Khlong Toei Market
Khlong Toei Market
4.5
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One of Bangkok’s best-kept secrets is Khlong Toey, a chaotic, sprawling food market not far from the city’s centre. It’s a travel photographer’s dream, packed with shouting market vendors offering live produce, fresh fruit and vegetables and cooked local dishes. Eye-opening and enthralling, it’s a great insight into how locals live – and to where your moo manow really comes from.
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Neighbourhood: Khlong Toei
How to get there
  • Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre • 8 min walk
  • Khlong Toei • 10 min walk

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enza s
Bancroft, Canada3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Horrible! Not recommended for tourists. Be prepared to throw away your shoes and take a shower after visiting! Made us feel sick.
Written 20 February 2024
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Mary S
Silver Spring, MD11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Although I used to live in Bangkok, I'd never been to Khlong Toei Market, but I needed to buy a sticky rice steamer basket for my son, so I went. It is a great market that has all basic food items and housewares. Its a great place to go to see a working market. It was easy to get to from the MRT station.
Written 3 December 2023
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mike P
Maidstone, UK256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Khonsu toei is not on the normal tourist trail or tick list of things to see whilst in Bangkok.
If you want to see a real wet market in operation then this is the place to come and see real life. It's located on the edge of Bangkoks largest slum area and if you walk off the main road then you can see the housing at the edge of the market and how people are living.
The market itself is for the locals and you may not see another European whilst in-side.
The meat and fish area are not for the faint hearted and watching a trader skin live frogs/toads was an experience to see. My daughter was keen to move on and see the vegetable selection after the live chickens were also being killed to order.
Personally I would not eat from any of the street vendors nearby as the hygiene standards are too low.
If you are from Europe /US and have a comfortable middle class live style and are staying in a 4/5 star hotel in Bangkok then this is great leveller to appreciate what you have and why we have nothing to complain about!
Written 25 November 2023
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Rosaria_02
Cluj-Napoca, Romania117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
I think that this was the most local experience I had in Bangkok. In this market you find everything in raw state, what you will buy at other markets as street food. This place is not for the faint hearted, it is not an instagram photo spot but it shows what a true market looks like. You find plenty of street food and it is as good as at any other market, many locals are eating here, this usually means that the food is good. I recommend to pay a visit but prepare yourself to feel the smell of good food and fish and fresh flesh in the same breath. Have fun, I surely don't regret my visit there.
Written 19 October 2022
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tiburon17
Singapore, Singapore244 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
To explore Bangkok is to brave the heat.
I chose to explore but not brave the heat.
Thus, I chose to visit Khlong Toei Market at night, noting that it was open 24 hours.
Yes, the market is open 24 hours…which does not necessary mean that all the stalls are open.
A handful of stalls are open.
Thus, you do not get to experience the market, at its full blown state, with the hustle and bustle…
plus the “aroma’ of the raw food with the likes of fresh seafood.
Whether you are there in the day or night, be prepared to have rodents roam around freely in your tracks.
If you are keen on getting fresh fruits at pretty affordable prices and you are within the Sukhumvit area,
Khlong Toei is worth a visit.
Across the street is the open air food areas serving local Thai fares.
As the food are mostly cooked fresh, I would say that they are generally safe to eat if you are concerned.
If you are concerned about cleanliness, do not like funny/stinky smell, and cannot take the heat…the Khlong Toei
is not for you.
Or rather, majority of Bangjkok local wet markets are not for you.
The only one I may recommend is Or Tor Kor market, just opposite of Chatuchak.
Written 29 April 2022
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,795 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
This is a local wet market and not for the faint hearted. It is packed and stinky in some sections of the market.

Even the market is huge, most of the vendors are selling the same things. I expected a larger variety of vegetables and fruits but it is not the case.

Nevertheless, you pay low prices and receive large quantity of produce as compared to supermarkets.
Written 26 December 2020
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Reslimpan
Rayong, Thailand3,112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Incredible market primarily for food. Showed cased in a number of foodie programs such as Andrew Zimmer and late Andrew Bourdain. Open 24/7. Vegetables, fruit, fish, meat and kitchen utensils. As noted by plenty of reviewers don’t wear sandals or flip flops - this is a wet market.
Written 25 July 2020
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ontheroadmaryg
London, Canada177 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a real non tourist Thai market in Central Bangkok. Went here as part of a Thai cooking class "Cooking with Poo" so had a guided and very informative tour of the market. It is crowded and filled with fruits, vegetables, food stalls, meat and live animals. It is not for the faint of heart, saw two rats and a cock roach. Do not wear sandals. The floor is wet and sometimes bloody
Written 9 April 2020
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RickFLL
Fort Lauderdale, FL396 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a colorful local marketplace chock full of fresh produce, fruits and vegetables, along with very fresh fish, meat and spices. An awesome experience but don’t wear sandals because some areas can be wet and bloody. Great photo opportunities. Don’t miss it.
Written 26 February 2020
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Vishal P
Mumbai, India25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
To experience the real Thai market packed with fresh fruits and vegetables, head over to the Khlong Toei market. I absolutely savored the fresh strawberries and Guava that I picked at a very reasonable rates.
Written 15 February 2020
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