Thailand is a country with distinctive culture. This country has various charms you can enjoy during your visit. One of the most visited places in Thailand is Bangkok. This capital city is popular for many things but the most distinctive one is the floating markets. They have been part of tourism in Thailand. They have attracted tourists both local and especially international ones. If you haven’t tried exploring floating markets in your life, you should try it at least once during your visit in Thailand. It gives you different experience worthy of your time.
Floating markets spots in Bangkok
During your visit to floating market, there are many things you can buy including flowers, foods, fruits, conical hats, etc. The most selling-item is the hats. Well, it is a must to wear a hat during your travel in Thailand due to the heat and exposure of the sun. However, it is highly recommended to buy Thailand souvenirs in other places because the prices are quite high if you do it in the floating markets.
The Taling Chan Floating Marke, Khlong Lat Mayom
It is quite small but closer to Bangkok so it is more accessible. This is a great place if you look for a nice time exploring the market without constant buzz and noise like in any other floating markets.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
It’s considered the most popular one in Bangkok. Located in Ratchaburin, this market is often flooded with tourists. Travelers are usually collected early in the morning to be pooled together and driven out. You need to be more selective in choosing the boat though because there are more traps here than any other floating markets since this is the most touristy one.
Amphawa Floating Market
Only 20 minutes away from the Damnoen Saduak market, this is considered as the second popular floating market in Bangkok. It has less touristy vibe than Damnoen Saduak market. It also has different structures. Instead of buy things from boats, you can get in and out out of the boat as well as walk through much of the market because the shops are set up in wooden homes along the river instead.
Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market
This market is rather smaller than other touristy markets. It is situated in a sharp bend of the Chao Phraya River named Bangkok’s Green Lung. There are more markets on land than on the water though. But you can still experience the fun of exploring floating market. This place has more relaxed atmosphere so it’s a great place if you don’t like to deal with the crowd.
Bang Khla Floating Market, Bang Pakong River
It is actually a weekend market so you cannot visit this market on weekdays. It is considered smaller than other floating markets but bring more pleasant atmosphere. The busiest day in this market is on Saturday because it’s mostly flocked by Thais. However, this market produces better foods than other markets so it’s a great place for food travel.