the flower market day

Saturday 1 April 2017

We left the hotel late morning for Wororot Markets. The road by the hotel doesn’t have a lot of red vans or tuktuks so we walked to the main road about 200 metres away.

Ready for business for the day

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Just around the corner from the hotel is where we take our dirty clothes to get washed. Very cheap and very fast, usually ready the next day.

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Wororot Markets and the other shops, stalls and markets in the same area are fascinating. There are so many foods, clothes, jewellery, shoes, bags and other items for sale.

This is at the indoor Wororot Market, foods on the ground floor, shoes, clothes and others on the upper floors.

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Away from the central void there are long skinny corridors with so many market stalls

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Out in the streets there are more market stalls and shops

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There are also tuktuks and red vans everywhere waiting to take you somewhere else

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Next we went into the Ton Lam Market building which didn’t have as much variety and wasn’t as busy as the Wororot Market

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At the back of the building you walk through to where they sell fish, fresh and dried, and it smells out there

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Not sure which way to go we turned right which after about 50 metres led us outside to a side street where there were a lot of shoe shops

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We didn’t go down the shoe street but kept straight for a short distance and then through this small Chinese temple area

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Turning left after going through there we found the flower market right across the road from the river

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I decided to brave the four lanes of one way Thai traffic to check out the river

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The flower markets went on for a while longer but we found path through the stalls which led back through to more markets

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Walking through there for a bit longer led us back to the fish market at the Ton Lam Market

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We found our way out of the market and back to the street and got a tuktuk to go back to the hotel

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I always like it when we go past the moat

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The driver took a different route back to the hotel than what I am used to. I don’t think I have been down these streets before though it is possible as on our first two visits I didn’t really have my bearings yet. I do like going down these streets where there are less tourists.

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Having said there were less tourists in this area I do thinks this may have been an organised tuktuk tour with Chinese tourists

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We then drove through a garden nursery area

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We went to lunch at a nice little restaurant near the hotel then spent what was left of the afternoon by the pool, the best place to be in this heat.

 

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