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Address: 65/12 Moo 7 Pailing, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
Phone Number: 035-881733
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To those that cry "rip off"

200 baht is four quid. It may well be a poor attraction but I think people need to remember that the tourism industry in each country depends upon tourists spending money. We've... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
TommyRams88
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Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

200 baht is four quid. It may well be a poor attraction but I think people need to remember that the tourism industry in each country depends upon tourists spending money. We've found Thailand to be a ridiculously cheap country so far, so why baulk at a few quid here and there!? If tourists just go in and take photos... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You pay 200b to go to a souvenir mall that happens to be in the water. Not a real floating market as we expected. The free boat ride is a loop around the shops. Wish I had read the reviews first.

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Thank nytoparis
Hereford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Totally false concrete lagoon. Usual stalls all on dry land, not a floating boat in sight. Except the one we briefly toured round on. A horrible experience. 200 baht to get in! Rip off.

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Thank Paul B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Slightly difficult to find if you are on a bicycle. It is off the central Islanf on the East side by the Elephant Camp. The market is definitely a tourist market based around and on water. There is a good range of stalls and a central area selling food. It is very colourful.

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Thank TrevorTJM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a purpose built attraction - not a true traditional floating market, it's a man-made lagoon with a few boats on it and shops around the periphery of the lagoon. It may kill a few hours but don't be deceived into thinking you are going to see a bit of Thai culture - it's purely for the tourists -... More 

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Thank Geoffrey G
Sachse, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family went to Ayothaya Floating Market a few years ago. Ayothaya was designed for tourists. It was busy with locals and foreigners on the weekend. Ayothaya had many nice shops and restaurants.

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Thank BangkokSachse
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bit kitsch can be fun, but this really went too far. Most important to know is that this is not at all a floating market but an attraction build up for (primarily Asian) tourists.

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Thank Ruben V
Mapleton, Utah
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

A rip off! We walked in with a very large crowd and the entrance workers profiled us as tourists asking for 200 b per person while letting all Asian's in for free. When I asked what and why they charged us 200b they couldn't tell me. I'm telling you to read the poor reviews and don't waste your time.

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Solo, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

i just wonder its a real floating market but its not, but the food there its very nice so many choices

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Plenty of shops selling the same old stuff seen all over Thailand, the walk ways around the shops and over the water or not the best so mind your footing if visiting. We only went to have lunch we ate in main the restaurant in the middle of the lake, the food here is the worst I've ever had in... More 

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