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“Come with an empty stomach!”

Taling Chan Floating Market
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Small Group Bike and Boat Tour of Taling Chan Floating Market
Ranked #72 of 552 things to do in Bangkok
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Hong Kong
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“Come with an empty stomach!”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed this visit to the Taling Chan market. I really wanted to visit a floating market while we were in Bangkok and this one seemed like the most ideal since it is relatively close and less touristy. Yes, it is quite small, but the main reason to visit is to eat! There are numerous vendors selling a variety of snacks and treats as you walk into the main part of the market. Once there, you will see women in boats, preparing things like grilled prawns, salted fish and papaya salad. The market is a mix of local Thais and tourists. We sat next to a Thai family and they ordered almost all of the same dishes we had and paid the same price. There is no haggling - all of the prices are clearly marked. The highlight of the visit was a one hour boat ride around the canals. You pass by another busy market but you primarily ride through neighborhoods and get a glimpse into the lives of local people living on the canals. We took the 1000bhat long boat ride and managed to find four other people to share it with. We did not want to do the 2.5 hour boat ride where you visit an orchid farm and other temples (and you are essentially forced onto a tourist trap, even though it is only 99bhat). If you are a small group (max 6) or can find some other tourists to share, I highly recommend the 1-hr long boat ride. We saw some huge monitor lizards during our trip and the breeze and sunshine were really lovely. The boat operator does not give you any commentary, so it is more about soaking in the atmosphere. Finish up your visit with a reasonably priced lunch (the grilled prawns were huge and very fresh). You will need a full belly to give yourself strength for the negotiations with the taxi driver to take you home!

Visited October 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Like this place”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Fresh and cheap sea food : grilled prawn, squid and fish.
Must try the local cakes and fruits. The pomelo and sticky rice with mango are very nice.
Alight there after interesting 1 hour boat trip along the river.

Visited October 2013
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“Small Thai Floating Market”
Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

Would recommend for those who wish to feel and see Thai Floating Market with limited time. Nice place to be as its just 30min from Pratunam. There is a 3 hours boat ride (return) to another larger floating market.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Tahling Chan Market”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Not quite the floating market we expected. We took a tuk tuk to the quay where you can go in a group boat or have your own. We engaged a long boat to do a slow trip which cost 3000bht. If you wait for a while perhaps you could share one with another couple. The market itself was a little disappointing. We thought it would be boats but it is a market on land, beside the klongs. It was small and had plenty of food stalls and near the temple we saw quite a few hand made craft stalls with women weaving, sewing and making little items for sale. Not many people there. You can go to this market by car, but we elected to go by long boat to see the klongs and the local housing along the way. Our driver took us over close to all the interesting buildings along the way, such as the temples. Going through the locks was interesting. Very interesting.

Visited October 2013
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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“Fun trip to start the morning”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Been there on July 2010. Exciting boat tour through the canals of BKK. Lots of stuffs to see & buy. Do some adventure by taking a giant python on your shoulder & take photographs, try different thai foods and the delicious fruits! Entertaining place indeed!

Visited October 2013
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