Browse from a Boat at one of Bangkok’s Floating Markets
In the days when Bangkok was known as the Venice of the East many people got around by boat and plentiful trade was done on the water. Though many of the canals have been filled in to make way for roads, the age-old process of buying and selling wares directly from a vessel is alive and well at Bangkok’s selection of floating markets. Tourists are likely to end up at Damnoen Saduak, which is the most visited floating market in Thailand and is flooded with hordes of foreigners on organized tours at weekends.
More authentic are Amphawa and Khlong Lat Mayom. The former is hugely popular with Thais and is known for its fabulous food while the latter is surrounded by huge green trees and is a very relaxed affair