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This is the website of travel writer, Michael Turtle. After working in broadcast journalism for a decade in Australia, Michael left Sydney to travel the world indefinitely and write about his discoveries.

Yodpiman Flower Market, Bangkok

In Bangkok, the markets provide some of the most interesting sights. There’s a vibrancy to the bustle of the locals rushing through, past the small crowded stalls.

Through the whole city, none is more vibrant than the flower markets. By the very nature of the wares, it’s all about colour. Throw all of those hues under the same roof and it looks like a child’s crayon box has exploded and the result has been captured for sale.

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The flower markets are open 24 hours a day and are busiest in the very early hours of the morning (about 3 or 4 o’clock) when the professionals swoop in to get the best of the pick. But they can be enjoyed anytime.

It was quiet the afternoon I popped in, with a natural lull between flowerful trading. Still, the blooms were out and there was a fair amount of business taking place. The smell of the flowers hung in the humid air and, for once, the creeping wafts from the city’s sewers had disappeared.

Anyway, flowers are meant to be seen, not described. So let me now share with you Bangkok’s flower market. Take a deep breath and smell the roses.

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