Sunday, 28 June 2009

Amphawa Floating Market

Went to the floating market – at last.

Took a taxi from Bangkok (900 baht return). It was about 2 hours away. Unfortunately, he actually went to one of the touts that has a boat tour going on, which charged THB 1500 for a 1.5 hour trip, and it not even to our choice market (he said it was not open yet). He brought us to another market, Damnoen Saduak, which was actually closed and inactive in the afternoon (amazingly, he forgotten this fact!).

boats at rest

shops all closedonly ah poh fruit stall open

The boat ride was quite nice though.

Then, later the taxi driver brought us to the market. Now, that’s nice, though it was really packed at that time.

lots of people! food sellers

yummy sotong on sale

I recommend this market if you’re interested in a floating market. Firstly, not many tourists here so you dont get the usual touts. There are some boat rides available, and cheaper too (bout THB 600). But only one thing, you’d have to be able to withstand some horrible singing as there are several open-air river-side karaoke!

anywhere also can sing!


Stanley said...

Going to Bangkok in August so I'm heading online to do some research. So glad to stumble across your site. Currently reading through all your posts. HAhah, hopes it will help with my trip. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

nat, that auntie strike ur attention too, i snap her also during my last trip to damneun saduak

nat said...

Glad my blog is of some use to people! :)

Enjoy your Bangkok trip!