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The Amphawa Floating Market is located 50km from Bangkok and is considered as the second most popular floating market near the city. It may not be as big as the famous Damnoen Saduak but it is also not congested with tourists and is more authentic with a large population of Thai visitors.
You need not get up early morning to visit Amphawa, since the market mainly consists of small wooden houses that are along the sides of the Amphawa Canal. You find these houses transformed into small shops that sells a different variety of things. You find cooked food, fresh fish, other raw items, souvenirs, handicrafts and many more to choose from. If you visit Amphawa on an empty stomach you can fill up on plenty of delicious foods. Apart from roasted meat chops, kebabs, seafood, deserts, beverages you also find succulent fruits such as lychees, guavas, mangoes and a yummy list of other foods made available here.
After walking around the market you can hop on a longtail boat and explore the surrounding canals and rivers. You can go on the temple tour or the island tour. It is possible to take a joined tour with other passengers, which is quite cheap but if you want to hire a private boat then the cost will be ten times more.
The Amphawa Floating Market is much loved by the locals and the place becomes filled with Thais past noon therefore to explore with ease you must come before 10am and get ready to depart before the crowds start walking in.
Bangkok is a city that generally offers plenty of accommodation for the discerning traveller. However if you are seeking for luxurious and spacious serviced apartment in Bangkok then you have one great option, the Ascott Sathorn Bangkok. It is a premier services apartment complex complete with a variety of comprehensive facilities and services.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.