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Saved by St. Valentine: Flower Market Crackdown Extended

By the power of capitalist love, the crackdown set to begin Sunday on Bangkok’s iconic flower market, Pak Khlong Talad, was extended another month, City Hall has announced.

flower marketThe deadline to reclaim public sidewalk space from flower stalls was postponed to Feb. 28, with cleanup to begin on Leap Day (Feb.29). City Hall on Tuesday said it rescheduled the campaign to make it more convenient for both vendors and buyers for Valentine’s Day, since Pak Khlong Talad is the biggest flower market in Bangkok.

Pak Khlong Talad is known for being the cheapest place to buy flowers in town. The place is usually packed with people during the festive seasons flowers play big part in celebrating such as Valentine’s, Loy Krathong and Wai Khru, when Thai students show their gratitude to teachers with flowers.

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