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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  • August 16, 2017
    Not a review about Amphawa, you can find plenty elsewhere. Just wanna advise on transportation to Mae Klong. First of all, as far as I know, there are no regular mini bus rides direct from BKK to Amph...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    I visited on holiday. Shops are available on both sides of the river. You can eat shellfish and fish in the river. To be honest, and the water is a little bit more beautiful is good, but I do not like the smell. See the fireflies at night did not say bored. I think that the tourist destination will depend on the weather.
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  • August 9, 2017
    This place have many food , fruit and Thailand product. Fun activity such as cruising for view firefly.  more »
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  • July 30, 2017
    Depending on traffic conditions the market is two hours drive from Bangkok. It is worth seeing and walking through the market street. Fom the bridge you ll get a view on the restaurants along the river and the boats selling food. A very pleasant experience full of scent and colors. You can easily combine this visit with a boat ride through the mangroves. Recommended.
  • July 23, 2017
    It looks great from the photo but it wasn't for real. The boat ride and the prices of items they sell are ridiculously high. It can also get pretty crowded in some areas. At one intersection, a boat didn't slow down as it approached ours. River water splashed into my sister's side, which is gross. What a rude boat driver. He saw that we have kids onboard too. Most of the restaurants open late in the afternoon. There is not much to see and eat. The only thing we liked over there is the massage service. 150 Baht for an hour massage is a great deal and it was really relaxing.
  • June 24, 2017
    One of my favorite day trips out of Bangkok. While Amphawa is a town driven by tourism, it is authentic Thailand, not some sort of 'Disneyland' built to entertain foreigners. The taskwood houses that line the river show a part of Thailand rarely seen in Bangkok It gets very crowded between 4pm and 8pm. If you can arrive between noon and 3pm, the visit may be more relaxing. Amphawa is known for its night time boat trips to see fireflies, but the river market town alone is worth the trip
  • June 27, 2017
    Good view, good weekend market, good restaurant. There are many street vendors selling local food, cloths and souvenir. But also some restaurant selling thaifoods, beer with live band. Only around 1hr traffic from Bangkok. The best place in this Thai trip.
  • June 14, 2017
    One of the very best floating market around. Be sure to try out the fresh seafood and coconut ice cream. If you are a tourist, try not to stay late than 8PM, there is a bus stop nearby bringing you back to Bangkok and the last trip is around 8. Do check out the Maeklong Railway Market as well if you reached early.

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Where to stay in Amphawa

The small canalside village of Amphawa has a number of guesthouses in quaint, wooden buildings, and some hotels and resorts. As it gradually develops, new midrange accommodations pop up here and there. Consider arranging your stay in Amphawa for weekdays, as you'll likely be one of the only tourists here--lower room prices and lots of availability mean it's easy to book on the fly. Be aware that the weekends bring in a lot of tourism; prices will be inflated, and many places fully booked, so reserve ahead.
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