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Updated by Zoey Adams on Feb 05, 2016
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Five best floating markets in Bangkok – market therapy

The tourist industry never grows old or boring. It has something to offer you every day. What is new today could be pretty much old by tomorrow. Bangkok’s floating markets belong to that category.


Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Despite how many photos you have taken, Damnoen Saduak Floating market will still compel you to take even more. You will never get tired of taking photographs here. In fact that is what Damnoen Saduak is. Not only does it give you an ideal photogenic atmosphere, but also the ancient lifestyle of Bangkok. Remember to get here early before the environment gets too hot. And try to avoid tourist shops which might have exorbitant rates. If you are still clueless, the easiest way to reach the market is to join a tour headed there. You can stay at any of the Bangkok City Hotels such as AVANI Atrium Bangkok and plan your visit to this market. The market is easy to locate, as it is a well known site.


Amphawa Floating Market

Almost closer to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in size, Amphawa is quite an attraction among the locals. Being there, seen around, you won’t probably believe that this was a small village once. If you are travelling from Bangkok, it would take about 50 kilometres to reach here. This is not really a tourist place, as you hardly see tourists here. The market offers grilled seafood on boats by the central bridge. The seafood includes prawns, shellfish and squid. The locals gather here in large number probably because of the tempting aroma emanating from grilled seafood.


Talin Chan Floating Market

Like Amphawa, Talin Chan has not also become a tourist hotspot yet. But the market is equipped with almost everything you fancy in a market. And it is kind of more authentic and genuine than most popular markets in Bangkok. So go for a good Thai meal in the company of a Thai.


Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

Although you cannot see tourists like in Damnoen Saduak, and local crowds like in Amphawa, this floating market has something charming around it. The market is very much local, and you will probably the only foreigner hanging around there. On the other hand, this market is very much close to Bangkok. The distance is less than 20 kilometres. So do not forget to spend a few hours here.


Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market

Another floating market with a promising atmosphere, yet you need to have your own transport to locate it. Simply put, the market is a bit difficult to locate. That has made the floating market attract a lesser crowd. But if you have any plans to visit here, the market is charming in its atmosphere. And it is really worth to visit here and try out their traditional cuisine.

The market still retains its virgin village beauty. And there is so much to explore here if you are interested about Thai village lifestyle.