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Why Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is special ?
Khlong Lat Mayom floating market in Bangkok, Thailand, is a paradise of serenity, a place where nothing seems to be in a hurry and no one seems like they are out to get you. Khlong Lat Mayom is one of the three floating markets located close to Bangkok, no more than twenty kilometres from town and accessible by taxi from Wongwian Yai (the last BTS station on the Silom Line). Khlong Lat Mayom is nothing like the huge touristy Damnoen Saduak or the crowded Amphawa but really has the charm and authenticity of a local market and you might be one of the only foreigners around. You can spend a couple of hours here then move to the largest Taling Chan floating market, just a couple of kilometers away.
What to explore at Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market?
Unlike the markets of Amphawa and Damnoen Saduak, Khlong Lat Mayom is set along a decidedly quiet and narrow canal. The market spans a tightly packed but fairly large area with narrow footpaths winding past vendors sheltered by individual thatched roof huts. The largest part of the market is built on firm ground and is surprisingly large and fun. One side is dedicated to the fresh market, mostly beautiful veggies and fruits, while the other side sells all kinds of colorful snacks, sweets and cooked food. You can find familiar or surprising tropical fruits: huge papayas, large green or ripe mangoes, chompoo and sapodillas, massive pomelos like overgrown grapefruits.
How to get to Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market?
The market is located on Bang Lamad Road which is off Bang Khae-Bang Bua Thong Outer Ring Highway, Taling Chan, Thonburi, Bangkok. The easiest way to get there is to hop in a taxi from Wang Wian Yai BTS station and tell the driver to go to Talat Nam Khlong Lat Mayom. The taxi should only cost around 100 THB.
- Good fresh food and clean
- Lovely different experience of shopping
- Very cheap, especially fruits and food
- Worth a visit! Not too touristy!
- Lots of exotic food and some clothes
หมู่ 15 บางระมาด, 30, Bang Ramat, Taling Chan, Bangkok 10170, Thailand
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A floating market, where we can buy lots of good food, so i came here quite often. 1.5 hours canal trip to visit Thai antique house, and local people life style is recommended, only 50 baht/ person.
One of the highlights of our 3 day trip to Bangkok. The food is incredible. I'll crave it forever! Fresh, interesting, tasty. Try the tangy rice noodle & salmon salad served in a bowl made from pandan leaf (40 Baht, or around AUD$1.60) or the sticky rice with custard. Eat it on a low stool at a shared table by the riverside. Too much food and not enough stomach! If you like to eat, come here. Lovely local people and very relaxed atmosphere mid morning. You will not be disappointed. Take the BTS to Bang Wa then a taxi for around 70 Baht (AUD$3). Check that the taxi has seat belt latches before getting in. You drive at speed on a freeway and we had no seat belts. Most taxis have the belt buckle thingy stuck under the seat, and the belts can be filthy so don't wear white! Only open Saturday & Sunday. Don't miss it!