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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 to see Taling Chan Floating Market and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bangkok holiday planner.
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  • This place is not as far as the other bigger and famous floating market. Close from the CIty, I took grab taxi ( about 280 baht) from Novotel in the city. It's refreshing! You can still bargain with t...  more »
  • Very unique and distinctive, is one of the places worth seeing in Bangkok! You can buy a lot of really low prices and the locals are delicious: very welcoming and nice!
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  • There's definitely confusion in the reviews as to which market people visited. This market is in Bangkok. I took the BTS to Siam and then caught the 79 bus (SAME side of the road as Siam Paragon - not...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Took a long boat there (charter one from any pier) Saturday morning around 10am. We enjoyed sampling sticky rice with banana, steamed sweet potato and a omelette like thing stuffed with dried shrimp, bean sprouts and peanuts. Yum! Felt a little less touristy than most places (looked like locals actually go there to eat and buy plants, fresh fruits and veggies etc). Would definitely recommend.
  • In my opinion, this one is pretty small compared to other markets. But it provides proper local Thai food with affordable price. It closes at 5 PM, so do not expect to see the night market here.

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