Photo Essay: Markets of Thailand

One of the things that I love to do when I go to a new country is explore it’s markets. I find them fascinating and it’s always a great way to get to know the local people and culture. This is particularly true in Asia, and when I went to Thailand I tried to visit as many markets as possible. Many people prefer to go to markets that have different souvenirs, knick knacks and crafts, however I usually find the most interesting to be the fresh food markets. There is always something interesting to see, and I often found myself to be the only foreign person there.

If you’re heading to Thailand, definitely make sure that you visit the markets! Here are a few photos from some of the markets that I visited.

street side market in Chiang Rai, Thailand

A street side market stall in Chiang Rai

curry paste at market in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Curry paste at a fresh food market in Chiang Mai

Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok, Thailand

Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok

Fresh vegetabless at market in Chiang mai, Thailand

Fresh vegetables at a market in Chiang Mai

dried fish at market in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Dried fish at a market in Chiang Rai

rice in a market in Chiang mai, Thailand

Rice at a fresh food market in Chiang Mai

Market in Ayutthaya, Thailand

A general market in Ayutthaya

dragonfruit at market in Chiang mai, Thailand

Dragon fruit in a fresh food market in Chiang Mai

garlic ginger and chillies at a market in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Garlic, ginger and chillies at a fresh food market in Chiang Rai

Bracelets at a market in Bangkok, Thailand

Bracelets at a small market stall in Bangkok

Pork meat in a market in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Fresh meat in a fresh food market in Chiang Mai

Fresh food market in Chiang Rai

Entrance to a fresh food market in Chiang Rai. I bought a bunch of those bananas for 25Baht ($0.77).

 

 

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