Bangkok’s Infamous Floating Markets – Markets, Unlike Any Other

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.

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Choose your chunky jewellery, junk foods and street clothes in Chinatown, Bangkok

If there ever was a city that was so exciting that every traveller should visit it at least once in their lifetime, it would be Bangkok. With its unique fusion of the traditions of the orient with the styles and trends of modern times, Bangkok offers its visitors a vibrant experience. The rich history, colourful culture and lifestyle, unique landmarks, and recreation and leisure attractions of Bangkok are complemented by Bangkok luxury hotels such as the recommendable Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel.

One of the reasons that Bangkok has attained global popularity is that it is one of the best destinations for shopping. Bangkok is full of various malls, department stores, commercial districts and markets, making it a shopaholic’s paradise! But one aspect of Bangkok shopping that sets it apart from the rest is its amazing street shopping; one of the premier street shopping venues in the city is Chinatown. With its own little history and culture, and home to thousands of stalls and stores, Chinatown is a must visit venue for those exploring Bangkok.

Located in the streets that stretch from Yaowarat Road to the Chao Phraya River, the maze of roads that is Chinatown is dotted with hundreds of shops offering almost everything conceivable. Known for its low priced goods and famous bargaining culture, Chinatown is a great place to buy jewellery, various kinds of footwear and leather products, clothes and accessories of every kind, cheap electronics as well as trinkets and antiques that will make great souvenirs. Make sure to see if your vendor is willing to bargain and you can be in store for some sweet deals! Chinatown is also known for being a hub of street food, with many stalls offering succulent and mouth-watering foods and snacks that will leave you craving for more. With more shops that you can imagine and great street food joints at every corner, you can be assured that a visit to Chinatown will be truly unforgettable.

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