Entering a place covered by the roof in Khlong Toei Market, I walked a dim passage. By way of contrast with the other places, this place was deserted. Maybe it was under construction. The passage stretched into the dimness. Yet there were few shops. The place was wrapped by the silence.
In the meantime, I came to one of the few shops. A wagon was placed and many eggs were seen on it. And a man wearing a white shirt stood in front of the wagon. He was a shop owner supposedly. A naked light bulb shined his bespectacled face.
He registered an unimpressed expression. Of course, he didn't cast an eye on me. Although it was one of the viatical days for me, it was just an ordinary day for him. If I am asked whether I worked happily every day, I don't have any confidence to say yes.
Khlong Toei Market is Bangkok's biggest fresh market. It is located on Rama IV Road near the Khlong Toei and Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre MRT stations in the Khlong Toei neighborhood. The market offers low prices on raw meat, seafood, farm produce, and a few other items (clothing, kitchenware, etc.) and is open daily from 6.00 am – 2.00 am. In January 2010 CNN listed it as one of the most authentic markets in Bangkok as well as a place to avoid when hung over.
February 15, 2020
Khlong Toei Market, Thailand
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