A trip to Bangkok is not complete without a visit to one of the famous floating markets.
Due to the vast network of canals and waterways, Bangkok and the surrounding area, were formerly known as the Venice of the East. People relied on canals for transportation, and therefore people would tend to sell things directly from their boats, and thus giving rise to many floating boat markets.
These are the perfect places to immerse yourself in a whole new shopping experience, and taste some of the best local cuisines!
Here are the list of floating markets in Bangkok, mentioned in the order of their popularity.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Distance from city center - 94 kms
Opening Hours - 7 AM - 11 AM (Morning market)
Amphawa Floating Market
Distance from city center - 96 kms
Opening Hours - Fri, Sat and Sun from 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM (Afternoon market)
Khlong Lat Mayom floating market
Distance from city center - 15 kms
Opening Hours - Sat and Sun from 9 am – 4 pm
Food paradise. It is one of the best places to taste local food. Some of the must try items are:
Khlong Lat Mayom is close to the city and is situated in a lovely green lush area with an abundance of good food to eat. Here there are less of floating boats, but more of solid structures next to the waterway, selling stuffs.
You can take a boat ride and explore the nearby villages in just 50 THB.
Taling Chan Floating Market
Distance from city center - 9 kms
Opening Hours - Sat and Sun from 8 am – 5 pm
Close to city and has good food options
Option for Thai foot massage
Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market / Bang Phli Floating Market
Distance from city center - 23 kms
Opening Hours - 8 am – 5 pm
One of the oldest and traditional floating markets
Perfect place to try thai noodles, fresh fruit, seafood and other local delicacies.
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