Best Floating Markets in Bangkok To Visit For A New Shopping Experience

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Bangkok already hits the nail on the head with its amazing shopping experiences, from affordable fashion to luxury brands, this city has it all. We've visited night markets, malls and cheap street shopping vendors, but no other shopping experience can beat those that of floating markets in Bangkok. No longer just a local affair, the night markets here are what earned Bangkok the name 'Venice of Asia'. As we explain further on the floating markets, you'll know why it got called that. Here's a list of the best floating markets in Bangkok that MUST visit on your trip there.

Here is the list of 8 Best Floating Markets in Bangkok To Visit For A New Shopping Experience

1. Taling Chan Floating Market, Bangkok

3.3 /5

The Taling Chan Floating Market is a delightful attraction for tourists and locals as well. The market retains its charm due to lack of heavy tourism here. Visitors could spend half a day or even the entire day here, indulging in a variety of activities such as a longtail boat ride, shopping and food tasting. The seafood is one of the highlights on the Floating Market.

2. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Bangkok

3.6 /5

Marketed as a major tourist attraction and a marker of Thai culture, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is among the most popular floating markets in the world. Boats swaying on the water are navigated by Thai locals and traders who sell all kinds of farm produce, fruits, souvenirs and freshly prepared local foods, which visitors can enjoy while sailing in their own boats.

3. Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, Bangkok

3.3 /5

Not very popular among tourists yet, the Khlong Lay Mayom Floating market is a charming market with most of it on land than the narrow canal. From fresh fruits and vegetables to sweets and cooked food, the market will not leave you hungry. There are vendors selling inexpensive clothes, accessories, toys and small furniture too.

4. Tha Kha Floating Market, Bangkok

3.0 /5

The perfect way to experience the old culture of Thai living is through the Kha Floating Market. A market on the waters surrounded by old traditional houses and green fields on either side, this tends to become a tiny community of its own. Selling fresh vegetables on rowboats, the Kha Floating Village is refreshing and enchanting to visiting tourists!

5. Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market, Bangkok

2.9 /5

The Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market is a quiet, yet a rich burst of unadulterated Thai culture. Surrounded by vegetation and rural settlements, Bang Nam Pheung has a simple, peaceful charm. The market is mostly grounded by the riverside, while the river is navigable by visitors through boats, where they can choose from the unusual foods, local wares, farm produce and souvenirs on display by its banks.

6. Bang Phli Floating Market

Although more on the lines of wooden shop houses than floating markets, the Bang Phli floating market in Bangkok still need boats to get to these shops. This market is still set back in time and is the place to go if you want to see untouched Thailand culture. Friendly locals, kind vendors and some lip-smacking food will make this a worthwhile experience. 

Timings: 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Closed Mondays)
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

7. Amphawa Floating Market , Bangkok

The Amphawa Floating Market is located southwest of Bangkok where local vendors sell fresh seafood, Thai drinks and desserts, and souvenir items. This is a major tourist attraction for anyone who wants to experience the unique canalside lifestyle of the locals. Unlike other floating markets in Thailand, the Amphawa Floating Market operates only during the weekend. It is among the oldest floating markets in the country and is famous for its relaxed shopping environment.

8. Tha Kha Floating Market, Bangkok

3.0 /5

The perfect way to experience the old culture of Thai living is through the Kha Floating Market. A market on the waters surrounded by old traditional houses and green fields on either side, this tends to become a tiny community of its own. Selling fresh vegetables on rowboats, the Kha Floating Village is refreshing and enchanting to visiting tourists!

Now that we've covered the list of the best floating markets in Bangkok, do not miss this one-of-a-kind shopping experience in the Venice of Asia.

This post was published by Shalaka Sreekesh

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