Duration : 15.00-20.30 Friday - Sunday
The Amphawa market sits next to the Amphawa District Office, right by the Mae Klong River.The market might not have the traditional appeal of Damnoen Sadouk floating market, but visitors to Amphawa don't seem to mind, flocking from Bangkok every weekend to reach the floating stalls just an hour before sunset
Visitors can find an array of stalls by the big river along the pedestrian walkway, which eventually leads you out to a canal. A variety of food and goods are available, with local people seeming to enjoy the evening market as much as visitors. In fact you'll find locals and visitors alike vying for the boat-sellers' spicy grilled squid and phad Thai, etc.
You can walk along the riverbank to browse the myriad of delicious morsels being sold from the water. Food can also be ordered to eat on the shore, which is well-equipped with plastic chairs and tables.As well as investigating the floating wares, visitors can walk across the concrete bridge to the other bank's strip of beautifully preserved wooden shophouses.It might not be exactly the same as stepping back in time, but the authentic appeal of the market is still apparent, with visitors browsing goods and food alongside local people, who also enjoy the sociable atmosphere - whether they are there to trade, or to purchase. And it's this lively mix and festive atmosphere that has made Amphawa's newly revived market an attraction in its own right.
Price in Thai Baht per person
Private car/van with driver
English speaking guide