locals as it is to the tourist trade. Always a hive of activity, it is a great way to experience the Thai people and products. Stalls range from fresh flowers to fruit and vegetables to household items, to tourist trinkets, to puppies for sale. There are plenty of food stalls serving freshly cooked food.

The Bangkok Market

The Bangkok market, found between Silom Road and Sathorn Tai, is always worth a visit. This market is aimed at the local Thai people and the local traders but is still worth seeing. If you get there early morning you can get the chance to see how varied this market can be with livestock such as live sheep being sold. Most hotels buy their fruit and Vegetables from here.

Sliom Road , Patpong Night Market - The streets in the area around Silom Road is transformed in to a large and busy night market with many of the roads being closed to traffic in the evening. The area has plenty of restaurants and bars so a great place to enjoy until the early hours. The best time to get there is after 20:00 in the evening.

Bangkok Chinatown
. Not a normal tourist attraction and for that reason worth a visit during the day. There is a large daytime market with lots of market stalls and street food stalls. The area is well known and popular with the locals for the Gold merchants in the area.

If Flora is your thing then pay a visit to the
Thewes Market on the banks of the Chao Phraya

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