Floating Markets in and around Bangkok

If we are talking about nice places to eat delicious food, floating markets would be the first option popping up in our thoughts. There are a lot of floating markets in and around Bangkok for you to choose from, so you do not need to travel upcountry. Today, ACU PAY gathers floating markets in Bangkok and surrounding areas for you to go and take a leisure walk.  What floating markets are there? Let’s take a look together!

1. Taling Chan Floating Market, Taling Chan, Bangkok

Taling Chan Floating Market is a large floating market located in the city ​​center. It is far away from the air pollution with a raft boat for you to sit and eat by the water. Flowers are sold at the entrance of the market, and food shops starting from the middle of the market till rafts by the river. There are tables and music playing while you are eating. There are a lot of goods and food here such as noodles, Thai desserts, vegetables and fruits. You will fall in love with the atmosphere here for sure. 

Location: In front of Taling Chan District Office, Khlong Chak Phra Subdistrict, Taling Chan District, Bangkok. 

Opening-Closing Time: Open on Saturday – Sunday and holidays from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm.

2. Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

“Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market” is another floating market which is famous for its bustle. Tourists both Thai and foreigners can be seen at the market on the opening days. At present, it has become a popular large floating market with 8 shopping zones such as seafoods, Grilled fish, papaya salad, grilled chickens, fresh vegetables from gardens, as well as Thai desserts and handmade goods. 

Location: Bang Ramat Rd, Bang Ramat Subdistrcit, Taling Chan District, Bangkok. 

Opening-Closing Time: Open on Saturday and Sunday from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm

3. Kwan-Riam Floating Market, Ramkhamhaeng

Kwan-Riam Floating Market is a sylvan floating market located in the city center by the Saen Saep Cannel. An important landmark here is a bridge connecting sides from Wat Bampen Nuea side, Serithai 60 to  Wat Bangpeng Tai side, Ramkhamhaeng 18.

This is the first floating market with the bridge connecting cultures from both sides to be together. Inside the market, there is a variety of tasty food such as Thai Coconut Crepes, Thai Crispy Pancake, Teh tarik (pulled tea), and Trang Grilled Pork. Every food here tastes so good. 

Location: Soi Ramkhamhaeng 187, Ramkhamhaeng Rd, Minburi Subdistrict, Minburi District, Bangkok. 

Opening-Closing Time: Open on Saturday – Sunday and holidays from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm.

4. Sampeng 2 Floating Market, Bang Bon, Bangkok

Sampeng 2 Floating Market, a newly opened floating market, is recommended for those who love vintage items and retro atmosphere. It is the largest Thai-Chinese floating market in the Thonburi side. You can visit both during the day and at night. There are a lot of corners to take pictures with. Another thing that you should not miss is to pay homage to King Taksin the Great Memorial Shrine for good fortune in your life. 

Inside the market, there are a lot of shops, restaurants, and sweets in the vintage atmosphere. You can take a nice picture here, relax, eat, and drink amidst the good vibe.    

Location: Kanlapaphruek Rd, Bang Bon Subdistrict, Bang Bon District, Bangkok.

Opening-Closing Time: Open daily; Monday to Friday from 4.00 pm. to 11.00 pm. and Saturday to Sunday from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm.

5. Bueng Phraya Floating Market, Wat Prayasuren, Khlong Sam Wa, Bangkok

“Bueng Phraya Floating Market”, also known as “Wat Prayasuren Floating Market”, is a trendy floating market in Bangkok. There is a lot of delicious food waiting for you to try! Also, there is a beautiful garden giving off a vibe that makes you feel like you’re in Switzerland and pretty corners for you to take pictures at! 

Inside the market, there are more than 200 shops divided into blocks and a beautiful Swiss garden. Moreover, the uniqueness of this floating market is a sheep farm. We’ll enjoy feeding the sheep and taking pictures with them as well.

Location: 32, Soi Prayasuren 50, Sam Wa Tawan Tok Subdistrict, Khlong Sam Wa District, Bangkok. 

Opening-Closing Time: Open on Saturday – Sunday and holidays from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

6. Amphawa Floating Market, Samut Songkhram

Amphawa Floating Market is located by the canal near Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram. This is the first evening floating market in Thailand. With the charm of traditional houses on both sides of the canal, the atmosphere is a good reminder about the classic past. There are shopping carts seeking goods on land as well. You can leisurely walk in the market or take a sip of coffee and feel the vibe. There’s also  Wire broadcasting that is open all the time. 

