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12 Best Floating Markets in Bangkok

 
  • Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand is known for its vibrant street life. One interesting thing to note at this place is that there are many floating markets in the city that makes this place happening. These floating market Bangkok should be visited as they are unique in themselves:

    Bang Khu Wiang

    It is a market place which is well known for fruits and fishes. The place has an authentic variety of Thai dishes that are irresistible. The place is a complete market that offers all of the local dishes to the tourist to show their culture to them. It is one of the best attractions of the tourists.

    Khlong Lat Mayom

    This is amongst the three biggest floating markets of the city and is a perfect depiction of the beautiful Thai culture. It is a spacious shopping place that gives tourists an overwhelming shopping experience. Thai traditions and foods are to be tried surely.

    Here are some of the Best Floating Markets in Bangkok:

  • 01Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

    The popular floating market in Ratchaburi, known as Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, is one of Thailand’s largest floating markets. Sellers arrive early in their boats laden with tropical fruits, flowers and other fresh produce, creating an exuberant and vividly colourful scene that has been captured by photographers around the world.



    Highlights
    : It’s best to take a trip early in the morning to see the market at its busiest and most colourful. Hire a long-tail boat and make sure you bring your camera to capture this quintessential
    image of Thailand. It is also worthwhile exploring the nearby canals to gain an appreciation of how the locals live.

    Getting There:  The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is 110 km west of Bangkok, in Ratchaburi province and about 40 minutes by car from Nakhon Pathom.

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  • 02Koh Kret Island

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    If you are in search of a serene green and peaceful getaway in Bangkok, Ko Kret is your destination. An artificial island, which is the result of a canal, dug 300 years  ago, Koh Kret Island is primarily known for its rural atmosphere, busy weekend market and unique pottery. If you really want to enjoy your visit to Koh Kret Island, Wat Poramai Yikawat, the Buddhist temple and museum, the 200?years ? old leaning stupa must be on your ‘to visit’ list. The island is also famous for the hand?thrown terracotta pots. After getting down from the boat, ‘Tort Man Nor Galah,’ a Mon origin snack, is a must try on the Koh Kret island.

    Best Time: The best time to visit the Koh Kret Island is on weekdays, as it can be overly crowded on weekends.

    Location: The Island is just 12 km from the central Bangkok and you can take cross?river ferries from the Wat Sanam Neua.

    Things to keep in mind: Avoid visiting island on weekends.
  • 03Amphawa Floating Market

    The Bangkok Magazine has ranked Amphawa Floating Market as the second largest market of the city capital. Bangkok is the city of tourist attraction and the beautiful addition of Amphawa Floating Market to the list has moreover increased its number of visitors on a daily basis. The authentic Amphawa floating Market is a worth sightseeing center for tourists.

    Highlights: The Amphawa Floating Market is famous for its exotic Thai culture and authenticity. The place dates back to the 17th century, but the essence is still young and vibrant. The market place lights up with joy and pleasant odor during the weekends. The exotic range of the seafood that is available at the Amphawa Floating market is irresistible to the appetite. The prawn plate appetizers and the sweet tooth Thai desserts are the incredible part of this weekend market.

    Location: The Amphawa Floating Market is located at 50 kms away from the city of Bangkok, near a small village known as Amphawa.

    Price: The entry to the marketplace is free. The boat ride across the floating market charges around 50 Baht, else you have to pay only for the appetizers you buy. 
  • 04Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market

    Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market is an old traditional marketplace of Bangkok, Thailand. Typically famous for its fruit and fish market centers, the place offers an exclusive range of authentic Thai dishes, which one cannot resist. Open, throughout the week, Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market offers a gamut of local dishes for its tourist to sample and savor.

    Highlights: The authentic range of classic Thai food that is available in the marketplace of Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market is the best attraction reason for tourists. Apart from that, the traditional essence, that the market offers is also a desirable experience. Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market is the perfect place to enjoy Thailand farm-fresh food items.

    Location: Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market is located at the bank of Noi-Khlong Om River. To reach this marketplace, the best experience is to take a boat ride from Chang Pier River.

    Price: The genuine entry to the market is free of cost. You only have to pay for items that you buy. 
  • 05Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market

    Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market is better known as the Bangkok's riverside market. A little away from the urban hub of the city, Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market is a perfect place to spend a weekend holiday with your friends or loved ones. The marketplace is an excellent paradise for food lovers.

    Highlights: The basic highlights of the place include the growing Thai market, on the both sides of the narrow tunnel. The place offers an authentic chain of traditional Thai restaurants, right by the side of the river bank. Seafood and Thai desserts are very famous. Aside these, the place also offers a range of other Thai products including clothes, traditional Thai decors, Thai plates and so on.

    Location: Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market is located 30 kms away from the city, near a place known as Chang Wat Samut Prakhan.

    Price: The entry fee to the market is free of cost unless you buy any item. 
  • 06Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

    Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is one of the top three biggest floating market of Bangkok,Thailand. Being extremely colorful and traditional, Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is one of the top tourist attraction spot of Bangkok. The place is big enough to offer a spacious shopping experience to its tourists.

    Highlights: Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market shows a perfect picture of Thai culture and daily life of the people of Thailand. Though the place is quite famous, still a lesser number of foreigners are founds wandering around this marketplace. The Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is the exact replica of Thai life and their cuisine. The place offers an inside story of deep, authentic Thai traditions and foods. The dishes offered are extremely delicious and worth spending on.

