Pattaya Floating Market

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Pattaya Floating Market
3.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Established since 2008, Pattaya Floating Market is riverside attraction in Pattaya displaying and showcasing the beautiful ancient Thai riverside living community and authentic ways of life, including has on display culture and local products from 4 major regions of Thailand on sales in absolutely affordable price.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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sanget
seattle135 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
We went there by private taxi and were dropped off at the entrance. Paid our admission fee and the walked the long yellow line to where we mounted the boat for a tour of the area. Prior to getting on the boat, we had a couple of pictures taken. The boat ride was interesting as we were taken around to all the merchants that were selling thai merchandise and food. We ate some grilled crocodile and our gondolier led us to other dining and merchandise. Not the most comfortable ride, but not really bad.
After the water tour we took the trolley to another part of the park that included a demonstration of Mui Thai boxing and a dance by native performers.
All told an experience you should try if you are in Pattaya but in my opinion you really should do it in Bangkok instead. Total cost for two persons about 1000 Baht.
If you go wear comfortable shoes because some of the areas to walk and to access the boat requires a safe shoe
Written February 19, 2020
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Knlols
Perth, Australia77 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Ok admittedly it is a massive tourist attraction rather than the cute little markets you’d expect. From the moment you walk in it’s all about buying packages and it’s almost like being at a theme park.. it is definitely something you should see in Pattaya if you’re looking for those tourist experiences.. if you buy the right package you can make the most out of it.. we made sure we went and got our photo on a boat.. went on the row boat.. stopped for lunch.. went to see the different things in our package like Mauy Thai fight.. get your free massage.. see the ladies with rings around necks.. amphibious boat.. etc but honestly make sure that you give yourself enough time to do it all.. we were there at least 4 hours.
The markets themselves were just the standard crap on all the stalls in Pattaya.. maybe more expensive..
The food at the market where you sit down cross legged was absolutely lovely!! And so affordable!
Written January 14, 2020
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SamSegar
Hatfield, UK44 contributions
Jan 2020
Be ware: this is not a real market, it is a theme park. There are boats where they cook and sell street food and the rest consists of shops selling tourist tat. When we got there (on a tour bus from a cruise ship), it had just opened and was practically deserted. Stall holders were just sweeping out their shops and very few market boats. By the time we had to leave it still hadn't properly come to life. If you're only interested in fun activities (like zip wire) it might be OK but not what I was hoping for.
Written February 8, 2020
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guig
Pattaya, Thailand65 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Took my German friends there and they tried to double charge us. 200 baht each at entry and were told another 200 baht for any activity inside. As I read and speak Thai I asked them in Thai “why do you double charge when Thai people go in for free”. No answer.......so needless to say we left and enjoyed other legitimate places. Avoid at all costs.
Written August 6, 2020
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RKS S
Belfast, UK220 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
This place is a total rip-off. They charge foreigners 200 Baht to enter but Thais enter for free.
Once inside it’s the usual tat for sale but grossly overpriced.
Definitely not worth visiting even if you can enter for free.
Written August 8, 2020
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Bad G
Calgary, Canada91 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This place has it all. Want an original Black Velvet painting of elephant no problem. Nic nacks made in China they got em. To top it off. I had lunch at what looked to be an authentic Thia restaurant and had the Blandest PadThia ever. If you go, watch for the fleece job by the oversized golf cart at the entrance. It Free, it takes you right past the village to the cheezest massage museum ever and relieves you of your entrance coupon immediately before you have a clue what's up. The driver won't stop no matter what so once you're onboard, be prepared to jump for it!!
Written February 9, 2020
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chelsea
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Friends
This place practices dual pricing, charging 200 baht for foreigners (regardless of residency/taxpayer status) while Thais (and those who pass as Thai) enter for free. Whether or not you are bothered by dual pricing, this place is not worth the 200 baht charged. It is crowded and over-commercialized, robbing visitors of the authentic floating market experience. There are far better markets to be found in Thailand, so don’t waste your time and money here. :)
Written July 24, 2020
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Rajesh Kumar
Palampur, India29 contributions
Jan 2020
I booked the entry ticket through Klook and paid 180 Baht per person while on the counter it costs you 200 Baht. There are number of options for boating. Do not get carried away, i can vouch it is a really waste of money to be boating around. More so over it is generally a relatively small area and you need to stop and visit at all the places to enjoy, boating can be done at some other location.
Do not miss the Thai Boxing and the Slippery Boxing shows. They are really amazing.
There are a plenty of options to purchase souvenir, fancy clothes and also Thai food. If you want something rare then try CROCODILE BBQ.
Written February 15, 2020
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Matt D
Croydon, UK46 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Unfortunately the novelty of this place soon wears off. 200 Baht per person entry fee, they try and sell you other more expensive combo packages and do not mention that "admission only" tickets are available. Lucky I did my research before hand.

This place was empty I assume from the lack of Chinese due to coronavirus. Walking around was like a ghost town and no atmosphere. But in any case, it is difficult to navigate around and most of the stalls are very repetitive and nothing original whatsoever.

The food and drink offering is OK but nothing unique to what you can find on the street.

Not worth the entry charge, and unfortunately I would agree with what others have said- tourist trap - most certainly.
Written March 8, 2020
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Avimanyu Basu
Warsaw, Poland1,408 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
The floating market is one of the hidden gems in Pattaya and a bit out of the main city. You get quality products here at good prices. However, they charge an entry fee of 200 bahts per person for foreigners. It's free for thai people
Written January 19, 2020
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