The Taling Chan Floating Market is one of Bangkok’s top destination spots with a network of vendors selling fresh produce, meats and fish from boats on the canal Khlong Chak Phra. It is only open during the day on the weekends and is popular with both local residents and visitors who come take part in the age-old tradition of the floating markets.
Shoppers who attend the market, which was opened in front of Taling Chan District Office during the 1980’s to commemorate the 60th birthday of King Bhumibol, can enjoy the sounds of traditional music during the mornings to kick off the day as well as even pick up several non-food items including plants, flowers and the odd Thai souvenir very cheaply.
Getting to the market takes a good hour and a half from the main areas of Bangkok and can either be reached by boat or more efficiently by taxi.
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