The roof in Khlong Toei Market was made with a red vinyl seat. So the inside of the butcher was tinged with red as if I looked into my viewfinder through the red filter. Yet it was not only this butcher. The blocks of meat were displayed under the vinyl seat in many butchers. There might be a reason. Perhaps, it could delay getting bruised the meat. No. The light tinged with red turns the meat on looking delicious.
Anyway, some men and women were working in the world tinged with red. The women in the back were dealing in large blocks of meat while chatting. And the man in the forehand had a kitchen knife and was cutting the meat without saying a word.
Looking closer, the butcher's arm was tattooed. The pattern like a spider's web was depicted on his arm. It is said that the spider's web expresses the mysteriousness, the hidden strategy, the danger, and others. So the man working earnestly might have a demoniac aspect deceptively.
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 16, 2020
Khlong Toei Market, Thailand
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