Thai markets are considered to be some of the most interesting the world. From shoes to knock-off designer brand wear, traditional Thai snacks to child beggars, the markets in Thailand have a wide-range of things for both locals and tourists.
On a recent trip to a market in the Thai upcountry, I encountered some of the little bits of quintessential goods in the country: fruit. Yes, fruit. Thai fruit is internationally recognized as delicious and exotic. Most tourists, travelers, and expats rant and rave about the variety of fresh fruit found in the kingdom. On my journey, I was initially interested in snapping shots of trendy locals. However, what I found most interesting were the colors, scents, and sounds of the bustling market as it prepared to sell fruit one early morning.
Thai fruit is quite representative of the culture and heritage in the Kingdom. Unique, exotic, and ornate are some of the adjectives both Thais and foreigners use to describe the delicacies found in the country. While Thai fruit that has been exported across the globe isn't the freshest, it still gives those who've stumbled upon Thailand in a previous life the opportunity to rekindle the experiences that made their journey so memorable.