Timings : 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : THB 200
This includes a 10-minute boat ride
The Ayutthaya Floating Market is one of the few destinations that is not centred around tourism. In fact, a lot of Thai locals themselves frequent the place, and not just for shopping. The activities and vibrancy of the market are what makes it unique, feeling more like a fair than your typical floating market. Covering a sprawling stretch of 70 acres, the Ayutthaya Floating market is a lot beyond being a mere source of entertainment and shopping. There are around 50 boats and 200 shops in the market. It preserves the scenic beauty, culture and heritage of the place, serving as a fun yet extremely informative place. One can feed the fish with a bottle, water buffaloes with some grass and genuinely lose themselves in the hubbub of daily life.
Also known as Ayothaya Floating Market, it indeed is a unique blend of beauty and knowledge about the old culture and traditions of Ayutthaya. The market provides all kinds of delightful experiences to both the local and foreign tourists. The best of all is the food stalls right in the middle of the market. People usually sit on the deck and relish the lip-smacking local Thai food.
The weekdays are usually less crowded and so are the mornings and evenings.
The peak crowd hours are between 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM in the afternoons. Before and after that the crowds ease off a bit.