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My opinion:
The Amphawa floating market takes place from Friday to Sunday and starts at noon but it's really in late afternoon that it begins to become alive. It is mostly a night market. This is at night that it get all its charm.
The boats present are actually small kitchens on the water and offer Pad Thai, grilled shrimp, fried rice... You can visit the market by feet, no need to take a boat, you can do everything from the platform. And even if you want a boat ride, wait until night and do the fireflies (or fai flies ) flashing in the trees) visit. It lasts one hour and costs 60 THB. The real market is on the land in the street perpendicular to the main canal. In the shops on both sides, you can also go shopping and buy souvenirs, clothes, paintings ect .. or seat at a bar or restaurant. At the end of the main canal, there are many homestays opportunities. Prices vary but are usually around 1200 - 2500 THB for a night. Perhaps the good plan for those who want to sleep in the area and not do the round trip from Bangkok within the day. Around here there are other accommodations with different class bungalows or rooms at the edge of the water whether in Amphawa or Bang Thi.

Some tours going Amphawa Floating Market

Amphawa Floating Market and Maeklong Railway Market Tour
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Amphawa Floating Market and Maeklong Railway Market Tour

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With our private Amphawa Floating Market and Maeklong Railway Market tour from Bangkok, you'll get to taste the essence of local life. Visit Maeklong Railway Market (Umbrella Market) and marvel at how this fresh market along operating train track works. Then we'll eat and shop at Amphawa Floating Market, one of Thailand's most beautiful and liveliest floating markets.

Practical information about Amphawa Floating Market

I recommend spending the weekend in Amphawa and sleep one night there rather than just coming a few hours from Bangkok. On the one hand because Amphawa Floating Market more an evening market, on the other hand because you won't be able to do the firefly boat tour before returning to Bangkok in the evening and you will miss the monk's alms oferring on boats in the morning. And above all, you will miss out on the charm of Amphawa's atmosphere.


To go visit Amphawa Floating Market, you can also book one of the tours above.

How to get to Amphawa Floating Market ?

To get there from Bangkok, take buses or minivans 78 or 996 from Sai Tai Mai (Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal), one departure every hour, price 70 THB. There are also vans from Pinklao in Bangkok apparently. Alternatively, you can also go to Mae Klong (Samut Songkhram) and discover its amazing railway market and then take a collective taxi, blue songthaew number 333 to Amphawa (20 minutes - 10 baht). They are waiting in front of the 7 Eleven next to the end of the railway market.

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