Amphawa Floating Market
A truly local experience
Thailand has a number of floating markets, which have been made world famous by photographers for the numerous photo moments they present. However, no two markets are the same when it comes to the vistas they present. Among these several photogenic markets is the Amphawa floating market, which is frequented more by the locals than foreigners. Thus, the marketplace has retained a very local touch to it. Unlike the other markets of this kind that start business early in the morning, this commences business mid day making it a perfect place to visit for late risers. However, if you visit this place early in the morning, you might be able to spot some uniquely Thai scenes such as Buddhist monks on boats seeking alms early in the morning.
Amphawa floating market is located by the canal near Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram and is open for business every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On those afternoons, vendors in boats laden with a wide variety of goods such as food and beverages, noodles, iced black coffee, sweets and countless other items busy themselves with serving the scores of customers who visit this market. What is more, in addition to the boat vendors there are also lots of sellers who set up shops along the banks of the canal. For the enthusiastic explorer, it provides a laid back atmosphere to chill out and listen to the free flowing music, enjoy the diverse food and drinks available at the market and even hire a boat for a ride.
For anyone interested in staying for long in this city and visit the Amphawa floating market, the parks and a wide variety of other attractions in the area, there are various accommodation options to choose from such as Bangkok serviced apartments. For a comfortable and stylish serviced apartment Bangkok has to offer, choose Anantara Baan Rajprasong, Bangkok, which is situated right at the heart of the city’s most elite locality. From a place such as this, the traveller can experience not only these markets that offer local fare at its best and a true flavour of Thailand, but also stylish fine dining and loads of other facilities to choose from.