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Khlong Toey Market

intersection of Rama IV and Narong Road | Khlongtoei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
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Ranked #77 of 259 Shopping in Bangkok
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Owner description: One of Bangkok’s best-kept secrets is Khlong Toey, a chaotic, sprawling food market not far from the city’s centre. It’s a travel photographer’s dream, packed with shouting market vendors offering live produce, fresh fruit and vegetables and cooked local dishes. Eye-opening and enthralling, it’s a great insight into how locals live – and to where your moo manow really comes from.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Daily fresh market every day 6:00 to midnight. This place is most inportant wet food market in Bangkok. You can buy fresh fish, raw meat and everything you nerd for cooking. Khong Toey Market is open every day.

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Helsinki, Finland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

If you want to witness a real thai market you should go visit this place. I would recommend to arrive early in the morning when it is at its busiest and full of people and more importantly fresh produce. Here you can find everything from flowers to seafood to animal intestines. Also live poultry. The smell can get quite overwhelming... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Well I visited this amazing market in Jan 2014 it was a fab experience. I stayed at The Landmark hotel on Sukhumvite Road (very nice) I took the BTS Sky Train then the MRT underground, no problem. Well worth the trip if you want to see the real Bangkok Thailand. Proper gritty and earthy market. Small alleyways lots to see... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Not much of what you'll see as a tourist in Bangkok is real from the perspective of a Thai person. I've lived here for 7 months and today was one of the first times I've felt like I'm shopping like a Thai person. It's super stinky because of the live chickens for sale but it's worth it.

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Alamo, California
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23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I went here in the Mid Afternoon, it was still pretty busy, but not as busy as it would have been in the early morning when the locals visit for their daily grocery shopping. Khlong Toey is an excellent Farmers Market in the sense it is not a tourist spot, so what you see is real life in Bangkok. Most... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Unique: yes Dirty: yes Interesting: yes Smelly: yes Fresh fruit: yes Can you eat stuff you buy here on spot: no This is an interesting place to see if you want to do something different in bk. Smell and dirty water are definitely there for a large part of the market but I saw guys who literally drove around a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Unlike the markets attached to tourist stops, this one had no vendors pressuring shoppers at all. Bustling and at times chaotic, but everyone seemed polite. Very few non-locals. Seemed to be a more accurate glimpse into the lives of the people of Bangkok.

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I really love finding places like this. Sights and sounds and smells that will stay with you. I love to take pics of the locals in these environments. I got some fantastic shots here and the people were all friendly and accepting, although I don't speak their language. Really gives you a sense of a typical day in their lives.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

real insight into non tourist bangkok. It is next to very smelly river and is huge and busy.. most food is live you'll see fish flapping off their trays onto the floor, frogs and crabs trying to escape their pens. Live geese ducks chickens. A great experience but we weren't that enthusiastic to buy or eat produce as found the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Khlong Toei is the market to go if you want to discover the local habits and avoid touristic cliches. To get the take the MRT to Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (closer to the market then Khlong Toei's) and walk to the intersection of Rama 4 with Rama 3. If you're using google maps ignore the marking they have as... More

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