Pattaya Floating Market, Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi
Pattaya Floating Market was opened to the public in November 2008.The area of Pattaya’s
latest attraction which is situated on an about area of 100,000 square meters. It
is divided into four separate parts, each with its own unique location, represents
the four regions of Thailand: Northern -, Central -, North-Eastern and Southern
region and offering a special blend of differing traditions.
More than 80 paddle boats are on standby to ferry visitors around the compound along
many Thai style teak wood buildings, linked by a network of canals, bridges and several
different sized islands with exotic plants and trees.The boat trip will slowly expose
the richness of the surrounding architectural and cultural river side living. Water
vendors moving with their paddle boats from dock to dock and offering their unique
range of freshly cooked delicious traditional Thai dishes.
Pattaya Floating Market provides daily several cultural performances, native to the
four regions of the country, like Thai classical dance, martial art demonstrations,
as well as water boxing where the fighters perform on a horizontal slippery pole
above the canal.
Painters do show their artificial works, like umbrella and portrait painting. Pattaya
Floating Market has recently provided Amphibian-boat rides, an agricultural rice
field demonstration, authentic House-boats for home stay, and ten mud-houses just
right beside the rice field zone.
More than 110 boutique-shops presenting wooden hand carvings, silks and cloth weaving,
special Thai herbs and herbal products, many OTOP products and other native items
from all over Thailand. The Nueng Siam Woodcarving Museum has on display rare pieces
of crafted 200 years old teak and is home for the impressive and beautiful carved
image of the elephant god Ganesha.
Pattaya Floating Market, the biggest man made floating market in the world, is located
on the outskirts of Pattaya on Sukhumvit Road, on the way to Bang Saray and Sattahip.
Easy access from Bangkok by Tour Service, public regular bus, taxi or coach.