Does Bangkok floating market worth visit ?

Feb 18, 2014

There are so many questions and curiosity about the Bangkok floating market.  Let’s find out about the world famous sight near Bangkok. Eatwalktalktour will help you got the answer of the questions below, you will figure out from little by little.

      • Who should not visit the floating market?

      • Is this touristy place? There are many bad reviews in trip advisor?

      • Highlight in floating Market ? Top activities and why this different from other market?

      • What time floating market Bangkok opening hours?

      • Where is the baggiest floating market near Bangkok?

      • Floating market Bangkok location?

      • How much does it cost to the travel to floating market and tour price?

      • How many floating market in Bangkok area. Which one should I go?

      • What is cautious while visit the floating market?

    Lets explore and find with answer with EatWalkTalktour.

    We are sure all the information will be on the Bangkok floating market that can help you make the right decision and chose the right floating market for your holiday.

    Who should not visit the floating market?

    Visitors who do not like to eat and food experience.

    Those who do not like a lot of tourists which so call touristy place.

    Anyone who does not like the outdoor and market.

    Anyone, who to not like get on the boat.

    Anyone, who has a problem with heat.

    Anyone , who do not like shopping and negotiation.

    Please skip the Bangkok floating market.

    Does floating market a touristy place?

    Top famous floating market is included Damnoen saduak , Pattaya and Ayotthaya floating market have a lot tourist visit.

    More than 70 percent of visitors are foreigner who make a day trip from Bangkok . And there are only 10-20 percent are local visitors and 10 percent is a merchant who lives in the area.

    There is the one close tour Bangkok such as Bangnamphoung, klong lad mayom, Taling chan , Wat Don Wai and klong Hua Takea for instant have more Thai tourist . We can say that.  Thai tourist go to those market for real shopping at the weekend.

    You can see products on sell at the market, you will notice which kind of customers. The Damnoen Saduak floating market has more souvenir than other places. Those are product you can find anywhere in Thailand. For market serve to Thai tourist , there are more ready to eat food, snack , drink, vegetable and dessert .

    Damnoen Saduak Floating Market , souvenir

    Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

    Highlight in floating Market

    Have you every shopping and eating on the boat? The Damnoen Saduak floating market is one of the place you can do it.

    Do you like to experience local food by mom and pop cooking style? You can find in the floating market. Do you like to support old folk ? You can find them roll the boat pass by and pick fruit and food for them

    You can also make a visit the village and farm and bring you back to old time and helping the local and community that you should not miss.

    What time floating market Bangkok opening hours?

    Damnoen Saduak operation time around 08.00-13.00 daily, including Pattaya, and Ayothaya floating market.

    The Amphawa floating market is operated Fri-Sun around 16.00-22.00 – Evening floating market

    Thakha, Taling chan, Klong ladmayom, Bangnamphueng and many floating market close to Bangkok are open during the weekend around 09.00-15.00 by estimate.

    Where is the biggest floating market near Bangkok? 

    If the biggest floating market means the size of stall and shops, I think Klong Ladmayom. There are more than 100 shops in the market. There are the area that you can sit and eat for over 600 people.

    Floating market Bangkok location?

    Damnoen Saduak and Thaka is outside Bangkok around 1.5 hours away.

    The Amphawa floating market is outside Bangkok and located very near Damnoen Saduak

    Bangnampheung , klong lad mayom, Taling chan and many places are very near Bangkok. This is located in the suburb of Bangkok which will take around 30 minutes from city center. Some of the market you can travel by metro. So it is every easy to access.

    How much does it cost to travel to the floating market and tour price?

    The tour cost to the floating market that people normally go is to Damnoen Saduak floating market . Share trip tour cost is around  800 -1,200 TH per person which is around 25 -40 USD / Person.

    The upper class share trip is around 2,000-2,600 USD or around 60-80 USD /persons.

    Private tour is around average spend around 3,500  THB person which as based on minimum traveler of 2.

    How many floating market in Bangkok area. Which one should I go?

    It is almost 10 floating markets that visitors can reach within a day.

    The Bangkok floating market is a very famous sightseeing which you can visit during the weekend. It is a great choice to bring your family and friends to observe the old way of living. We would like to start to introduce the one that closer to Bangkok first. Then, we can go a little out of town. It will be just around 1 hour away from Bangkok only.

    Floating market very near Bangkok

    Kwan-Riam floating market

    If you would like to explore floating market in Thailand but don’t have enough time to travel out of the city, Kwan-Riam floating market could be a good choice for you. Kwan-Riam Floating market is one of the newest floating in Bangkok that located on the banks of Saen Saeb canal. The name of the market comes from the name of the characters in Thai romance-drama novel called “Plea Gao” its story about Kwan and Riam the couple that spent romantic time in the San Saeb canal. There are a lot of delicious food and dessert selling on boats at this market. Moreover you can enjoy with toy store, vintage photo shop and several kinds of duck in Saen Saeb canal.


    Kwan-Riam floating market have boat service for visitors to go for sightseeing, observing the life along Saen Saeb canal.

