Tips for Visiting 3 Major Floating Markets around Bangkok

Khlong lat mayom

Khlong Lat Mayom is one of the closest floating markets to downtown Bangkok. It is not as big and crowded as Damnoen Saduak Floating Market or Amphawa Floating Market. In Khlong Lat Mayom, you may be the only foreign tourist. In fact, Khlong Lat Mayom is not a “floating” market in the true sense, it is actually distributed along the river bank. The food here is one of its hallmarks, with Thai-style grilled fish, Thai-style stir-fried noodles, ice drinks, and fragrant and sweet seasonal fruits.

Business hours: open on weekends and holidays during 9:30-16:30

How to get there: Take a taxi from Wongwian yai BTS station and cost about 150 baht; or take a taxi from the city for 250 baht/40min

Taling chan

Taling chan is only 12 kilometers away from Bangkok. Here, you can enjoy a seafood feast on the boat or in a small shed on the shore. You can rent a long-tail boat for 100 baht for a tour, search for novel things or try all kinds of snacks, even try a foot massage by the river for less than 200 baht.

Business hours: open 8:00-17:00 on weekends and holidays

How to get there: Take a taxi from Wongwian yai BTS station, which takes about 17 minutes, or take a taxi from the city, which costs about 200 baht/half an hour; it can also be reached by No.79 bus; you can also take a boat at Taa Charng Pier near the Grand Palace, and the boat fee is 90 baht per person.

Bang nam phueng

Instead of calling Bang nam phueng a floating market, it is better to call it a shore market. Bang nam phueng is located only twenty miles east of downtown Bangkok, but the traffic is very inconvenient, and it can almost only be reached by taxi. The area is known as the “Green Lungs of Bangkok”. Bicycles can be rented in the market, and the entire island is suitable for one day trip by bicycle. It’s not far from Bangkok, but it’s peaceful.

Opening hours: Weekends and holidays during 7:00-16:00

How to get there: Take a taxi from Bang na BTS station to sanphawut pier, which will cost about 50 baht, the ferry time is about 8 minutes, and then take a motorcycle to arrive after landing, with about 20 baht. Or take a taxi from the city, for about 300 baht, and it can be reached in half an hour.

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