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[Thailand] Amphawa Floating Market

I believe everyone has a bucket list, and the feeling of crossing them out is just amazing!

Seeing the Floating Market in person is like a dream come true to me- the Amphawa Floating market  is the market  which local people visit on weekends,  makes it not too crowded and cheap. Also, while travelling I always hope to visit  places where local people actually go, rather than the touristic attractions.

In the market you can find lots of interesting Thai foods and cute souvenirs. In some stores they have seats right beside the river, you can have a nice meal next to  the river and enjoy the local Thai-style atmosphere.

We ended up at the end of the market (where you can see me sitting), It was less crowded and has another view of the market, with the breeze and some traditional Thai food in your hand it is worth to stay and chill here for a while.

While walking you can see people dumping leftovers in the river, that made me started walking extremely carefully to make sure not to trip and fall in, haha. I love the cultural difference that the most common thing for them is the most interesting view to us.

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If your time is not limited you can arrange a one night stay here and go for  the Firefly tour, you can find plenty stands selling the tickets,60 Baht/person. It starts at 8pm and you will come back around 9:30pm.

6am in the morning there will be a monk in a  boat accepting people’s alms, if your accommodation is next to the river  you can ask the owner to prepare offerings for you. The next day you just have to sit beside the river and the monk will row his boat towards you, after you give him the offering he will chant scriptures to pray for you. (Females have to be aware whenever you see a monk, whether you pass them or give them donations you have to be careful not to touch them or they will lose their entire religious practice.)

Hope you have fun and see you next time!

Amphawa Floating Market Business days: Friday-Sunday (Mostly till 8pm)

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親眼看到水上運河有一種美夢成真的感覺,曾經只能在旅遊節目上看到的畫面映入眼簾

旅行中我喜歡找當地人會去的地方勝過旅遊書上提到的景點,Amphawa水上市集就是一個泰國當地人假日都會造訪的市集,你會發現價錢相對的便宜很多,而人潮也比其他觀光景點少得多。

在市集裡你可以看到形形色色的泰式小吃,紀念品也較其他地方便宜。有些小吃店在戶外會有位子(也就是在運河旁邊),在享受美食的同時也可以感受一下最道地的泰式氛圍。

再逛市集的同時我們在水裡發現了長得像鱷魚的水中蜥蜴,在我們這群觀光客頻頻稱奇的同時在地人則是見怪不怪的繼續做手邊的事,例如說熟練的把廚餘桶往運河裡面倒…之後的每一步我都走得特別專心以免稍有不慎進到運河裡的就是我了。在旅行的途中文化差異是我最喜歡的部分,大家習以為常的日常瑣事卻是旅客眼裡的趣事。

走著走著我們逛到了運河最尾巴的地方(圖中我坐著的部分),這裡相對的沒有市集中心的擁擠和炎熱,眼前則是另外一片寬廣的景色配上涼涼的風,如果市集中心對你來說太悶了推薦你可以來這裡坐一會吹個風再繼續逛喔。

*如果行程不趕的話可以考慮在這裡待一晚參加螢火蟲行程,晚上8點出發9點半回來。在路邊可以看到賣票的攤販,當天再買就好了不用提前預訂。

隔天早上6點會有托缽僧划著船接受佈施,如果你們住在運河旁邊可以請民宿幫你們準備供品,隔天坐在運河旁僧人就會划向你,接受了供品後就會替你祈福,也是個不一樣的經驗。(女性朋友要注意的是,在泰國看到僧人的時候不論只是擦肩而過或給予供品的時候都不能和僧人有任何肢體接觸,否則他們會失去所有的修行!)

下次見?

Amphawa市集只有五、六、日開,大部分店家都是營業到晚上8點。

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6 thoughts on “[Thailand] Amphawa Floating Market

  1. The Amphawa Floating market looks like a unique place to find Thai food and other souvenir items… It’s nice to discover a place where locals go to.

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