Bangkok, Thailand. November 2019. (12 photos)
Floating markets abound throughout parts of South East Asia, and the experience of visiting one borders upon being iconic in Thailand. So it was inevitable that apart from visiting the Maeklong Railway Market that I would visit a floating market whilst in Thailand. In fact, I visited 3 of them, all outside of Bangkok.
“Tha Ka vendors”
Tha Ka is a small Thailand floating market outside of Bangkok, more of a locals market than a tourists market, so the emphasis here seemed to be the selling of fresh produce and the eating of freshly cooked food.
“Cooking to order”
Arriving in the morning I made sure to (over)indulge on the food options available.
“Lady of the lake”
“Scenic cruise on the khlong”
Being in a rural setting, there was plenty of time to enjoy a very peaceful ride along the canals after my fill of food.
In stark contrast the Damnoen Saduak floating market is a lot busier and more touristy. There are also plenty of food options here and those 2 boats selling coconut ice cream and mango with sticky rice both caused me to open my wallet without hesitation.
At times it feels like being stuck in peak hour traffic there.
The other floating market I visited was Amphawa, also touristy but less so than Damnoen Saduak.
“Seafood and eat it”
I was here for dinner. The freshly cooked seafood direct from the boats was delicious.
“Sunset on Amphawa”
And the sunset was beautiful.