The Floating Markets of Bangkok

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 Floating markets caters to the needs of discerning travelers who seek cheap flights to Bangkok and other exotic destinations around the globe. An extraordinary experience is guaranteed for everyone.

A floating market is essentially a way that traders use to display and sell their wares right out of boats. One of the most popular destinations which have some very colourful and interesting floating markets is Bangkok. These attractions along with many others ensure that there is no shortage of flights to Bangkok which enables you to plan for a visit at any time of the year. The best part of all this is that since there are so many airlines which have Bangkok on their list of destinations, you are able to choose between very many options which offer cheap flights to Bangkok so you can save your money.

Once you do get to Bangkok, you can start off by checking out some popular floating markets such as the very famous Damnoen Saduak floating market which is located in the Ratchaburi Province. You can get ready-made food, fresh vegetables and cereals, textiles and silk and if you’re lucky, you can even get a ride aboard one of the boats so you can experience the floating market up close. However, you should try to arrive at this floating market as early as you can to avoid the rush which comes on after around 9AM. Get there early enough and you will not only get to do some shopping, you can also get a few postcard photos.

Another great example is the also famous Taling Chan floating market located right in Bangkok. The main difference to be noted here is that traders mostly tie up their boats alongside the pier rather than riding them up and down in the canal. If you want to get in on the action, you can try and find a boat tour which will follow a predefined route. This particular floating market is very interesting as you can even get a foot massage from a local masseuse without having to go too far inland. You can also get in on some food tasting which will give you a chance to get a feel of a variety of local foods. Most people who visit Taling Chan say that they prefer it compared to other floating markets because it attracts more locals than tourists.

As you plan for your trip and search for cheap flights Bangkok online, ensure you also search for a list of the major floating markets that you can visit while in Bangkok. Apart from the two we’ve already mentioned, you will find that there are many others such as Amphawa, Khlong Lat Mayom, Bang Nam Phueng and many others. Having this list handy will allow you to plan your time accordingly so you can decide where to go first and what to expect at each floating market.

In fact, some travel agencies will include a tour of selected floating markets in their packages and will provide a guide to take you around. However, if you do chose to go exploring on your own, you may want to keep a map handy.

To get the most out of each visit to floating markets, get there as early as 6AM if you can because it gets pretty noisy and stressful by around 9AM.

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This article was published on 2013/03/08