Bangkok, July 18, 2012 – Thailand’s Or Tor Kor Market has been ranked Number Four of the World’s 10 Best Fresh Markets by CNN Go. One of the largest fresh markets in Thailand, it offers a wide range of high-quality agricultural products including meat, eggs, Thai fruits and fresh vegetables; processed foods such as curry paste and salted fish; and ready-to-eat Thai delicacies such as deep-fried pork belly, pandan custard bread, and Thai curries. Local as well as imported organic produce is also available.
The Or Tor Kor Market, which translates as the “Marketing Organization for Farmers,” operates under the Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives. It functions as a fair distribution channel for Thai farmers to sell their products. Agricultural workers account for a large majority of the Thai population.
“Thailand offers a wide variety of fruit and fresh foods that people from all over the world can enjoy, and Or Tor Kor Market reflects just that. In addition to being a source of fresh, high-quality products, it’s a great way for visitors to Thailand to experience how markets play a major role in Thai community life while highlighting the close relationship Thai people have with the Kingdom’s agricultural heritage,” said Mr Suraphon Svetasreni, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
The Or Tor Kor Market is located immediately south of Bangkok’s well-known Chatuchak Weekend Market, on the opposite side of Kamphaeng Phet Road. The Kamphaeng Phet MRT station is right in front of the Or Tor Kor Market, which is open daily from 06:30 to 18:00.
On the CNN Go list, La Boqueria Market in Barcelona ranked first, followed by Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo and Union Square Farmer’s Market in New York City.