A visit to the charming Taling Chan Market is a great way to experience the local life, taste some delicious seafood and to do some shopping as well.
Unlike its other overcrowded counterparts, the Taling Chan Floating Market has just the right amount of boats, people and vibrant culture for tourists to enjoy without having the need to join a tour group. Be sure to ride a longtail boat around the canal to have an authentic experience.
How to get there
This charming market is located a mere 12 km from Bangkok and is within easy reach of many a riverside hotel in Bangkok including the likes of Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok. If you don’t have your own transportation you can catch a ride on the BTS until the last station which is “Wongwian Yai” and get a taxi for about 150 baht.
The market has a plethora of stalls which sell every possible little knick-knacks and goodies you can think of. It’s a great place to shop for handcrafted souvenirs, Thai sweets and candied fruit to take home. After a tiring walk around, you can always get a foot massage for a reasonable rate of around 200 baht an hour.
Once you cross the wooden bridge to enter the market it is impossible to miss the wooden boats along the river bank selling fresh seafood snacks; these range from jumbo prawns and crabs to squid, oysters and a variety of other delicacies as well.
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