7 best floating market trips in Thailand with budget

TakeMeTour’s best floating market trips

Floating markets are quite popular in Thailand for both travelers and Thais. They’re filled with local surroundings and vibes which you could never find them any department store. Everything is more affordable. A floating market also has many varieties of delicious foods and desserts, fresh produces, and handmade goods. Once we are there, we can feel the local liveliness and get to learn the local way of life along canal/ rivers.

Would you like to have a local friend to take you to a floating market and show you around? If the answer is yes, then, let’s take a look and check out these local 1-day trips with a budget below. For the full guide to floating markets, check here.

Ready? Let’s begin!

1. Bang Namphueng floating market and the local foods (407 baht)

from Bangkok to Samut Prakarn

Floating market and the vibe of Bang Ka Jao

Bang Ka Jao has become one of the most popular destination for cycling because the district is surrounded by trees and there aren’t many car passing by. Our local expert will take you there and show you around to many local places; Siamese fighting fish museum, central park, a floating market, etc. People there are very friendly. You will absolutely love this place.

floating market in Bang Ka Jao

2. Artist’s House at Khlong Bang Luang & Taling Chan Floating Market (507 baht)

In Bangkok
artist's house and floating market trip

Spend a quality time sightseeing local communities along canals by boat. You will be visiting Taling Chan floating market (one of the most famous floating markets in Bangkok) to observe the local way of life, then, going to Artist’s house to see a traditional Thai puppet show.

floating market's  vibe

3. Travel Bangkok-Ayutthaya by train and bicycle (634 baht)

From Bangkok to Ayutthaya

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An absolutely lovely trip you must not miss. Take a train from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, then cycle around the historical province; the famous ancient city, a floating market, etc. You will also take a boat ride, grab a local yumminess, watch a traditional performances, and many more. cycling in Thailand_ayutthaya_ancient_city

4. Klong Lat Mayom floating market, The best floating foods market in Bangkok (634 baht)

In Bangkok

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Floating markets are everyone’s favourite. Not only they are food havens, but also filled with locals’ lifestyles and cultures. For this trip, our local expert will take you to Klong Lat Mayom floating market, which is one of the oldest floating market of Bangkok. The market is unlike other famous market. It’s lesss touristy, yet charming and full of local liveliness.  Bangkok_klong lat mayom floating market_boat

5. Umbrella Market Trip (1050 baht)

From Bangkok to Samut Songkram

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Experience a very local market of Thailand, Umbrella Market

Have you ever strolling, shopping and eating by a railway while the train is passing by? This one is a very local market that located along railway lines. Our local expert will pick you up at a BTS station and drive you all the way from Bangkok to Rom Hub Market or Folding Umbrella Market is located at Mae Klong Railway Station, in Samut Songkhram province (72 km. from Bangkok). Rom Hub is truly a unique market, as it is located right on the active railway track. Then, you guys will be out to different markets such as Don Wai Market, Don Hoi Lot, or Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.

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Check out local fresh market!

6. Charming Mae Klong: Authentic floating market and temple (1050 baht)

From Bangkok to Samut Songkram

floating market Mae Klong

A quick escape from the concrete city of Bangkok. Our local expert will take you to Sakut Songkram to visit local/ ancient temples and a famous floating market called Amphawa. There is a traditional Thai musical instruments museum, located in a temple. The others have their own unique points which you can’t miss. Then, move on to markets in the afternoon, feel the countryside vibe, and be inspired by each market’s beautiful scenery and its people.

Authentic floating market and temple trip

7. Explore Life of Local People (1521 baht)

From Bangkok to Samut Songkram

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Another great trip to experience a local lifestyle. We will be visiting Ban Bang Phlap community. Cycle around community, observe local lives and places along the way; temples, local markets, fruit farms, and their workshops, and learn how to make famous local condiment; coconut palm sugar. It’s going to be fun.

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