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5 Floating Markets around Bangkok – Amidst Colours, Chaos and Flavours

If you are someone planning your trip to Bangkok for your next vacation, while including all other beautiful temples and shopping malls to your must-visit list, do not also forget to include one or two floating markets in Bangkok.

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Damnoen Saduk Floating Market

During your fine days spent at a 5-star Bangkok hotel, allocate one day to visit the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market that is quite popular among tourists. All you've got to do is to wake up a little early and head to Ratchaburi to witness this awesome experience. As this floating market is also one of the oldest, it never lacks visitors at any given time of the day. Its popularity increased with its backgrounds being used for the James Bond movie 'The Man with the Golden Gun' back in 1974. If you want to just imagine how it looks like, yes, it is, of course, a huge and a lively market full of boats selling all sorts of food and fruits. You may not be able to experience a true authentic floating market here, but the market is indeed picturesque.

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Amphawa Floating Market

Although this floating market is located 90km south-west of Bangkok, it is worth a visit. The authenticity and the fun-filled experience you get at the Amphawa Floating Market is unmatchable and you may not find the same at any other floating market in the city. There are many tiny wooden houses along the canal and they will be the perfect spots for you to take your souvenirs, sweets and other snacks. If you go across the river, you will then come across a little temple that provides amazing scenery. Since the market tends to get more crowded past midday, make sure you explore this great floating market in the morning!

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Taling Chan Floating Market

If you plan to spend your Bangkok days at a venue such as Emporium Suites by Chatrium, one of the closest floating markets for you will be the Taling Chan Floating Market. While the boats do their job for it to be called an interesting floating market, there is also a large local market attached to this place, so you are blessed with both the experiences. You can also get a boat cruise arranged around nearby canals and consider that an exciting sightseeing journey. You will not be able to see 100% of the old-world charm in this market space, but the experience is truly worth it.

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Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

Truly speaking, this market is not a huge one, but a medium-sized market that is less touristy. As this floating market is located close to Bangkok, it is one of the most popular markets among the local community. The Taling Chan Floating Market is just near this market, so you can, of course, experience both the markets as well whilst being on the same tour.

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Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market

Again, this market is also one of the smallest floating markets that you can find around Bangkok. Yes, it is located close to central Bangkok, but that does not necessarily mean that you can access this market via public transport! You may need to hire a taxi to get to Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market, but it's truly a great chance if you wish to visit less-touristy markets in the city. The market provides an amazing choice of food to sample and the backgrounds are quite picturesque too.