If you are someone who has this obscure passion to explore fresh food markets, you will find one of the best markets to visit in Thailand. The Khlong Toei Market!

Khlong Toey Market

Khlong Toey Market | Image Credit : Kounosu, Klong Toey Market Bangkok, CC BY-SA 3.0

Where is this market?

If you are spending your long stay in Bangkok at a venue such as The Park at EM District, you simply cannot miss this authentic market experience in Thailand. It may not be colourful and vibrant as the surrounding places in the city, but it’s definitely worth the exploration.

Why it’s so special?

Simply put- it’s a ‘fresh’ market. You can find raw meat at affordable prices, seafood and also some pieces of clothing and kitchenware in this market and that’s in addition to the fresh fruits and fresh vegetables that are readily available there.

The experience

As mentioned, you can’t expect to have a luxury shopping experience here. But, you get to shop like a true Thai locale. The lanes are often crowded and it can also get very hot in the day time.

When you are done exploring the market…

When you feel like you’ve had enough, you can just head to nearby parks such as the Lumphini Park or the Benjakitti Park to have some free time wandering around.