I visited this Floating Market on the 5th June 2010. Previously I had been given
the opening times of 06.00 am to 09.00 pm. Allowing that this could be wrong I went
for a closing time of 12 noon. Neither times were correct. I got there at 11.00 am
and was told the opening times were 06.00 am to 09.00 am, which has been amended
Situated in Chom Thong district on the Thonburi side of Bangkok, this floating market
used to be a popular tourist site for visitors to admire a canal side way of life.
Construction of new roads within the area left the floating market abandoned before
it was recently revived to resume its charm. A canal tour along this historic waterway
to enjoy the floating market crowded with boats of farm produce for sale as well
as life along the banks of Khlong Sanam Chai, especially on weekends, is available.
A canal tour along this historic waterway to enjoy the floating market crowded with
boats of farm produce for sale as well as life along the banks of Khlong Sanam Chai,
especially on weekends, is available. Stop to visit Tamnak Thong and the old Ho Klong
- a drum tower - of Ayutthayan architecture at Wat Sai, a Chinese style royal residence
of King Rama III and Chinese sculpture at Wat Ratcha-orot, pay respect to the bejewelled
Buddha image and appreciate mural paintings depicting the Chinese tale of Sam Kok
or The Romance of the Three Kingdoms at Wat Nang Nong, pay respect to Luangpu Thao
at Wat Nang and view a snake - catching show at a snake farm on the bank of Khlong
To get there, drive along Ekachai Road that runs by Wat Sai or take bus No. 43 or
from Wongwian Yai. A boat for rent is also available from Tha Chang or Chang Pier
the Chao Phraya River and into canals to Wat Sai.
Location : Ekachai Rd, Bang Khun Thian, Chom Thong