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Bang Ramat Floating Market. A major attraction, with a pleasant and shaded atmosphere, is by a canal on Bang Ramat road, in the Bang Ramat section of Taling Chan. Although this relatively-new floating market is not frequently visited by boats, it does have many shop stalls, a small boat museum, several walking paths (around the market), small restroom facilities, a few outdoor restaurants, and a variety of foods and merchandise for sale. Occasionally, it does feature live outdoor performances by local children and / or organizations. It is only open on Sundays and easily accessible ( and used as a prolonged stopover ) on some tourist tour boats from Taling Chan Floating Market.

 

Taling Chan Floating Market  +66-2-424-1742   +66-2-424-1742   Sat - Sun  7 AM - 5 PM, Mon to Fri closed. This major attraction along Chak Phra canal is held every weekend. It is more convenient than taking a canal trip to Wat Sai and also feels more authentic and fun. It blends a rural market with the canal side way of life. The vendors, who are in fact local farmers, take their products including plants, vegetables, fruits, fish and various kinds of food to this market for sale. There are also floating food shops and a private-run canal tour service for visitors who enjoy the district's canal side way of life. It is accessible by car and bus, not too far from Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal. Free.  

 

Wat Sai Floating Market  Daily. This floating market used to be a popular tourist site for visitors to admire a canal side way of life. Construction of new roads within the area left the floating market abandoned before it was recently revived

( though it does not feel as authentic as it used to). A canal tour along this historic waterway to enjoy the floating market crowded with boats of farm produce for sale as well as life along the banks of Khlong Sanam Chai, especially on weekends, is available. Stop to visit Tamnak Thong and the old Ho Klong - a drum tower - of Ayutthayan architecture at Wat Sai, a Chinese style royal residence of King Rama III and Chinese sculpture at Wat Ratcha-orot, pay respect to the bejewelled Buddha image and appreciate mural paintings depicting the Chinese tale of Sam Kok or - The Romance of the Three Kingdoms at Wat Nang Nong, pay respect to Luangpu Thao at Wat Nang and view a snake-catching show at a snake farm on the bank of Khlong Dan. To get there, drive along Ekachai Road that runs by Wat Sai or take bus No. 43 or 120 from Wongwian Yai. A boat for rent is also available from Tha Chang or Chang Pier along the Chao Phraya River and into canals to Wat Sai. Free.  

Floating Markets in Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand

A separate article featuring Floating Markets appears under F to K Items

Bangkok Page 63, Canal tour along the canals of Thonburi
Bangkok Page 65, Land-based markets in Thon Buri and shopping malls