PLANCONG.COM – The Floating Market You Must Visit in Thailand. The floating market is also one of the attractions for tourists visiting Thailand. Here you can not only buy souvenirs, but also taste delicious culinary delights. And see the crowds of floating markets in Thailand. The Floating Market is one of the favorite and popular destinations for foreign tourists when visiting Thailand.
Floating market is a floating market in rivers or water canals. Not only Indonesia, Thailand also has several floating market spots that are favorite among tourists. You can shop in the style of local residents when visiting the floating market. Moreover, the market is a fun place to understand a local culture.
Here are 7 recommendations for floating market in Thailand that are interesting to visit :
1. Floating Market Talin Chan
This floating market, aka floating market, is located very close to the center of Bangkok. Approximately the distance is only about 12 km. Although smaller than Damnoen Saduak and Amphawa, Thalin Chan Market is also worth visiting. There are seafood, home decorations to plants that you can taste and buy.
2. Floating Market Damnoen Saduak
Floating Market Damnoen Saduak Market is one of the best floating markets in Thailand. This is the oldest floating market in Bangkok which has been around since 1866.
There are many ways of getting to Damnoen Saduak Floating market. The beauty of Thailand are its options and budget tour costs. My first trip to Damnoen Saduak, I signed up for a half day tour . Not only was I picked up at my hostel in an air-conditioned van with an English-speaking guide; I got a boat ride at the floating market, a visit to a snake camp, wood carving shop and a free bottle of water! The price offered in this market is quite expensive. Prices of goods here range from 200-800 Bath or around Rp. 90,000 to Rp. 365,000. But it’s negotiable!
Often visited by tourists, Damnoen Saduak is located about 110 km from downtown Bangkok. Here you can find many local fruit sellers, food, clothing, and souvenirs.
3. Amphawa Floating Market
Amphawa Floating Market is located in Amphawa, Samut Songkhram Province, Thailand. If you want to come here from the city center, it will take about 1-2 hours or it is 50 km from the city center.
This floating market has been around for 50 years. This market is open every day from 08.00 to 18.00 local time. You can see many sellers rowing while selling their wares. Some cook on the boat. Apart from food, this floating market also offers souvenirs that tourists usually buy for souvenirs. For culinary, the average product sold is seafood.
4. Pattaya Floating Market
Floating Market Pattaya is one of the largest floating markets in Eastern Thailand. The concept is more modern than other floating markets in Thailand.
Floating Market Pattaya also sells a variety of products originating from North, South, Central and Northeast Thailand. Carvings, textiles to miniature ships made by Thai craftsmen are also sold here. Food stalls and exploring the market by boat with residents are also its main attractions.
Admission used to be free, you could just make a donation if you wished to. As of 2019, the Pattaya floating market entrance fee is 200 baht. It’s really not much, especially considering what you get. Free shows and an authentic Thai experience – granted you are paying for it.
5. Floating Market Khlong Lat Mayom
Khlong Lat Mayom floating market is only 15 km from downtown Bangkok. In this market, you can interact more with the local community. Not only buying goods. Visitors can go along the river by boat and can visit the residents’ villages there. Want to taste the traditional food? Immediately taste Gai Galae, Pla Pao to Mungben Noodles.
6. Floating Market Bang Nam Pheung
Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market is also called the riverside market. This is because along the riverbank there are many permanent shops or stalls.
Although not very big, this market is easily accessible and has lots of traditional food vendors. If you want to taste delicious Thai food, just stop by here. It is 20 km from downtown Bangkok.
7. Hatyai Floating Market
The Hatyai Floating Market also has another name Klong Hae Floating (Hat Yai, Thailand). Reportedly, in this floating market, many are selling halal food. Not only the food, the seller is also a Muslim. Not open every day, this market is only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 13.00 to 21.00 local time.
You can taste various juices, fish soup, tom yum to various desserts. There are also sellers of bags to souvenirs that can be souvenirs. This floating market is not only the target of Indonesian tourists but also Malaysian tourists. The location is in Hat Yai District, Songkhla Province.