Travel Photo Thursday – October 20, 2011 – Colorful Asian Markets

Posted by on Oct 20, 2011 in Travel Photo Thursday, Uncategorized | 21 comments


Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday. The teaching semester has reached the half way mark, and my thoughts are turning more and more to my winter travels. This winter I’ll be in Thailand and Spain, and I’m looking forward to spending time wandering through the local markets with my trusty camera.

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Here are a few of my favorite market shots…

(To view a large version simply click on the photo.)


Ladies selling flowers… Bagan, Myannmar


Passing time.....Market, Bagan, Myanmar


Chili Madness… Myung Mai Market, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chili Madness in the Market -- Chiang Mai, Thailand


Bracelets for sale… Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

Colorful Choices


Pepero Baskets for sale…Daejeon, South Korea

Pepero Day Baskets2


What could an outdoor market be without food for sale?
Sunday Walking Street Market… Chiang Mai, Thailand

Dinner Anyone?

Markets are a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the local culture and food without blowing your budget.


  1. my favourite market is…actually, I just love Christmas markets in Europe!
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  2. What colourful images. Makes me want to get up and go!
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  3. I love markets, it’s such a great way to spend a day. These photos are so bright and vibrant.
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  4. Love the colour of the chilis.
    What do the woman have on their face in the Bagan market?
    Strolling markets is one of my favourite things to do traveling. Looking forward to markets in Spain in just over a week.
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  5. Chili madness gets my vote!

  6. Beautiful photos, Nancie! I love how colorful they all are!
    Michael Figueiredo recently posted…Photo Essay: Bridges of the WorldMy Profile

  7. Really bright and colourful! Wonder what the women in Bagan are chewing on?
    Sophie recently posted…Travel photo – Norwich Market, after hoursMy Profile

  8. I get lost in markets. Just love to browse them looking at all the food and local products. But if my wife wants me to go shopping at home with her I can’t stand it!
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  9. Beautiful! I especially like the bracelets shot :)
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  10. Love these photos, I think photographing in colourful Asian markets is one of my most favourite things to do!
    Natasha von Geldern recently posted…Sirens at Springwood: Norman Lindsay’s houseMy Profile

  11. Love Asian markets, and have spent hours exploring the ones in Thailand. Great close up photos!
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  12. I love the first photo of the women eating. I’d also buy one (or more) of those bracelets! :)
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  13. Markets are our favorite part of visiting new cities. Maybe they call out so much because we have such a limited ‘market season’ in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. . .May to October, well, with the exception of our famous Pike Place Market in Seattle.
    Beautiful shots!
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  14. Love the chili one – it’s actually something I could easily see on my road trips around New Mexico :) Great colors!!
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  15. These photos are great! Colorful, vibrant and the last one looks pretty tasty.
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  16. Lovely colors on your photos! My favorite is the one called Chili Madness! :)
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  17. I LOVE market photos. These are great. I’m wondering what the women in the first photo are chewing on.

  18. I love markets like these and search for them when traveling! I like spicy food so the chilis caught my eye but I really love all the colors in Asia.
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  19. Great photos. The chilis look bright and yummy, but only to people who like it hot.
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  20. Beautiful pictures!
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  21. Beautiful pictures! Coincidence wanted I too posted photos of Asian local markets today, but West Asia, precisely Iran! Very colorful too, and delicious :)
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