It’s a vibrant and bustling scene that ignites every sense; the smells of incense, the flavors of street food, the smoke from the BBQs, and the sounds of vendors bartering prices. It’s an unmissable thing to do in Bangkok.
The biggest and most famous floating market in Bangkok is the Damoen Saduak Floating Market. The market is colorful and bustling with friendly vendors selling everything you can think of from their boats.
The market mostly sells food and drinks, such as bowls of noodle soup, fried sea mussels, noodles, and Thai milk tea. It’s one of the best places to try seafood such as BBQ squid and prawns from the floating markets.
It’s not considered a touristy market at all and it still feels very authentic, even though it’s not really traditional. In fact, it’s seen as more of a Thai tourist attraction for Thai people, though anyone is welcome.
Tha Kha Floating Market is another old floating market that has been in operation for over 100 years. It’s primarily used by farmers selling their fresh produce, such as chilis, onions, guava, rose apples, pomelos, mangoes, and coconuts.