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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  • One of the must do when you're in Thailand. We went here as part of a tour. The place is massive but we found that the prices are not as cheaper than the stores in the city, like our tour guide told u...  more »
  • The worst floating market. Its a RIPPED OFF. Never go there.We paid 1500 bhat. So disappointed! They bring us to khaosan market.  more »
  • IN November 2017, I visited a friend who lives in Thailand. We spent spent 4-1/2 days in Bangkok. One of his Thai friends took us to the Taling Floating Market & on a long tail boat ride thru the cana...  more »
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  • 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
  • Nothing great, but a good introduction to the Thai floating market. The first boat tour takes 3 hours (only has 1 tour which starts at 0930 hrs) and it brings you to the 3 nearby floating markets. The other tour takes only 1 hour (departs every 30-60 mins) and it brings you to a nearby temple and the vicinity of Taling Chan town.
  • 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.
  • A gem of floating market. Still relatively untouched by commercialism and tourism. Small and remote enough to go unnoticed by hordes of tourists, but big enough to spend half a day in. It's still very much a functional local market, where locals come to eat and buy their produce but it also caters to tourists. There's a boat tour service which runs every hour. It takes you up the river, offering you a rare glimpse into life on the river. Lots of food vendors to choose from as you dine on board a floating platform. Remember to take off your shoes! The seafood, in particular the giant river prawns (300BHT) are a MUST.
  • If you dont have time to go to amphawa or damoen saduak, you can go here. Wont be the same experience but at least you get the idea. Came here by bus 79 at only 17 bath

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