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floating markets

Posted by splashtree on 23/8/2009 at 22:17

landing in bangkok start of sept. was looking for info on the famous floating markets in and around bangkok.

does anyone have a personal recommendations of the markets, either in bangkok or just outside


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Posted by BruceMoon on 24/8/2009 at 05:40


The one I know is at Damnoen Saduak. It's about 100k from Bangkok, and you should be floating along the klongs by about 8am. Unless you've got access to early start transport, you may seek to stay nearby overnight.

This market is on the same road as to Kanchanaburi, and ppl sometimes head there after the market enjoyment.


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Posted by busylizzy on 24/8/2009 at 05:51

Hi Splash,

I stayed in an area called Amphawa last year, and loved it. Our accommodation was right on the river with the floating market outside our door. It only runs on the weekends, and is aimed at the locals rather than tourists.

I posted about theis earlier here: - and there are other posts about other markets as well.


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Posted by splashtree on 24/8/2009 at 17:10

thanks for the feedback. just want to go so i can say i've done it. my look to stay overnight and get up early

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