20 Floating Markets in Thailand You Can’t Miss In 2022!!
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Thailand Floating Markets

Khlong Lat Mayom, Bang Nam Pheung, Taling Chan Floating Market, Amphawa Floating Market Bangkok,Damnoen Saduak Floating Market,Tha Kha Floating Market, Bangkhla Floating Market, Bangnoi Floating Market, Bang Nok Kweek, and many more.

Floating markets are synonymous with Thailand, and many of them are still prominent in the country's cultural landscape. The allure of leisurely cruising the rivers and canals to have the freshest produce and seafood is irresistible. Nothing can beat the experience of a floating market in Thailand. 

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is the most authentic, only open from 4 am to 7 pm. Muang Boran and Bang Khu Wiang floating markets are open for long hours, seven days a week, so you can satisfy your cravings for freshly prepared Thai cuisine or pick up some souvenirs to take back home with you at your convenience. 
The Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market offers boat cruises that allow visitors to experience local life while taking in the beautiful scenery of villages, temples, and monks. You can enjoy some exciting activities, traditional dances, and martial arts performances at the Pattaya Floating Market and the Phuket Floating Market. No matter which of Thailand's floating markets you visit to take in the country's atmosphere or to get some bargains; you'll come away spellbound.

Here are some of the best floating markets in Thailand:

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Khlong Lat Mayom

Khlong Lat Mayom, a traditional floating market in Thailand, offers the beauty and simplicity of a local market. The shops are on the ground near the canal like a riverside market. A few boats sell freshly prepared food here while their customers eat at small tables along the waterfront. 
 
Its fresh market side sells vegetables and fruits, while the other part sells colorful snacks, desserts, and prepared foods. Inside the market, there are vendors selling clothes, handicrafts, and fresh flowers.
 
Location: Bang Ramat Road, Bangkok, Bangkok City 10170

Timings: Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Bang Nam Pheung

When it comes to delectable fare, drinks, and appetizers, the IBang Nam Pheung Floating Market is a huge draw. It's one of Thailand's floating markets, complete with vendors on the riverfront and boats parked along the banks. 

There are music and souvenir shops selling a range of indigenous handicrafts. The entire establishment exudes a relaxed and pleasant vibe. The locals are extremely friendly, even more so if you're eager to try new foods at the market. It features a low-key atmosphere, making it a good spot to experience rural life.

Location:  Soi Bua Phueng Phatthana 6, Phra Pradaeng, Samut Prakan Province 10130

Timings: Friday to Sunday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm 

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Taling Chan Floating Market

If you're visiting Bangkok and want to enjoy authentic Thai shopping in one of Thailand's floating markets, the Taling Chan Floating Market is your best chance! 
 
Also known as Klong Lad Mayom Floating Market, it is significantly more authentic, offering a great seafood meal on the floor with the locals, longtail boat tours around the adjacent klongs, and shopping. Some Thai traditional musicians occasionally perform here for a few hours, enhancing the overall experience.
 
Location: Village No 15 30/1 Bang Ramat Rd, Bang Ramat, Taling Chan, Bangkok 10170

Timings: Saturdays and Sundays: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Damnoen Saduak is the most famous floating market in Thailand and a terrific place to eat, take photos, and get a glimpse into a bygone era. If you want to experience the best of Damnoen Saduak, an early morning visit will let you see its most vibrant side without the crowd.
 
You can sample here anything from freshly-made small coconut pancakes to boat noodles while strolling along the quayside. A boat tour is the best way to appreciate the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and see the beautiful homes and a variety of shops.
 
Location: Damnoen Saduak Bridge, Damnoen Saduak, Ratchaburi Province 70130

Timings: 6:00 am to 11:00 am

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Amphawa Floating Market Bangkok

The Amphawa Floating Market is unquestionably the most beautiful of all Thailand floating markets. It has preserved its authenticity and is loved by Bangkokians for their food and shopping needs. 
 
