Authentic Floating Market Discovery

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

  • Visit the Mae Klong railway market
  • Immerse yourself in the charm of floating markets
  • Experience the local lifestyle
  • Discover the canals of Tha Kha and Amphawa
  • Admire the artisans of Benjarong House
  • Explore historic Wat Bang Kung

tour details

Waterways are the key to discovering Amphawa and immersing yourself in the traditions of Thailand. The first stop on this tour is a market in Mae Klong that sits on a running railway line. Watch vendors swiftly pack away their fresh produce to make way for an oncoming train! We continue to Tha Kha to see a traditional floating market where elderly women offer local delicacies from their small rowboats. Exploring the canals by boat and visiting a local home will allow you to experience life in the waterways. From here, we head to Amphawa, famous for its traditional floating market and artisans. A visit to the Benjarong House and Museum is a chance to see the delicate work of local artisans. Finally we’ll stop at the centuries-old Wat Bang Kung, entirely embraced by a giant Banyan tree!

tour description

This day trip will bring you to places rarely visited by foreign tourists. An early start from Bangkok to see the unique fresh market along the railway tracks in Mae Klong. When the train approaches the station, watch the vendors dismantling their stalls, so that the train can pass through. A 30-minutes drive brings you to Tha Kha. Step back in time to see a traditional floating market, which takes places on only on weekends (SAT/SUN) and on specia days, depending on the phase of the moon. Enjoy the delightful display of exotic fruit and vegetables and local delecacies sold mostly by elderly women folk in their small rowing boats. We will take you on a tour of the canals in row boats (4 persons per boat) and visit a local family's home to see, how palm sugar is produced. Continue by van to Amphawa, a picturesque little town located on the Maeklong River. We will first visit the Benjarong House and Museum, where you will also have the opportunity to watch the skilled artisans painting the delicate china ware with intricate designs. After lunch at Baan Ampawa Resort, embark on a boat trip in a motorized long-tail boat to explore the numerous canals and observe traditional Thai way of living along Thailand's waterways. Visit Wat Bang Kung, built during the Ayudhaya period (more than 200 years ago). This interesting temple is completely embraced by the roots of a huge Banyan Tree. Take a stroll along Amphawa's main canal, where on weekends a lively market selling mostly home-made food and pastries, takes place. Transfer back to your hotel in Bangkok.

includes

Transfer included: Yes, Every SAT & SUN and fixed departure on specific days according to the moon phase from hotel in Bangkok city

    notes

    Tha Kha Floating Market will operate every SAT / SUN plus on specific weekdays following the moon calendar:

    Nov 2017: 05, 10, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 30
    Dec 2017: 02, 03, 09, 10, 15, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24, 29
    Jan 2018: 03, 06, 07, 08, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28
    Feb 2018: 02, 03, 04, 07, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 26
    Mar 2018: 02, 03, 04, 08, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 28, 31
    Apr 2018: 01, 02, 07, 08, 12, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29
    May 2018: 01, 05, 06, 11, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 31
    Jun 2018: 02, 03, 05, 09, 10, 14, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24, 29, 30
    Jul 2018: 01, 04, 07, 08, 09, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 24, 28, 29
    Aug 2018: 03, 04, 05, 08, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 28
    Sep 2018: 01, 02, 07, 08, 09, 11, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30
    Oct 2018: 01, 06, 07, 11, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 31
      Tour code: BKKDBTHA

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