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Most Popular Floating Markets in Bangkok – Splendid Shopping Experiences

The city of Bangkok offers a number of floating markets that are sure to capture the interest of the visitor. These floating markets are an engrossing sight and offer interesting merchandise.


Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

This well-known floating market will offer an authentic local experience that is sure to linger in the mind of the visitor. Rather than a tourist attraction this market caters mainly to locals; you might in fact be the solitary foreigners at the marketplace. You will find that eating is one of the highlights of a visit to a floating market, and Khlong Lat Mayom is no different. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a delightful meal right by the waterside, cooked on a small boat tethered just by the side of your table. Additionally you will find many interesting goods for sale here, such as fruits, vegetables, cheap apparel, accessories, home decorations, plants and flowers.


Damnoen Floating Market

Damnoen Floating Market has the distinction of being the most popular of Thailand's floating marketplaces. This market is an attractive place which features great food, photo opportunities and a fascinating glimpse into the local lifestyle. Probably the best time of the day to visit this market would be the early hours of the morning, when it is less hot and the market is at its most animated. As you might expect you will find interesting kinds of merchandise here, including T-shirts, toy elephants and tiger balm. Visitors should make it a point to sample the great food at this floating market; you will find delectable cooked food in addition to fresh fruits.


Amphawa Floating Market

This floating market is renowned for its authenticity, as it is generally frequented by local residents rather than tourists. You will see that there are a great number of food stalls here, stretching from the banks of the river and well into the nearby streets. The highlight here is always the seafood which is grilled on the spot on the tethered boats. You will find plenty of shellfish, squid and large prawns being grilled, creating a distinctive and irresistible aroma. In addition to the delicious food you will also find other interesting merchandise here, including a selection of interesting souvenirs.


Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market

Another interesting marketplace in the environs of Bangkok, Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market provides the visitor with the opportunity to experience the way of life of a typical Thai village. Although in proximity to the city this market is situated in a verdant area that has remained untouched by the hand of modernity. This charming floating market offers plenty of foods and sweets that will appeal to the visitor; it is a great place to enjoy a delicious meal in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. As you experience these engrossing floating markets another interesting feature that you could consider would be one of the Bangkok cruises such as those offered by Anantara Cruises, Thailand.


Taling Chan Floating Market

This charming floating market offers a host of attractions for the visitor. It offers a genuine Thai experience as you will have the opportunity to enjoy a satisfying lunch of seafood in the local manner in addition to enjoying many other memorable experiences here. Visitors will also have the chance to engage in some engrossing shopping and take a boat ride through the nearby canals. Another appealing opportunity is the chance to indulge in an invigorating foot massage nearby. You will also be able to sample the abundant fruits, sweets and snacks that you will find at this marketplace.