Amphawa Floating Market
his afternoon-only floating market is located near a temple, Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram, where parking is provided. On Fridays and on weekends, the Amphawa Canal brims with boats loaded with drinks like O-Liang (Thai iced black coffee) and food such as fried sea mussels, noodles, and sweets. Bank-side wheelbarrows also offer goods for sale. Visitors can explore the market, tasting the local food, as well as hire a boat at night to watch as pretty fireflies light up the air.
In 2008, the Khlong Amphawa community was granted an Honorable Mention Award from the UNESCO Asia–Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation as a result of its efforts to preserve the local culture and architecture.
To get there by bus, take the Bangkok–Ratchaburi–Damnoen Saduak bus and get off at Amphawa Market. By car, take Highway 35 (Thon Buri–Pak Tho) to Km 63. Drive through the town of Samut Songkhram to take Highway 325 (Samut Songkhram–Bang Phae). At Km 36-37, take a left turn toward the King Rama II Memorial Park. The market is located near the King Rama II Memorial Park.
The market is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 12.00 pm-8.00 pm.
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