Bangkok Floating Markets – The Gliding Boutiques of Thailand

The Gliding Boutiques of Thailand

floating markets

In each and every corner of a floating market, you can find something different. You would definitely come across something that would tickle your fancy.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

An exciting part of Thailand, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, provides glimpses into the vibrant lives of Thai people for the curious visitor. Situated less than two hours away from landmark properties such as Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, it is one of the most famous of its kind. Morning hours are filled with sights of local vendors selling fresh produce and authentic Thai delicacies.

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Amphawa Floating Market

A quite popular one of its kind, the Amphawa Floating Market has a picturesque view of tiny wooden houses lined up along the canal. Tourists can buy souvenirs and a myriad of Thai sweets from the inhabitants of these endearing establishments. Since it can get pretty crowded towards the noon, leaving at daybreak from your Bangkok city hotel is recommended to enjoy some leisurely hours.

Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market

Although it is the smallest around, Bang Nam Pheung is the closest floating market to central Bangkok. One can choose from a variety of items, including but not limited to ornaments, artwork, clothes, herbs, spices, and local remedies. Fresh food is also available for purchase throughout the market.

Mode of Travelling

The only way to travel back and forth from various markets and small business ventures is through vessels. The next time you’re in Bangkok, hop on one and experience the intriguing happenings of these marvellous floating businesses of Thailand.