Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market , Bang Nam Phueng (=honey) Floating Market is a calm gem in nature, visited by crowds of
Bangkok residents during the weekends. The Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market is located at the heart of Bangkok’s huge green lung (titled Bang Krajao), in a tongue-shaped area which was created by the river twist. In formal and municipal terms, the market is in Samut Prakan district (where Bangkok airport is also located), yet it is closer to the city center (some 15 minutes’ ride from sukhumvit asoke intersection) than to Khao-San Road, for example.
The difference from the crowded, busy metropolis to Bang Nampeung is striking and very surprising. Just minutes away from the beating heart of the city, you’ll find yourself in a pastoral, rustic area, with parks, gardens and water canals, and in its center, you’ll find the floating market – Talat nam Bang Nam Phueng. Despite the fact that the market is located very close to the center of Bangkok, the vast majority of tourists know nothing about it. In fact, the only tourists you might find here, are those who take the local bicycle tours.
In the Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market itself, you’ll find a wide variety of handicrafts and unique dishes in a highly authentic atmosphere. You can rent a bike there (for 30 baht), boats (20 baht) or take a tour in a horse carriage. You can combine the market with various attractions nearby – the 3-headed elephant temple (Erawan Museum), the Ancient City (Muang Boran), the crocodile farm and zoo, the seagulls beach (Bang Poo) and more.
Here you can read more about the area and its various attractions.
Market title: Talat Nam Bang Nampueng – ลาดน้ำบางน้ำผึ้ง
Bang Nam Phueng Floating MarketOpening hours: the market is open only on Saturdays and Sundays, between 7 AM to 3 PM.
Directions: you can take a taxi and drive through the huge, impressive Bhumibol bridge, and from there on through Phra Phradaeng which is interesting in itself. This ride will take you some 45 minutes from the center of Bangkok. You can cross the river by boat (5 baht) from Klong Toei right next to sukhumvit asoke intersection.
FYI: TipTop Travel Private Family Adventure Tours includes a visit to Floating Market in its Bangkok tour programs
For your convenience, I’m attaching a clip with pictures from the market…Enjoy!