Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sights of Bangkok Market

Sometimes the best way to explore a new city is to wander around a neighborhood without any specific destination or goal. This can be a particularly good sightseeing option in a city like Bangkok, where street signs are almost nonexistent, and finding a specific address involves a great deal of guesswork and luck.

Yesterday we set off on just such a "wander tour". We walked by the Grand Palace toward the Chao Praya river and stumbled across an amazing marketplace. It wasn't a tourist market - it was a local market with tons of fresh produce. People were selling fruits, vegetables, and meat to local restaurants and food vendors. Here we found a vast array of produce and and one of the best pineapples I've ever eaten.

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