I came to Khlong Toei Market, which is one of the biggest local markets in Bangkok on that day. This was the first time in 2 years. Unlike the touristic markets, the local market was fascinated me so much. No one sells souvenir goods here. Instead of souvenir, the foodstuffs, which are got down the local people's throats, are sold here. And it was fun to walk around while watching both the foodstuffs and people.
So I visited this market again. Crossing the pedestrian bridge, I entered the market. First, I found a fruit store at the entrance. The table in the storefront was occupied by many oranges and they were piled up. All the oranges were green. And they didn't seem to be delicious to Japanese because of the color. The delicious oranges were colored in orange in Japan. And they seemed not to have matured yet.
However, the woman standing in front of the table was just browsing the oranges. Apparently, Thai oranges reach full ripeness even though they were green.
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 9, 2020
Khlong Toei Market, Thailand
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