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Thailand’s largest flower market to be wiped away soon

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Bangkok based largest flower market, Pak Khlong Talad, will be gone forever due to the plan of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to clear off all Bangkok’s footpaths for a better look to the city.

The soon wiped market has been there for 6 decades, providing both wholesale and retailing flowers for the country. It is also one of the places in memory to Bangkok residents, while Pak Khlong Talad has been listed one of the best known tourist spots in Bangkok.

Stalls inside Pak Klong Talad Bangkok flower market selling orchids and Marigold at night / GETTY IMAGES
Stalls inside Pak Klong Talad Bangkok flower market selling orchids and Marigold at night / GETTY IMAGES

As soon as in the end of February 2016, BMA will finish removing the flower shops selling flowers along the footpath to 3 different markets, Yod Piman, Song Serm Kan Kaset, Pak Khlong Talad (indoor), located nearby.

BMA recently managed the places for over 1,000 flower shop operators, including rental fee that will be omitted in the first month of their business at the new places.

However, the change comes with a problem which the operators, today, will be gather at a meeting with the BMA to accept their request of unset postpone date.

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More about Pak Khlong Talad

Located in a part of Bangkok’s old city on Chakpet Road, close to Memorial Bridge or Saphan Put. This area has been a commercial area for 2 centuries, first was a floating market. Then in late 1800 was changed to a fish market, and converted to today’s the biggest flowers market for over 6 decades. Open 24 hours, the liveliest time is after midnight when the wholesalers bring loads of freshly cut flowers to the vendors, and the walkways are full of various kinds of flowers.

Stalls inside Pak Klong Talad Bangkok flower market selling orchids and Marigold at night

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