Morning Market in Dhaka.

7.00pm and the car with Obaidul our guide is just pulling up outside our hotel. It’s an early start but we were heading first to the bustling Kawran Bazaar which trades most of the night and finishes around 8.30pm. No time to lose if wanted to get pictures of all the activity.

From the time we got out of the car it was like a complete assault on our senses! Lorries piled high with the most cauliflowers I’ve ever seen all seeming to reverse into us! Porters everywhere with their baskets over-flowing with vegetables deftly manoeuvring through the stall holders and street sellers. This market is HUGE and bustling with life and not a tourist in sight apart from John and I.

Of course I kept stopping to take pictures which meant Obaildul had to backtrack to make sure I didn’t get lost. And how fantastic that so many people wanted me to take their picture! I was having a great time.

This market is teaming with life and what a privilege to see at first hand how hard these people work to scratch out a living.

Life in Kawran Bazaar, Dhaka
Life in Kawran Bazaar. Great opportunity to take pictures!
Vegetables for sale at Kawran Bazaar, Dhaka
Fruit and vegetables everywhere at this daily market
Bangladeshi vegetables at Kawran Bazaar, Dhaka
One may be tamarind, another a root veg and the green & purple parcels is anyone’s guess.
Life in Kawran Bazaar, Dhaka
Women are selling fruit and veg they’ve collected around the floor of the market. Guy in the centre was working in a very small area that was his blacksmith’s forge. The heat and fumes were intense. The smiley lad just wanted his picture taken!
Women working at Kawran Bazaar, Dhaka
Women working here are in the minority
Indoor market at Kawran Bazaar, Dhaka
A small part of the huge indoor market

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