Thailand has always been a major tourist attraction not only in Asia but across the globe. Famous attractions, fantastic festivals, and awesome beaches are among the major contributors to why the country receives a good number of visitors every year.
If you plan to spend a holiday in Thailand, you cannot afford not to visit at least one of the country’s floating markets, full of all kinds of Chinese products as well as fresh fruits and vegetables. Checking out Thai’s floating market has become a popular activity, most especially during the weekends, and below is a list of major floating markets you may include in your Thailand trip itinerary:
Amphawa Floating Market
Amphawa is located 50 kilometers from Bangkok on the Mae Klong River, and its floating market has become a magnet not only for Thai residents but also for visitors coming from different countries. This small village’s history dates back in the mid-seventeenth century. The food stalls stretch from the surrounding streets to the river bank; the smell of delicious food is just so irresistible, making buyers feel confused on what to eat. Seafood here is relatively cheaper, like five large prawns costing about 300 baht only! Taxis are readily available from the town of Bangkok, giving you easy access to this floating market.
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market
This market is located about 20 kilometers from Bangkok and is accessible by taxi from Silom lane, the last BTS station. Cultural and traditional products are plenty here. The food is cheap and casual with a large variety to choose from. And, although the canal here is a bit narrow, sellers still manage to cook delicious meals from their small wooden boats. If you happen to drop by here, do not miss the chance to try out some of the dishes that are as cheap as 20-30 baht per plate.
The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
This floating market is considered the most famous in Thailand, and is located about 1.5 hours away from Bangkok. It is easily accessible through public transport, taxi or rental car. About 30 years ago, the Damnoen Saduak floating market was featured in a James Bond classic movie, which only increased the place’s number of visitors. While here, you will surely enjoy a wide range of delicious traditional meals and affordable fresh fruits and vegetables.
Join other visitors, get value for your money, and enjoy a bit of Thailand lifestyle by experiencing these floating markets yourself!