The streets of Bangkok are lined with smells of various “qualities”. Some seem interesting, a few are amazing while most are downright volatile.
While I was making my way to the Grand Palace to take the typical tourist route and view the Emerald Buddha, the local bus happened to pass through Chinatown where I got a small whiff of the pleasing & welcoming aroma of the flower market.
I must say that after being stuck in smog for 6 days straight, it was a needed relief for this outdoorsy man as I’m used to fresh, clean air like what they have in the backcountry of Aspen, Colorado or the along the coasts of Hawaii. But all smog & exhaust smoke aside, Bangkok is still worth a visit. You can find cheap hotels in Bangkok and the city offers a lot of budget friendly stops for any traveler coming to Thailand!
A must see budget friendly stop is the beautiful flower market of Bangkok; all laid out in today’s photo essay.
Bangkok flower market
After spending a good hour walking around, sampling street food and purchasing a large bag of rose pedals from which I knocked down from 40 to only 10 baht, I made my way back to my CouchSurfing hosts house and prepped for the following day of exploration.
Next up was a stop at the famous giant reclining Buddha at Wat Pho!
What are your favorite kind of markets?