Pattaya Floating MarketCurrently Closed
- Address: 451/304 Moo 12, Sukhumvi-Pattaya Road,Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150, Thailand
- Timings: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Details
- Phone: +66-38706340
- Ticket Price: 200 THB
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, River, Market, Arts And Crafts
Thailand like many other Asian countries is famous for its floating markets. This old tradition has found an interesting popular take in Thailand. This traditional attraction has been turned into a crowd puller by adding several other activities of tourist interest to it.
The small rivulet in Chonburi where the typical market used to take place has been surrounded with several pretty wooden decks from where tourists can experience this spectacle. Vendors selling fruit, flowers and fish travel across the water in tiny canoe boats. You can even hire one of these boats but it might be expensive for smaller groups. It is more economical to hire a water buggy and take a joy ride through the place. The place has been decorated in a rustic way and there is a lot to see and do here.
Interestingly, they have tried to include the varied traditions from the different parts of Thailand in this place. You can also shop for silk, clothes and fresh and dried Thai herbs here. A lot of handicrafts from the country are also on display. This experience is not to be missed when in Pattaya.
- Quite a few tourist buses will take you directly to this place.
- Beach Bus stop near Floating Market
- Hire a motorbike taxi.
- Hop on a songthaew
- Coco's Bistro
- The Glass House Pattaya
- Dragon Beach Resort Restaurant
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63.8% of people who visit Pattaya include Pattaya Floating Market in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
43.94% of people start their Pattaya Floating Market visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Pattaya Floating Market
94.73% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pattaya Floating Market
An very enjoyable outing! While it is not in the same league as the floating market in Bangkok-- its quite colourful as well as enjoyable. Many reviewers have been very critical-- but it is particularly interesting to those travellers who have never been to a floating market. This market not only sells a wide variety of products, but also sells handicrafts and souvenirs--and, there are also food halls. Like markets everywhere, one can- and should bargain- and, if you feel the price is too high-- or the quality is too low one can easily shop or eat elsewhere. Many of the vendors and those selling food also live on the river- in "communities"-- and that adds to the allure/interest. One will definitely remember the floating market- especially if its your first! I hope that this Review has been helpful.
Beautiful place, great shops and performances around the market, amazing temples and many things to do with the family. We loved their street food around the market and the short trip to the village was fantastic. Boat was too expensive (800 baht pp), so we chose ride (200 baht pp) and we were happy with what we got. Really nice neck and shoulders massage (we bought some of their equipment but don’t believe we can do the same at home😁) and shops in the massage area was much cheaper than night bazaars around the city. I highly recommend this activity.
The place is delightful to visit. It houses a lot of shops for different things from soaps to shoes and bags, even it has a lot of cuisine options. You can taste proper Thai food in this market, especially for non vegetarians, they can get a lot of dishes from egg till crocodiles. You can enter normally through entrance or can go through a boat ride. They give boat ride in raw boats.
Was a fun way to spend an afternoon- shop and drift....taste and people watch. Enjoyed the unique activities and flavors, the variety in such a small place- that said- the prices are a bit higher that really seems necessary/very set for a tourist mind set. The location is a bit out of town, and using a "go single or by yourself" concept.....better idea. Like I said- go small, go early...enjoy it slow when it is cooler and shop small to really get value. We arranged ours at a discount in Pattaya- check with the tour planners/but do not sign up for "group travel" a total rip off...waste of time.
It is great experience to go through somewhat authentic floating Thai village. We really enjoyed. A part from paying for tickets there a lot of activities happening that you basically have to pay for. Not “have to” but they put a lot of effort and you feel that you have to. On the end of the day it is commercialised. 900Bat just let you in on the both boats then we spent the same amount for all other activities food not included. Talking about food, for those who more adventurous you can try a lot of different things that I would not touch, however the more traditional stuff such as fish really good. It is actually cooked right on the boat. Go there if you in Pattaya, definitely worth it.