Things You Can Do Here
- Watch trains running through the middle of the Maeklong Railway Market, and see how the sellers perform their routine of moving their stalls.
- Shop for fruits, souvenirs and savour unique Thai delicacies at the riverbank of the Amphawa Floating Market.
- End your trip with a 1 hour classic longtail boat ride to watch fireflies around the Amphawa riverbanks.
- Want to taste the floating market delicacies but can’t travel? Book your Baiyoke floating market dinner and dine in style.
- Have a question about this tour? Check the tour info below.
Amphawa Floating Market
- The busy water market of Amphawa in Thailand is one of the most famous floating market in the country, at par with the morning market of Damnoen Saduak.
- Located 90 km away from Bangkok ( 1 hour 30 minutes drive).
- Although it is opened in the afternoon : from 1 pm – 11 pm, many comes early to avoid the 1 p.m crowd.
- The market is only opened on Friday and during the weekend/ public holidays.
- Seafood & Thai desserts is the main reason why Thais visit the Amphawa floating market.
- A small community of seller lives by the 50km river in their wooden homes.
- Mostly visited by the Thais, Amphawa is considered a more authentic floating market than the larger Damnoen Saduak.
- Many tours also provide fireflies cruise along the Mae Klong during a trip to Amphawa.
Maeklong Railway Market
- The Maeklong Railway market is 60km away from Bangkok.
- This is a Thai wet market that is built atop the railway line.
- The Maeklong Market was built 1905, and the railway line comes later, but despite the train going through the market, the sellers have adopted it as another vehicle passing through rather than relocating the market.
- It is also called the Talat Rom Hoop or umbrella pull down market ( this is the action done by the sellers when a train cuts through the market).
From Bangkok City Center