Bang Phli Floating Market Bangkok Travel Guide / May 20, 2017
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Distance From Central Bangkok
08:00 to 17:00
Sukhaphiban 3 Rd. | Bang Phli Yai Subdistrict, 10540, Thailand
5 Best Floating Markets to Visit in Bangkok
Unlike other markets, Bang Phli has retained its authenticity as a Thai market, remaining close to its roots. This makes Bang Phli a must-visit for the food-lovers and culture-seekers.
- One of the oldest floating markets in Bangkok: Dating back to more than 150 years ago, Bang Phli is one of the oldest markets in Bangkok. The historical, native atmosphere of this market adds to its charm, making it worth the visit.
- Cultural ambience filled with locals: Bang Phli is known as one of the most traditional floating markets in Bangkok. Here is another opportunity to mingle with Thais, where the market is more targeted towards serving locals rather than selling sought-after touristic goods.
- Food, food and more food: Indulge in all the food you can eat, while strolling through the traditional wooden-row houses lining the canals. Stop by in the morning to watch the Buddhist monks paddle by to collect alms from local residents, and enjoy a breakfast at Sanawan Place. Bang Phli offers thai noodles, fresh fruit, seafood and much more to satisfy your hunger!
WHAT ARE ON OFFER: Fresh produce, local delicacies, snacks, decorations, clothes, and old style kitchenware
As Bang Phli is geared towards locals, be prepared to sign-language your way through your day. English is barely spoken in this area.
HOW TO GET THERE: Take the Skytrain to BTS Bearing, then take a taxi ride to Bang Phli.