    There are also a unique design of bridge in the shape of under construction of the boat. It is one of the highlights that people enjoy take picture including a couple riding on buffalo back.

    During the weekend from 07.30-08.00 , you can take part of offering food to the monk. The monk is travel by boat trip . Local people will bring meal , snack , and a flower to offer to the monk.

    How to go

    Kwan-Riam floating market is located on the banks of the Saen Saeb canal between Soi Seri Thai 60

    (Wat Bamphen Nua) and Soi Ramkhamhaeng 187 (Wat Bampheng Tai).
    Open: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 08.00 – 18.00

    For more information, visit

    Tel 08-1357-1545

    Note :

    Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market

    Visit a floating market that has several kinds of traditional Thai desserts and learn about Samut Prakan local people life style. At this market you can find local products and famous Thai food such as Kha Nom Jang lon (grilled fish cake), Mi Krop (crisp fried noodles), Kha Nom Jaak (sweetmeat grilled wrapped in palm leaves made of flour, coconut and sugar), Haw Mok (steamed fish with curry paste), and etc.This market is close to Suwannabhumi airport


    If you have free time, you can stay overnight at Bang Nam Pheung home stay that close to the canal, where you can relax and impress with naturalness.

    Dancing with old people who come to hang out together.

    Thai house in the farm .

    How to go

    Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market is located at Bang Nam Pheung, Phra Pradaeng District in Samut Prakan Province.
    Open: Saturday and Sunday from 7.00 – 15.00

    Travel by taxi

    Travel by BTS and connect with taxi or take taxi to Wat Bangna nok, across  the river with the boat and get to Bangkrachao area . Rent a bike or take motorcycle taxi tor the market.

    Klong Lad Mayom Floating Market

    Another one of those floating markets in Bangkok that have pleasant and fascinating atmosphere is Klong Lat Mayom Floating Market. For those who want to experience a more Thai side of the city without going too far away. In the past Lat Mayom Floating Market was a small market for villager sell fruits and vegetables from their own farm, but nowadays this market are expanded and have almost every kind of foods in Thailand for visitors to purchase. There are also having stalls of artwork, fabrics, handicrafts, and orchid plants.


    In front of the market have a small farm with miniature draft horses where you can take pictures and feeding foods.

    Motor Boat trip to orchid farm

    Paddling boat around the area.

    Thai house cafe

    How to go

    Klong Lat Mayom Floating Market is located on the Bang Lamad Road (off Bang Khae-Bang Bua Thong Outer Ring Highway) in the Taling Chan District, Thonburi, Bangkok.

    Open: Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 15.00 pm

    Hua Take floating market

    The market is where three canals meet which including Klong jorakeh, Klong platew, and klong Prawet. In the old day, people take a boat ride to meet and bring fruit, and vegetable to sell. Later, the market is quiet. Around 10 years ago, people decided to promote this and to remind the old day. The market is recalled visitors a sit on time machine to touch and feel simple life of local people.


    Art and Grafiti work on the wall.

    The over the bridge is a wonderful view

    How to go

    Drive  : This market is very near airport . It is located on Ladkrabang 17.

    Location :

    Open time 100.00-18.00

    Floating market outside Bangkok

    Lampaya Floating Market

    If you want to touch a way of life of local people at the old floating market, one of the floating market that has been established for a long time is Wat Lampaya Floating Market. Wat Lampaya Floating Market is situated in front of Lampaya temple, on the Tha Cheen River. At the Wat Lampaya Floating Market you will see villagers selling goods on boats such as, fresh seafood, organic vegetables, organic fruits and etc.

    This market has a rule that can’t sell delicatessen, alcohol and toys that made from plastic. Because of villager wants to keep a space for merchant that sells fresh fruits and vegetables from Lampaya only.


    The origin of Wat Lampaya Floating Market is Wat Lampaya that is older than 100 years. Before going to Lampaya floating market, you can visit Buddha image that very famous called Luang Pho Mongkon Mahamalanimit enshrined at Wat Lampaya.

    How to go

    Wat Lampaya Floating Market located at Tambon Lampaya, Amphoe Bang Len, Nakhon Pathom
    Open: Saturday and Sunday from 6 am – 15.00 pm

    There is no bus there. You can take taxi or rent a car to the marke.

    Ayothaya Floating Market

    The Ayothaya Floating Market has an area of about 60 rai known as the biggest market with Ayutthaya province. There are about 50 boats on the lake selling food and drinks, and about 200 shops are in the market. In addition, there are many activities for visitors to do there such as feeding water buffalo, taking picture with the tiger and riding elephants etc. Visitors could enjoy spending time there shopping and sightseeing at this market. Other services are also available such as traditional Thai massage and spa and a fish spa.


    Another interesting attraction of the Ayothaya floating market is the central stage in water where the classical Thai dances and cultural performances are performed daily for free. You could enjoy eating tasty foods and watching cultural performances at the same time.

