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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
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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We came here for adventure eating and taking great pictures. There is wide variety of food to taste and souvenirs are all over the place if one wants to do shopping or just... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 21, 2016
JuyyujJuy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Thank Johnramsayoliver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have not seen one, then jump into one of the boats and join the vendors and tourists. It is quite crowded and don't expect good bargains or interesting things to buy. Just enjoy the experience!

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Thank Ann-Marie G
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This flating market is a must see place, it's amazing the among of boats selling food, the people, the energy, the food are amazing

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Thank JoanaCocci
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the historical city tour, we did some side trip to this area as we, tourists, are curious and excited to see an actual floating market. Yes, the place is nice however, it seems that the area is not fully maintained. We did not ride the boats and decided to leave. Less than a quarter of an hour, we left.

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Thank Dan Michael F
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entrance fee of 200 baht for european looking people and free for thais or foreign asians. This entrance fee gives you the right to get in to buy overpriced items( same items as everywhere else). Some actors are performing small shows with a very loud sound. Definitely not a real floating market but an attraction made only to extort tourist... More 

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Thank Jeremy P
Stuttgart
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Elephant Village two days ago. Unfortunately we bought a ticket for the Elephant riding and afterwards for the "boat-trip" on the floating market. Both trip were worth. Starting with the Elephants... After a few minutes we entered a strong frequently street with a lot of cars the poor Elephant was hitting so much that the blood came... More 

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Thank NicoEbel
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

'Floating' market. A lot of souvenirs can be found here. With entrance fee. Souvenirs here a bit cheaper than other places. There are show - nicely done by the actors/actresses. Try the local fooda here. Found one which is halal.

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Thank azizyaris
Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Abort abort! This is not a floating market. Come and pay to ride elephants or see an animal show if you want. Pay 200THB to walk around a pond. But don't think you're going to find anything resembling a floating market. Very disappointed.

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Thank Marco D
Kendal, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Looked forward to our visit only to discover that an 200 ThB entrance charge for non Thai visitors had been introduced. Seemed so unfair as Europeans we were so easy to spot and the only ones who were being asked!! Ourselves along with two other groups refused to pay as it's clear that not every non Thai visitor was paying... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We came here for adventure eating and taking great pictures. There is wide variety of food to taste and souvenirs are all over the place if one wants to do shopping or just browsing. There isn't much vegetables and fruits and other fresh products sold by vendors on the boat. Our idea of a floating market is different. Maybe because... More 

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