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Amphawa Floating Market, Amphawa

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Purchase mouthwatering grilled seafood from vendors bobbing up and down in traditional wooden boats at Amphawa Floating Market. Various restaurants and shops cluster around the market, offering sweets, snacks, and diverse local Thai foods and dishes. Though primarily a food market, vendors also sell souvenirs. Once you've had your fill of delicious food, hop on a long-tail boat to explore the surrounding canals and rivers. The market's popularity with locals makes it very crowded from lunchtime onward. Using our world travel planner, Amphawa attractions like Amphawa Floating Market can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Still filled with tourists (more Chinese than Northern European) but with a very local feel and friendliness. Very good cheap street food- sticky rice with taro, salted egg, chicken & condiments serve...  more »
  • The greatest floating market, was one of my dreams to go and visiting this market , after long time this dream came true . Nice river with many shops and restaurants  more »
  • Colorful beautiful market. Fruits, food super you can something really safe to take. The already cut fruits, are virtually ideal as appetizers. Also in the evening, it's very cozy small restaurants.
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  • A must view. Not a tourist trap like Dameon Saduak and prices for food is ridiculously low. Fantastic hotels and local attractions. Mostly local tourists so the place is still a bit off the beaten track but more and more people are hearing about it so go visit before it is swamped. Stay in a hotel by the canal side and see the wake up in the mornings to order food from the small boats that go to the market for business. Stay on Sat nite until Sun as the place is only happening on the weekends.
  • Amphawa is a city in Sumut Songkram Province (on the way to Hua Hin) Amphawa is a great place to stay overnight and a popular holiday destination, located about 90 km from Bangkok. Most well known for the floating markets, the morning floating market is Damnoensaduak which is about 13 Km from Amphawa but it’s an early morning market only and starts closing up around noon.
  • If you like to see the REAL Thai floating market, you cannot miss this place... But also be ready to face a place that is not that much clean, very, very much crowded and extremely hot and humid... But it's okay, we are in Thailand after all, not in Switzerland... : -) Must take a tail boat and make the tour of all the wats (Buddhist temple) along the river and the surrounding channels... And when you will get back, go for a very nice fish meal at the restaurant just at the end of the market, were the channel merge into the main river!
  • Nice place to visit. I would recommend to use Uber if you leave far from Victory monument and don't want spend time in train. We paid 450 bat to get there by the app, then asked our driver to wait for us as we didn't have wifi to use Uber. The driver waited for us and we paid him 500 bat, so 950 total. What is not bad for door to door ride.
  • It's a very interesting floating market. We arrived there on noon time. The market is quite crowded. You can find many kinds of food here. I am from mainland China and this kind of market is not new to me. There are many similar markets in China. This market is not really floating since the trade was done on shore not on the water and there were not so many boats on the river.