Stock Video - Woman seller of lotus flowers in Pak Khlong Talat , Flower market , Bangkok , Thailand. Pak Khlong Talat is a market in Bangkok, Thailand that sells flowers, fruits, and vegetables. It is the primary flower market in Bangkok and has been cited as a place[] of symbolic values to Bangkok residents. It is located on Chak Phet Road and adjacent side-streets, close to Memorial Bridge. Though the market is open 24 hours, it is busiest before dawn, when boats and trucks arrive with flowers from nearby provinces. The market has a long history. During the reign of Rama I (1782–1809), a floating market took place on the site of the modern Pak Khlong Talat; by the reign of Rama V (1868–1910), it had changed to a fish market. The fish market was eventually converted to today's produce market, which has existed for over 60 years. The market's focus has shifted from produce to flowers as the Talat Thai market on the outskirts of Bangkok has become a more attractive site for produce wholesaling. Most of the flowers sold in the market are delivered from Nakhon Pathom, Samut Sakhon, and Samut Songkhram provinces, though flowers that require cooler growing temperatures may come from as far away as Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai. The market's produce selection is extensive and is delivered from across the country.

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