I’ve been there with my friends on weekend. When we got off from the bus, we first saw the sign of Taling Chan District Office. We didn’t see any boats or canal at first. We saw only stalls on the ground selling plants, flowers, fruits, and also Thai desserts.
We walked along that way. Finally, we saw the “Taling Chan Floating Market” sign. Comparing to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market (the most famous floating market), this floating market was small, but it was not far from the city center. However, I’m sure that you will definitely experience the floating market there. If you have only few days in Bangkok and would like to visit floating market, I recommend you this one.
I didn’t buy anything back, but I enjoyed eating there. If you want to have lunch at the floating market, you should come early because it was crowded around noon and also difficult to find the table. The foods were tasty and spicy; you will have a chance to eat real Thai foods.
Besides, you would hear the traditional Thai songs from local volunteers.
Several tour programs were provided to tourists. The most popular program was to visit other 3 floating markets around. I would like to join the visit artist’s house program, but it was cancelled on that day. Some other programs were also cancelled. So, you should ask for the details at the booth.
Update: March, 2014
Location: Adjacent to Taling Chan District Office. You can go there by BTS and Bus. Get off the skytrain (BTS) at Siam station. Then, take orange air-conditioned bus No. 79 in front of Siam Center to Taling Chan District Office (it would take 45 mins or more, depending on the traffic condition).
Opening Hours: Weekends and public holidays from 8.00 to 17.00
Have you ever been to Taling Chan floating market or any floating market in Thailand? Did you enjoy your holiday there? Share your experience with me in the comments!