Khlong Toei Market is large and it has long business hours. Although I have come here only in the daytime, it is said this market opens 24 hours 365 days. It is a sleepless market. Nevertheless, there are not bars and restaurants here. I wonder what kind of people come here to buy foodstuffs in the deep of night. And I also wonder when the people working here sleep.
The bespectacled woman in this photo might keep working a long span of time. She was taking a nap on the table in the storefront of a butcher. Apparently, she was not in a short break. She slept well while putting her face on her arms.
A stainless steel tray was placed in front of her. And minced meat was seen in it. Maybe, she was selling it while sleeping. However, I didn't know whether she woke up when any customers came at this rate.
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 14, 2020
Khlong Toei Market, Thailand
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