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Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village

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Address: 65/12 Moo 7 Pailing | Pailing Subdistrict, Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand
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Phone Number:
+66 35 881 733
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A Tourist Attraction

An outright tourist trap with plenty of items for sale and attractions on offer, to ensure that you empty your pockets (paying exorbitant amounts), as quickly as possible.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
FyingKiwi
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An outright tourist trap with plenty of items for sale and attractions on offer, to ensure that you empty your pockets (paying exorbitant amounts), as quickly as possible.

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Boulder, CO
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boat ride was pleasant enough. The melodrama was, well, melodramatic, complete with cannon sound effects and all. Food was okay. A nice stop after seeing the ruins.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

95% of people at market at local Thai's whom don't have to pay the new entry fee 200thb. Fees have only recently started, as visited previous year and it was free... Place does not warrant any charge at all... it food stalls, and toys and clothes... If you want to see a decent floating market, then head to amphawa weekend... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Foreigners have to pay 200 THB to enter the market. Not worth the money. Save it and visit another floating market.

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1 Thank Jan L
Bangkok, Thailand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Foreigners now have to pay 200 BHT to enter. Have visited before when it was free for everyone and it is not so nice that it is worth to pay for. Save your money and time for another market.

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Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If it were not for the entrance fee of THB 200 for foreigners, this place might be well worth visiting. Probably not really authentic, the floating market is quite pittoresque and it is pleasant to stroll around. Not surprisingly, most visitors are locals or tourists from other Asian countries (there were even a few school classes when we visited). Due... More 

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Angers, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place can look nice, if you forget the 200 baths to go in, the fact that that no one speaks a word of English there and the 8 years old doing a show. However it is a huge scam. I chose a knife to buy for my brother's Christmas gift. It was made of steel. When I took it... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to enter and there was a Bt 200 fee for me because I was white, Malaysians and Chinese entered without cost. I live in Thailand and my Thai driver licence was not accepted. Not a real floating market it is mock up.I walked around through the car park and entered through a side alley. The food was terrible -... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Skip it. We ended up in that market because our tour guide took us there. It's an staged floating market. Tourist trap. Awful.

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1 Thank Karla T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. Beautifully done and great for food and for trying new local delicacies freshly made. Every stall was maintained so beautifully. In the admission price you also get a little boat trip round the complex and access to a litre dance theatre. This place seems more popular among Asian visitors. Very few Caucasians there. Which to me made... More 

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