Pattaya Floating MarketCurrently Open [Closes at 11:00 pm]
- 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, Family And Kids, Arts And Crafts
Pattaya Floating Market - Review
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.
Pattaya Floating Market Information
- Quite a few tourist buses will take you directly to this place.
How To reach Pattaya Floating Market by Public Transport
- Beach Bus stop near Floating Market
- Hire a motorbike taxi.
- Hop on a songthaew
Restaurants Near Pattaya Floating Market
- Coco's Bistro
- The Glass House Pattaya
- Dragon Beach Resort Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Pattaya Floating Market
95% of people who visit Pattaya include Pattaya Floating Market in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
40.39% of people start their Pattaya Floating Market visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Pattaya Floating Market
94.76% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pattaya Floating Market
Pattaya Floating Market Map
Pattaya Floating Market Trips
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Pattaya Floating Market, Pattaya Reviews
I have bad experience in here. I had visited this market 10 years ago, and I like it when I go there first time, because you don't need to pay the ticket to enter, and there has a lot cheap and novel thing. This beautiful memory doesn't like I had have recently, beause every thing are changed. Now, you should pay for the ticket to enter, and everything in there are expensive. I remember when I went to there 2 years ago. I bring my friends to visit there, and we are interested to take the boat which have someone sell the goods on the lake. But the person who sells the ticket told us that we have to go outside and purchase the ticket. Then, we went outside to look for the price of ticket, and the ticket is so expensive, so we didn't buy. But when we want to go back the market, they didn't want to let us enter. They said you should buy the ticket for entrance again. I just think what the hell they don't want let us go inside. I don't mean that I don't want to pay, but when we first time go inside no one charges us money. So I don't understand how this gonna be happened. And, their attitude are not good, too. Finally, we decided to go back home. When we went to the parking lot, and they follow us to the parking lot to see whether we go home or are sneaky to go inside.
To be honest, I was disappointed with my experience here after hearing so much online and from tourist guides in Bangkok. They have modelled this floating market after the big floating market in Bangkok but is nowhere as big or authentic. All the hawkers and store owners sell China made cheap goods at twice the rate you can buy them for outside...I guess that is consistent with markets catered towards tourists. There was one shop that was selling handmade wooden items...bought two solid wood slingshots there for 300 baht - good deal. I only ate fruit and steered away from all the hawkers selling different kinds of meats...somehow the meat didn't seem fresh to me. Other issue is getting a cab back from the market. The exit is towards the back with no traffic or cabs. There are only 1 or 2 operators there who will charge you a lot to go anywhere. Better to head back towards the entrance and exit from there. If you are in Pattaya for a short time, skip the floating market and do something else. You can always experience the floating market in Bangkok
Waooooooo....A lovely water-world..!! Shopping, Eating or just a stroll enjoying the place...."Floating Market" is the place...!! Shopaholics Paradise..!! It's a beautiful memorable experience...!! Must visit place when at Pattaya...!! You must enjoy boating in between the market. Must try....Boat food, fruits & fresh fruit juices.. There is a entry fee to the place..!!
Good place. If you are someone like me who don't eat non veg then you better take mask with you. Shop are real inexpensive. Stuff is good. Got to see culture. People are also humble and they don't force to take things from there shop.
This place is an amazing experience. I went with a group of nine people. We had to pay 1500 baht. This is the only reason I did not give the market a 5 star rating. The market starts with you riding in a boat going to various markets. A lot of the markets have the same items. Bargain, bargain, and bargain. Do not buy anything for the initial price. They will come down on price for any item! Next we ate food. It was decent but not the best. The food was inexpensive so I did not expect much. Then we went back to shopping. There is a huge store that has a lot of thing. I would say wait until you buy things from here. Also when you get to the end of the market, the prices really come down for obvious reasons lol. We then traveled through the canals and on to the big river. I enjoy the scenery! It was an amazing experience. Our last stop was to visit the temples. This was very nice as well. Take lots of pictures and videos!!