Thaka Floating Market & Amphawa

Experience the way of life of Thai people in the olden days!

Tour Detail: 

  • 7:00 Meet you in the hotel lobby
  • Drive about an hour an a half to MaeKlong Train Market and explore all of the different products sold by vendors.  Some products you may never seen before.  
  • Be excited to watch how the vendors prepare before and after the train arrive and gone.
  • See how coconut sugar is made.
  • Enjoy a boat ride through canals
  • Enjoy tasting some delicious  food from locals
  • Be back to the hotel around 5:00 pm

Sightseeing Highlights:

  • Maeklong Train Market
  • Visit a coconut sugar making house
  • ThaKa Floating Market
  • A coconut sugar making house
  • Enjoy some delicious  food from locals
  • Visit Amphawa weekend floating market
  • Bangkung Temple

Included:                                                                        

  • A friendly licensed tour guide                                                     
  • A van and a driver (If choose to do with a minivan) 
  • Sample tasting            
  • Water   

Excluded:

  • Gratuity for a guide & a driver  
  • Boat ride at Amphawa    
  • Lunch             

Information:

MaeKlong Train Market is a very interesting and exciting market. The  vendors sell all fresh vegetable, fruits, seafood, desserts… anything you need for a kitchen.   The most exciting about the market is that  the market is located on the train track and the train passes all the way to the station through the market.  It is fun to watch all the vendors prepare their shop, lower their umbrellas,  and rearrange their products  then put them back in a flash after the train has passed.

Damneon Saduak Floating Market is 105 Km (65 miles) far from Bangkok.  It has been a very well known floating market for a long time both locals and tourists.  Although it has become  a little touristy, its charm still remains.   We will take a private long-tail boat and ride on a small network of canals where houses and orchards can be seen on both sides.  It is quite an enjoyable ride. 

Thaka Floating Market operates only on Saturday, Sunday and on 2nd, 7th and 12th days of both waxing and waning moon of the lunar calendar.  This market is very local with less tourists.  The boat venders put products from their farms in their boats and come to the market in the morning.  You will enjoy a pleasant boat trip by a paddle boat to a coconut plantation and watch how coconut sugar is made.

Amphawa Floating Market  is an authentic and popular weekend market for Bangkokians.  They enjoy local foods for snacking during the day and for bringing back home for family or friends.  There are a lot of local food stalls on land and on boats.  Along both side of the canal, there are old houses wooden shop that sell local foods, deserts and souvenirs.  You will enjoy walking around there and experiencing the way of life of the locals 

Bangkung Temple is one of the rare Thailand sites selected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.  Since 1768 it was used as a camp to train soldiers in all kinds of Thai Marshall arts such as boxing or sword fighting.  It was abandon for almost 200 years until in 1967 when it was renovated.  The highlight of the temple is the main chapel which has been covered by a Banyan tree.  Inside the chapel is a large Buddha image which was covered with gold leaves by the locals.

                         

Tour Duration

8-9 Hrs

When

Sat-Sun

Meeting Point

Hotel Lobby

Tour Rate
* Price/Person

1 person    7,500 Bath
2 persons   3,850 Bath
3 persons   2,600 Bath
4 persons   2,100 Bath
5 persons    1,800 Bath
6 persons    1,550 Bath
7 persons    1,350 Bath
8 persons   1,200 Bath
9 persons   1,100 Bath