Beauty in flowers in Bangkok – a special blog for mom

This post can be appreciated by everyone but I thought that my mom might like it in particular.  It’s mainly just images.   Katie and I are in Thailand right now and we were lucky enough to take a night bicycle tour of various parts of Bangkok.  One of the places that they took us to was the 24 flower market in the city.


We’ve visited the flower market in New York City with my mom and it’s an incredible place filled with beautiful sights and interesting characters.


We felt much the same way on our visit to the night market in Thailand.   There were so many blocks of flowers it’s impossible to make it show up in a single picture or even a series of pictures.


Without question we were in an ocean of flowers and people who knew and understood how to make the most out of the flowers that they had available to them.  Although the designs were frequently the same from vendor to vendor in a way it almost made it more impressive.


Another thing that is impossible to express with simple pictures is how rapidly and quickly that the people used their hands to created these arrangements.  It was pretty mind boggling

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I was a pretty big fan of these intricate wreaths in particular.  I think it took this woman about 3 minutes to make one.

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One this we learned – NEVER give lotus flowers as a gift – they are only to be used for religious purposes.  I think that the woman in question here was asked if I could but some of these for Katie on her Bday 🙂

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Orchids on the other hands make a great gift – I’ve never seen some of the orchids available here

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I never go an answer as to what this was – it wasn’t a lemon.


Monks definitely need to shop for offereings

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It can be spendy buying for Buddha

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A sea of orchids

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Roses are great for loved ones too – just like at home

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Anyhow – quick blog – things of beauty that probably can be enjoyed by everyone but hopefully very much by mom.  Thailand is clearly a great place to buy flowers on the curious adventure

2 thoughts on “Beauty in flowers in Bangkok – a special blog for mom

  1. Hi,

    That was fantastic. Much more gorgeous than New York. It must have been quite a trip by bike. I guess i was in the middle of the night because the traffic in Bangkok s terrible almost all the time or maybe you aren’t in quite the downtown section we were in.

    Glad to hear from you.

    Hows the food?

    Love Mom

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