Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market Bangkok Travel Guides / December 08, 2016
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Distance From Central Bangkok
Sat & Sun, 09:00 - 16:00
Soi Bang Ramat, Bang Phrom, Khet Taling Chan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10170, Thailand
5 Best Floating Markets to Visit in Bangkok
A must-visit on the outskirts of Bangkok. Khlong Lat Mayom is a quaint floating market bursting with tradition and heritage. Mostly filled with Thai people, this haven is a brilliant opportunity to mingle with the locals and connect with their rich culture.
- Splendid boat tours with panoramic views of the canal: Take a trip back in time, and whizz through the canals that overlook homes, businesses and gardens, just like locals travelled a long time ago. Feed your eyes with the lush greenery overflowing into the water. Get off the boat and wander through the many tiny villages along the canals.
- Serene, relaxing aura with heaps of drool-worthy local delicacies: A perfect spot for the ultimate foodie, you will be spoilt for choice with the abundance of Thai food at Khlong Lat Mayom. Enjoy a finger-licking-good skewer of gai galae (bbq grilled chicken) for only 25 baht. Feeling hungrier? Try the flavorsome mungbean noodles, or pla pao (popular salt-crusted fish). Buy some take-home snacks to remember the day - munch on the tasty khao lam (sticky rice with sugar and coconut) for a sweet finish.
WHAT ARE ON OFFER: fresh produce, seafood, barbecued dishes, snacks, desserts
TIP: Come early, and come hungry (You will be surrounded by delicious food all day)
HOW TO GET THERE
Take the BTS Skytrain to Bang Wa station on the Thonburi side of Bangkok. From Bang Wa, take a taxi to Talad Nam Khlong Lat Mayom.