1. Overview

Bangkok is the capital and also the most important city in Thailand, with a population of more than 10 million. Bangkok is considered a paradise destination for domestic and foreign tourists. Bangkok focuses on famous tourist destinations, busy commercial centers, many entertainment services, quality resorts, and a rich cuisine.

In addition, Bangkok Floating Market Tour is one of Thailand’s most precious treasures. Set on a chaotic series of canals (also known as Khlong), these lively markets attract visitors with their array of vibrant stalls and boats selling colorful fruits and vegetables, handmade souvenirs, a wide range of items on sale, and a variety of local dishes. In particular, the floating market is also a place to preserve the typical cultural features of the Thai people, where people live and make a living in harmony with nature and rivers.

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2. Top 10 Best Floating Markets in Bangkok and Nearby

2.1. Khlong Lat Mayom

Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is located about 20 kilometers from the center of Bangkok. You will also find great food to enjoy on the floating market. Although the scale is not too large, this market always attracts a large number of visitors to visit and shop, especially snack lovers.


Trade takes place on both sides of the river, and the narrow canal in the middle is a place for goods boats to move back and forth. Visitors can sit along the canal, waiting for the seller to bring food ashore to enjoy. Pad Thai, Hoi Tod, and Kanom Jeen dishes are priced from 0.58 USD to 0.87 USD. In addition, this Thai floating market also sells tropical fruits such as mango, giant papaya, grapefruit, sapoche, etc.

  • Address: 15 30/1 Bang Ramat Rd, Bang Ramat, Taling Chan, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Open: Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 a.m – 17:00 p.m

2.2. Taling Chan Floating Market

Taling Chan is a local floating market in central Bangkok, familiar to both locals and international visitors. Compared to other floating markets, Taling Chan brings many new experiences thanks to a unique and varied trading method. You can shop, dine, get massages, and delve deeper into the lifestyle here.


Almost all Thai specialties are available at this floating market. In particular, Som Tum, made from blue crab, grilled shrimp, fish, chili, and spices, is the most famous. Dishes range in price from 1.45 USD to 4.35 USD. Besides shopping and enjoying food, visitors can also rent a boat to visit the market and take pictures to check in. The boat fee is about 2.9 USD.

  • Address: 300 Soi Chak Phra 17, Khwaeng Khlong Chak Phra, Khet Taling Chan, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Open: Saturday and Sunday: 09:00 a.m – 17:00 p.m

2.3. Kwan Riam Floating Market

Kwan Riam Floating Market is one of the newest floating markets in Bangkok. This vibrant market is beautifully located on the banks of the Saen Saeb Canal, about 18 km from the city center, between two ancient Buddhist temples, Wat Bang Peng Nuea (north) and Wat Bang Peng Tai (south).


Kwan Riam Floating Market is the newest food market in central Bangkok, where colorful traditional boats sell noodles, rice, Thai desserts, and Isan cuisine. The market has a beautiful wooden bridge and water buffaloes for you to ride.

  • Address: 45 Ramkhamhaeng 185 Alley, Min Buri, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Open: Saturday and Sunday: 07:00 a.m – 17:00 p.m

2.4. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

To see the best of Bangkok, make your way to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, the most famous floating market in Thailand. Damnoen Saduak is always busy with cargo ships moving back and forth.

On the boat is a full range of items at extremely reasonable prices. In addition to shopping for goods, guests also go to the Damnoen Saduak floating market to enjoy food. From specialties such as Pad Thai, Som Tam, and grilled chicken to snacks such as mango ice cream and coconut ice cream, everything is sold at the market.


  • Address: 9 Tambon Damnoen Saduak, Amphoe Damnoen Saduak, Chang Wat Ratchaburi, Thailand
  • Open: 7:00 a.m  – 16:00 p.m (Daily)

2.5. Wat Sai Floating Market

Wat Sai is one of the oldest floating markets in Bangkok, founded more than 150 years ago by Chinese merchants. Wat Sai Floating Market is a recognized traditional floating market for being influenced by both Thai and Chinese cultures. This traditional floating market is located in the Chom Song district and is famous for selling all kinds of local decorations, as well as clothes and food.

