Absolutely the grittiest market I have ever been to, browsers beware. Khlong Toei Market is not for the faint of heart. It is a wet market filled with all of the ingredients needed to fill up a local Thai’s pantry, no tourists were in sight.
Don’t wear your favorite flip flops, a pair of waders would be better! It is not difficult to get lost in this enormous chaotic complex, part inside part outside.
Motorbikes whiz through the aisles, be ever aware of your surroundings. Fresh fruit is abundant and affordable, stock up. From tadpoles to turtles and plenty of fish, fresh meat is flopping around.
Seeing a frog skinned and still breathing was very upsetting to me, along with ducks in the tiniest cages waiting to be slaughtered. Here you can discover some of the raunchiest bugs out there, big ole cockroach creatures – not for the typical tourist to snack on.
Strange to me seafood and foods all together unknown.
Street food is plentiful. Endless mounds of meat cooled down only by umbrellas, emitting an intense metallic smell.
Spy a cat here.
Spy a cat there, market cats are the best mousers.
All sorts dry goods, clothing, and electronics are also available.
Good to know:
+Close to Benjakiti Park
+Easily accessible by the MRT Klong Toei Station