Here, you'll find boats selling seafood and various shops on the banks selling Amphawa souvenirs, sweets, and ice cream. After your exploration, embark on a temple or island trip to take in the canals and rivers' splendor. To have the best of Amphawa, plan your trip between 10 am and lunch.
 
Location:  Soi Lung Amphoe Amphawa, Amphawa, Samut Songkhram Province 75110

Timings: Friday to Sunday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

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Tha Kha Floating Market

There are only a few Thailand floating markets that can match the tranquility of Samut Songkhram's Tha Kha Floating Market. Numerous residents of the region use this market to trade and sell local products grown in their backyard gardens and brought here by boat each weekend.   
 
This little floating market is an excellent site for a more authentic Thai experience. Visit Tha Kha Floating Market and take a leisurely paddle boat tour around the canals, where you can watch the tree orchards and neighborhoods as well as savor the delectable food. 
 
Location:  Soi Hua Laem 2, Amphawa, Samut Songkhram Province 75110

Timings: Friday to Sunday: 6:00 am to 2:00 pm

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Bangkhla Floating Market

The Bang Khla market, a favorite of Bangkok residents, has a rural feel. There are a wide variety of Thai dishes to pick from in Bang Khla, but the area is best renowned for its abundance of fresh fish and shellfish. The mangoes grown in the Bang Khla region are some of Thailand's best.

On the Bang Pakong river, you may take nature-exploring boat tours or cruise around Koh Lad, which connects Chachoengsao, where many people come to pray at Wat Saman Rattanaram. Many people come to Bang Khla market to see the natural and historical features of the route.
 
Location: Bang Khla-Plaeng Yao 5, Bang Khla, Chachoengsao Province

Timings: Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

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Bangnoi Floating Market

The Bangnoi Floating Market has an old-world charm attracting both locals and tourists alike. It’s a great destination to buy some souvenirs to take back home or sample some traditional Thai cuisine or some fresh food from the region. 

The market is although small but it's a must-see on your Thailand floating markets tour. It has a particular Thai flavor and has been around for almost a century. You may eat, explore, and photograph Thai people trading and earning here.

Location:
Kradang Nga, Bang Khunti District, Samut Songkhram 75120, Thailand

Timings: 
Saturdays and Sundays: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

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Bang Nok Kweek

This century-old floating market Thailand will introduce you to authentic Thai cuisine. This market is less crowded, creating a tranquil atmosphere suitable for having a getaway from the chaos. The beautiful surrounding and delectable food entice you to dine in such a historical setting. 
 
Boat cruises to Ratchaburi are available from the market, allowing you to explore Bali-style homes, feed fish in front of temples, and see the historic Mamung How Manow Ho trees. This market is popular among locals for preserving Thailand's original and traditional flavors.
 
Location: Amphoe Bangkonthee, Bang Khonthi Thailand

Timings: Saturdays and Sundays: 7:00 am to 2:00 pm 

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Muang Boran Floating Market

The Muang Boran Floating Market in Bangkok is a well-known tourist attraction that is part of the city's history and is home to a wide spectrum of cultural influences. Each of Thailand's five regions is represented in the area, with replicas of important buildings from each region adorning the area.

It is one of the most popular Thailand floating markets in Bangkok. An open-air museum, a village, and a historic town provide a look into Thailand's traditional side. 
 
Location: 296/1 Sukhumvit Road, Bangpoo Subdistrict, Samut Prakan 10280, Thailand

Timings:  9:00 am to 6:00 pm

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Koh Kret Island Floating Market

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 Floating Market

An illustrative example of a modern floating market in Thailand is Kwan Riam on the outskirts of Bangkok. It was opened in June 2012, making it the city's newest floating market.

Two-storey open-air outlets and the backdrop of ancient temples serve as the centerpieces of its appeal. With a broad range of foods to choose from, Kwan Riam is a food lover's dream come true. Short canal cruises are also available here to add to the whole experience of the floating market.
 
