The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Famous Bangkok floating market

February 6, 2015 by David Herd

One of the most popular attractions.

Famous Bangkok floating market

Famous Bangkok floating market

 

Famous Bangkok floating market is a little over two hour west of the city, a short taxi ride then a long-tail boat will take to the fascinating market.

Long-tail boat

Famous Bangkok floating market

 

The long-tail boat is designed to carry passengers on a river & may include a lightweight long canoe hull, up to 30 meters long, and a canopy. There is a great variation among these boats, some have evolved from traditional craft types, while others have a more improvised look, the sole defining characteristic is a second-hand car or truck engine.

Crowded and chaotic

Famous Bangkok floating market

 


 

Food, food and more food

Famous Bangkok floating market

Bangkok floating market is certainly about Food, food and more food, everywhere someone is either eating or selling food.

Actually it’s not just food

Famous Bangkok floating market

Plenty of stock to sell here.  

Clothes & hats a well

Famous Bangkok floating market

 

This is probably my 3rd visit to the Bangkok Floating Market and I’m sure there will be a 4th.

Long-tail boat

Famous Bangkok floating market

  Check out the size of the engine that pushes this little boat along the river and canals.  

 Bag of bananas 10 Baht

Famous Bangkok floating market

  In the supermarket they are 8 Baht each. 🙂  

Genuine “copy” Lous Vuitton bags

Famous Bangkok floating market

 

In Thailand they will sell anything anywhere. 🙂

Rambutans, yum!

Famous Bangkok floating market

 

This is my 3rd visit to the floating market and is always enjoyable.

Put the market on your bucket list

Famous Bangkok floating market

The Bangkok floating market is certainly a “must see” when you visit Bangkok. Other interesting tours are of course the Grand Palace and Wat Arun.

Here is our transport

Famous Bangkok floating market

 

Check out the waterfront homes Thai style.

On the way to the Bangkok floating market

Famous Bangkok floating market

Lots of waterfront shops and homes.

Thanks for joining me at the famous Bangkok floating market photo blog

Famous Bangkok floating market

 

A couple of years after this visit I moved to Thailand to live permanently in Pattaya for about 10 years, one of the best decisions of my life.
 
If you visit Thailand pleaase go and see Famous Bangkok floating market.
 

When I’m in Bangkok I like to stay in Sukhumvit Soi 11, here is an excellent budget hotel, if you USE THIS LINK you will get a great rate of around B1100 per night, or $30 USD.

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The best Bangkok budget hotel I have ever stayed in.

 
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