It is situated in front of Lampaya temple, on the Tha Cheen River. The floating
market was started by the Tambon Lampaya Cultural Council and Lampaya temple. It
is a centre of trade for fruits and vegetables as well as agricultural produces including
rattan ware, woven cotton, dyed cotton, and inexpensive food. Local food like noodles
with beef, Thai desserts, and steamed curried fish patty, are sold by local vendors
who do their trade in their boats. In front of the temple is another haven for the
various species of fish including big catfish-like fresh water fishes, black ear,
and giant gourami. The cruise services along Tha Cheen River are also available.
Several types of boats cater to the needs of the visitors, which include:
Ancient rowing boat: cruising along Tha Cheen River: leaving from Wat Lampaya, paying
homage to Chao Mae Thabthim Shrine, the most revered shrine of Tambon Lampaya.
The trip costs 20 Baht/person. It takes around 30 minutes; Towed boat: a round trip
Tha Cheen River: departing from Wat Lampaya to Wat Sukvatanaram. Feeding fish
be done in front of Wat Lampaya. The trip costs 50 Baht/adult and 20 Baht/child.
Passenger boat: leaving from Wat Lampaya to Wat Bang Phra ( Wat Luang Pho Pern ).
The trip takes two and a half hours. An adult fee is 50 Baht, a child fee is 20 Baht.
This floating market is open only on Saturdays and Sundays, from 06.00-15.00.
Getting there: the market can be reached several ways:
1) take the Pinklao-Nakhon Chaisi route, turn right onto a bridge that leads to Salaya,
continue driving, passing Mahidol University, then take a left turn in front of
District Office, and then take a right turn at uddhamonthon Police Station for
another 24 Km's.
Wat Lampaya is on the left. The trip takes around 45 minutes;
2) taking the Bangbuathong route, keep going for about 10 Km's., look for a sign
that points to
Bang Len, take a left turn there and proceed for 20 Km's., at the next intersection
reaching the bridge crossing the Tha Cheen River), take a left turn and keep going
9 Km's. Wat Lampaya will be seen on the right.
By Bus: the Transport Company operates a Bangkok-Nakhon Pathom bus. Get off at
Pathom Market and then take a Song Taew (public pick-up truck) of Nakhon Pathom-Lampaya
line, and get off at Wat Lampaya. Take a Song Taew, route Lampaya-Thung-Noi, from
in Nakhon Pathom town and get off at Wat Lampaya.
There are also mini-van services available from the Southern Bus Terminal, near Kung
Restaurant. The van leaves every 30 minutes, from 05.00-18.00. A one-way fare
is 40 Baht.
For more information contact Wat Lampaya, Tambon Lampaya Cultural Council