Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand, Bangkok Guide (B): Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, Bangkok, Thailand

If you’re in Bangkok at the weekend it’s a great time to escape the sweaty and busy centre and head out to one of the famous ‘floating markets’ located in the outskirts of the city.

After doing a bit of research we chose the Khlong Lat Mayom floating market to the west of Bangkok. This was pitched as less touristy, more authentic and more relaxing than the other floating markets like Damnoen Saduak or Amphawa.

We set the alarm and headed out nice and early on our first Sunday morning in Bangkok. We were staying in the Silom district of the city and could have jumped on the BTS to get half way there and then taken a taxi but after a quick calculation it worked out cheaper and easier for us to take a Metered Taxi all the way.

It really depends on which area you are staying in but you could take the Silom line out to Bang Wa BTS station and a taxi should be around 100 THB to the market, this would avoid any traffic jams later in the day.

TRAVEL TIP: When taking a taxi in Bangkok insist that the driver uses the meter. If you just jump in and ask how much, you will get a rip off quote. We did this on our first taxi ride when we had just arrived and paid 200 THB for a journey that should have cost 40 THB! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, Bangkok, Thailand
Guide Location: Thailand » Bangkok
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market  
Author: Charlie Stamp
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