Bangkok Flower Vendors on the Streets

November 2, 2010

When you drive around in Bangkok in a cab or tuktuk, you can often see these men and women walking between the cars at intersections. They sell puang malai, Thai flower garlands, to drivers, or snacks or other things, but most of the time it’s flower garlands. Thai people like to hang these garlands into their car for good luck, protection from accidents, and also because it just smells nice.

They also buy these garlands to hang them in their little house shrine to make merit to the spirits.

Standing all day between cars in Bangkok’s congested streets surely is not a fun way to make a living, yet, somehow they keep their spirits up and manage to smile most of the time.

Photocredits: mistifarang

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