Khlong Toey Market
Food Adventure in the Khlong Toey Market
Trip Guru suggests a quick trip to the Khlong Toey Market for hungry adventurers. A khlong toey is a canal that was dug in the 1850s and is named Canal of the Pandan Leaves. It is the largest wet market in the entire Thai capital and is an important cargo port. The entire market is close to an MRT station and draws in all sorts of people, from noodle vendors to fancy restaurant owners. Come if you don’t mind getting up close and personal with your food—exotic food such as turtles and even bugs are on sale in this one-of-a-kind market! You can also find clothes and stationery, as well as kitchenware as well.
If you want to experience the authenticity of the lives of the Thai people, visit the Khlong Toey Market. This is an essential hub for the freshest ingredients, which will be a sure delight to photographers. There’s nothing like the awe of soaking in the scent of the freshest caught fish of the day while partaking of a quick snack in the form of steamed dumplings, sweets, and grilled meat.
While in Thailand, it’s important to note that pointing at somebody is considered rude. If you need to gesture towards a specific person, you can lift your chin in their direction. And when you want somebody to come over, keep your fingers straight, palm down and then wave. This rule does not apply to animals and inanimate objects, however, just people—you need not worry about pointing out vegetables or fruits that you would like to buy.
The best time to visit this market is from 5am to 2am, as by then all the vendors have gone. The market is a travel photographer’s dream. Chaotic and full of interesting sounds, smells, and tastes, it’s surely one adventure you will never forget. To get to the Khlong Toey Market, take the MRT to Queen Sirikit station. When you exit, follow the signs for Khlong Toey Market. When you reach the street level, walk straight ahead, walk up the overpass and choose a side of the market to go into.
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