There’s Money in Marigolds

Though they appear delicate and insubstantial when strewn along a temple’s altar, marigolds are an essential offering on any Buddhist shrine. Keeping Bangkok’s many temples, spirit-houses, and altars supplied with marigolds is big business. Just visit Bangkok’s teeming flower markets, and you’ll likely see mountains of the glowing yellow flowers.

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#1 Sandra in Bangkok on 03.30.11 at 3:56 pm

It’s very beautiful and the colors are gorgeous. Thailand has plenty of flowers in which to decorate. Marigolds and orchids seem to be favorites.

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