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Bangkok Floating Markets


Bang Phli Floating Market
Bang Phli Floating Market
Bang Phli Floating Market
Established more than 150 years ago by Chinese traders, the traditional floating market at Bang Phli is still going strong. Unlike some other examples in Thailand, this floating market has managed to escape the pressures of tourism and remain close to its roots. Rather than cheap souvenirs and Western snacks, visitors will find traditional Thai food here, as well as locally produced fruit and vegetables and other food products. Not many Westerners make it to the Bang Phli Floating Market, and this remains a real gem for visitors who are searching for the "real" Thailand.
How to get there : Bang Phli Floating market is located near Suvarnabhumi Airport and visitors can take a taxi to Wat Bang Phli Yai Nai, where the market starts.
Opening hours : 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm.
Contact : Tel: 02-337-3715, 02-337-3414


Wat Sai Floating Market
Wat Sai Floating Market
Wat Sai Floating Market
Wat Sai Floating Market is traveling to the market by boat along a canal to see how some ordinary Thais live and enjoy the variety of food, fruits and plants offered for sales with reasonable price. Situated in Chom Thong district on the Thonburi side of Bangkok, this floating market used to be a popular touristic site for visitors to admire a canal side way of life. Construction of new roads within the area left the floating market abandoned before it was recently revived to resume its charm. A canal tour along this historic waterway to enjoy the floating market crowded with boats of farm produce for sale as well as life along the banks of Khlong Sanam Chai, especially on weekends, is available.
Stop to visit Tamnak Thong and the old Ho Klong - a drum tower - of Ayutthayan architecture at Wat Sai, a Chinese style royal residence of King Rama III and Chinese sculpture at Wat Ratcha-orot, pay respect to the bejewelled Buddha image and appreciate mural paintings depicting the Chinese tale of Sam Kok or ‘The Romance of the Three Kingdoms’ at Wat Nang Nong, pay respect to Luangpu Thao at Wat Nang and view a snake-catching show at a snake farm on the bank of Khlong Dan

Location : Ekachai Rd, Bang Khun Thian, Chom Thong
How to get there : Take Ekkachai Road to Wat Sai, or take bus no. 43, 120 from Wongwienyai, or take ferry along Chao Phraya River from Tha Chang to the market
Opening hours : Daily 06.00 am. - 09.00 pm.


Taling Chan Floating Market
Taling Chan Floating Market
Taling Chan Floating Market
The floating market is located in “Bang Khun Sri” canal edge or people well-known as "Khlong Chak Pha" are beautiful place, with spectacular atmosphere for breathing. In the mean time it was designed to commemorate a quickly disappearing lifestyle that reflecting the beauty and tranquility of Thai culture Thus, integrated waterfront lifestyle of the villagers together through the natural out perfectly. Now a day it has become a new meeting place where tourists could escape from the busy town.

The overall of location is semi-rural markets. It is situated in front of Taling Chan District Office and renders a blend of a rural market and canal side way of life. On weekends during 7PM-5PM, vendors who are native farmers take their produces by storing fruit, vegetables from the farm yields to sell as flow to the changing seasons for sales. However, there is also floating food shops along with a private-run canal tour service for tourists as well as taking a look at the attractive little gardens and villages then take pleasure in the district’s canal side way of life. Similarly pictures in the earlier period that people different styles of livelihood in an adequate level of life. The best part of the market will focus on the sweets and spicy food is trustworthy traditional Thai flavors. The both side ways have many of the venders selling difference kind of products.

Location : Taling Chan District
How to get there : Take bus numbers 79 or 83, which cross the Chao Praya River to the Thonburi side of Bangkok. The market is located near the front of Taling Chan District Office.
Opening hours : 09.00 am. - 05.00 pm. (weekends only)


Klong Lad Mayom Floating Market
Klong Lad Mayom Floating Market
Klong Lad Mayom Floating Market
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market has been established since November 2004. The floating market next to the Lat Mayom Canal gives locals a chance to see vegetables garden the land used by the market is on the edge of a coconut plantation. Thus, they are also selling their products along two sides of canal. Visitors can walk along a marked out trail in the plantation and the owner has even marked out which wild plants are editable. Thus, tourists can learn about water soaking fertilizer production. You can buy an orchid tree, then something to eat by visits the waterfront markets.

This floating market has many various sellers offering unique Artwork and Handcraft. Hidden among the Arts and Crafts stores is a “miniature maritime museum” where tourist can see the model boats and give details the stories of each ship with the acknowledged actions of the Thai river life along with learn how to make them for free. Tourists can paint and clay modeling.

Tourists can row the boat to see a garden; the service charge fee is only 10 baths but a charter service with a route approximately is 300-400 baht. The tourists can selected the route such as Floating Market - Bang Ramad – Ban Sai and Floating Market - house museums and Bonsai Garden Route.

Location : Bang Lamad Road, Taling Chan, Thonburi
How to get there : Take No. 146 to Kanchanaphisek Road and alight at the offices of Samakom Chao Pak Tai (Association of People from the South). Then take a 15-minute songthaew (Rod Fai-Wat Pu Theun route) to Bang Ramat Road.
Opening hours : Weekends and public holidays from 09.30 am. - 04.00 pm. 



Talad Nam Wat Saphan (ตลาดน้ำวัดสะพาน); Talad Nam is floating market and Wat Saphan is the name of the temple 


It is situated near Bhuddha Monton 1 Road (ถนนพุทธมณฑล สาย1). The temple was built a few hundred years ago and got through the era of war between Thai and Burma.  It was told that the temple was burnt down by that time but 3 Buddha images were still there untouched by the fire and the enemy.  Every weekend, many long-tail boats bring tourist from other floating market to making merit at this temple and also shopping local product in this floating market as well. 



Amphawa Floating Market


If you want a quick break away from Bangkok, I can’t recommend enough a trip to the floating market at Amphawa. From Bangkok, head for Rama 2 road down towards Samut Songkram and follow the signs (or take a bus/taxi/tour trip). The market itself is a hive of activity with stalls selling trinkets and souvenirs, and there are plenty of tucked-away eateries of varying quality. Highlight of any visit, though, is a trip upriver, stopping at various temples, waving to locals enjoying some riverside R&R, and then visiting the fireflies. I was skeptical at first, but they really do light up the trees (in otherwise total darkness) like shimmering Christmas tree lights. An amazing experience, even if you only do it once. There’s also plenty of accommodation in the area if you decide to make a weekend out of it.

Unlike Other Floating Markets, This One Opens at Night. This floating market opens at night from 4:00pm to 9:00pm only on Friday thru to Sunday.  I have also heard that this is where Thais go to experience their Floating Market.


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