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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  • October 5, 2017
    An out of town place, but we recommend it. You get to view the out of town as well. We enjoyed the boat trip (though high priced). Amazing how people stay and their life style. Good shopping of any ha...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Ballade in boat and stop several times has different markets. attention to mount on the boat (somewhat unstable) cling to not fall into the water, it is not the time, when you see all these fish teem... otherwise, markets, it's to see. cooking fish and other cooked foods has even the boats. pretty cool
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  • September 29, 2017
    get to bkk, with Western expectations, is having to go to a floating market. This is that used locals for their weekly shopping, it is the most close and small, but at the same time, it is the least overrun by tourists. If these for your account and do not want to spend, you can get on bus line... an adventure... and returning from the same point where you arrive. Be careful to return to the city because the return is much more rapid than ida., so pay attention to monuments, because one is in a popular transport and few people speak English. Must make a boat ride of the Islands and channels, see everyday and touring the temples of this delta.
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  • June 19, 2017
    Mind that this is only for the weekend! Also this is not the market. This is where they rent out boat trips to tourists for steep prices. Lowest I got was 1400 baht for 2 hours. On a Monday at 14.45 we went on a trip along a nice river and kept on asking when we would see the market we were promised. 1.45 hours later we were dropped of in the center of Bangkok (flower market). The guide did not really speak English but said at the end that the market was closed... A simple Google search in advance would have told me more than they were hiding from me. Tourist cheating at it's finest, but that is Bangkok.
  • August 31, 2017
    One of my favourite places in Thailand!! Cheap fruit and food and great boat ride! Must do!
  • June 28, 2017
    Attention: Here floating market means a market next to the river. None of the stands are on boats. If you are ok with that then this place is awesome. Great food, nice atmosphere. There's a 9.45am tour to 3 other "floating markets" (also not boats). Where you pay 99 THB for 3 hours. It's awesome!
  • August 6, 2017
    I've been to Damnoen Saduak. Taling is not as picturesque, but it's so much better. It's an actual market, not a bunch of souvenir shops. This place is also full of locals while the only locals at Damnoen were the workers. Taling is mostly for food, but that was the only thing that was not a rip off and worth getting at Damnoen anyways. The food is delicious and priced for locals. The boat ride is also cheaper here (although at neither market is it really worth it). I arrived at 1pm and was pleased to find it not that crowded.
  • April 10, 2017
    Over the years it has grown, but it hasn't lost it's character. This is still one of the easiest floating markets to access from Bangkok and remains popular with locals mostly. Always worth a visit, open on weekends only... best in the morning.

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