During our stay in Bangkok we really wanted to do one thing: visit a floating market. The floating markets are particularly popular in Bangkok. There are various floating markets in Bangkok, there are more than 50 in total. We visited the Damnoen Saduak Floating market. We went there by taxi, like almost everywhere in Thailand. The Tha Kha floating market is the most famous floating market in chiang mai, probably because of its size. It is also very easy to reach from the center of Bangkok.
We chose the Tha Kha floating market as a day trip destination because we were told that it should be very authentic. And that was true!
The Tha Kha market even opens according to the moon phase calendar used by the local population. The market takes place on the second, seventh and twelfth day of the waning and the waning moon, i.e. about 6 six times a month. The full moon and dark moon count as day one. The easiest way is to just use a moon phase calendar.
However, we visited the market at the weekend, as it is now also open to tourism. However, there aren't as many sellers there as usual.
What also surprised us: the market closes at noon. You should therefore visit the market in the morning so that you have enough time to visit the entire halls and stands.
Tha Kha can easily be reached by taxi or rental boat on the river or the canal system of Samut Songkhram, Amphawa or Damnoen Saduak.
We can definitely recommend the Tha Kha floating market! it does what it promises - unlike many other floating markets in Bangkok, there are still relatively few tourists here. there are not too many boats on the Khlong Lat Mayom, the river at the market. However, it is not mass-produced items for tourists that are sold here, but handmade souvenirs. There is also plenty of fruit and vegetables to buy there. The Tha Kha market is definitely a good alternative to the other rather tourist floating markets.
The post is of course a bit older and does not originate from corona times, but i always remember me of the time in thailand and maybe i can give one or the other some tips for his future stay in thailand ;)
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