The Pattaya Floating Market offers a unique blend of culture, shopping, and delicious bites, all wrapped up in a charming riverside setting. Escape the usual tourist hotspots and delve into this marketplace for an unforgettable Thai experience.

A Feast for the Senses

Glide through the canals on a rented longtail boat, soaking in the sights and sounds. Vendors in colourful boats display an array of Thai handicrafts, souvenirs, and clothing. The air is filled with the aroma of sizzling street food – pad thai, mango sticky rice, and fresh spring rolls are just a few of the treats waiting to be devoured.

A Glimpse into Thai Culture

The market is divided into sections representing Thailand’s four regions – north, northeast, central, and south. Each section features unique architectural styles and local products. Witness artisans crafting intricate silk scarves in the northern region, or marvel at the gleaming silverware from the south. Traditional Thai dance performances add a touch of cultural magic to the atmosphere.

Haggling Fun and Hidden Gems

Pattaya Floating Market is a haven for bargain shoppers. Put your haggling skills to the test and score unique finds at reasonable prices. If you’re staying at a convenient and affordable lodging such as Travelodge Pattaya, you can even put aside the bargaining and go on a spending spree with the money saved on accommodation and travel. Look beyond the tourist trinkets and discover hidden treasures – hand-painted ceramics, exotic spices, and locally-made jewellery. Don’t forget to practice your basic Thai phrases for an even more immersive experience!

A Family-Friendly Adventure

Image via Wikimedia Commons – Yulem, Floating Market Pattaya Thailand, CC BY-SA 4.0

The floating market provides a fun and educational outing for the whole family. Take a boat ride, try your hand at traditional Thai games, or indulge in a delicious meal by the water. Children will be captivated by the colourful sights and lively atmosphere. The market also offers a variety of boat tours, allowing you to explore the surrounding canals and discover hidden gems. If you’re staying at one of the hotels near Pattaya Beach, you can have the best of both worlds.