• The Market Experience

What to know about (and how to navigate) fresh markets in Bangkok


We are based in Bangkok's famous Pak Khlong Talad Flower Market, so we know fresh markets pretty well!

However, for the uninitiated, fresh local produce markets in Bangkok and elsewhere across Thailand can be overwhelming. These places can be an assault on the senses, not to mention that as a first-timer you might well not know quite what you can buy here anyway, or indeed how to go about it. Whether you’re simply exploring Bangkok’s fresh markets for an authentic insight into local life or you’re on the hunt for fresh ingredients to whip up a Thai feast at home, we’ve got you covered – here’s what you need to know about shopping at your local Thai market in Bangkok or elsewhere in Thailand.

A vegetable stall at a Thai market