Fresh Flower Market, an amazing marketplace
The various markets of Bangkok are always an irresistible attraction for visitors. In order to conveniently access these attractions it is important to stay at a conveniently located accommodation such as the Citadines Sukhumvit 23 Bangkok. These Bangkok Sukhumvit apartments offer well-appointed rooms and an array of modern amenities.
The spectacular Bangkok Flower Market is as its name suggests the largest retail and wholesale flower marketplace in the city. Here you will find almost any kind of flower imaginable, including locally grown varieties such as jasmines, chrysanthemums, lilies, orchids, gerberas and roses as well as imported flowers like snapdragons, tulips, irises, delphinium, lisianthus and more.
At this expansive market you will also find all kinds of accessories related to flower arranging such as flowerpots, vases, ribbons, floral foam, florists’ wire, decorative leaves, twigs and so on. Many of the vendors at the market also provide services for arranging flowers and you will also find pre-arranged garlands, bouquets and flower structures for weddings and other festive occasions.
Prices here are almost unbelievably cheap and you can save even more by purchasing packs of flowers, which is the manner in which most purchases here are made. At the Bangkok flower market you will see that most of the shops and stalls are located within shophouses which flank either side of the road. Although the market is in fact open at all hours it is most animated after the hour of midnight. At its most lively the market becomes an expanse of vibrantly coloured blooms. Wholesale merchants bring entire truckloads of newly cut blossoms from the various flower-rearing areas of Thailand, whilst retailers stock their shops with these blooms as soon as they are brought in.
However if you actually wish to browse through the market or purchase flowers it may be a better choice to visit the market in the daytime hours when there is comparatively less activity going on at the market. Although prices are usually very reasonable there may be a rise in prices coinciding with events like Mothers’ Day and Valentine’s Day.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+