AN UNFORGEABLE CULINARY EXPERIENCE: FLOATING MARKETS

     

Taling Chan Floating Market is located in Thonburi on the banks of Khlong Chak Phra. It’s the closest floating market lớn central Bangkok, it’s not too touristy và is easily accessible by public transport. It’s only xuất hiện on weekends and public holidays & can be busy at peak times. The main activity is dining on the freshly made food, though, there is also a market, live music, massage & boat tours of the local area.

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A Floating Market Kitchen

The market is also popular with Thai’s who come to lớn dine on the inexpensive seafood. If you plan on coming here it is best to combine the market with one of the long-tail boat Khlong tours (see below) that depart from the market pier so as to lớn get full value for your day out.

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dining
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Live Music

The Market

The market entrance is in front of the Taling Chan district office building. At the entrance, there is an outdoor street market where vendors, some of whom are local farmers sell fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, rare plants, sweets, snacks, và hand-made craft items. The floating market is just behind, clustered around several pontoons that act as restaurants with either seating on floor cushions beside low tables or regular tables with plastic chairs.

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The Street Market
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The Flower Market
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Craft Market

Dining

The food on offer includes grilled/steamed seafood, Isaan food, papaya salad, satay, noodles, Islamic food, và Thai desserts. The food is prepared on small floating boats and is not expensive. There is also classical bầu music performances và a Thai massage sala. A ticket office next khổng lồ the Floating market entrance sells tickets for longtail boat tours of the local khlongs. The market is also popular with the huge local catfish who gather around the pontoons hoping lớn be fed. Bags of fish feed are on sale for 20-30 baht. More food is available from the stalls at the street market. Try the sticky rice in bamboo. It comes with a choice of toppings – coconut, taro, potato, Ginkgo Biloba và Vigna mungo.

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Fresh Seafood grilled on the boat
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Fresh Seafood
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Sticky Rice Bamboo

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Canal Tours

The market operates longtail boat tours of the local area. There are 4 routes and are good value at 60 khổng lồ 99 baht per person. The most popular, route 4, a one hour tour that costs 60 baht with departures about every 30 minutes.

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The Tour Counter

Tour Four

This route follows the Chak Phra Canal and the Bang Chueak Nang Canal allowing you to observe the local canal-side way of life. The highlight is a stop at an old canal-side temple called Wat Kor which seems lớn be trang chủ for many chickens both real & model.

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Wat Kor
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The Temple
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Inside the temple
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The Chickens

Tour One

Route one is the longest tour but only departs once a day at 09.30. It lasts for 3 hours and is great value at 99 baht. The tour visits Taling Chan’s other floating markets at Lat MayomWat Saphan before returning lớn Taling Chan. At Wat Saphan, you can see the famous Buddha images, Luang Pho To, Luang Pho Klang, and Luang Pho Dam as well as the ruins of an ancient Ayutthaya period temple.

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Tour One

Tour Two

Route two visits Wat Phikun, an orchid farm, and a fruit plantation và lasts for 2.5 hours và costs 99 baht. There is only one departure a day for this tour at 09.30.

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Tour Three

Route three visits the artist’s house (Baan Silapin) which is a 200-year-old restored bầu wooden house on the Khlong where you watch a rare traditional bầu puppet show performed daily at 14.00. The tour continues to lớn an ancient temple called Wat Kamphaeng Bang Chak which features rare murals and Buddha images. Tour three departs Taling Chan once a day at 13.30 and takes 2.5 hours. Again, the cost is a bargain 99 baht.

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Tour Three


Fish Feeding

All the tours stop at Wat Pak nam Fang Tai for you to lớn feed fish if you so wish (20 baht for bread) and at a canal-side stall where you can buy rice baked in a bamboo cylinder (Khao Lam) for 50 baht. All the tours depart from Taling Chan pier within the floating market. Tickets are sold only at the ticket office at the floating market entrance. All the tours have an entertaining English speaking guide. Tours on Saturday, Sunday & public holidays only. Arrive early if you want khổng lồ make sure of a place on the boat.

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Taling Chan Pier
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On the boat
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Canal crossroads
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Fish feeding
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Canalside restaurant
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Children Swimming in the Khlong
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Chinese shrine
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Canalside houses

How to get khổng lồ Taling Chan

The best way khổng lồ get khổng lồ Taling Chan floating market is by bus. The Orange air-conditioned bus 79 stops outside the 7-11 next lớn the market entrance. The 79 runs past Central World, Siam Paragon, BTS Ratchathewi, và along Ratchadamoen Klang road near Khaosan. It takes about 45 minutes from central thủ đô bangkok and costs less than đôi mươi baht.

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79 Bus

Alternatively, you can take the BTS khổng lồ Wongwian Yai station and take a taxi from there for about 150 baht or take the Chao Phraya Express Boat lớn Wang Lang Pier (N10) or Thonburi Railway pier (N11) và take a taxi from there for about 100 baht. At Thonburi Railway Pier you can also take a Red Songthaew to Taling Chan for a bargain 15 baht. Catch it next to lớn the motorcycle xe taxi stand. Be sure lớn ask the driver first if he is going to lớn Taling Chan as not all go there.

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The Red Songthaew

Where is Taling Chan Floating Market?

Location: Chak Phra Canal. Next lớn Taling Chan District Office.District: ThonburiOpening Hours: 08.00-17.00 Saturday-Sunday và Public Holidays.Admission: Free

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Taling Chan Floating Market

How to lớn get there

Bus: No. 79, 83BTS: Wongwian Yai station, then taxi.

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Boat: Chao Phraya Express Boat khổng lồ Wang Lang Pier (N10) or Thonburi Railway pier (N11), then taxi.