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Taling Chan market is a mainly Thai affair, although a few foreign tour groups now throw it on their itinerary as a far more realistic and traditional market experience than Damnoen Saduak, using... Read More
Taling Chan market is a mainly Thai affair, although a few foreign tour groups now throw it on their itinerary as a far more realistic and traditional market experience than Damnoen Saduak, using boats to ply the waterways of the Thonburi canals. While the food and canal tours will cost you, wandering around the atmospheric market is completely free. The market takes place on weekends, getting going around 9 a.m., and running into the late afternoon. The focus of the Taling Chan market is food, probably offering every possible kind of Thai snack, sweet, and main dish ever created. Seafood dishes are the main draw, fresh and half the price they'd cost in Chinatown, served from boats in canal-side restaurants. Boat tours of the nearby Thonburi canals and waterways are also available, passing traditional stilt homes and giving a glimpse into what life was like in the Bangkok of old
Chimphli and Chak Phra Roads intersection
- Free Things to Do: "The Taling Chan Floating Market takes place on Saturdays and Sundays. The cheapest way to get there is to catch the number 79 air-con bus in front of Central World in downtown Bangkok (18 baht),"
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: For a traditional floating market that won't cost a penny unless you eat, you can't beat Taling Chan.