Floating Market In Bangkok

Bangkok is famous for its floating market. Many traders sell their wares on rivers in Bangkok. You can watch the Floating Market In Bangkok in the following places:

Wat Taling Chan Floating Market

Floating Market In Bangkok
Located near Taling Chan District Office, is a floating market of the community and temple. The trading shops have been constructed with thatched roofs to match with the environment of this place where bamboo table sets are provided for enjoying eating a variety of food in a riverside atmosphere. Visitors can also buy fresh fruits, vegetables and many kinds of plants sold by orchardists.

Open: Saturday-Sunday from 08.00 a.m.05.00 p.m. Bus: air-conditioned bus No. 79 and get off at Taling Chan District Office Tel: 0 2424 1742.

Taling Chan District Office Wat Champa Floating Market (King Rama III Park)

Floating Market In Bangkok
Located Taling Chan District, constructed into an open Thai style hall with a thatched roof, is a small floating market that reflects the community lifestyle while on the opposite side is a garden in the city, featuring fruits, vegetables and lotus field, which is quite rare to see nowadays. Some interesting activities are available; such as, Thai desserts cooking class at Ban Mae Chuap, Ban Sawang Chan Homestay, a traditional Thai house that suits those who love the atmosphere of a canalside orchard. Wat Champa is an ancient temple from the late Ayutthaya to the early Rattanakosin periods.

It was restored in the reign of King Rama III to King Rama V the Great, featuring crockery decoration on the gables of the Ubosot and Mondop and stucco relief of Chinese deities in the Chinese art style as well. The Ubosot roof is decorated with stucco of a large alligator casting its body along the roof ridge, which was made according to the myth that there was a big alligator inhabiting Khlong Bang Ramat.

Open: Saturday-Sunday and public holidays from 09.00 a.m.-03.00 p.m. Bus: air-conditioned bus No. 79 and get off at Taling Chan District Office, then take minibus Tel: 08 1918 8825, 08 9810 1770

Wat Saphan Floating Market

Floating Market In Bangkok
Located inside Wat Saphan on the bank of Khlong Bangkok Noi, Pak Nam-Krachom Thong Road, Bang Phrom, Taling Chan. Wat Saphan is an ancient temple since the Ayutthaya period as evidenced by the discovery of a sandstone Buddha image and the three other Buddha images: Luangpho To, Luangpho Klang, and Luangpho Dam. The Market offers a variety of food and desserts including fresh fruits and vegetables from gardeners.

Open: Saturday-Sunday and public holidays from 09.00 a.m.-03.00 p.m. Bus: air-conditioned bus No. 79 and get off at Taling Chan District Office, then take mini Tel: 08 6035 0424

Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

Floating Market In Bangkok
Situated on Bang Ramat Road, Taling Chan, is a large floating market with an area on both sides of the street where it offers numerous kinds of food and desserts, clothes, house decorative items, pottery with a moulding demonstration, various kinds of plants brought and sold by gardeners, and Suan Chiam Ton or a nature learning centre to educate the new generation to learn the original gardeners’ way of life that is simply living with nature. A sightseeing boat tour along Bang Ramat Canal is available including visiting Ban Khanom Thai or Thai desserts house, in which visitors can taste and buy for a souvenir.

Open: Saturday-Sunday and public holidays from 08.00 a.m.-05.00 p.m. Bus: No.68, 147 get off at Macro department Store, Charan Sanitwong branch then take minibus Tel: 0 2422 4270, 08 9215 2659

Kwan-Riam Floating Market

Floating Market In Bangkok
Situated on the bank of Khlong Saen Saep, Wat Bamphen Nuea (Soi Seri Thai 60) and Wat Bang Pheng Tai (Soi Ramkhamhaeng 187), Min Buri district, offers various food from nationwide where visitors can eat on the boat or on land. Local souvenirs are on sale.

There is an antique boat on display. The highlights of this market are a bridge in a boat shape connecting Wat Bamphen Nuea and Wat Bang Pheng Tai, and alms offering on a boat every Saturday and Sunday at 7.30 a.m. with chanting for blessings to visitors.

A boat tour along the canal is offered and narrates the history and stories of the Khlong Saen Saep Community lifestyle by a youth guide. In addition, there are Thai cultural performances of each region by children, a variety of activities on the stage; such as musical performances and sermons by monks, etc.

Open: Saturday-Sunday and public holidays from 07.00 a.m.-08.00 p.m. Bus: No.27, 58, 113, 502, 514 Tel: 08 7701 2878, 08 1635 1491 www.kwan-riamfloatingmarket.com

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