Discover the best top things to do in Samut Songkhram Province, Thailand including Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub), Tha Kha Floating Market, Amphawa Floating Market, Pinsuwan Benjarong, Bangnoi Floating Market, Amphawa Neighbor Market, BaanMaeNoo Ampawa, Mapraothai Organic Company.
4.5 based on 1,800 reviews
The Mae Klong Railway Market is a very fun a unique experience! The market was there first, they built the train line right through it but the market refused to leave, so they learned to peacefully co-exist and now you have a market which has a train pass through four times a day! It's hard to add any more about the actual market as there are already numerous good reviews. If you are able to see this as a private tour, that's what I would recommend. Hire a driver (most hotels in Bangkok can set that up for you) and the price is fairly reasonable. The market is a few hours from Bangkok so it was nice to ride in air conditioned comfort. You can also have the driver take you to the Damnoen Suduak Floating Market which isn't that great, but it's a fun boat ride. UNIQUE TIP: As a train enthusiast, I wanted to experience the market from a different perspective ... so I had my driver drop me off a few stations away from the Market (which is the end of the line) so that I could RIDE THE TRAIN while he drove ahead and waited for me at the Market. The exact station is LAD YAI ... since it was so close to the end of the line, there was no fare collected ... but have a few Baht with you just in case for the minimal fare. Since the market tends to be very crowded with tourists when the train is coming through, it was nice to avoid the crowding and be able to see the market from the perspective of the train window! And as a train enthusiast, it's always fun to take a train ride! Once you're at the market, disembark the train and walk around. As noted, the market is at the end of the line and heads back in the other direction shortly after arriving ... so you can still experience the train coming through from the ground / market perspective. It's truly amazing to see the train coming so close to the stalls and then see how quickly the stalls and awnings are replaced as soon as the train passes through! Once the train leaves, it's still worthwhile to walk through the market ... I made two laps back and forth, checking out the items for sale, taking photos and getting the full experience of the market ... there's really nothing else like it in the world!
4.5 based on 116 reviews
For those who are first time visiting Thailand and wanted to experience floating market, you have various floating market to choose from. You can choose to go to the most famous and crowded ones or you can choose a quiet one like this. If you came across Tha Kha Floating market when doing your research and still wondering whether to go or not (it's not that famous, it's smaller, but it's nice), then perhaps these points will help you out. (I booked a tour on the Takemetour website and went there on the 6th of May 2018) Reasons to go : -It's authentic, original, most of the locals here still sells and buys every day needs to fulfill their necessities -Not so much of a tourist, there is, but not as much (most of the people who come here are the locals themselves, so it's not crowded and it's more peaceful) -If you like a quiet place, a peaceful place, this is the right place for you. The canal boat ride will give you peace as it's very quiet and you'll get to see the normal daily lives of local people -The prices of the foods, fruits, or any local goodies are quite cheap if compare to other floating market -It's not a tourist trap (yet) (hopefully it'll stay like this for a long time or better, forever!). p/s : If you fancy going to famous places and only wanted to fill your social media's apps with it then this is not the place for you (people come here for local experience, they wanted to know how is the daily lives of the locals)
4.0 based on 1,374 reviews
I took a market tour one whole day in Bangkok. This was my favorite. It has many number of stalls and is best to be around in the evning. The stores are lit and view is lovely. You can take a boat ride in the evening which is much better then day. If you need more out of it, you can take a boat ride to watch fireflies, they take you away and show you trees full of fireflies which is beautiful experience. You could go here in the evening and spend 3-4 hours easily roaming around. Arshii (Lensational Saga)
3.0 based on 1 reviews
A local Handmade Market, Clothing, jams, soaps, fresh food, woodcraft and much more!
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