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Amphawa Floating Market

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Address: Amphawa District , Samut Songkram, Amphawa 75110, Thailand
Phone Number: 871098873
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Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Possibly the only advantage of spending the night in Amphawa is to get an early start in the morning . At 7:30 we took a longboat for a couple of hours ( 500 baht ) to visit the 5... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Possibly the only advantage of spending the night in Amphawa is to get an early start in the morning . At 7:30 we took a longboat for a couple of hours ( 500 baht ) to visit the 5 temples along the river ; not only was the river very quiet but the temples were deserted. The oldest ( all... More 

Thank ConcordeFlash
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great authentic river market. Enjoy seafood cooked on the boats anchored below. Colourful and busy, and an evening market too

Thank Katewo255100
Nagpur, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are expecting a nice boat ride in clean water with shops all around giving good bargains and offering great local food - STAY AWAY...coz this place is just the opposite. Many cab drivers will try to sell you the idea of visiting floating market. Beware-its a scam. Once you reach there after almost 1.5 hours drive from Bangkok,... More 

Thank Sagar S
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't manage to reach Amphawa floating market because we're scammed by private taxi. I think its important to share our experience so other traveler not experiencing same thing. In the morning, we're planned with my private taxi driver to bring us to Amphawa floating market. Then after 2 hours ride from bangkok i can see a big green road... More 

2 Thank Eric R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amphawa is the second most popular floating market (everning market) near Bangkok, not as large as Damnoen Saduak (morning market) but more authentic, with visitors almost exclusively Thai. Located 50 km from Bangkok this once small village was apparently already present in the mid-Seventeenth Century. It has become such a magnet for Thai weekenders that food stalls have grown from... More 

Thank Anan C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arranged a private taxi from our hotel in central Bangkok to the floating market. Hotel wanted 2500 baht for round trip wirh 3 to 4 hrs at the floating market and we were told boat rides around the klongs to the temple would 100 baht per person. We set off at 2pm and it was a good 1.5 hr drive.... More 

2 Thank princessshrek
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Crowded,full with visitors, thai tradition i.e.. food especially in seafood,cloth ,dress,sweets. where you can absorb Thai local tradition

Thank Chayuttorn I
Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to Bangkok from stayin a week in Chiang mai, of course, after the peace of north, Bangkok seems way too loud and crowded. So everyone comes at you and offers tuk tuks, tours and all sorts of crazy souveniers... It get's really frustrating. But, since I've heard a lot of great reviews about this market, I really wanted... More 

Thank DainaZvi
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Opened only at weekend, it's packed with locals where we can get a glimpse of local food and culture. A must do is to take a boat to watch the fireflies and cruise along the canal to see the colorful floating shops on both sides. I find the small boat acting as a restuarant where food is cooked on the... More 

Thank CheahKooiMei
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This market is not touristy and very genuine! Loved the people, prices, food and atmosphere. Even on a rainy day, it is no problem to visit because it's all roofed. We spent about 5 hours there and could have stayed longer. Definitely worth visiting and bring some appetite with you!

Thank Luisa L

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