One kinds of markets that is like a fascination of Thailand is a floating market where people buy and sell goods from the boats. Most of Thai floating markets nowadays are supported to let the locals and foreign tourists have a chance to experience the shopping on boats. These following lists are top 4 popular recommended floating markets that nearby Bangkok.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
It is one of the most popular attractions in Thailand. It is in Ratchaburi province.
Damnoen Saduak canal is the straightest and longest canal in Thailand. The canal was built in the reign of King Rama IV and finished in the reign of King Rama V. Tourists come here absorb the atmosphere of Thailand water markets that have been like this for over a 100 years.
How to get there: There are minivan and bus (both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned) running from Bangkok Bus Terminal (Southern Line) to Damnoen Saduak everyday.
Opening hours: Daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Weekend 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Amphawa Floating Market
This floating market is also one of the top floating markets and Samut Songkhram’s tourist attractions.
It is like a weekend market (Friday – Sunday) that will be packed by the tourists who come to enjoy shopping or having tasty food. Here, the tourist can have a boat tour to see views and lifestyles along Amphawa Canal.
How to get there: You can take minivan and bus (both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned) go to Amphawa floating market with the same route of Bangkok Bus Terminal (Southern Line) to Damnoen Saduak.
Opening hours: Friday 3 a.m.- 8.30 p.m./ Sat. and Sun. 9 a.m. – 8.30 p.m.
Bang Namphueng Floating Market
Bang Namphueng floating market is located in the Thai and Mon community. The market is in the part of Bangkrachao area which is in the south-eastern of Bangkok in Phra Pradaeng District of Samut Prakan Province. There are many interesting local product and delicious food including the homegrown fruits, boat noodles and hand-woven baskets.
How to get there: From MRT Khlong Toei, take a bus or taxi to go to the Klong Toei pier
Opening hours: Sat.and Sun. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Talin Chan Floating Market
Most of the products here are mostly products from gardens in this area such as fresh vegetables, fruit, fish and popular lunch here is seafood. There is a long-tailed boat trip available to the canal nearby.
How to get there: You can take a bus No.79 (Ratprasong-PuttamontonSai 2). The bus stop is in front of Siam Center.
Opening hours: Sat. and Sun 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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