15 Floating Markets in Bangkok You Can’t Miss In 2021!!
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Floating Markets in Bangkok

Amphawa Floating Market, Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, Visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market, Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market, Taling Chan Floating Market and many more.

With oodles of malls and luxurious places to add to your shopping experience, the floating markets in Bangkok bring you closer to the riverside shopping culture. Each market is unique in its own way, making it confusing for the travelers which one to visit first.

The mouth-watering food, the scenic beauty, the funny-looking street snacks and, the insight to the local lifestyle, this place is a beautiful contrast of the old and modern Thailand one would love to cater to. The popular Bangkok floating markets including the Damnoem and the Amphawa floating market are flocked with tourists all over the world caters are wholesome treat to visit the upscale water markets. 

The long-tail boat tours along the Bang Nok Kwaek brings out the best of your Bangkok floating market tour. The historical roots and tempting food have made these markets a must-visit place for history and food lovers.

Here are the best floating markets in Bangkok:

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Amphawa Floating Market

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The second most popular Bangkok floating market price ups all the sweet tooth with a varied range of desserts to nibble over them all day at reasonable rates. The local food carts offer an array of unusual eatables to munch including the weird-looking helmet crab egg salad and very funny looking ice-cream sandwiches.

Adding to the nightlife, watching the fireflies over the boat ride isn’t a sight one should miss! And not to skip the fascinating experience of eating over the small wooden tables which are not available everywhere. Other than the food, the local handicrafts,  herbal soaps, and souvenirs will take away your heart to get something back for your beloveds. The exclusively sold ‘I love Amphawa’ t-shirt from the local textile will remind you of the magnificent moments you spent here!

Highlight: 
Funny looking food and beautiful local handicrafts.

Location: 
Amphawa, Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram

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Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

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Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is one of the top three biggest floating markets in Bangkok, Thailand. Being extremely colorful and traditional, Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is one of the top tourist attraction spots 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 the daily life of the people of Thailand. Though the place is quite famous, still a lesser number of foreigners are found wandering around this marketplace. The Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is the exact replica of Thai life and its 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 just 20 km away from the City of Bangkok.
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Visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

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The popular floating market in Ratchaburi, known as Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, is one of the largest floating markets in Bangkok. Sellers arrive early in their boats laden with tropical fruits, flowers, and other fresh produce, creating an exuberant and vividly colorful 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 colorful. 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.

Location: 
Ratchaburi province
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Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market

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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 is one of the best Floating Markets in Bangkok which is a 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.
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Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market

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Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market is better known as 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 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 from these, the place also offers a range of other Thai products including clothes, traditional Thai decors, Thai plates and so on. Also, check out the list of
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Location: Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market is located 30 km away from the city, near a place known as Chang Wat Samut Prakan.
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Taling Chan Floating Market

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Taling Chang is one of the 50 districts of Thailand, which makes the point evident that Taling Chan Floating market is one of the most renowned floating markets in Bangkok and busiest marketplaces of Thailand. Taling Chan Floating market offers a colossal range of Thai cuisine. The smell and essence of the place are overwhelming and gives a warm welcoming feeling.

Highlights: Taling Chan 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 Chan floating market is located 10 km away from the city of Bangkok.

Price: The boat ride charges INR 230
           
The boat ride charges 100 Bahts. 
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Tha Kha Floating Market

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Tha Kha Floating Market, located 20 km 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 the Amphawa canal, the lush greenery and chilling climate, make this small and compact floating market in Bangkok 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. This is very popular among the floating markets in Bangkok.

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

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What do you feel about lunch arranged by the side of the riverbank market? Bang Khla is exactly one of the best floating markets in Bangkok 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 in Bangkok 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 of desserts and Ice cream, especially homemade 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.
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Bang Nok Kwaek Floating market

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The century-old Bangkok floating market tour will land you up in less crowd and more authentic Thailand food with no compromise over the taste. This once abandoned market is less populated and brings in the peaceful vibes to the ones luring for escapism.

The synthesis of beauty and tempting food cannot be more heart elevating bringing along the edge to eat in the vintage atmosphere. Unlike the others, it is untainted by tourists making the small boat rides along the canal even a better experience to cater. 

Highlight: 
The retained authentic and ancient flavors of Thailand with less crowd and more peace.

