Everybody likes the market – both Thai and tourists – you definitely have to see how indigenous people trade at the weekend. Local market culture is ingrained in Thai daily life and eating out is not as important as in Western culture: it’s fun, cheap and surprising, and Thai food is so diverse. May be the theme for the trip to Thailand. If you are planning to explore a floating marketing in Thailand, Khlong Lat Mayom should be in your list!
Khlong Lat Mayom is one of the famous floating markets which is situated outside of the Bangkok. There are other BK floating markets out there but it is one of the most crowded one and a center of attraction. The natural beauty, and crowded shops of the place make it one of the most-demanding spots right now.
So, are you ready to explore what you can do there? What are the options you have? Where can you visit? What is accessible? So, come on and let’s begin.
How Would You Reach the Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market?
There are different choices to reach the Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market as there is a whole network of a canal-based system for transportation but one of the cheapest ways is to go and get a taxi for yourself. The taxi driver knows the shortest route, he would be quite affordable and can act as your best guide in different circumstances.
Following Is the Schedule for Different Taxis
- BTS and Taxi
Take the BTS Sky train from your hotel or airport to the Bang Wa station which is situated on the Thonburi side of Bangkok. At Bang Wa, you will get the desired taxi, and you can reach this BK Floating Market from there in just 15 minutes which would cost you around THB ($0.70).
- Direct Taxi
If you are staying somewhere near the Silom, Sathon, and Khao San then take the direct taxi and skip the part of taking BTS as it would save you enough time. This direct taxi would cost you around 125 THB ($3.51). It’s not that much costly.
What Does The Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market Offers?
The Khlong Lat Mayom is surrounded with a lush green area of thick trees which makes it one of the best places to go for a greenery-lover. Due to an abundance of forests area, it is a perfect place to enjoy the rain.
At the same time, this place offers you several hot spots to enjoy every kind of food in a relaxed and calm environment. Due to a highly-busy area because of tourists and the local people it has a wide range of continental, seafood, Thai cuisine, Chinese, etc. The grilled fish is one of the most popular dishes here. Don’t forget to try it while boating through the lush green areas. Trust me; it would be a lifetime memorable experience.
Till today, the primary transportation here is done through canals, as formerly the surrounding area was known as Venice of the East. It is very charming to experience and to see people buying and selling things directly from the boat and traveling into the floating boat markets. But main roads have been made accessible to go through car so, everyone can commute easily.
So, now if you are planning to visit this BK floating market then let me tell you the opening hours.
It’s open from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday and major holidays. It is closed on weekdays.
Have one of the best times of your life visit this beautiful place and do lots of shopping. Good Luck!
Read more about BK Floating Markets history here: