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    A Stroll through Klong Toey

    Klong Toey postal district stretches over a large bit of East Bankok, from the harbour along the Chao Praya to Kong Tan/Pethburi Rd.
    What is often meant by it are the market at the Rama4/Rachada intersection, and a slum area which has enjoyed a reputation as a major drug trafficking center.
    I'll guide through a walk, starting with part of the market:

    Straight into the maze of narrow passages strewn with an array of goods, here an amulet seller with her goods:




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    More gooddies:






    These are ready-made frames:



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    You can have your own amulet made up, choose a Buddha tablet, and the craftsman will pick the right plastic glass for it

    Glueing the 2 halves with the image together:



    And letting it set:

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    Piercing the shape of the frame:






    Filing the edges:


    I don't have a pic of the finished product, since it wasn't mine, just observing for a bit...

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    I just notice4d most pics have a slight green tinge, but am not gonna change them now...

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    I used to go shopping all the time at Klong Toey Market. Interesting place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    I just notice4d most pics have a slight green tinge, but am not gonna change them now...
    That's ok. Anytime I wander around Klong Toey I develop a slight green tinge myself.

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    The temperature must be in the 50's under those tin roofs. Rather you than me.

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    The real question is what type of vice was Stroller looking for in Klong Toey.

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    All will be revealed in due course, YT.
    Alright then, on with the show, this will be a long thread:

    And into the food section:

    Dried fish:

    Curries ready to e served:

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    So I guess you were looking for dog meat?

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    Very good, stroll.
    Saw a bit of my favorite food in there - like the green jelly deserts - forgot the name.
    Well done...

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    Great pics of one of my favourite activities in Thailand, strolling around markets. In fact, whenever anyone visited me from abroad, the first stop after the airport was straight into Phra Kha Nong market!

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    Fuckin' A. Stroll. your pictorials are alway great.

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    i lived next door klong toey 5 years, but never did go into the market there....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb
    i lived next door klong toey 5 years, but never did go into the market there....
    Someone should call KW and tell him that his maid has been posting under his username...

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    Bluddy hell, I wanted to green you for this Stroll but it says I've got to spread some rep around first. So I'll thank you here instead.
    Incidentally, is there any way for me to find out a historical record of who i have greened (or redded, but yet to do that)? Some of it happens late at night you know, hard to keep track.

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    Some characters, like this seller are beautiful in their own way:



    Back into the dark, claustophoboc interior:



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    It's not all low quality, some choice seafood:





    No dogmeat to be found, but giant frogs:

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    More meat:



    Kanom, rice cake steamed in banana leaves:



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    I'd love to film an EU health inspector walk into this market!

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    Bundling herb packages:





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    Kiddies' toys:



    Finally: some fat, juicy betelnuts!

    Time to move out and on:

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    Into the slums of Klong Toey:



    Before we venture further, I should add that I had a local
    'guide', it is not entirely safe to wander about taking pics on your own.



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