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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Amphawa Floating Market by using our Amphawa trip planner.
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  • Amphawa Floating Market It is a floating market located in Samut Songkhram Province. The atmosphere here is very good. get a sense of life There are many boats in the water that sell a lot of...  more »
  • My pictures were taken on a Monday morning. I went out on a stroll in search for food but nothing was opened. I arrived on Sunday and it was a different world. It was bustling and lively. Tons of...  more »
  • We visited the market on a weekend - Saturday and Sunday - with a group of friends. The road to get here is well marked but there are a few twists and turns that make the journey to the market...  more »
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  • Absolutely love it. Though it's a bit far from Bangkok, we took a taxi to go and took a mini van coming back. We were originally planning to go a different floating market, but our taxi driver said Amphawa is the original, others close to Bangkok are copycats. So we did. Turned out Amphawa is amazing. We also took a boat ride around, it was nice too.
  • Yes, it is a little crowded, but it sure is worth it. Great vendors. Charming places. Boat rides are awesome. We actually rented the whole boat for $20. We saw fireflies! Make sure you take insect repellent if you ride out to see the fireflies. The mosquitoes were out! We would love to visit here again!
  • Amphawa Floating Market The Bangkok Magazine has ranked Amphawa Floating Market as the second largest market of the city capital. Bangkok is the city of tourist attraction and the beautiful addition of Amphawa Floating Market to the list has moreover increased its number of visitors on a daily basis. The authentic Amphawa Floating Market is a worth sightseeing centre for tourists. Highlights: The Amphawa Floating Market in Bangkok is famous for its exotic Thai culture and authenticity. The place dates back to the 17th century, but the essence is still young and vibrant. The marketplace lights up with joy and pleasant odour during the weekends. The exotic range of the seafood that is available at the Amphawa Floating market is irresistible to the appetite. The prawn plate appetizers and the sweet tooth Thai desserts are the incredible part of this weekend market. Location: The Amphawa Floating Market is located at 50 km away from the city of Bangkok, near a small village known as Amphawa. Price: The entry to the marketplace is free. The boat ride across the floating market charges around 50 Baht, else you have to pay only for the appetizers you buy.
  • The floating market wasn't floating when we were there. I don't know if the actual market is at a certain time, but it was definitely not worth going for us. There were no boats selling seafood, vegetables or anything that was advertised. It was just a boardwalk with stores and restaurants. I will never go back, but maybe we just didn't come at the right time...
  • Interesting place to walk around and have some lunch. Bought some delicious sea food and enjoyed the atmosphere. Can get really crowded here. I don't know if we came too early or late but weren't so many boats. Seemed like a a handful of single boats parked up along the river selling food.

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