We would begin our first full day in Bangkok by touring the open air flower and food market located not far from the Grand Palace, our second stop. I was disappointed in the flower market in Hong Kong as it was relatively small so I was hoping that I'd enjoy Bangkok's more. I did. It was much larger with many varieties of flowers and various hand-crafted items made from them. It was a fantastic market and worth a visit if you're ever in Bangkok. Intermingled with the flowers were also many street-side food vendors which also offer excellent photo opportunities. I took many pictures and a few are on this page for you to enjoy.

View of the flower market street

Thousands of flowers were everywhere

Orchid blooms ...
without a doubt, our favorites

Locals making their selections

Large bunches could be bought
very cheaply

Almost every type and
variety was available

Anne enjoying the flowers

Temple decorations made from
the flowers
Many of the vendors offered various shaped objects and figures they had made from the fresh flowers. Later, when we visited the temples in the Grand Palace, we found many of them left as offerings at the various shrines.

Flowers formed into turtle shapes

Sansanee, our tour escort, teaching the group
how to fold lotus flowers

Folded lotus flowers

Small trinkets

Anne with the folded
lotus flower she made

An object we saw in many temples made from flowers

Alicia at the flower market
Having enjoyed the flowers let's move onto the some shots of the food vendors. Are you hungry? Don't be. The one thing you won't do in Thailand is buy food from these street-side vendors ...
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Welcome to our China 2001 Photo Album
Planning and Getting there: Grand Circle Tours and Northwest Airlines
Beijing : Arriving in Beijing | Tiananmen Square | The Imperial (Forbidden) Palace (1) | The Imperial Palace (2) | The Nine Sons of the Dragon
The Imperial Palace Garden | The Summer Palace | Summer Palace (2) | Summer Palace (3) | Summer Palace (4) | Local Beijing Market
Local Beijing Market (2) | Hutong | Bell Tower | Hutong Family, Dinner and the Opera | Cloisonné Factory | Ming Tombs | Ming Tombs (2)
Great Wall of China at Ba Da Ling | Temple of Heaven
Shanghai : Arriving Shanghai | Yuyuan Garden | Yuyuan Garden (2) | The Temple of the Jade Buddha | The Bund | Day Excursion to Suzhou
Silk Process | The Administrator's Garden of Suzhou | Shanghai Museum of Art
Cruising the Yangtze River : Yangtze Cruise, Day 1 | Yangtze Cruise, Day 2 | The Xiling and Wu Gorge | The Lesser Three Gorges
The Lesser Three Gorges (2) | The Qutang Gorge | Wanxian | The Last Day of Cruising | Regal China Cruise Lines
Chongqing : Chongqing
Xi'an : Xi'an and Emperor Qin's Terracotta Warriors | Emperor's Qin's Terracotta Warriors (2) | Great Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an City Wall
Quilin : The Limestone Peaks of the Li River | The Limestone Peaks of the Li River (2) | Guilin and the Childrens Park | Children's Park (2) and Reed Flute Cave
The Hotels: Hotels, rail and air travel in China
Hong Kong : Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen Fishing Village | Hong Kong at Sunset | Hong Kong Bird & Flower Market
| New Territories Fishing Village | Hong Kong Farewell Dinner
Bangkok : Jim Thompson House and Golden Buddha | The Flower Market | The Food Vendors | Grand Palace | Mystical Figures | Brightly Painted Masks on Mystical Figures
Golden Mystical Figures | Buildings of the Grand Palace | Lunching at the Shangri La Hotel | Loy Nava Rice Barge Cruise | Ayutthaya, Ancient Capital of Siam
Wat Yai Chai Mongkol and the Reclining Buddha | Bang Pa In, The Summer Palace |

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