Taling Chan Floating Market, Bangkok

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Shop for souvenirs, flowers, and fresh produce at Taling Chan Floating Market during the weekends. You'll have the opportunity to buy delicious grilled shellfish and other edible treats from vendors bobbing up and down in small traditional boats that are packed with appetizing ingredients and basic cooking equipment. A number of stalls and permanent restaurants sit on dry land close to the wharfs, where the boat vendors tie up, and a group of musicians plays traditional Thai music for a few hours each day, adding to the ambience. Combine a trip to the market with a boat tour of the local khlongs (canals) to make the most of your visit. Plan your Taling Chan Floating Market visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bangkok using our Bangkok sightseeing planner.
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  • Its full of smog from the boats, a total scam and waste of time Please dont go and dont go either to ride elephants  more »
  • It is not the best floating market that you can expect as the majority of the market is on land. Although it has great food and you can buy a 1 hour boat ride through the canal for a very low price.  more »
  • Not far from Grand Palace you can visit Talingchan Floating Market on Weekend only.This ist typical lifestye from people before modern world come. You can eat and buy produtc from farm and take round ...  more »
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  • Just an absolutely fabulous place. Not far from Bangkok central, it is a smaller version of the more touristy floating markets. There are plenty of vendors both on land and on water. Also, despite our Grab driver's attempt to convince us to go to a different spot there definitely are boats here for hire. You can arrange for a private ride up and down the myriad of canal "streets" or go on a group boat as we did. Fantastic. You can also eat as the locals do right from a kitchen on the water.
  • Changed since last year for the better. A number of sellers from food to plants greet visitors along the entrance. Thai music is played by musicians showcasing Thai instruments. Activities to do are feeding the fish, releasing small sea creatures for luck, eating along the river and a boat ride along Taling Chan to see local way of living, an orchid garden and a temple. Less people than other floating markets but make sure you get an English speaking guide for your boat trip.
  • Roasted shrimp was really really nice. Suggest everyone try. Fish was good too. Crabs, better not to as long as you see they freshly roast. The people, environment and atmosphere were nice. You could get plenty of dessert choices and must not omit. The most important was value for money for a Hong Kong people.
  • Nice market with just a small amount of boats. Not comparable with the big floating market you may saw on postcards but still worth a visit. Good local food at the river. The small boat trip for 150 Baht (or similar, don't remember exactly) is worth attending and I guess it is more reasonable than the other offered more expensive ones (just a guess).
  • Excellent ride...not to busy..very reasonable cost.....maybe cheap. Food in this area was also very fresh (seafood) and plenty. Great service. Could use some better chairs...mostly sitting on the floor...Japanese style.
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