    Location: Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is located at just 20 kms away from the City of Bangkok.

    Price: The prices prevailing in this marketplace are very affordable and worth spending. 
  • 07Taling Chan Floating Market

    Taling Chang is one the 50 districts of Thailand, which makes the point evident that Taling Chang Floating market is one of the most renowned and busiest marketplace of Thailand. Taling Chang Floating market offers a colossal range of Thai cuisines. The smell and essence of the place is overwhelming and gives a warm welcoming feeling.

    Highlights: Taling Chang floating market is an ideal idea to spend a day out of the city's urban livelihood, riding on a long tail boat and enjoying some Thai special shopping. The floating market not only offers a range of seafood and delicious prawn dishes, but also offers some huge range of Thai homemade decors and fresh fruits. The barbeque grilled fish topped with some Thai leaves and served hot on the boat, just makes the day more impressive.

    Location: Taling Chang floating market is located 10 kms away from the city of Bangkok.

    Price: The boat ride charges 100 Bahts. 
  • 08Tha Kha Floating Market

    Tha Kha Floating Market, located 20 kms away from the city of Bangkok is a compact yet authentic marketplace of Thailand. Especially famous for its exotic range of prawn dishes and green farm veggies, the Tha kha Floating market attracts tourists from all over the globe.

    Highlights: Located at the bank of Amphawa canal, the lush greenery and chilling climate, makes this small and compact floating market a wonderful place to spend a day. The boat rides along the market shop doors with tropical flowers peeping out to see the tourists. The smell and colorful atmosphere of the Tha Kha Floating Market is incredibly beautiful to describe in words.

    Location: Tha Kha Floating Market is located 20 kms away from the main city, near the canal of Amphawa, Bangkok, Thailand.

    Price: Entry to the market is free of cost. However, the boat ride is chargeable. 
  • 09Kwan Riam

    Kwan Riam is popularly known as the central floating market, situated at a distance of 30 kms from Bangkok city. The market covered a huge area and offers an authentic range of fresh food and Thai meals, one can ever imagine.

    Highlights: The Kwan Riam floating market is traditionally a weekend market. It opens on Saturdays, Sundays and any other public holidays. Generally people offering alms to the monks gather this place on weekends. Hence, the Kwan Riam floating market is a quite busy market of Bangkok outskirts. The essence of traditional touch in the marketplace is quite realistic and offers a colossal gathering of joy and victuals.

    Location: The Kwan Rium market is located quite in between Soi Saereethai 60 and Soi Ramkhamhaeng 187, 30 kms away from the city of Bangkok.

    Price: Entry to the market is free. Only buying is chargeable in Bahts. 
  • 10Lam Phaya

    Situated near the Tha Jeen River in Bangkok, the Lam Phaya floating market is one the authentic weekend market of the province. The floating market is located at a distance of 25 kms from the main city, yet very elegant and has a homely feeling of rural Thai culture.

    Highlights: The Lam Phaya floating market is a very eminent weekend market of Bangkok city. Many local Thai people from Bangkok, travel to Lam Phaya floating market on weekends to spend a splendid day away from the high cultured restaurant style eating. The place offers a range of traditional Thai food, cooked by the exclusive habitats of the Lam Phaya village. The magical hands and species of the local people of Lam Phaya have developed this floating market as the lunch hub for tourists to enjoy some exotic Thai seafood and goodness of green farms.

    Location: Lam Phaya is a small village situated at the bank of River Tha Jeen, near Bangkok city, which has emerged as a weekend market.

    Price: The prices of the items available in this market are very affordable yet delicious. 
  • 11Don Wai

    The Don Wai floating market is a very famous market of Bangkok, Thailand. Located at the outskirts of the City Capital, Don Wai floating market is a popular local market dealing with fresh farm Thai veggies and sea foods.

    Highlights: The authentic Thai floating market, Don Wai floating market are an exclusive shopping centre, away from the Urbanhood of the capital city. It is located on the bank of Nakhon Chai River, 30 kms away from the Bangkok City. The market offers a beautiful boating experience to the tourists along with a range of exotic Thai food. Seafood, prawns and traditional Thai meals are very renowned in the floating market of Don Wai.

    Location: Don Wai floating market is located on the river bank of Khongkharam Doiwan temple.

    Price: Entry fee to the floating market is free of the monetary amount. Also, the market itself is very affordable for all tourists and local people. 
  • 12Bang Khla

    What do you feel about a lunch arranged by the side of the river bank market? Bang Khla is exactly one of this kind. Mostly structured as a small village in the district of Bang Khla, Bang Khla floating market is a famous tourist market of Thailand.

    Highlights: Bang Khla floating market is an extraordinary experience for both tourists and local Thai people. Mostly surrounded by the local Thai people of Thailand, Bang Khla offers a gamut of Thai dishes and delicious meals. The sweet tooth Thai tradition offers a variety desserts and Ice cream, especially home made in the Thai houses. The village is well centered by a transportation system. Hence, it's quite easy to reach the place. Spending an hour or two, in the essence of Thai culture is a mesmerizing experience.

    Location: Bang Khla floating market is located in the district of Amphoe in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Price: Entry to the market is free of cost.