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How many floating markets does Bangkok have?
In Bangkok, there are five different floating markets available. Amphawa Floating Market – It is famous for locally produced handicrafts, fashion, and art products, which gets sold before the sunset. You can buy a variety of apparels, boutiques, watercolour paintings, etc. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market – It is one of the must-see tourist-savvy spots in Bangkok. You can get some Thai delicacies such as mango sticky rice, pork satay, and so on. Taling Chan Floating Market – This market is very close to Bangkok, having easy accessibility, unlike other floating markets. Tourists can freely bargain here and get their favourite products at ease. Talad Rom-Hoob or Train Market – In this Bangkok floating market day trip, one cannot miss this uniquely built market, where vendors make way for the trains to pass by smoothly. Bang Phli Floating Market – This market is widely known for its cultural significance as it has the most traditional ambiance of all. It is more than 150 years old and exhibits the same charm towards tourists.
Can we take kids with us for this tour?
Yes. The floating markets welcome both adults and children. Generally, kids enjoy the most among all tourists when they are surrounded by water, having colourful shops and smiling faces everywhere. The tourists are requested to keep an eye on their kids as they may tend to play with water without any limits. The admission cost is the same for both adults and children. However, children aged between 0 and 2 years can join the tour for free, but they do not occupy an additional seat. The parents must keep them safely on their lap.
What are the inclusions in this tour?
English Speaking Guide – There will be an English speaking tour guide, accompanying you throughout the journey and help you to buy local products at the cheapest prices. Long tailed speedboat ride – To traverse all floating boats in Bangkok easily, you will be taken in a long-tailed speedboat. It ensures a safe and comfortable ride. Admission fees included – Once you’ve paid the package amount before the start date, you can enter into any market without giving extra money. All the admission fees are included in the overall package. Thus, one can do unlimited shopping, sightseeing, take hundreds of photographs, and make this Bangkok floating market day trip a memorable one.
Will we visit the Train Market?
Yes, indeed. You will be visiting the most awaited Train Market. After departing from Bangkok, you will be headed to Talad Rom-Hoob or Train Market (also called as Maeklong Railway Market). This traditional Thai market sells an array of fresh vegetables, fruits, and tasty food. The market attained its popularity mainly because of its location. It is located on both the sides of a railway track, where trains run directly through the market. Since it is running safely between the small shops, the local business is also growing like never before. The customers need to walk along the train line and move sideways when the train arrives.
Will there be a pickup & drop facility?
Yes. There will be a pickup and drop off facility provided for tourists on request. If you’ve opted for a transfer service, you need to provide your contact details and other information like pickup point, number of passengers, etc. The tour operator will arrange a vehicle accordingly and make sure it reaches your hotel on time. Please remember that the pickup timing is at 6.15 am. The tourists are advised to get ready at the hotel lobby at least 10 – 15 minutes prior to the pickup time. Similarly, once the tour is over, they will be taken back to their hotels safely within an hour time. There is also a private transfer option provided separately.
Will the guide be English speaking or some other language?
The tour guide can speak English apart from his native Thai language. Tourists from abroad, who are coming for this Bangkok floating market day trip, usually find difficulty in communicating with the local vendors and don’t know how to bargain the price. Thus, to fill this huge communication gap, the tour operator and the management have dedicated English speaking tour guides. This initiative helps every foreign tourist immensely, and it makes them get closer to the Thai people. If you’re a native speaker of English, don’t worry anymore. You can sure to get the best shopping experience in the Bangkok floating market, with the aid of our English speaking guides.
Can we join a paddle boat?
Yes. After arriving at Damnoensaduak Floating Market, you will be having one hour time to walk around the market or do paddle boat. If you want to relax and enjoy the serene locations of Bangkok, you should do a paddle boat at least once, where you can sure to spot fishes, water plants, and some exotic birds. To join the paddle boat ride, you need to pay an extra 150 Baht per person. It is the same price for both kids and adults.
What is the duration of the tour?
The Bangkok floating market day trip is a half-a-day voyage, where you will be witnessing three floating markets. Firstly, you will depart from Bangkok to the Train Market and get some eatables at affordable rates. Then, you will head towards the Damnoensaduak Floating Market, which is sought-after for delicious Thai food. After that, one can take a stroll or do paddle boating for one hour time and experience the pleasant atmosphere around. Finally, you will be taken back to Bangkok, and the tour comes to an end.
Are we allowed to take photos while sightseeing?
Yes, indeed. Since, the entire landscape is embraced with beautiful trees, floating houses, vibrant shops, and fresh fruits and vegetables; one cannot keep his cameras hidden anymore. Tourists take a million pictures throughout the market space and fill their camera with people & street photographs. You don’t need to ask for permission or pay an additional fee to take photos. It is completely free and exciting.
How to reach for this tour?
To reach the Bangkok floating market, you can choose public transport. The convenient route is coming to S6 Station, from there take a Chao Phraya Express Boat and reach to Phra Pinklao Bridge Pier. Then you need to take a bus and arrive at the floating market. If your hotel is located far away, you can opt for a pickup and drop service and reach the starting point of the tour seamlessly. The starting time will be around 6.15 am, and the tourists are requested to be ready as early as possible.
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