Bangkok Flower Market

The Bangkok Flower Market is definitely a sight worth seeing. An overload for the senses, the fragrances and vibrant colours will have you instantly pleased that you made it here. Open 24 hours, this is certainly one place to include on your trip to Thailand. With every variety that you could possibly think of, you are able to seek out some of the most exquisite specimens for sale. A huge hustling and bustling industry that is busy regardless of the time you visit, the Bangkok flower market is great to simply browse and people watch or can be a wonderfully inexpensive way to purchase a bunch of some of the freshest flowers available for sale. The sight of mopeds with enormous oversized clumps of flowers is not unusual, and the street of flower vendors are more than happy to do a deal with you. Certainly you will be forgiven for not being able to name the many species and varieties of flowers sold here.

One of the busiest times to visit is between two and three in the morning as this is when the markets receive their freshest deliveries of flowers. You can also purchase fruit and vegetables here as well as herbs and spices. One of the best times to go the the Bangkok Flower Market is in the cool of the evening. Because of the often humid and dense climate of Thailand, visiting the market place in the evening can be a better way to choose any blooms you wish to purchase. Fluorescent lighting will provide a well lit path for you to go from vendor to vendor and strike up a deal for your favourite flower bunch. Renowned as one of the most voted flower markets in the world, the Bangkok Flower Market is certainly a destination that must be seen on your travels to Thailand.

Bangkok Travel on a Budget

There are many means of transportation as we all know. Lets assume you are a seasoned traveler, so you can setup a flight inbound. Airport is a great place to start, and lets save some headache, cash, and raise the safety bar from transport experts just waiting at the exit like hungry sharks. Get through the immigration point, you have your bags in hand, running shoes on, a bit jet lagged, this will help. Head right out the front, look for the sign Sky Train, the first safe and low cost way direct into Bangkok, and no traffic problems at all. It is scheduled to open 100% by this August 2010.

By Sky Train you will go downtown Bangkok to near Sukumvit road. You can get off just about anywhere desired. Find your destination point, hotel location or other. Plot a course, and look up the Sky train stop nearest your destination. You can also e-mail your hotel in advance, ask the right questions, away you go, almost a seasoned expert at this point, and a survivor. Taxis are every where. They start at 35 baht/ approximate 1 us dollar for about 5 minutes, or 2 kilometers. Sometimes just nice to take an air conditioned break. He will ask you in Thai Ba-Ni’, which means where do you want to go. Best to have a hotel name, or card with a map on the back.

Inner City travel. My favorite is the Sky Train, built back about year 2000. From the upper level, not only is it cheap around the main city, but good for the budget, one way about $1.50 US Dollar, or 50 baht. Not only do you stay above the city and traffic, you get a bit of a view, and notice tall buildings which will help get your bearing straight for next time. Also within the city, you can take a 3 wheeled Tuk-Tuk. Now they are not cheap, start at 40 baht, but you have to experience this once in Bangkok, night is best, much cooler, a short distance is advised.

General safety tips, passports are worth gold, there are serious pick pocket folks about in the crowded malls. Be smart. Gold necklace also a nice grab and go item, easy to change to baht, just use common sense. Food is great, every where you go there is food. The best, is the wide range of travel cost from simple guest houses, to 5 star hotels located everywhere. You can travel extremely reasonable for those on a tight budget. Enjoy your travels to Bangkok, be smart be safe.