Location:  Ramkhamhaeng 187 Road, Bangkok

Timings: Saturdays and Sundays: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

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Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market

Visiting the Bang Khu Wiang floating market is one of the most authentic experiences in Thailand. At the western bank of the Noi-Khlong Om River in Thonburi, this floating market in Thailand begins at the crack of dawn and lasts for little more than three hours.
 
A long-tail boat tour from Tha Chang on Bangkok's Rattanakosin Island at around 6 am is the ideal way to explore Khu Wiang. Vendors bring in natural produce (vegetables, fruits, etc.) while monks rowboats to collect alms for themselves. This is one of the few spots in Bangkok where you can see a traditional way of life that isn't commercialized yet.
 
Location: Noi-Khlong Om River, Thonburi, Thailand

Timings: 4:00 am to 7:00 pm

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Wat Sai Floating Market

The Wat Sai floating market, located in Bangkok's Chom Song area, offers some of the city's best shopping experiences in Thailand.

This traditional floating market Thailand, established over 150 years ago by Chinese traders, is renowned for the influence of both Thai andChinese cultures on its architecture and trading practices.Here, you can relish delectable fruits and veggies offered from canal boats, and learn about the sellers' reliance on the canals as their principal mode of transportation to and from their markets.
 
Location:  1/1 Ekkachai Road, Bangkok, Bangkok City 10150

Timings: Tuesday to Saturday: 6:00 am to 9:00 pm

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Lam Phaya Floating Market

The Lam Phaya weekend floating market, located in Nakhon Pathom province along the Tha Jeen River, is a gathering place for the local food buyers and the people who grow it. One of the best weekend Thailand floating markets is located around 25 km from Bangkok.

Due to its proximity to the Lam Phaya temple, this market offers an unusual rustic and spiritual vibe. Visit the market to get blessed by a monk with holy water and savor the exotic delicacies and farm-fresh fruits.

Location:  
Soi Liap Khlong Chonprathan, Bang Len, Nakhon Pathom Province 73130

Timings: Saturdays and Sundays: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Bang Phli Floating Market

One of the oldest Thailand floating markets, Bang Phli maintains a strong sense of place in Thai culture and tradition. A visit to this market is worthwhile because of its historical and indigenous atmosphere. This makes Bang Phli a must-see for foodies and culture vultures alike interested in Thai cuisine and culture.

Stop by Sanawan Place for breakfast in the morning and observe the Buddhist monks paddle by to have alms from the locals. You can satisfy all your cravings with the wide variety of cuisines available at Bang Phli!

Location:  Sukhaphiban 3 Road, Bang Phli, Samut Prakan 10540

Timings: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

Khlong Lat Mayom is the best place to experience life on a local floating market. While you're here, you can sample a wide range of local delicacies and take a Pad Thai cooking class from a local grandmother.

After you've had your fill of Thai cuisine, take a long-tail boat ride through the area's natural beauty and into the lives of the locals.Then, enjoy some light entertainment with a visit to an orchid farm, a traditional Thai house, a perfume factory, a lotus pond, and the Artist's House while sailing over the pristine water.

Location:
30/1 Moo 15, Bang Ramat Road | Khwaeng Bang Ramat, Khet Taling Chan, Bangkok 10170, Thailand

Timings: Saturdays and Sundays: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Pattaya Floating Market

Located on Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya Floating Market is the largest floating market in Thailand. With its thousands of vendors selling everything from fresh fruits and veggies to Thai street cuisine and handicrafts, this market is a must-see for anybody visiting Pattaya! 

This riverside tourist attraction depicts the beautiful and charming ways of life of primeval Thai people. Furthermore, it offers traditional Thai dances, sea boxing, and Kang Fu performances, along with adrenaline-pumping adventure, and fun-filled activities such as archery, ziplining, boating, sniper rifle and crossbow shooting, and shopping.

Location: 451 Sukhumvit Road, Bang Lamung, Chon Buri 20150

Timings: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm

Entry Fee: Baht 200

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Phuket Floating Market

With over 288 stores and restaurants, the Phuket floating market is one of the best destinations to enjoy shopping and dining. There are a wide variety of goods available from all across Thailand, including clothing, toys, massage oils, accessories, souvenirs, and handicrafts. 

