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Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village

65/12 Moo 7 Pailing, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
035-881733
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Surabaya
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

You can't compare the floating market in Ayothya to the floating market Damnoen saduak near Bangkok.The market isn't floating at all. The market is built above the water. You can rent a boat. The boattrip takes less than a quarter. After this trip you can take a walk and buy some souvernirs, clothes, Outside the floating market there are some... More

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Hemiksem
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

the market is OK. A bit of a tourist trap although there is some locals hangin around. The elephants, tigers and other animals kept there (elephants to make a ride) don't seem to be very happy about it and also don't seem to be kept in the best conditions, so we limited ourselves to visiting the market.

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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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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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76 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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NIjmegen
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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