  • Address: 58/229 Soi Ekkachai 24, Bang Khun Thian, Khet Chom Thong, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Open: 4:00 a.m – 13:00 p.m (Daily)

2.6. Amphawa Bangkok Floating Market

After Damnoen Saduak, this is the most famous floating market in Bangkok. It attracts a large number of Thai tourists who come here for seafood meals and shopping. The trading method of the small traders here is quite unique. Small traders will row boats on the river to sell goods, and customers can wave or pick up poles to receive goods. The goods sold at the market are extremely rich, full of clothes, accessories, and souvenirs. The most famous must mention the fresh seafood, processed into attractive dishes such as roasted crab, grilled shrimp, spicy squid, oysters, snails, etc.

After eating and shopping, hop on a longtail boat and explore the river. The price to visit this floating market near Bangkok is about 1.45 USD for a group tour and 14.48 USD for a private tour.


  • Address: Amphawa, Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram, Thailand
  • Open: Friday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m

2.7. Tha Kha Floating Market

Tha Kha is a local floating market near Bangkok and a great place to learn about Thai culture and life. Although not too large in scale, Tha Kha floating market is still a destination that is especially loved by tourists.

The market is famous for local products such as coconut oil, coconut sugar, and honey. Almost all the boats have these typical items for sale. Besides, visitors to Tha Kha floating market also have the opportunity to enjoy many delicious dishes of Samut Songkhram, such as Hoy Tod fried eggs, Toong Tong, Ba Mee Moo noodles, Gai Ping grilled chicken skewers, Khao Tom Mad, etc.

Come and explore this serene mall where you can buy fruit and fried rice from friendly vendors on their canal boats, and don’t forget to try the famous float omelet.

  • Address: Tha Kha, Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram, Thailand
  • Open: Saturday and Sunday: 6:00 a.m – 14:00 p.m

2.8. Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market

Bang Nam Pheung is a small floating market in Thailand, just a few kilometers east of Bangkok on a winding stretch of the Chao Phraya River. The market is organized in the form of a riverside market; the stalls are mainly located on the shore, with boats parked along the river to serve travel needs.

It sells a variety of items, including food, utensils, and souvenirs. In particular, cuisine is the most prominent feature of Bang Nam Pheung, with delicious dishes such as Tom Yum, Pad Thai, grilled skewers, curry noodles, etc. The price of each dish is only 0.87 USD.


  • Address: 98 Bang Nam Phueng, Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan, Thailand
  • Open: Saturday-Sunday from 7:30 a.m – 16:00 p.m

2.9. Ayutthaya Floating Market

Ayutthaya Floating Market is located in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province, just an hour’s drive from the center of Bangkok. Coming to this famous Thai floating market, you will admire a simple and rustic beauty with boats, dark brown boats, and traditional stilt houses along the artificial canal.

The market meets at 6 a.m., selling a variety of items, with local cuisine being the most popular stall for tourists. The price of goods is quite affordable; the items range from 0.87 USD to 4.35 USD.

In addition, the market also has experience activities such as boating around the floating market for 0.58 USD for 20 minutes, feeding fish with a unique baby bottle only at Ayutthaya, enjoying dance shows, plays about the history of Ayutthaya, or the daily life of local people.

2.10. Pattaya Floating Market

Pattaya Floating Market is one of the most famous Thai floating markets, located right on the river crossing Sukhumvit Pattaya. The market, also known as Four Domains floating market, is divided into 4 zones representing the Central, South, North, and Northeast regions of Thailand. Each zone will sell the typical products and cuisine of that region. The ticket price to the market is 5.79 USD.

This is a floating market that is especially loved by international visitors. The market is open from 9 a.m to 8 p.m daily. More interestingly, visitors can also rent a boat to go around the market for about 8.69 USD per trip.


3. Conclusion

Above are the top 10 floating markets in Bangkok and nearby. Come and experience the unique culture and traditions of the people here. If you have any questions about your trip and need help, please contact Metta Voyage right away!

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