Thailand is a veritable market heaven and I always get a little bit giddy and carried away with them!
Apologies to any “regular” readers (!) as you’ve probably seen a fair few of my Thai holiday pics fairly recently . . . but here’s a bit of a recap of some of my fav market pics from our two Thailand adventures.
Sweet treats in Chaing Mai, dried mushrooms and crispy duck are just some of items on sale in Bangkok’s China town district.
Oooh piles of dried unidentifable food stuffs! My favourite!
Gorgeous splashes of colour from hill tribe crafts in Chiang Mai, fresh greens in Chiang Rai and a patient market seller.
Peacock finery and real feather dusters are on offer from this street trader on a dusty back street in Chiang Mai’s Warorot Market.
It’s a favourite place for locals to trade and haggle and is very different to the usual tourist orientated night market and walking markets.
Freshly prepared street food is on offer on every single street corner, under bridges and underpasses and by the side of every road. Even in the darkest, most inhospitable seeming spot you’ll find street hawkers.
The markers couldn’t function without the tireless efforts of the sellers themselves however. Forever wheeling, carrying, baking, steaming, cooking and freezing their wares.
Once again I feel the need to share one of my all time favourite snaps – traditional Thai icecreams in a multitude of flavours in these delightful little metal moulds.
You really can buy anything, including these unfortunate little critters . . . ready marked up for sale.
A few more seller snaps, from this epic super sized cart, a woman selling what appear to be little boobies and the amulet market close to Wat Po.
Here’s a few more captured creatures all wiggling, squirming and generally trying to make a bid for freedom.
And a final trio of hard working market traders to conclude this particular romp through a few Thai markets.
Always worth a nice long browse while in the land of smiles.