If you want to visit a 'real' floating market, that is not for tourists, but actually used by the Thai people, then Amphawa is the place to visit. Chotika is a great place to stay to visit all the local area has to offer. The owner is extremely helpful & can speak excellent English. He arranged for a tuk-tuk to take us where we wanted to go (30 baht to the floating market) and told of us a cheap way to visit the Tree Temple (just across the river to the temple for 5 baht). The Chotika is great to just sit, relax & watch the world go by as you see who lives and works on the river from morning until night. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 nights here (only downfall is you can hear everything your neighbours are saying/doing) but we would certainly go back again & recommend this great place to anyone. It is superb value for money.
- Also Known As:
- Chotika Riverfront Hotel Amphawa