The Man Manages Steamed Corns In Khlong Toei Market

Man selling steamed corns in Khlong Toei Market
Shot at Khlong Toei Market in Bangkok, Thailand Tetsu Ozawa

The man sold steamed corns in the middle of the passage in Khlong Toei Market

Khlong Toei Market, which is located in Khlong Toei District, was vast. Many shops were crammed there and various foodstuffs were sold. It was bustling with local people. I was part of a crowd and walked around this large market.

Many shoppers wriggled in every passage. Because this market is not a tourist market, most of the shoppers were locals. They came here to purchase stock. And there were also some people selling light meals for shoppers.

The man in this photo was one of them. He placed a wagon in the middle of the passage. And he sold steamed corns there. Many hot corns were piled up on his wagon.

Looking closer, there was a steamer on his wagon. He was selling and steaming at the same time. And he laid a hand on these steamed corns with his bare hands. The corns could be so hot.


About Khlong Toei Market

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.

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Shooting Date

Sep 2019

Posted On

February 11, 2020


Bangkok, Thailand


Street Photography