Location: 
Amphoe Bangkonthee, Bang Khonthi, Thailand

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Muang Boran Floating Market

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Also known as the ancient city, this floating market in Bangkok is home to cultural diversity in the vicinity. An open-air museum that depicts replicas of the five regions of Thailand is the major attraction of this place. Each of the replicas defines the original buildings commendably.

As this market opens it at 9 am you do not have to sacrifice the morning sleep to rush the market. It is more of a commingled traditional old floating market with a diversified cultural feast.

Highlight: 
The diversified culture and the replicas of old buildings.

Location: 
Bang Pu Mai, Mueang Samut Prakan District, Samut Prakan 

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Koh Kret Island Floating Market

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The artificial island near Bangkok, which was made after a canal was dug approximately 300 years ago in the are, is now a favorite getaway for the locals of the city, and attracts an equal number of tourists from outside as well. The place is famous for the kind of environment that the place curates, the pottery markets, and other shopping avenues like the ever famous floating market of the area.

Held on weekends, the Koh Kret floating market is famous for bringing the local attractions of the region and on display for you to buy and enjoy. Collect pottery, fresh produce, cutlery, and other kitchen requirements as you float on a boat past other boats occupied by Thai women wearing traditional clothes and the traditional conical hats made of straw, giving you the best experience of the Bangkok floating markets.

Highlights: This floating market is surrounded by other markets as well like the pottery market as well.

Location- Nonthaburi, which is about 12 km from the center of Bangkok
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Kwan Riam

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Kwan Riam is popularly known as the central floating market, situated at a distance of 30 km 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 km away from the city of Bangkok.
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Wat Sai Floating Market

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Get acquainted with the impeccable canal-side lifestyle and venture in the Chom Thong district to see the original Thai life with a wide variety of food, fruits, and plants at reasonable prices. The much-celebrated waterway to this floating market in Bangkok is a sight to admire and is a much-acclaimed tourist ecstasy.

If your paleophile you cannot afford to keep it off you’re list as it is the home to old Ho Klong, a drum tower of Ayutthuyan architecture,  a royal Chinese-style dwelling of King Rama III, and the jewel-laden Buddha image. Get drenched into the Chinese culture and cherish the mural paintings portraying ‘The Romance of the Three Kingdoms’, the Chinese tale of Sam Kok. 

Highlight:
Tourist attractions plating insights into Chinese culture.

Location:
 Ekachai Rd, Bang Khun Thian, Chom Thong

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Lam Phaya

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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 km from the main city, yet very elegant and has a homely feeling of rural Thai culture. One of the best floating markets in Bangkok Lam Phaya is very famous among tourists and Thai people.

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 in Bangkok 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.  
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Don Wai

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 A foodie’s abode, this Bangkok floating market tour is indeed a blissful place for anyone who lingers around food. These seven days open floating market does not make you lure for the weekdays fancy your heart with the delicacies they have in store.

The old Thai-style houses preserved since the reign of King Rama VI will definitely leave you awe-struck, adding an unusual treat to your trip. Though this market is off the popular list if you are one of those up for the off-beat destinations, this is your go-to place.

Highlight: 
A paradise for food lovers and the old Thai style houses are the major reasons to visit.

Location: 
Tha Talat, Amphoe Sam Phran, Chang Wat Nakhon Pathom

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  1. What are the best things to buy from floating Markets in Bangkok?

    While you visit the floating markets in Bangkok, do not miss to sample all the traditional Thai snacks served in an amazing way.

    1. Organic Fruits and vegetables: The floating market is always filled with a colourful and fresh harvest of exotic fruits and vegetables. You must make sure to at least buy the ones which are not found in your area.

    2. Local Handicraft:
    Handmade tribal handicrafts are a beautiful sight to catch which will look even more beautiful in your hand. So, make sure you pick a few bags, pouches, and other items from the options.

    3. Herbal Soaps:
    Carved soaps are sure a treat to the eyes, but herbal soaps are a treat to your body. Thai people make amazing herbal soaps to fit different skin types and cure different skin issues so make sure to pick a few suited to your needs.

    4. Traditional Thai decor:
    As good as the handicrafts, locals also create some beautiful traditional decor pieces. You must grab a few of the Thai decor items to put in your house to brag about your amazing trip.
  2. What are the best Floating markets in Bangkok?

