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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  • We went extra here by taxi. It has dropped us off at a parking lot, where already the seller of the boat tour have been waiting for. You want 2000 baht for the boat ride per person. Cheeky in comparison to the other prices! We have provided us stubborn and paid then for 4 people 1000 baht for everything together! Also has not told us the taxi driver, that the market was closed. Thus, we are driven by the closed market. All together a little tourist fraudulent mafia!
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  • Just went to Taling Chan Floating Market on a Thursday. The market was closed and some local people offered to go to Khao San Pear by long tail boat for 1000 baht (!!!!). I tried to get a better price...  more »
  • This floating market is not far away from the city (only a few kilometres). It is irresistible for the tourists like me. It is not the biggest floating market, but it is big enough for the first timer...  more »
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  • Taling Chan Floating Market may not be exactly what you imagine it to be. So it was at least for me. In a floating market, I think I'm sitting in a boat, driving around a bit and buying something from one boat or another. However, the Taling Chan market is different. There are many normal stalls with food, souvenirs etc. and a floating platform with boats around. There you can buy the food from these boats and then sit comfortably cross-legged at the small tables and eat the just bought treats. Something different than expected, but still very nice. A few tourists hang around here, too, but is really limited and you are mostly under locals. The market is open every weekend from 8:30 to 16:00 and is very accessible by taxi and this is - depending on where your accommodation is - not expensive. Paid around 120 Baht from Soi Rambuttri to there.
  • We went there on Thursday, there is not a single boat seen, quiet and no tourist at all to our disappointment. This market only opens on weekends! We joined the boat ride along the canal for 1000 baht and the ride ended by the secluded roadside. It is challenging to flag down a taxi or bus out of that area where the boat ride ended. Overall, we enjoyed only the boat ride.
  • Beautiful and authentic but small market. Good for a few hours. Only open on Saturday and Sunday. The opening hours: Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm
  • The most authentic of the nearby floating markets by far. Good food and nice stalls but sadly it is quite small. Good for one or two hours of fun if you sample the many different foods
  • It's a very cute and authentic place. I was there on a Saturday. It's easy to reach. I went first to Paya Thai and then once here I took a bus (n 79). It's not so close, it takes something like 1h and a half but whatever you take in Bangkok, there will be always that terrific traffic. TIP: Go there before 15 because the very last boat trip leaves at 15.45 and by that time some stalls start closing.

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