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Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village

65/12 Moo 7 Pailing, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
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Ranked #3 of 5 shopping in Ayutthaya
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

When we went there, the atmosphere was very relaxed and quiet. There were no actual vendors selling from their boats, but the shops on the side of the canal were nice. It is, however, far from any other tourist attractions.

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Vaxjo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I purchased a few souvenirs here. The price was better than what I saw in Bangkok. So it was worth the stop to me.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Not our kind of thing, lots of tourist shops, not really floating but on wooden scaffolding. We really felt sorry for the elephants and tiger at the elephant village which is just beside the floating market. Terrible to see that tourists still ride them. The only thing we did like was the madame Tussaud like temple with all the monks.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

i've been gone to floating market in thailand such as pattaya, amphawa. it's not relaxed. too crowded. there are a lot of tourists who come with guide tour. and the products is so expensive.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I followed a tour to Ayutthaya and was brought to this place by tour guide. You will be taken for a short boat ride surrounding the floating market and later will need to walk thru the market again. Thing sold there is Not so expensive but less attractive. You can see the same thing in Bangkok city itself. Food stalls... More

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San Pol de Mar, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This is not a floating market, so if you want a floating market look elsewhere. The closest this gets is a klong (canal) on the side for atmosphere, and a few "boats" on stilts selling goods. We had a nice lunch of Thai food here but skipped the souvenirs. There are also some elephants for tourists to ride and a... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Yes it may be a little commercial but this market is beautiful, well laid out and the food is AMAZING. 95% locals and well priced compared to all the markets we visited. It is also mostly covered so provides a welcome respite from the heat. Don't expect to paddle around and shop - the long tail boat ride is more... More

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Saronno, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

More a tourist trap than a real floating market. Didn't like it and the boat trip is not worth the money, it lasts less than 5 minutes. Save your time to do something else.

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Every large town seems to building floating markets and Ayotthaya is no exception! This one was much the same as all the others we had visited with lots of souvenirs and eating places. Some nice photo opportunities and we spent about an hour and a half there and found this was enough. if you have not visited a floating market... More

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Iligan, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I was really excited about going to this area as I expected that there would be lots of vendors paddling their boats. I was actually disappointed to see only 2 vendors selling their goods in boats. The rest of the stuff were sold in stores that were supported by wooden stilts suspended on the man-made pond. Souvenir stuff were a... More

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