At the weekend I finally managed to find time to visit the Or Tor Kor Market which is opposite the southern entrance to Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok. I had heard some good things about this market and wanted to go and see for myself. I also wanted to get some more pictures for the photo album at enjoythaifood.com. The market is run by the Agricultural Market Organization (that is what the Thai initials Or Tor Kor stand for) and has recently had a makeover. The area is spacious and clean, and more importantly for photographers, it is bright. If you are looking for an easily accessible market in Bangkok then this one would be a great introduction. It has all the usual stalls of vegetables, seafood, meat, fruit and other products such as dried shrimp which probably came from the market I visited in Samut Songkhram. At one end of the market you will find a food court where you can buy ready made food such as the curries shown in the picture below. The are also a number of stalls selling Thai desserts which I just couldn’t resist. In fact we bought a lot of food.
We went to the market by car. It is very easy to find. We followed the sky train route up Phahon Yothin Road towards Chatuchak Market. We then turned left onto Kamphaenphet Road shortly after Saphan Kwai BTS station. The entrance to the market is just on the left. The easiest way for tourists to arrive is by the underground train. The Kamphaenphet MRTA exit (number 3) is literally by the front gate. If you are coming by Sky Train, then get off at Saphan Kwai BTS station and then you have a further ten minutes walk up the road and then turn left at the intersection. If you are here at the weekend then you can cross the road to the Weekend Market for a bit of shopping. Plenty of things to photograph here.