Many Tourist land in Thailand to explore its historical temples, beautiful beaches, crazy nightlife and finger-licking Thai dishes but there is more to this in Thailand. Going through local life of Thai people will give you the real experience and knowledge of this land. Selling good over the canal is one the historical concept being followed by Thai people from centuries and is one of the major attraction spot nowadays.
Damnoen Saduk Floating Market
The most famous floating market in Thailand is Damnoen Saduk. Over the weekend pack of tourist and locals flood in this market to have some great time. If you want a picturesque kind of spot then there is none other than this beautiful market. It is more advisable to come early morning to avoid the hot sun later on.
You can enjoy the ride and beauty of this long narrow canal with lot of other small boats around selling fresh food and different kind of fruits. You will find wooden houses of people who live next to this canal. It is open every day and it does get crowded, especially over the weekends.
Taling Chan Floating Market
Taling Chan floating market is open only on weekends but they are open for whole day to enjoy some quiet time and to soak up the atmosphere. However, it is not full of boats but instead got plenty of shops over the banks of canals with few boats tied around the corner for the commuting process of shopkeepers. Taling Chan is famous for its food especially fresh seafood.
Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market
Bang Nam Phueng is very much similar to Taling Chan in a way it’s more of a riverside market with very few boats running through the canal. It is green lush area with tress and plantation all around it.
Shops nearby the Khlong are popular for its local food and handcraft items which you can take as a memory or souvenir. It is relatively small and new compare to other floating market and hence you will find fewer crowds.
Amphawa Floating Market
Amphawa is another well-known floating market after the most popular Damnoen Saduk. It is a really popular spot crowded with lot of visitors, mainly locals but has gone more popular within foreigners lately too. There is more than a floating market to this place as the entire community around the canal is filled with food or craftwork of the locals.
Alongside canals you will find plenty of seafood shops with irresistible smell of varieties of food. The area is pretty big to explore and you will find couple of mini temples with Wat Bang Koong being the most popular having half a dozen kind of different animals hovering around in their cages.
Tha Kha Floating Market
Tha Kha Floating market community holds more of traditional style of living for the locals there. This floating market is only opened during weekends and is less familiar with tourist. Most of the boat vendors will be selling to local people only.
The area is less crowded and canals are much broad compare to other floating spots. It is not a commercial spot for tourist and so you will find fewer varieties of food options as it’s more in with local taste and demand.
Khlong Lat Mayom floating market is one of the most easily accessible market as it is more closely located to Bangkok. This is also one of the less know tourist destination as you would hardly see any foreigners. Although it has one of the most relaxed environment compare to other floating market. It is full of trees and cool shade.
You will normally see only vendor’s boat running through canal and more of the activities will be taking place on the riverside with food being the main attraction.