My Favourite Markets

On business trips, one of the ways I develop some semblance of “normality” is by visiting markets.  On vacations, markets for me, are a must.  Either way, a half hour or hour strolling amongst locals and visitors gazing, eating and bargaining is a great way to connect with a destination. This week, I have been trying to make a list of my favourite markets around the world!

Where is your favourite market? Here are my top 25:

Asia and Middle East

  1. Ladies’ Market,TungChoi Street, Hong kong

    Photo 2014-06-07 20 13 47

    Chiang Mai

  2. Cicada Markets, Hua Hin
  3. Chiang Mai Walking Street Markets
  4. Chatuchak Weekend Market – 15,000-stalls in the North of Bangkok every weekend
  5. Chandni Chowk, Delhi, India
  6. Shilin Night Market, Taipei, Taiwan
  7. Spice Bazaar, or Egyptian Market, Istanbul (I prefer it to the Grand Bazaar)
  8. Kreta Ayer Wet Market, Singapore
  9. Bangkok Flower Markets,



  1. Saxe-Breteuil market and any other fresh food market, Paris
  2. Lille flea market, France
  3. Camden Lock Markets, London
  4. Torvehallerne, CopenhagenPhoto 2014-09-15 18 11 59
  5. Great Market Hall, Budapest
  6. Borough Market  London, great food and atmosphere
  7. La Boqueria, Barcelona, traces its roots to 13th century
  8. Am Dom’ Market (26 Nov – 23 Dec) Christmas Market in Cologne, Germany


  1. Salamanca markets, Hobart, Tasmania
  2. Mindil Beach Markets, Darwin, Australia
  3. Adelaide Central Markets, Adelaide, Australia

San Francisco


North America

  1. San Francisco Farmers Market, Emarcadero
  2. Reading Terminal Markets, Philadelphia
  3. Portland Farmers Market, Oregon, USA
  4. Pike Place Market, Seattle
  5. St. Lawrence Market, Toronto

Where are your recommendations?

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