Fruit at Lamphaya floating market in Nakhon Pathom, near, Bangkok, Thailand - photo by sugree

Lamphaya floating market: local foodie heaven in Nakhon Pathom

Of the countless choices when it comes to floating markets in and around Bangkok, Lamphaya floating market – located in neighbouring Nakhon Pathom province – stands out as a local-feeling destination with a rural setting and a heavy focus on good food. If you’re not at a Thai floating market as much for the delicious […]

Monkeys at Phra Prang Sam Yot shrine in Lopburi, Thailand - photo by Adam Baker

Where to travel in central Thailand

Aside from Bangkok, central Thailand misses out on much of the tourism brochure love that’s afforded to both the south and the north. Sometimes that’s understandable – this is largely rice cultivation country, and it’s not as tightly packed with winning tourist attractions as other parts of Thailand – but that’s not to say there […]

Tha Kha floating market in Samut Songkhram (Mae Klong) near Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Richard Barrow

Tha Kha floating market – perhaps Thailand’s most authentic

Of the many floating markets for visitors to Thailand to choose from, Tha Kha is perhaps the most local of them all, and the closest to whatever that idyllic ‘authentic’ version really is. It’s a great place to get off the well-trodden tourist path and experience a quaint, laidback floating market in a rural Thai […]

Don Wai floating market in Nakhon Pathom near Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Hdamm via Wikimedia Commons

Don Wai floating market: a foodie paradise that’s open daily

Bangkok and the surrounding provinces offer plenty of choice when it comes to floating markets – which is just as well, because a visit to one is on the agenda of most tourists passing through Bangkok. Don Wai is one such market that’s well worth a look, especially for keen foodies. Located in Nakhon Pathom […]

Damnoen Saduak floating market in Ratchaburi, near Bangkok, Thailand - photo by xiquinhosilva

Damnoen Saduak floating market: the one in all the photos

If you’ve heard of one floating market in the vicinity of Bangkok, it’s likely Damnoen Saduak. This popular floating market in Ratchaburi province is a mainstay of marketing material for Thailand’s tourism industry. That means it attracts huge numbers of visitors hoping to catch that quintessential image of a grandma paddling her wooden boat along […]

Damnoen Saduak floating market - photo by Thailand Forum

Bangkok’s Floating Markets: 8 Markets for 8 Occasions

A visit to a floating market in or around Bangkok is high up on the list of ‘must-dos’ for most tourists. But while the image still prevails of straw-hatted old women trading from longtail boats on a stretch of picturesque canal, in reality there are countless floating markets in Bangkok, each with a distinctly different […]

Kwan Riam floating market

Bangkok Markets: Kwan-Riam Floating market

This is a post by Ning, our lovely Intern.  Kwan-Riam Floating market is my favorite floating market in Bangkok. It is a part of the Wat Bampen-nua and Wat Bampen-Tai temple complex. There is a big and beautiful bridge connecting these two temples and you can get to the floating market via either of the […]