About The Floating Market
This market is made up of flat boats piled high with fresh produce, filling small interconnected canals (khlongs). While it is very touristy, it is still worth visiting. The noisy chaos can be a lot of fun.
This Floating market is actually located 110K west of bangkok and takes between 1.5 to 2 hours to get there by bus.
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Sep 28, 2009
You’ll go by boat along the river where you can see beautiful Thai houses and flowers. The journey takes 20mn. When you arrive, you’ll be surprised by the view of vendors, especially women, selling their goods on the boat: fruit, fried fish, hats, souvenirs. You can buy tropical fruit ready peeled. I tasted fruit that I’ve never seen before (Mangosteen, Durian, Rambutan, Dragon fruit, Longon) and they were tasty. A visit to The Floating market is unforgettable for you don’t only enjoy beautiful scenes but you also fill your stomach with delicious fruit
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Jun 20, 2010
Do the floating market together with a tour to the tiger temple, cobra show and the bridge over the river Kwai. That is how I visited the market. First you will have time to look around the market and buy foods and souvenirs then you will do a cruise along the river. It is worth to bargain with the vendors. The floating market is a great experience - it felt so exotic for me to see all theses vendors on the river. I liked it that much that I visited the market twice. It is very close to Bangkok anyway so you can come back with a taxi.
Sep 19, 2009
No where else in the world will you find such a unqiue shopping experience, but don't go alone. The girls tugging at your arm to take them home at night (even if that's not your thing) make excellent shopping advisors. You'll get what you think is a great offer and are about to take it. She'll pull you away and curse something in Thai to the vendor. the next thing you know he's offering it to you for a well less than half what you thought was a great deal at first.
Oct 22, 2008
Very touristy, but interesting. Took a 1/2 day tour out there. The boats are piled high full of goods. It is truely amazing, as we don't have anything like that back home. If I went back, I'd find a way to stay nearby so I could be there super early to avoid the tourists. The locals are mainly gone before the tourists arrive. It is worth the trip though, as it is something that you can't easily experience.