Top 5 Best Floating Markets In Bangkok, Thailand.

List of 5 best floating markets in Bangkok, Thailand.

Every city has something unique to visit and you can not get that experience anywhere else. Thailand has a lot to surprise you, each city in Thailand has a different landscape and experience. Bangkok, the Thai capital has a lot to offer you and floating markets are one such experience.

When anyone visits Bangkok, the Floating market is always at the top of the list. But the question arises of which is the best floating market in Bangkok to visit. There are more than 15 markets, so no need to worry here I am going to tell you some of the best floating markets in Bangkok you must visit on your next trip.

Things to know

Time zone: Bangkok (GMT+7)

Currency: Thai Baht (THB), (Current exchange rate)

Languages: Thai

Country calling code: +66

Tourist police helpline: (+66) 2308-0333, Hotline 1155

Tourist assistance: 1337 (ext. 9)

Best time to visit floating market: Early morning

Damnoen Saduak floating market

Damnoen Saduak floating market is one of the oldest floating markets in Thailand. We may come across some pages about Damnoen Saduak Floating market is no longer so appealing to tourists. But it’s not true at all, as being the oldest market it has maintained its position and still manages to attract more than thousands of tourists per day who come here and explore these markets and its culture.

Local Thai people sell flowers, food, souvenirs, and clothes on the boat which look so amazing, don’t forget to try Boat Noodles along with Pla Pao and Khao Lam. Local people make their living selling things on boats and it’s not an attraction but you are also helping one community for making for their living. The boat ride here is amazing and believe me, it’ll be a lifetime experience for you.

How to reach Damnoen Saduak Floating Market?

Damnoen Saduak floating market is approximately 100 kilometers far from Bangkok city so there are few ways to go there. If you are a budget traveler and can compromise a little bit of delay then catch a bus from Bangkok’s southern bus terminal which will drop you off in 2 hours and will charge around 50 Baht per person. 

If you are in a group then take a minivan or a taxi which may charge you up to 700 to 800 Baht with a bit of bargaining where they will drop and wait for you for approximately 2 hours and bring you back to the city.

In case the budget is not at all a concern for you then book a Damnoen Saduak floating market tour package which includes pick up and drop with boat rides and a few sightseeing. You will find plenty of websites for this kind of trip, Klook is an online platform that I use while booking such tours.

Address: 51 Damnoen Saduak, Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi 70130, Thailand (location)

Opening hours: 7 am to 5 pm

Entry fee: Free

Contact: +66852227470

Amphawa floating market

Amphawa floating market is one of the most authentic floating markets in Bangkok because of its beautiful canals and shops. As Damnoen Saduak has secured its place as the best floating market in Bangkok, so here Amphawa is also not far behind. Both these markets have their own unique test In Damnoen Saduak you will find good souvenir collections but in terms of food, Amphawa floating market is best.

Just located 12 kilometers from each other, one can access both on the same day. Amphawa floating market gets more crowded after 12:00 pm as these markets are famous for their desserts, and sea foods mostly crabs and shrimp and coconut deserts are must-try items.

My suggestion is Visit Damnoen Saduak floating market in the early morning and then after 10:00 am come to this Amphawa floating market and enjoy its food while riding canoes. Apart from paying for food, if you want to how much you will spend or how much the floating market Bangkok prices then it depends on the boat rides, they charge in groups starting from 50 Thai Baht to 500 Thai Baht.

Best way to reach Amphawa floating market

Amphawa floating market is close to Mae Klong railway market, you can take a bus or train from Bangkok to reach here and then catch a local cab to the market. In case you want to come directly here without wasting any time then you can take a bus from Southern Bangkok station to Damnoen Saduak floating market and after exploring take a cab to Amphawa floating market.

Address: Amphawa, Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram, Thailand (location)

Opening hours: 10 am to 9:30 pm (Tuesday, Wednesday: Closed)

Entry fee: Free

Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

Khlong lat Mayom floating market is one of the most popular floating markets in Bangkok and it is only 20 kilometers away from Bangkok’s city center. This floating market is not as big as the other renowned ones like Damnoen Saduak or Amphawa’s floating market, but still, famous for its yummy foods and canoes that will bring smiles and happiness to your face.

Don’t forget to try snakehead fish and coconut pancakes, if you are visiting this floating market. So as per my recommendation, this is also one of the best floating markets in Bangkok. This market opens at 7:00 am and closes around 5:00 pm but go early to get the vibe and avoid traffic.

How to reach Khlong Lat Mayom floating market?

The best and cheap way to reach Klong Lat Mayom floating market is to take a BTS sky train to Bang Wa and from there take a local taxi. Do a bit of bargain as they are supposed to cost approximately 200 -250 Baht not more than that.

Address: 15 Bang Ramat Rd, Bang Ramat, Taling Chan, Bangkok, Thailand (location)

Opening hours: 8 am to 5 pm (Opens on Saturday and Sunday)

Entry fee: Free

Taling Chan Floating Market

Taling Chan floating market is a nature trail, though it has not gained much popularity among tourists. This market is the best place to experience local culture and lifestyle near the river bank. You can experience Thai foods on the boat and the experience would be never like before. Shops on the canoes are some of the amazing things you will witness in this market. Local people are surviving through these boat markets so don’t hesitate to taste food or buy things as you are going to help the local community.

Taling Chan Floating Market is located approximately 10 kilometers far from central Bangkok in KlongChakpra, Talingchan district. So one can easily go in the early hour, markets start at 07:00 am and close by 05:00 pm. But better to be there at an early hour to get the exact vibe. Mostly local vegetables, flowers, Thai foods, and desserts are sold here.

The floating market is a natural market where local people sell garden fruits and vegetables. Apart from the boat ride, you can also experience a Buddha statue, almost 312 years old making merit program at Wat Koh Wai Luang Por Dum, an orchid tour, and also the renowned Thonburi snake farm tour.

How to reach Taling Chan Floating Market?

This floating market is close to Bangkok city, you can take a cab or train to reach here. There are local bus services available to the market, so you can plan your day accordingly. MRT blue line station is close to Taling Chan Floating Market, which can be an easy and quick option to reach the market.

Address: 333 Chak Phra Rd, Khlong Chak Phra, Taling Chan, Bangkok, Thailand (location)

Opening hours: 7:30 am to 4 pm (Opens on Saturday and Sunday)

Entry fee: Free

Contact: +66858321918

Bang Nam phueng floating market

Bang Nam Phueng floating market is raising its bar of popularity in terms of the best-floating markets in Bangkok. It’s approximately 25 kilometers far from the main city, it may take a little time to reach. You can plan your day early as these markets open early in the morning around 08:30 am.

How to reach Bang Nam Phueng floating market?

You can take a taxi which will cost you around 150-200 Baht one way. BTS Sukhumvit line crosses close to this market, so you can use the metro to reach close to the floating market and then take a cab from the station.

Address: 98 Bang Nam Phueng, Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan, Thailand (location)

Opening hours: 8 am to 4 pm (Opens on Saturday and Sunday)

Entry fee: Free

Contact: +6624613254

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