Damnoen Saduak Floating Market (Ratchaburi, 80 km southwest of Bangkok)
Photos of this vibrant market featuring many small boats laden with colourful fruits and vegetables and paddled by Thai women wearing bamboo hats, are among the most often published in travel magazines and brochures of Thailand. Damnoen Saduak is routinely crowded with hundreds of vendors and purchasers floating in their small rowing boats selling and buying agricultural products and local food, which are mostly brought from their own nearby orchards.
Taling Chan Floating Market (in front of the Taling Chan District office in the west of Bangkok, less than 20 mins' drive from the Grand Palace)
What’s so charming about this floating market is the way they sell things which, unlike most places, is self sufficient. On the weekends, local people bring from their homes small portions of various home grown vegetables and fruits to sell to tourists. No wonder there is also an abundance of special traditional Thai foods and desserts awaiting you to try at Taling Chan Floating Market. Some housewives come here to sell freshly cooked meals which are apparently their signature family recipes.
About Taling Chan Floating Market
Amphawa Floating Market (Samut Songkhram, 72 km southwest of Bangkok)
Amphawa Floating Market is an evening market immensely popular with the Thais. Among many good things of this market are that you won’t easily catch a glimpse of a foreigner and it’s more than a scene for holiday snaps. Thus Amphawa is a nice place to observe authentic Thai’s ways of life. Amphawa Floating Market was revived from the old market where fruit and vegetable growers used to trade their produce 50 years ago.
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market (Bang Ramat Rd., off Bangkhae-Bang Bua Thong Outer Ring Hw, about 30 mins'd drive from the Grand Palace)
Everything here is just perfect for tourists who seek a peaceful relaxation while exploring the unfamiliar culture, especially if you’re a family with kids. This small floating market hidden in a suburban area of Bangkok will give you plenty of opportunity to absorb the tranquil ambience of dense greenery as well as to see the exotic Thai lifestyle along the riverbanks.