Bangkok - Flower Market (Pak Klong Talat)

Flower Market (Pak Klong Talat)

(69 reviews)
Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

If you are looking for a truly fragrant, multicolored, and even romantic side of Bangkok should plan a trip to the city’s renowned flower market. The Bangkok Flower Market (Pak Khlong Talat in Thai), is Thailand’s largest wholesale flower market and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Some say that Pak Khlong Talat is now one of the world’s largest flower markets. Things you will see at Bangkok Flower Market: - Local Thai flowers – jasmine, chrysanthemum, gerbera, orchids, lilies, roses and more. Most of the flowers are grown in the provinces nearest to Bangkok . More rare species like tulips are shipped from northern Thailand provinces - mported flowers – tulips, snapdragons, iris, lisianthus, delphinium and more. - Phuang Malai – an ancient Thai art that entails tediously threading a needle through tiny buds repeatedly until something worthy of being offered to a god has been created. Skilled Thai artisans create the Phuang Malai garlands for all to see, making it one of the best places to witness this intriguing form of flower arrangement in person. - Baisri – cone-shaped flower offerings made by adding chrysanthemum and other buds to rolled-up banana and pandan leaves. The shape of Baisri is meant to represent Mount Meru, the center of the universe in Hinduism. - Fresh fruits & vegetables – Pak Khlong Talat has more than just flowers. Wander into the more distant corners of the market and you’ll find piles of fresh fruit and wholesale vegetables. - Flower arrangement accessories – incense, candles, imitation flowers and more.


Meet your local guide

Kay

Kay is a local tour guide base in Bangkok, Thailand. He started in 1984 and has been a tour leader for overseas groups since.

Kay has been guiding since Dec 1984


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Bangkok with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Bangkok. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Sandie W.

26 April 2021

Wow. Thank you for such an interesting tour and for answering so many questions. Wonderful to see all the flowers and the city life in the street outside. Fascinating.

Marilyn J.

26 April 2021

Lovely walk around a huge flower market. Thank you, Kay for telling us about the flowers, garlands, etc and how they are used.

Anna P.

25 April 2021

Loved seeing the flower market and lots of opportunity for postcards

Helen D.

25 April 2021

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Essex Babs 🌞🇬🇧 U.

25 April 2021

Another excellent tour with Kay. The flower market was a fabulous experience. Thankyou so much


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