Our #Thailand #Bangkok Travel (Part 10 #TalingChanFloatingMarket)
Boats🚤🚤 🚤sold with different kinds of food are a trademark attraction among the Thailand. It also known as Floating Market where they originate from a time when water transport played an important role in daily life.
Although today the roads of Thailand are now able to connect to most of the city, town, some farmer boats are still used to travel and make the market. One of their purposes is to allow domestic visitors and international tourists to be able to experience the culture of riverside shopping. In Bangkok, the most popular markets are Damnoen Saduak (100 km from Bangkok southwest) and Amphawa district( 72 km from Bangkok, a tourist attraction for local and traveller where merchandise place.
If you same as us want to choose one of the floating markets that are closer to the Bangkok City, you can choose Taling Chan Floating Market which is just a short trip away about 12km distance from Bangkok City. Taling Chan Floating Market is small and still fairly traditional where only open on Saturday and Sunday from 07.00 -16.00. Although is a smaller floating market but you still can enjoy of take a shopping around street market, short of boat trip, and…Plus, eat some local food and seafood at riverside market. It more likes the food Floating Market.
Why not play to tour Taling Chan Floating Market with an empty stomach so that you can enjoy different taste of dishes with your breakfast and lunch? OK!! let`s go, let’s go to Tailing Chan Floating Market. We take the sky strain🚊🚊🚊 to the nearly station and take the taxi🚖🚖🚖 to the entrance of market.
Once we hop off, we find market stalls onto the nearby covered street where vendors sell various types of beautiful flowers and shrubs. Bright, colorful, and unique plants🌻🌱can be had with a relatively cheaper price. Once after walk the botanical section, we continue on through the busy stalls whose have selling everything from souvenir to locally harvested tropical fruit🍌🍍.
Along the walking street portion of the market, appetizing aromas from the plethora of food stalls entice you easy to find a lot of different variety Thai street food, snacks and drink🥤🥤. Buy some grilled meats🍢🍢🍢 of all sorts which are popular with Thai people. Made some order of savory snacks and steam freshness sweet potato. We choose and buy some of them for our breakfast. Walk to end of market, we are arrived Taling Chan Floating Market.
Of course, the reason for us came here is know more of Thailand’s rural life plus the price of boat ticket also no expensive😲 😲😲just 69 baht/per person. You just buy the ticket from the worker at ticket counter and wait on the Taling Chan Pier. Ride on a beautifully decorated long-tail boat down the winding waterways round trip to the temple and feel local touch to the whole experience.
Sit on the boat, It always feel relax and refreshing😗😗😗while breeze blow to us, look the lush greenery overflowing into the water and at the life of people living by the water. We can hardly imagine that this simple township is still preserved in this metropolis of Bangkok. The boat tours ride for a quite ride through the canals that overlook the residences of local residents; whether it is a modern brick-concrete structure and a traditional characteristic house. Many people were hanging out on their porches, waving🖐🖐🖐 and smiling to us as we passed.
In the middle of the cruise, the boat would lean against a pier and you can buy the grain granule to feed the fish in the river. The fish in the river will flock to grab food, so you must be careful that the river will spray on you. During the boat trip, we also saw children playing in the river; we don’t know why we have a feel of went back to the old Bangkok. Although it is not 100% like the old Bangkok, it still retains some shadows on the banks of the traditional Bangkok River. At the end of the boat trip, we would get off the boat and wander through the temple along the canals. The boat trip is taking about an hour and ride back to Taling Chan Pier.
Feeling hungrier? After getting down from boat, you will find both of your side selling the dishes. Eating traditional food that’s been prepared on a boat and the boats are positioned along the edge of the pier. Plentiful seafood is prominent feature, most of seafood cooking on barbecues from enormous grilled salt-crusted whole fish🐟 🐟to prawns🦐🦐crabs🦀🦀, scallops, mussels and more. Aside from the seafood, expect Thai market staples like noodle soups, meat satay skewers, hoy tod mussel omelettes, pad thai, and somtum papaya salad alongside an array of accompanying northeastern Thai dishes.
The tables and chairs here are very interesting, it is not the table and chairs we usually dine. So we just like local Thai, remove our shoes and sit on the low tables on raised platforms. We take some order for combination of dishes with around us. Order a salt-crusted grilled fish🐟 🐟with lemongrass cost around 150 Baht. One of our favorite Thai food. It is so fresh and fabulous. Eat pad thai, noodle soup🍜 🍜and clam with price around 40 Baht to 60 Baht. Although the serving is small but we no care the most important the dishes is delicious😋😋😋.
We are sit and relax with eat our lunch by the river, jovial atmosphere and we enjoy all of this with feels like ‘local Thai”. Tune into local Thai traditional musicians as they play their instruments for few hours in the center of the market for an added authentic touch. After you’ve tired out your feet, you can stop by for a Thai foot massage. However, we did enjoy our time there.
If you want far away of noisy Bangkok, it is a perfect destination to experience something more genuine and experience calm, slow Thai life.
Address: 300 Soi Chak Phra 17, Khwaeng Khlong Chak Phra, Khet Taling Chan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10170, Thailand
Opening Hour🕐🕐🕐: 7.00 – 16.00 (Saturday-Sunday)
How to go.
You can take the BTS Railway and stop on Wongwian Yai Station🚊🚊🚊. Go down the station, you would see a row of taxi🚖🚖🚖 and ride a taxi to the Taling Chan Floating Market for around 150 baht💲💲💲.