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One Day Amphawa Floating Market Tour - Maeklong Railway Market & more

Take in the sights, sounds, aromas, and captivating atmosphere of Thai market life on a full-day tour of the Maeklong Railway Market and the Amphawa Floating Market. Stroll around the unique railway market, feel the rush of vendors packing up and moving aside as the train passes right through the middle of the market – close enough to touch – and be transported back in time as you familiarise yourself with the renowned hustle and bustle that Thai floating markets have come to be known for.
  • Departure: Bangkok
  • Type:
  • Duration: Approximately 8 hours
  • Meeting time: Approximately 12:30
  • Meeting point: At your hotel lobby
Highlights
  • Snap some pics at the famous Salt Fields
  • Glide through canals at the Amphawa Floating Market
  • Watch a train pass through the Maeklong Railway Market
  • Eat an array of tasty local snacks
  • Check out the cool Thai souvenirs
Tour Options
Pick up
The pick-up time at your hotel varies based on your hotel location and traffic.Pick up and drop off service is available for hotel in city centre. If you are not sure where your hotel is, please put exact name of your hotel and our team will get back to you with a suggestion.Guests stay outside of city centre will be advised an additional surcharge subject to distance (if needed). This surcharge is to pay on spot to a tour guide or driver.      
General
The itinerary may be subject to change due to weather and local conditions, without notice in advance.Maximum occupancy per van is approximately 9 guests.
Includes
  • Vehicle
  • Driver
  • Gas
  • Guide (English)
  • Tea & coffee
  • Insurance
  • Boat riding
Excludes
  • Tips
  • Other expense

What are some amazing places to visit in Bangkok? Explore Amphawa & Maeklong Market for unique Thai dessert and souvenirs

If you're a fan of the buzz of market life, then the One Day Amphawa Floating Market Tour is exactly what you've been having a hankering for. This tour takes you to two distinct markets, each with its own unique character, although equally charming. Mingle with the down-to-earth vendors and tuck into the array of culinary delights that Thai floating markets are known for, such as grilled seafood, fresh Thai fruits, and authentic boat noodles.The tour kicks off with a scenic drive towards the Maeklong Railway Market. On your way to Samut Songhkram Province via a road flanked by a glistening sea of white, you’ll stop by some of these scenic salt fields. The sprawling fields of salt crystal pyramids make for a picturesque landscape to be captured on camera. After a brief visit, it’s time for a market unlike any other. Its buzz is not only created by the energetic vibe of market life but also the actual buzz of a train barrelling through the centre of the market several times a day. With the stalls set up right along the tracks on both sides and vendors putting up awnings and parasols right by the tracks, the moment the bell announces the train’s imminent arrival is a sight to behold. Within mere moments parasols are closed, market produce removed from the tracks, and people scurry away from the tracks, only to carry on with business as usual as soon as the train has passed. The organised chaos of the aptly named Rom Hoop (umbrella-closing) Market is a must-see spectacle that’ll get your heart going a mile a minute.Next, board a long-tail boat and make your way to the nearby the Amphawa Floating Market. Thai floating markets are a feast for the senses, with colourful merchandise and an abundance of delectable treats as far as the eye can see. There is a charming vibe here; old wooden houses line the canals, in keeping with the tradition of Thai floating villages. Back when communication was virtually impossible, the canal and longtail-boat system was the best way to trade and convey messages, which also led to the delightful treat known as Thai boat noodles – attention all foodies, this is a must-try Thai dish! Along with a plethora of hand-made crafts and souvenirs sold along the winding floating market, make sure to sample the fantastic Thai cuisine sold right out of the vendors’ boats. Made right in front of your eyes, you’ll be able to savour fresh grilled seafood, moreish Thai desserts, and a whole lot more. Get stuck in!
Travel Reviews
flag/usa.svgCindy Lyman
03/23/2018
Not just another floating market in Thailand"What a nice tour. Railway market is one we really like. Amphawa has a unique ambience around it. We love to come back there again, for more stays."
flag/chn.svgjunqi
04/09/2018
不用去丹嫩沙多了"如果时间对得上是周末的话,强烈建议这个行程,铁道市场+水上市场,相比起来,丹嫩沙多简直就是购物店。"
flag/usa.svgCindy Lyman
03/23/2018
Not just another floating market in Thailand"What a nice tour. Railway market is one we really like. Amphawa has a unique ambience around it. We love to come back there again, for more stays."