Thursday, February 24, 2011

Floating Market Or Amphawa Floating Market Unique Market In Bangkok

We went to the Floating Market, Samut Songkhram, Bangkok, Thailand by Taxi. We started early in the morning and it took almost an hour to reach the place. The Roads are pretty good outside Bangkok also. When we reached the floating market, we found boats are ready to take us to the market. We hired a boat for two of us and it cost 2000 Baht. The journey to the market is a good experience. I really loved the journey which allowed me to see a different picture of Thailand. It's almost a rural picture. I'm sure most of the travelers will like this.

As the floating market it is approx 2 hours drive from Bangkok city - there are other sights to see which Wandee has prepared in the form of an itinerary for visitors to this region.
Amphawa Floating Market is an afternoon floating market by the canal near Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, during 12.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m., the Amphawa Canal is occupied by vendors who pack their boats with food and drinks.

 We chose to visit Amphawa floating market as we heard that other floating markets were very touristy (T-shirts, souvenirs, etc). Our objective was to sample the local Thai food & Amphawa floating market met our objectives. It was basically a culinary treat where you would walk, sample food, quench your thirst every so often and repeat the above steps again.

Floating Market My favorite markets encompass a wide range of cities from Paris to Bangkok, and although for the most part they are extremely different, they share the same hustle and bustle and are so beautifully unique. Paris is one of the most alluringly idyllic cities in the world, and my favorite farmer’s market holds place in a lovely little square near the third arrondisement. When in Paris, the best thing to do is to rent an apartment for the week or as long as you wish. With a kitchen at your disposal, you can rummage these local farmer’s markets and stock your temporary fridge with the most delicious baguettes, brie, vegetables, pastries, and brilliant wines. Although it’s nice to enjoy meals at lovely cafes and bistros, it’s even better to pack up a picnic with your farmer’s goods and sit at a local park, or my favorite, the Place de Vosge in the Marais.


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