    How to go

    The Ayothaya Floating Market is located behind the Ayothaya Elephant camp.
    Take Highway 32 from Bangkok and turn left into Ayutthaya town. Turn right at the first intersection marked by an old pagoda (Jedi Wat Sam Pleum) and keep driving on route 3058 for a short while. The floating market is on your right.

    Open: Every day from 10 am – 21.00 pm.

    Damnoen Saduak floating market

    There are several floating markets in Bangkok, with Damnoen Saduak being the most famous and popular one. The market is usually open from early morning until midday, and visitors can take a boat ride through the canals to explore the market and shop from the vendors.

    In addition to shopping, visitors can also enjoy local food and drinks, such as noodles, grilled seafood, and fresh coconut water. The market can get quite crowded, so it is recommended to arrive early to avoid the crowds and have a more enjoyable experience.


    Taking a boat trip to the market for eat and shop

    How to go

    Drive  : Direction to south of Bangkok. Take exit on Samoothsongkam and follow direction to Rachaburi province. Damnoen Saduak is on the way.

    Tour : You can book in advance with travel platform or with our site. Click for our deluxe tour price.

    Open : Every day from 08.00 – 13.00

    What is cautious while visit floating market?

    Be causation of travel by boat trip. For motor boat trip or paddling boat, the  price is allow 500 -1,000 THB only. If you travel with taxi with lower charge, be careful of get over charge of boat price.

    Tha Kha Floating market

    Tha Kha Floating Market is a traditional Thai floating market located in Samut Songkhram province, about 1.5 hours southwest of Bangkok. Here are some interesting facts and information about Tha Kha Floating Market:

    History and background: Tha Kha Floating Market has a long history that dates back to the Ayutthaya period. In the past, the market was the center of trade and commerce for locals who relied on the Mae Klong River as a means of transportation. Today, the market still retains its traditional charm and attracts both locals and tourists who come to enjoy the unique shopping experience.

    Location and access: Tha Kha Floating Market is situated on the banks of the Mae Klong River, and can be accessed by road or by boat. Visitors can take a taxi or private car to the market, or they can take a train from Bangkok to Samut Songkhram and then hire a boat to take them to the market.

    Market experience: The market is open on weekends from early morning until mid-afternoon, and offers a wide range of local products and food items. Visitors can take a boat ride along the river to explore the market and see the different vendors selling their wares. Some popular items sold at the market include fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, snacks, and souvenirs.

    Local cuisine: One of the highlights of the Tha Kha Floating Market is the delicious local cuisine that is available. Visitors can try a variety of Thai dishes such as Tom Yum, Pad Thai, and various seafood dishes. There are also many sweet treats available, such as coconut ice cream and mango sticky rice.

    Cultural significance: Tha Kha Floating Market is a significant cultural attraction in Thailand, as it represents a traditional way of life that is slowly disappearing in modern times. The market provides an opportunity for visitors to experience the unique culture and customs of the Thai people, and to support local businesses and artisans.

    Other nearby attractions: Visitors to Tha Kha Floating Market can also explore other nearby attractions such as the Maeklong Railway Market, which is known for its unique location along a working railway track, and the Amphawa Floating Market, which is another popular floating market in the area.

    Overall, the Tha Kha Floating Market is a must-visit destination for those who want to experience the traditional way of life in Thailand, enjoy delicious local cuisine, and explore the beauty of the Mae Klong River.


    Taking a boat trip to the market for eat and shop. There are very little number of tourist in this market. For those who love authentic market, this is a place of recommend to visit.

    How to go

    Drive  : Direction to south of Bangkok. Take exit on Samoothsongkam and follow direction to Rachaburi province.

    Open ; Sat – Sun 08.00-12.00

    Klong Suan floating market

    100 years old market is located in the outskirt of Bangkok. Nature lover and visitors search for authentic place should visit this market. All merchants and seller are people living there and care to preserve the market as it was in the pass .

    Klomg Suan 100 years floating market has many charming and valuable architectural.  It’s like a living museum theme market. It is very popular for the new generation since they can discover the authenticity of remote places and old ways.


    Wooden bridge

    Grand pa coffee shop name pe le “แป๊ะหลี”

    Taking a boat trip to the market for eat and shop. There are very little number of tourist in this market. For those who love authentic market, this is a place of recommend to visit.

    You’ll find a tiny museum displaying all kinds of products sold in the past.

    How to go

    Drive  : This market is very near the airport and located in Bangbor, Chacheang soa province . Drive from Bangkok on direction to Suvarnbhumi airport.  From a separate ruler for about 27 kilometers along Highway No. 3001 f market entrance in kilometers or miles at 10-11 9-10 takes about 30 minutes ago. Along Highway 314 ( Bangkok – Bang ) 14-15 km and turn right into the entrance to the Floating Market in 3001 f 9-10 kilometers or miles at 10-11.

    Location :

    Open time 08.00-16.00  weekend is more busy than week day

    I hope you get the idea and enjoy reading our article.

    Lets us know if you want to know more which part of market you are looking for? Or other information you need to know.

    Articles you might like: