Having been to Bangkok once before, me and my Fiance thought we may have missed out on something special about Bangkok, as we didn't visit the floating market before. However, we wish we never bothered! We decided to arrange our own trip, which cost 1000 baht just for the taxi. We were then shocked to find the price of the boat was 1500 baht each, which is about £60. We had no other option then to pay this, as otherwise we would have had to come straight back in the taxi, as you cannot walk around the market. So by the start of the trip, we were hacked off already having to pay so much just to enter the market. The items on the stalls were VERY OVERPRICED, so we did not buy anything, I would say the stuff is three times the price if not more of the stuff you can buy in the night markets or in the shops. The boat stopped at nearly every stall and the people were very annoying and pushy to buy something. It wasn't a very pleasant experience. To make matters worse, the driver of our boat lost control and crashed into a concrete post on the side of the market. It was a very scary experience, as me and my Fiance cannot swim and we were lucky the boat did not turn over or upside down. We managed to climb out of the boat, but as the driver tried to move it, it sank under the water. We were then left waiting another 10-15 minutes for another boat and by this point we were so annoyed, we just wanted to go back and get out of this market. After this experience, we did not want any more hassle from anyone on the stalls, we went around the rest of the market wearing life jackets. I really would not bother going to this market, it is just a RIP OFF!!
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