in Bang Kruai district of Nonthaburi province, can be reached by boat from Tha Chang
Pier near the Grand Palace.
Probably the easiest to get to in terms of distance from Bangkok, Bang Khu Wiang
Floating Market is probably the most difficult to attend for visitors due to its
opening hours - 04:00 and 07:00. Sellers bring natural goods (vegetables, etc.) and
it is also possible to see monks rowing boats to collect alms! Not at all commercialised,
this is probably one of the few places you can see such a traditional way of life
The market opens between 04:00 and 07:00, times vary on this market some say it starts
05.00 am until around midday
How to get there: Probably the easiest way to get there is by boat down the river.
You will arrive in Bang Kruai and from there it’s a 10-minute boat journey to the
market. There are a limited number of tours so otherwise a taxi might be your best
bet. At that hour in the morning, chasing around after buses is not recommended!
A ferry from Wat Chalo Pier, Amphoe Bang Kruai would take 45 minutes to the floating
market. The boat leaves every 15 minutes from 05.00-20.00 hrs.The fee is 5 Baht.
- Take a ferry from Nonthaburi Pier (Phibun Songkhram II) for 45 minutes. A chartered
boat takes only half an hour at the cost of 300 Baht. - Rent a boat from Chang Pier,
Bangkok to Bangkok Noi-Khlong Om-Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market. The trip takes one
hour at the cost of 300 Baht.
Bang Ramat Floating Market.
A major attraction, with a pleasant and shaded atmosphere, is by a canal on Bang
Ramat road, in the Bang Ramat section of Taling Chan. Although this relatively-new
floating market is not frequently visited by boats, it does have many shop stalls,
a small boat museum, several walking paths (around the market), small restroom facilities,
a few outdoor restaurants, and a variety of foods and merchandise for sale. Occasionally,
it does feature live outdoor performances by local children and/or organizations.
It is only open on Sundays and easily accessible (and used as a prolonged stopover)
on some tourist tour boats from Taling Chan Floating Market
Wat Bang Pramung Floating Market
is on the bank of Bang Pramung Canal in front of Wat Bang Pramung, about 14 kilometres
from the city on the Nakhon Sawan-Krok Phra road. Locals will paddle to the market
to sell goods and agricultural produce every weekend during 07.00-16.00 hrs. In
addition, there are other services like traditional Thai massage, boat tours of Bang
Pramung Canal, tours of orchid farms, and boats and water bicycles for hire. For
more information, please contact Krok Phra District Office at Tel. 0-5629-1006 0-5629-1006
Getting There: Take the Nakhon Sawan-Krok Phra road for around nine kilometres, then
turn right for about seven kilometres into Wat Bang Pramung. The total distance
from the city is around 16 kilometres.
Wat Saeng Siritham Floating Market
A floating market on Rattanathibet - tha It Marker Road, Tambon Tha It
intends to promote the local products from the vicinity of the temple
as well as from Ko Kret. This floating market is a wonderful place for
relaxation not far from Bangkok. Opened on weekend and national holidays
from 6 am. to 5 pm.