There is nowhere else where you can have a uniqueness of houses on both sides of the canal like in Amphawa. It is like an unseen side of Amphawa where you can enjoy the sunset, take a picture of passenger ships carrying tourists to take a look at the local’s lifestyle, and a beautiful night decorated with lights from fireflies. 

Location: Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram

Opening-Closing Time: Open on Friday – Sunday and holidays from 10.00 am to 8.30 pm.

7. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Ratchaburi

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is an ancient Thai floating market which is more than 100 years old and very famous overseas, and is a part of Ratchaburi’s slogan.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is located in Ratchaburi and connected to Samut Sakhon and Samut Songkhram. As a result, people living in Ratchaburi, Samut Sakhon and Samut Songkhram can contact each other easily. Goods sold there are food, appliances, and souvenirs, including handicraft products which are very famous among foreign tourists. 

Location: Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi.

Opening-Closing Time: Open daily; Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm, but it will open till 2.00 pm. on Saturday and Sunday.

8. Pattaya Floating Market, Pattaya, Chonburi

Pattaya Floating Market is a renowned tourist attraction. It will bring Thai and Foreign tourists back in time with the traditional way of life of people who use waterways for transportation and commerce. The market has been transformed into a community floating market that gathers many shops, souvenir stores, and confectionery shops to serve tourists.

Pattaya Floating Market is a new Thai artistic and cultural conservation attraction in the heart of Pattaya. It is a source of learning the traditional sufficiency way that has been tied to the water since the past till the present, including learning the wisdom of villagers with fascinating charm in four regions of Thailand: North, Central, Northeast, and South.

Pattaya Floating Market is one of the largest freshwater swamp tourist destinations in the eastern region to maintain the lifestyle of Thai people who follow His Majesty the King’s initiative which helps create a positive image for Pattaya as well as create an impression on visitors.

Location: 451/304, Moo 12, Sukhumvit  Pattaya Road, Nong Prue Subdistrict, 

Bang Lamung District, Chonburi. 

Opening-Closing Time: Open daily from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

9. Ayothaya Floating Market

Ayothaya Floating Market is located in Phai Ling Subdistrict, in the Ayodhya community, off the island of Ayutthaya which is the same place as Ayothaya Elephant Camp next to Wat Maheyong. With an area of 60 rai, it is the largest floating market in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. The floating market is divided into 249 shops, 50 food boats, and more than 40 shops in the Thai Way community market.

Not only does Ayothaya Floating Market have beautiful corners and cute shops to take pictures with all day, but it also offers tourists a boat ride to see the floating market thoroughly to get a different vibe, which costs 20 baht per person. There are many performances for tourists, such as fencing, and elephant shows, and activities such as riding a boat to view the market, performing historical dramas, feeding fish, and feeding goats and buffalo.

Location: 65/19, Moo 7, Phai Ling Subdistrict, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Ayutthaya. 

Opening-Closing Time: Open daily from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

10. Wat Takhian Floating Market, Nonthaburi

One of the canals that remains active from the past to the present is the canal around Wang Takhian, where “Wat Takhian Floating Market ” is located. It is open daily and is not far from Bangkok. Inside the market, there will be uncooked food, many kinds of Thai food, and traditional Thai desserts. People who love eating cannot stop smiling for sure because they will be surrounded by many kinds of food. In addition, you can also visit Wat Takhian, pay a visit to the monks, and make merit as well.

Luang Pu Yam arranged for the area of the canal to open as a floating market for villagers to sell for free and received good feedback from many merchants. As a result, there is a bundle of goods to choose from on the shore or to choose from row boats such as boats that sell seasonal fruit, Stewed ducks, noodles, herbal drinks, etc.

For anyone who wants to do fun activities, there are services such as water cycling, sailing, and sightseeing on both sides of the Bang Ku Wiang Canal and Bang Rang Nok Canal to experience the lifestyle of villagers along the canal with ancient Thai houses in a tranquil nature.

Location: Bang Khu Wiang Subdistrict, Bang Kruai District, Nonthaburi

Opening-Closing Time: Open daily from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm.

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