Khlong Toei Market, Bangkok (Part 3) – The People and the Goods

Check out Part 1 Part 2 if you haven’t already!

After getting used to sharing the road with motorcycles and bicycles, I began shooting. It was a very busy Monday afternoon, I can barely stop and have to keep moving while shooting.

Foreigners like me are a rare sight there – “normal” tourists would not want to step in this “filthy” market… LOL

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

There are tons of vegetables, meat available, some I haven’t seen before and there could not name. I was particularly intrigued by the bright chilli colours.

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

Under very bright sunlight, I already felt exhausted and dehydrated after 15 minutes, I managed to get fresh coconut water from this lady, it was 25 baht for 1 cup. I didn’t encounter another place selling drinks in the market… I was lucky.

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

After the refreshment, I went on shooting for a while…

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

In the end, I was extremely happy and lucky to visit here at a busy time, the shooting experience is definitely memorable, and I will definitely visit again!

At one end of the market, you can clearly see the posh glass windows of the National Convention Centre, it was quite a contrast. I wonder if the market would be replaced with modern buildings in the future.

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

That wraps up my adventure in Khlong Toei Market in Bangkok, I plan to share more photos I took in Bangkok in the future, stay tuned! 🙂

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