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Maps for Floating Markets and Songkran activities

Posted by busylizzy on 6/4/2013 at 15:41

I was reading about the new Thungbuachom Floating Market that has just opened in Ayutthaya on Richard Barrow's website, and came across a google map that he has created showing the location of a couple dozen of floating markets in and around Bangkok.

http://maps.google.co.th/maps/user?uid=210550963008557722983&hl=en&gl=en

There is also a map of locations for Songkran activities for 2013.

Thought others might find it useful and/or interesting.

(EDIT: Just realised that he got dozens of other types of maps, too. Very cool. Just follow the 'Maps' link on that page that I linked to above.)

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 6/4/2013 at 17:52

Never seen the big attraction of floating markets. Selling products from water doesn't make the products better.

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Posted by exacto on 6/4/2013 at 20:31

nice one, lizzy. thanks. that will add another fun stop on my next trip to ayutthaya. i don't know if you noticed, but i got a kick out of the mail-order bride ads next to the article.

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Posted by busylizzy on 7/4/2013 at 03:52

Leonard, if you're not into floating markets, then I guess you won't be needing the map. No point in spoiling everyone else's fun though.

Exacto, I haven't been to Ayutthaya yet (my plans were flooded out last time) - but this looks like more reason to get there. I'm heading back in the next few months... plans are evolving!

I missed the Mailorder brides as I use adblock. When I used IE to have a look I couldn't believe how much I'd been missing out on! I get all the ads for Agoda, etc - but missed out on the brides. Guess I should check stuff more carefully before posting links!

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Posted by DLuek on 7/4/2013 at 04:30 TF writer

Fitting timing -- I just came back from Thaling Chan (touristy) and Lam Phaya (fabulous but way out there).

Keep in mind that most of these are truly land markets set up along rivers or canals where a few vendors might prepare food on boats and there might be a floating dock with some tables to eat on. They're still great markets (highly recommend Khlong Suan, Lam Phaya, Bang Nam Phueng and Bang Khla, and to a lesser extent, Khlong Lat Mayom, Amphawa, Bang Noi and Bang Nok Khwaek), but they might not be what people picture when hearing the term "floating market". For a true, old school floating market scene with farmers selling and trading produce from their boats, check out Tha Kha before 09:00.

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 7/4/2013 at 21:19

If there's lot of food and Thais there I'm in. If it's farang city no thanks.

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