TRAVEL DATE: 13 June 2015
DESTINATION: Tha Kha Floating Market in Samut Songkhram Province
During June 2015, I was invited by Chin from Chili Paste Tour to join her for a one day trip to Samut Songkhram for the “Floating Market & Cooking Class” tour. I had been to Tha Kha before for the weekend floating market, but this was the first time that I had been there when it had coincided with one of the farmers’ markets. These are set by the phases of the moon and if they occur at the weekend then you will get a “double” market. While we were at Tha Kha and Bang Noi markets, we bought some ingredients for our cooking class later in the day. Chin then taught me how to cook duck red curry and several other delicious dishes. During the trip, I tweeted live on @RichardBarrow. Click here for the embedded tweets.
The following map shows the places that we visited during the trip:
LIST OF PLACES WE VISITED:
Tha Kha Floating Market,13.472033 99.994783
Boat trip,13.469133 99.996370
Palm Plantation,13.468282 99.996905
Bang Noi Riverside Market,13.462366 99.943678
Cooking Class,13.480717 99.961709[/table]
Samut Songkhram is a province of fertile land, ripe with plants and crops, including numerous vegetables and fruits, as well as a vast variety of seafood products. Samut Songkhram is located just southwest of Bangkok, along the Gulf of Thailand. Attractions in the province include floating markets, temples, the Siamese twins, and the Ban Phaya So – the home of a famous alto fiddle maker who combines the art of traditional Thai music with wood carving.