Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market
Khlong Lat Mayom was created as an answer to Taling Chan’s success in creating a venue for locally grown, organic produce and products. Since Taling Chan is in the same district as Khlong Lat Mayom, you can easily combine a visit to each.
There is plenty of food to be sampled, stocked up on, grilled and eaten on site. Take a seat along the canal and create your own BBQ menu like the locals do. Get different skewers, salty fish, sauces and meats and then start your feast.
Besides that, you can go on a boat tour and short boat trip to a temple and orchid farm with prices ranging from 100 baht to 1200 baht, taking between 90 minutes and 3 hours. You can even bring kids and keep them busy at the shirt drawing station.
Address: หมู่ที่ 15 30/1 Bang Ramat Rd, Bang Ramat, Taling Chan, Bangkok 10170
Opening Hours: 7am-5pm Sat, Sun
No 2 Taling Chan Floating Market
This is the closest floating market near Bangkok but still a bit away. Plus, it is neither huge nor an actual floating market, more a Thailand river market along the pier. So don’t come with high expectations.
It is more of a low key floating market in Bangkok but you can still enjoy a river boat tour, massages and plenty of food.
Address: 300 Soi Chak Phra 17, Khwaeng Khlong Chak Phra, Khet Taling Chan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10170
Opening Hours: 8am-6pm, Sat, Sun
No3 Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market
One of the newer floating markets, Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market opened in 2004. The idea behind it was to provide a solution of agricultural overproduction by selling it on a market. As a result, all the sellers are locals and what gets sold and how much is regulated, too. It’s part of the One Tambon One Product (OTOP) program.
The market is still very much under the radar of foreign tourists and a real gem to explore. Fun fact: it is located along the horseshoe bend of the river (referred to as “pork stomach”), which has conserved green space since the 70s. Local farming here is entirely non-toxic.
Address: ถนน Soi Bua Phueng Phatthana, Bang Kobua, Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan 10130
Opening Hours: 8:30am-5pm Sat, Sun
No4 Wat Sai Floating Market
For a Bangkok floating market on a weekday, visit Wat Sai. It has an interesting history as the site used to be a local hub but then new road construction nearly killed the vibe. The floating market endured, however, and is thriving as never before.
Please be aware that it takes quite some time to get to Wat Sai Floating Market even though it should technically be half an hour. If you drive during rush hour, it can easily be up to 2 hours if you aren’t staying in the city centre.
Address: Address: 58/229 เอกชัย 24 Khwaeng Bang Khun Thian, Khet Chom Thong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10150
Opening Hours: 5am-12am daily
No 5 Bang Phli Floating Market
Bang Phli is one of the few weekday floating markets around Bangkok. It has remained authentic and is very traditional, being one of the oldest Bangkok floating markets. If you aren’t after typical tourist souvenirs, this is the place to go.
Unlike other floating markets with boats, Bang Phli is actually a market with shops built on the water. Be aware that English is not really spoken, so you have to make yourself outstood with smiles, nods and “pointing”. Don’t use your fingers for pointing, but rather the whole hand with palm facing downward like you are patting something.
Address: Thepharak Rd, Tambon Bang Phli Yai, Amphoe Bang Phli, Chang Wat Samut Prakan 10540
Opening Hours: 8am-3:30pm daily
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