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Bangkok Floating Markets Recommendations

Amphawa Floating Market

Amphawa Floating Market is about 90 kilometers away from Bangkok, which can basically satisfy all your illusions about floating markets. The fresh seafood on the shore is also slightly more expensive than other markets. Five fresh prawns are about 300 baht.

The fireflies in Amphawa at night attract many tourists. If you like it, you might as well go to Amphawa in the afternoon, take a boat to watch the fireflies in the evening, stay overnight in a cabin by the river, experience the riverside alms at 6:00 o’clock in the morning, and eat the seafood at noon. In this way, it not only avoids the crowds that are coming in the afternoon, but also feels the most perfect Amphawa.

Opening hours: all day on weekends

Transportation: take a bus, the time is about 90 minutes, or charter a car to go there.

Damnoen saduak

To this day, Damnoen saduak Floating Market is still the largest and most famous floating market in Bangkok. It is vibrant, energetic, crowded, and bustling. It is especially lively in the early morning from 7:00 to 9:00. But because it is 100 kilometers away from Bangkok, you have to get up at 5:00 o’clock in the morning to go to Damnoen saduak.

When you come to Damnoen saduak, you can only take a long-tail boat to visit and tour. After discussing the price with the boatman, you can take the boat and visit with peace of mind. If you are interested in a certain product on the shore, the boatman will naturally stop the boat for you to choose. Don’t worry about running out of time, just bargain with confidence. In addition to the shops on both sides of the river, there are countless merchant ships on the water, from barbecue to fresh fruit to coconut ice cream, which will fully satisfy you.

Business hours: Monday to Sunday 6:00-14:00

How to get there: Take a bus with 90 baht/person for about an hour and a half, and it is more cost-effective to rent a car if there are more people.

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