Khlong Toei Market, Bangkok (Part 2) – Chaotic Bikes

Note – This is Part 2 of my experience at Khlong Toei Market, see Part 1 for more.

After going in the Khlong Toei Market, the first thing I needed to get used to is the bikes. At the market, motorcycles, bicycles share the road with pedestrians, which is not common at all in Hong Kong. Later I found out some markets in Taiwan are also like that. But at that time it felt unsettling sharing the road with motorcycles.

Leica M2, Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm f/2.5 PII, Fujicolor Superia X-TRA

Luckily the road is fairly wide and I could concentrate on the street and the market themselves, rather than paying attention to avoid the motorcycles.

Leica M2, Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm f/2.5 PII, Fujicolor Superia X-TRA
Leica M2, Voigtlander Color-Skopar 35mm f/2.5 PII, Fujicolor Superia X-TRA

As you may notice in the photos, the road is quite wet and slippery at the market, some people might be put off by it, but for me it felt just like heaven, an endless street photo heaven.

Next part you will see more photos of the markets, what they sell here and more.

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