Additionally, the Phuket floating market is a sanctuary for tourists seeking Thai cuisine or live entertainment, such as traditional Thai dance, sword fighting, and cabaret. Additionally, you can take a boat tour to take in the surrounding views or spend some quality time with your companion.

Location: Kathu, near Loch Palm Golf Club Phuket

Timings: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

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Don Wai

This Bangkok floating market tour is a foodie's paradise for anyone who lingers around food. The delicacies on offer at this seven-day-a-week open floating market will make you come here again and again. 

The old Thai-style houses that have been preserved since King Rama VI's reign will definitely take your breath away, adding an unusual twist to your trip. Though this market is not on the most popular list, if you are looking for off-the-beaten-path destinations, this is the place to go.

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

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  1. Which are the best tourist places to visit in Thailand?

    Chiang Mai:  Get a taste of ancient Thailand in Chiang Mai, a city known for its medieval temples such as Wat Phra Singh and the stunning scenery of the surrounding mountains. Chiang Mai's night markets and Elephant Nature Park are other not to be missed attractions.

    Bangkok: 
    Thai capital Bangkok offers a good combination of modern ( Jim Thompson House) and old attractions, such as Wat Arun and Wat Pho. Chatuchak Weekend Market is a must-see during your stay.

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    Phuket's pristine sand and turquoise ocean beaches entice tourists to the island. Take a dip in the sea at Patong Beach, snorkel or scuba dive in the ocean, or dance the night away in Patong's party district. For a more authentic experience, travel inland to Phuket Town.

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  2. Which are the best floating markets in Bangkok?

    1. Khlong Lat Mayom: If you want to experience the best floating market in Thailand, head to Khlong Lat Mayom in Bangkok. It’s famous for its authenticity and for providing a glimpse into how the local's shop. Here, you’ll also get the chance to savor some terrific Thai dishes.

    2. Bang Nam Pheung: It is one of the best Thailand floating markets in Bangkok. Located on the outskirts, it is where you will find some of the best dishes and handicrafts in Thailand.

    3. Taling Chan: This floating market Thailand is a terrific place to buy, eat, relax with a massage, and learn about Thai culture. It's a good idea to bring a camera to the market because the brilliant colors will make for some great shots.

    4. Damnoen Saduak: It is amongst the largest and most popular floating markets in Bangkok. It's the finest place to try authentic Thai cuisine and get a feel for the daily living among the locals. Explore the river aboard a longtail boat after you've finished eating and shopping.

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  3. Which are the best activities for kids in Thailand?

    1. Have fun in waterparks: Thailand is home to numerous international-standard water parks, including Siam Amazing Park, Fantasia Lagoon, Pink Elephant Samui Water Park, etc. These have separate water park zones and amusement parks for kids.

    2. Learn to cook Thai food: 
    After relishing some of the most delectable Thai recipes, let your kids learn how to prepare them. Cooking schools for children in Thailand are numerous and are managed by English-speaking Thai chefs.

    3. Go wild in a national park:
    Thailand has many national parks, including Khao Sok National Park, which are amongst the best in the world. Kids may get up close and personal with Asian wildlife and take part in thrilling activities such as jungle treks, safari, canoeing, etc., under the guidance of an adult.

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    The road distance between Pattaya and Bangkok is roughly 148 km. Buses operate between Bangkok Ekkamai and Pattaya Bus Terminal daily and depart every hour. The trip takes around 1 hour and 59 minutes. Taxis are the quickest but most expensive mode of transportation between Bangkok and Pattaya. This route is not train accessible.

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    Thailand's beaches, massages, temples, cuisine, and shopping are highlights of this country that attract tourists from across the world, making it one of Asia's most popular tourist destinations. It's an excellent place for an affordable beach vacation, island hopping, and water activities. Thailand is famous as "The Land of Smiles" for its laid-back atmosphere, world-class entertainment, and low-cost alcohol.

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