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One of the main attractions of Bangkok is its shopping options. From malls to street markets, the shopping experience of Bangkok is simply in a class of its own. However, there is one other shopping option that, although not as popular, is sure to impart on you a great shopping and cultural experience – the floating markets.
Bangkok’s Floating Markets
Bangkok has many canals flowing through the city, which make excellent sites for floating markets. There are as many as seven floating markets in Bangkok; Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, Tha Kha Floating Market, Taling Chan Floating Market, Amphawa Floating Market, and Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market. There are many tours to these floating markets on offer and visiting the floating markets is an exciting activity to engage in if you are staying in serviced apartments in Bangkok, such as those at the Anantara Baan Rajprasong Bangkok Serviced Suites.
How do they operate?
Floating markets operate by way hundreds of vendors of boats flocking to a designated area on the banks on the canals. These vendors bring with them all sorts of goods and items and sell them at very cheap prices. The notion of floating markets, as they operate in Bangkok, is rather unique to the culture of Bangkok and you can be assured that you will not experience a similar atmosphere anywhere else.
What’s on offer?
The Bangkok floating markets are notorious for selling a wide range of snacks, produce, and items. Undoubtedly, some the best produce, fruits & vegetables, in Bangkok can be found at the floating markets. Some floating markets, especially the Amphawa Floating Market, are known for selling delicious snacks, treats, and sweets. Additionally, you can even find things like cheap clothing, local art, handicrafts, and an array of trinkets and cheap fashion items too.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+