Pattaya Floating Market
, or in the Thai language means “Talad Nam Si Pak”. It means the “Floating Market of the Four Regions”. It is the union of the country’s four regions which are the North, the South, the North-East, and the Central parts of Thailand. The market is divided into 4 sections. In each section of the Floating market, they showcase everything from those regions like food, fruits, silk products, and handcrafted items. The market contains over 114 shops, water vendors who sell authentic Thai food, desserts, and specialty items from all over the Thailand. If you want to have the full floating market experience, you can hire a private man-powered boat to get around and discover the culture of the riverside lifestyles of the olden days.
A walk through the hundreds of wooden houses built in the different styles of the four regions can make you appreciate the rich heritage of Thailand. Besides food stalls and shops, the market also features other educational and entertaining attractions such as the Wood-Carving Museum which displays beautiful carved images and statues. Another attraction is the sunflower and agricultural demonstration fields where they teach you about agriculture. There is also a daily free show featuring the four different cultural performances. The Floating Market is a great place to visit when in Pattaya if you truly want to experience the culture of the four regions of Thailand.