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Khlong Toei wet market

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Snakefruit, live bugs and climbing wattle burst from baskets in Talad Khlong Toei, the ultimate Bangkok wet market. Come to acquaint yourself with the building blocks of Thai cuisine amid a seething sprawl of fresh ingredients.

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Khlong Toei, meaning “Pandan Leaf Canal”, was named after a fragrant leaf used to flavour Thai sweets and freshen the air inside taxicabs; it once grew alongside a waterway that could now be renamed for something less pleasingly aromatic. The name is also used for one of Thailand’s two shipping ports and a municipal district hosting some of Bangkok’s poorest neighbourhoods. The market itself sticks out along the western edge of the district, two kilometres south of Sukhumvit Road and near the MRT ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)


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