    1. Damnoen Saduak: For a long time, Damnoen Saduak has been one of the most well-known floating markets Bangkok, making it one of the most touristic one! It's enormous, bustling and full of boats selling food and fruits, and it's colourful – precisely as people expect a floating market to look, with the added bonus of being able to take the ideal shot to show them once they get home. 

    2. Taling Chan Floating Market: This is one of most sought after floating markets in Bangkok, known for its nursery plants, Thai food, and massages. You can shop, eat, receive a massage, and learn about the local culture here. Take a camera with you because the vibrant market offers plenty of photo opportunities. 

    3. Bang Nok Kweek: This is the place to go if you're seeking for a floating market in Bangkok with the best Thai food. The floating market in Bangkok has an old-world charm that you'll want to include in your itinerary.

    It's about a century old, just like Bangnoi, and has a true Thai flavour. You can satisfy yourself by eating, strolling, and people-watching.

    4. Muang Boran Floating Market: Muang Boran is a centerpiece of the Ancient City, an open-air museum that is supposed to imitate Thailand's five provinces. In addition, each region has copies of well-known structures. This is one of Bangkok's most popular floating marketplaces, including a museum showcasing Thailand's traditional side.
  3. Which are the best Markets in Bangkok?

    1. Chatuchak Market: The quintessential Bangkok market, Chatuchak Weekend Market, is the mother of all markets and a must-see for anybody visiting Bangkok! Chatuchak is the world's largest outdoor market, located in Bangkok for decades and containing over 15,000 stalls offering just about anything you can think of from all over Thailand!

    You can also stop by one of the many stalls at the markets serving wonderful street food for a bite to eat or a drink at one of the quaint tiny cafés and restaurants.

    2. Neon Night Market: You'll find the latest fashion in clothing, shoes, and accessories, as well as arts and crafts, jewellery, mementos, tasty food stalls, and cool outdoor pubs with live bands, at the Neon Market.

    If you just have a few days, and wish to enjoy some of the best moments at the markets of Bangkok, then the Neon Night Market is a great place to see because it is so centrally placed.

    3. Sampeng Market: Sampeng Market is essentially a little shopping street known as Sampeng Lane, which is lined with stalls and small shops offering whatever you can think of.

    Everything from cheap clothes, shoes, jewellery, housewares, gadgets, toys, silk, and miscellaneous souvenirs to traditional Chinese items such as tea, silk pyjamas, dried food, herbs, Chinese lanterns, and Chinese ceramics can be found in one of the best markets of Bangkok.

    4. ArtBox Night Market: Artbox is a pretty recent, hip, and cool pop-up market that houses many of its stalls in large shipping containers. More high-quality, hip, and one-of-a-kind handcrafted clothing, gadgets, shoes, handbags, and jewellery may be found here.

    In addition to trendy pubs and cool street food vendors, the Artbox includes a live music stage where local musicians perform.


  4. Is Bangkok floating market open on weekdays?

    Yes. Almost all the Bangkok floating markets are open on weekdays. They usually open by 09:00 AM and remain open until 03:00 PM. However, there are certain markets which stay open till 12 in the midnight too.
  5. What items are cheap in Bangkok?

    -Tailor Made Clothes
    -CDs and DVDs
    -Flowers
    -Household Accessories
    -Ceramics and Pottery
    -Bags and Shoes
  6. How to reach Bangkok?

    By Flight: Bangkok has wonderful flight connectivity to the rest of the world. The major airports of Bangkok are The Suvarnabhumi Airport and The Don Mueang Airport. The airport is connected with the city transport like taxis, buses, and rail links for last mile connectivity.

    By Road: Bangkok is connected with the rest of the major cities of Thailand like Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui, and Krabi. The major bus terminals of Bangkok are Northern Bus Terminal, the Eastern Bus Terminal, and the Southern Bus Terminal.

    By Train: Bangkok has train connectivity with some of the neighbouring countries like Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos. The major railway station in Bangkok is Hua Lamphong Railway Station and Thonburi Train Station.
  7. What is the best time to visit Bangkok?

    The best time to visit Bangkok would be from the month of November to the month of March when the city would be in its distinct charm and you will get to enjoy an enchanting vibe.
  8. Which is the cheapest market in Bangkok?

    Chatuchak Weekend Market is considered to be the cheapest as well as best market in Bangkok. Located on the Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, it is home to about 15000 stalls and 11505 vendors. The whole marketplace is divided into 27 different parts.

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