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Bangkok floating market

February 6, 2015 by David Herd

Bangkok floating market

Bangkok floating marketBangkok 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

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

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Food, food and more food

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 Bangkok floating market

Plenty of stock to sell here.  

Clothes & hats a well

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

Long-tail boat

  Long tail boatCheck out the size of the engine that pushes this little boat along the river and canals.  

 Bag of bananas 10 Baht

  Bangkok floating marketIn the supermarket they are 8 Baht each. 🙂  

Genuine “copy” Lous Vuitton bags

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In Thailand they will sell anything anywhere. 🙂

Rambutans, yum!

Bangkok floating market

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

Put the market on your bucket list

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

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Check out the waterfront homes Thai style.

On the way to the Bangkok floating market

Bangkok floating market

Lots of waterfront shops and homes.


Thanks for joining me at the Bangkok floating market photo blog

Bangkok floating market

A couple of years after this visit I moved to Thailand to live permanently in Pattaya , one of the best decisions of my life.

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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