On my fourth visit to Bangkok, we visited this hidden gem just around the bustling city. Pak Klong Talad is most lively after midnight. If you want to see the market in full action, though, the best time to go is pre-dawn or at 3:00-4:00. This is when the roadside transforms into a kaleidoscope of bright, blooming colours, as vendors receive floral goods from each flower-growing area in the country.
Directions going to Pak Klong Talad:
Sky Train: get off at Saphan Taksin Station
Transfer to: Taksin Pier
Take: Chao Phraya Express boat
Get off at: stop #6 (Memorial Bridge)