Floating Market Bangkok Overview

Almost every traveller visiting Bangkok for the first time has this ardent urge to visit these unique shopping areas conducted from the traditional boats. Despite the fact that sellers are more worried about tourists as compared to local people nowadays, the floating markets of Bangkok are still heaped with tropical fruits and vegetables, ready-to-drink coconut juice and local food cooked from floating kitchens found right on the vessel. 

It might sound strange but there are different varieties of floating markets in Bangkok that you must visit during your Thailand tour. While most of them begin their operations early morning at around 05:00 AM, the rest remain open till noon as well. Well, it is best advised to sit and relax without any bargaining over prices, you can even opt for a guided boat tour to Bang KhuWiang, Bang Nam Pheung, DamnoenSaduak, KhlongLatMayom, and various other beautiful and impressive floating markets.

Location: Floating markets are located throughout Bangkok and surrounding provinces

Best Time: These stunning markets are operational throughout the year. Weekends are the ideal time to visit, DamnoenSaduak, Amphawa, Taling Chan and KhlongLatMayom are the four major floating markets in Bangkok, and is advisable to visit them early in the morning to avoid overcrowding tourists.

Things to keep in mind: Depending on the market you choose to visit, ensure that you are aware of the opening and closing timings of different markets. Also, some markets operate on weekends, so make sure that you are well aware of the fact. Bargaining is a tough job here and is time-consuming also, thus, is recommended that you do slight research before jumping onto the price argument with the vendors.

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Floating Market Bangkok Reviews

Surya Bhaskar
Reviewed: 18 Mar 2024
We booked train related and Floating Market. Give them hotel room number via email. Wait at hotel lobby. Remember it is slight difficult to catch the driver as they don't have any brand or name. Picked us at 6.30am at hotel. Train in the market is far away. They picked guests from other hotels and ... Read More
Kumari Desai
Reviewed: 12 Oct 2019
I’d recommend this tour to everyone looking for specialty cultural experiences in Bangkok. For the price it was offered at, the tour was extremely comprehensive and took us across most of the city’s best markets. The floating markets were a spectacle in themselves, and we spent a better part of our ... Read More
Inder Kaur
Reviewed: 03 Feb 2019
I could not finish my Bangkok trip without a visit to the floating market here, which is one of the reasons why Bangkok is so famous. Thanks to Thrillophilia, I could manage to get a day trip of the market. The Thai culture is so evident here, and you can also try so many local dishes, shop for loca... Read More
Chandraketu Trivedi
Reviewed: 05 Feb 2019
The enjoyable exploration of Bangkok's Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is the pace to go if you want to get a unique taste of Thai heritage and culture.
Sameer Kinger
Reviewed: 07 Dec 2018
Pleasant experience and very kind guide
Liyin Lee
Reviewed: 25 Mar 2023
Overall is good. Perhaps next time can provide a better transport such as mini bus. The condition of the shuttled van is hot and squeeze. 

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