This location has intricate networks of canals. A visit to this area captures life as lived by Thai people for hundreds of years, using rivers and waterways as modes of transport. You will be immediately taken by the laid back ambience of the places. Surprisingly Khlong attracts more tourist than the Damneon Saduak and Amphawa floating markets as they get very crowded even at 9 in the morning.
You can find time to lazily float across Khlong while enjoying fried fish or famous noodles at one of the stalls. Cruising through the canals in long-tailed boats or hang yaws is an interesting experience and enjoyable way to explore the city.
You can book in one of the tours that will take you through the Khlong, floating market, snake farm and Wat Arun. You can also board the boats at one of many piers along the Chao Praya River. The boats to Khlong will take you inland after passing beneath Krungthep Bridge. Since this is a popular tourist route you will find people selling straw hats and cold beer.
Tour through Khlong also stops at Barges Museum, an orchid farm, Khlong Bang Luang artist Village and other historic temples along the canals.
How to get to Khlong
The easiest option is to get a taxi from Wang Wian BTS Station and request the driver to take you to Talat Nam Khlong Lat Mayom. Should cost you around 90 Bhat.
Floating markets are open only on Saturday between 930am and 430pm. Better get there early to enjoy the best of the day.
Floating markets are located on Bang Lamad Road, off of Bang Khae Bang Bua Outer Ring Hwy, Thonburi.
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