Taling Chan Floating Market

Taling Chan Floating Market is located on the canal Khlong Chak Phra in front of the district office. It is opened only on weekends from about 8:30 to 16:00. Orchard produce such as fruits, and vegetables, as well as fish are sold from boats. There is a live traditional Thai music performance from 11:00 to 14:00. The idea for the floating market here was initiated by Chamlong Srimuang in 1987 to honor King Bhumibol's 60th birthday. This is a new attraction since floating markets, an old way of life of the Thai people, had vanished entirely from Bangkok for quite a long time.

The Taling Chan Floating Market takes place at the weekends in front of Taling Chan District Office. Only recently discovered by tourists, the market is entirely authentic and frequented by locals. Fruit, vegetables, flowers, plants and trinkets are on offer, and after the market a boat trip along the canal will reveal a host of small gardens and villages that are worth seeing.

Details: The market takes place between 9:00 and 16:00 on Saturday and Sunday

The following buses will get you there:

How to get there: Take bus numbers 79 or 83, which cross the Chao Praya River to the Thonburi side of Bangkok. The market is located near the front of Taling Chan District Office.
Items at market: Fruit, vegetables, plants and various knick-knacks
Open: 09:00 - 17:00 (weekends only)

Taling Chan District

Tel: 0-2424-5448