Attraction หน้าพระวิหารวัดอัมพวันเจติยาราม ตลาดน้ำอัมพวา, ถนนประชาเศรษฐ, อัมพวา Amphoe Amphawa, Chang Wat Samut Songkhram 75110, Thailand Published on: 17-06-2016
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Amphawa Floating Market is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Amphawa Floating Market is special ?
Amphawa Floating Market gives an impression of the canalside way of live, where farmers in traditional clothing sell their produce. Many shops have congregated around the floating market's walkways. Most of them are souvenir stores that cater to middle class Bangkokians daytripping here. You can buy t-shirts, notebooks, dresses, handicrafts, traditional hats, bags, flip-flops, cups, pens and many other small objects.
Eating is a major activity on the floating market — there are many merchants in boats preparing delicious food right in front of you. Seafood is the big thing here, especially shrimp, squid and clams are sold in big quantities.
How to get to Amphawa Floating Market?
By minibus: One-way trips can be purchased for 80 baht from the minibus station near Victory Monument, just north of the Century Mall. The journey will take around 1 hour and 15 minutes without traffic.
By bus, take the Bangkok–Ratchaburi–DamnoenSaduak bus and get off at Amphawa Market.
- Wonderful Respite From the Craziness of Bangkok
- Interesting food choices sold by the locals
- A lot of interesting stuff to see
- Unique and very interesting floating market
- Very good place to buy lot of different stuff for Thai price
หน้าพระวิหารวัดอัมพวันเจติยาราม ตลาดน้ำอัมพวา, ถนนประชาเศรษฐ, อัมพวา Amphoe Amphawa, Chang Wat Samut Songkhram 75110, Thailand
Tips for you
We were a party of 8, and visited on a Friday afternoon at the end of April. We arrived at the Floating Market by boat, arranged by our hotel. As this is a weekend-market, I cannot say how busy it gets on a Saturday or Sunday, but Friday afternoon was perfect for us. While it did get busier in the late afternoon - early evening, it was certainly easy to walk around and to experience the market. I definitely recommend walking along the canal (away from the main Maeklong River), in order to find the quieter shops and cafes. The busiest places are along the bridges. If you want to enjoy more quiet and "privacy", walk at least 100-200 meters along the canal, and find lots of nice options for a meal or drink, etc. As others have mentioned, this market seems to be a favorite amongst locals, and foreigners are far and few. So apparently this is a more "authentic" market, which is exactly what we wanted. Allow at least 1-2 hours at the market, and arrive in the afternoon.
You will get a glimpse of the live of local folks, paddling on the river, fishing, taking bath or kids just having fun plunging in the river by embark on a small boat.