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Or Tor Kor market number 4 in world

Bangkok’s Or Tor Kor market has been ranked the fourth best fresh market in the world by travel website CNNGo.

Friday 27 July 2012, 05:21PM

One of the largest fresh markets in Thailand, it offers a wide range of high-quality agricultural products including meat, eggs, fruits and fresh vegetables; processed foods like curry paste and salted fish; and ready-to-eat Thai delicacies such as deep-fried pork belly, pandan custard bread, and Thai curries.

The Or Tor Kor market, which translates as the “Marketing Organisation 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.

Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Suraphon Svetasreni, said, “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.

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“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,” he said.

The Or Tor Kor market is located immediately south of the Jatujak Weekend Market, on the opposite side of Kamphaeng Phet Road, and is open daily from 6.30am to 6pm.

On the CNNGo list, La Boqueria Market in Barcelona ranked first, followed by Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, with the Union Square Farmer’s Market in New York City third.

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