Exploring the market is one of the practical ways to study and learn the lifestyle of local people. In Bangkok, there are many markets that allow you to visit and enjoy having intimacy conversation with local vendors. Here are the top 5 markets where we recommend you to visit!
No.1 Or Tor Kor Market
This market is regarded as high-end market which offers you high quality stuff and fresh organic foods. At the same time, you are able to taste wide range of fresh tropical fruits, such as Durian, Rambutan, Logan etc. Also, you can find products from the Royal Project which are available at their own convenience store here. At an instant food corner, there are numbers of Thai ready to eat food served in authentic taste. You might try the difference kind of Thai curries or hot chili paste cooked in traditional way. Location is definitely friendly to tourist.
Location: MRT Kamphangpetch Station, Exit no3
No.2 Klongtoey Market
Klongtoey Market is one of the Bangkok wet markets located in CBD. This market offers many items of fresh food, vegetables, fruits, seafood and meat. The place is also considered as food’s distribution center for vendors in Bangkok. You may see chaos and messy of trading activities between wholesalers and retailers. If you want to come up the ideas of dinner, visiting this market is the right place where you should not miss out.
Location: MRT Queen Sirikit National Centre, Exit no. 1
No.3 Samyan Market
The fresh market with hygienic food court. This market located in heart of Bangkok and stands among major places such as Chulalongkorn University and MBK Center. Due to the expansion of university, this market was relocated and got newly decorated. The market offers variety of necessary Thai cooking ingredients and general fresh vegetables and meats. All stuff is not too pricey so you can have pleasure time for shopping here.
Furthermore, the most important part of this market is not just only shopping for cooking items. On the 2nd floor of market building, there is large food court, which presents many street food stalls. You might grab a seat and gain your authentic Thai food experience here.
Location: MRT Samyan, Exit no.2
No.4 Old Yaowarat Market
Yaowarat or Bangkok Chinatown is the biggest Chinese community place in Thailand. This area has a small alley called Trok Issaranuphap which connects between Charoenkrung Road and Yaowarat Road. Along with the alley, there are active stalls selling traditional Chinese ingredient or even Chinese ready meal and snacks. Also, there are plenty of active stalls which sell items for Chinese ceremony. The market could be an option for those who are seeking an elaborate menu for cooking as dinner.
Location: MRT Hualamphong, and walk through Rama 4 road about 500 M.
Written by Tunyawit