More Floating Markets around Bangkok
There are many floating markets and riverside markets around Bangkok. Some of these are new and others have been revitalized. This is page two of my comprehensive list of Thai floating markets that you can easily do as a day trip from Bangkok. Click here for page one.
The following map shows floating markets around Bangkok:
Don Wai Riverside Market in Nakhon Pathom
One of my favourite markets for food is Don Wai Floating Market (ตลาดน้ำดอนหวาย) in Nakhon Pathom. Although they label it this way, I would much prefer to translate it as Riverside Market. You don’t have the boat vendors like what we imagine floating markets in Thailand should have. However, this doesn’t worry the Thai people. After all, it is too hot in the sun if there aren’t any shelters. From here you can also join a boat tour of the local river. For me this was the highlight as we bought food at the stalls and then ate during the boat trip. The market is open daily but more is open at the weekend.
Address: Bang Krathuk, Sam Phran District, Nakhon Pathom 73210
Opening hours: Daily, 7:00am-6:00pm
Kwan-Riam Floating Market in Bangkok (ตลาดน้ำขวัญเรียม)
Opening hours: Saturday-Sunday, 6:00am-6:00pm
Bang Nampheung Floating Market in Samut Prakan
Another relatively new floating market near Bangkok is Bang Nampheung Floating Market (ตลาดน้ำบางน้ำผึ้ง) in Samut Prakan Province. It is built along a canal that flows into the Chao Phraya River. It is a good place to buy food and local handicraft. You can also rent out boats to go for a paddle on the canal. It is a weekend market that closes by mid-afternoon. Best to go early to avoid the crowds.
Opening hours: Saturday-Sunday, 7:00am-4:00pm
Bang Noi Floating Market in Samut Songkhram
A short distance north of the famous Amphawa market is the Bang Noi Floating Market in Samut Songkhram Province. This is an old market that has been around for over one hundred years. Although it doesn’t get as busy as Amphawa, it still has a lot of charm with shops containing quality souvenirs and delicious food. It is a weekend market that is open from about 8 a.m. to late afternoon. You can also join boat tours here.
Bang Nok Kwaek Market in Samut Songkhram
Another old market, a little further north on the Maeklong river, is Bang Nok Kwaek Market in Samut Songkhram Province. Although it doesn’t have the hustle and bustle of its younger cousin at Amphawa, it certainly makes up for it with its old time charm and friendly shopkeepers. If you want to experience an old Thai riverside market without the crowds then its worth spending an hour or so here. Boat tours are also available.
Ayothaya Floating Market in Ayutthaya
To the north of Bangkok there are two new purpose built floating markets in Ayutthaya Province. This first one is Ayothaya Floating Market. It is conveniently next door to the Elephant Camp so you can do an elephant ride if you like before visiting the market. It is free to enter and wander around. There are shops with handicraft and souvenirs as well as lots of food. You can join boat rides and also watch scheduled shows.
This list of floating markets around Bangkok is far from finished. I will be updating information here and also adding new markets as and when I discover them. So, please bookmark this page and come and visit again.
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