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Khlong Toey Market

intersection of Rama IV and Narong Road | Khlongtoei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
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Ranked #62 of 216 shopping in Bangkok
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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... more » 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. « less
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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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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Denver
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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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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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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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London, England, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

A 5 min walk away from khlong Toey underground station, this market has most food items imaginable on display. Plenty of vegetable and fruit stands with attractively coloured and priced fresh veg as well as stall after stall of meat being butchered. This is a wet market, so don't come in flip flops or sandals unless you want blood on... More

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Bandung,Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Khlong Toei market is located at the Southeast of Bangkok city,hop off the BTS Khlong Toei,go on foot for a while and you'll reach this market.This market is wet market,fruit,snacks,fish,pork and everything else you can imagine,combined.Quite a huge market, and its a place for locals to buy daily needs.Price on everything are cheaper than in Bangkok city.We ate rice +... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The Khlong Toey Market feels like the most authentic Thai market in Bangkok. As it is primarily a food market, Khlong Toey offers much less of the tourist-type items, and this is why tourists should visit. The sites, sounds, and smells attest to the authentic nature of the market. It is a bustling market with all sorts of raw foods... More

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