Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market

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Timings : Weekends: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Time Required : 2 - 3 hours

Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

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Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market, Bangkok Overview

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.

Scattered all over Thailand across any village with its own river, you will find many Talad Nams or 'floating markets'. Although there are many, Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market happens to be one close to Bangkok, only a few kilometres away. More popular among the local populace than with tourists (who tend to throng to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market) and is quite authentic and quintessentially Thai. Set up only during the weekends, the Chao Phraya River in Bang Nam Phueng village has its markets bustling with local and glocal visitors - both locals and tourists. With a wide variety of sweet and savoury Thai delicacies, exotic foods, handicrafts, souvenirs this market and even potted plant, this market has a lot to offer.

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Floating Market Prices

Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market Bangkok Thailand
Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market in Bangkok, Thailand
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While there is no entry fee, you are sure to incur costs to enjoy the Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market.

Boat: THB 20 - THB 200 (depending on your mode of travel)
Drinks: Approximately THB 20
Food: Approximately THB 300

Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market Food

Food at Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market Bangkok
Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market is a Foodie's Paradise, Offering Many Authentic Thai Delicacies
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Owing to its exotic tag, Bangkok has a lot of exotic fruits and vegetables to offer through the Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market. With the peaceful ambience and friendly vendors encourage you to try their endless options, Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market makes for the perfect foodie weekend.

For Vegetarians
With fruits such as custard apple, dragonfruit, areca nut and the quite befuddling "gac" fruit (or Fak Khao), they do boast a wide and tantalising variety. Don't forget to try a piping hot bowl of Kuay Teow Tom Yum. Finally end your meal with the many dessert options at the market, such as the decadent yet refreshing coconut ice cream topped with toasted nuts.

For Non-Vegetarians
In these stalls, you'll find delicious savoury preparations of meats such as pork, lamb, etc. marinated in Thai herbs and spices. You would also come across seafood preparations such as mussels omelette and dried squid which are worth a try. Taking a seat alongside the canal on a thatched bench, and grabbing some piping hot delicacies out of the boats is an activity you must try. You can take your pick from a wide variety of dishes such as spicy pork served with rice and noodles.

How To Reach Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market

Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market is located in the Bang Nam Phueng Village of Samut Prakan, in the southern outskirts of Bangkok. You can take the ferry, bus or even private transport. If you're travelling by bus, you can take the 138 from Chatuchak market to Phra Pradaeng for THB 21, followed by a songtaew to the market for THB 20.

Another option is to take the river ferry from the Wat Bang Na Nok to the Wat Bangnamphung Nok pier for THB 4, which takes only 10 minutes. From there again you can take a songtaew or a motorbike/cycle for THB 10. In case you plan to take a private taxi to the market directly, it will cost you roughly THB 150 - THB 200.

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