Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market is a floating market located in Samut Prakan Province. At the market, you will see the local way of life. To not disappoint your expectations, I have to tell you first that this market shall not be called floating market because most of the stalls are on the ground. Frankly, on the day that I visited the market, I did not see any boat parked along the banks.
However, many Bangkokians visit this market as a day trip to escape themselves from the busy city.
My friend and I have been there by bicycle. From the pier, we rode a bicycle about 10 minutes to reach the market.
There was a big bicycle park. We left the bicycle there and started walking.
You will see several bicycle rental shops around the market.
I recommend you to keep your stomach empty before arriving at the market because, in the market, there were many stalls selling local food and dessert such as…
Khao Kriab Pak Moh (Steamed Rice Skin Dumplings)
Khanom Jaak (Coconut sweet rice flour)
Khai Nok Krata (Fried Quail Eggs)
Traditional Thai Ice Cream
Haw Mok ( Thai steamed fish with curry paste)
The market got crowded with local shoppers in the late morning.
Plants also could be bought here.
You can make merit by freeing animals. This is a traditional Buddhist practice.
Each animal serves for a different purpose and different form of luck.
There were interesting local activities along the walkway such as feeding the fish. The special thing was the food was put in a milk bottle.
Shooting a slingshot
and the target is used condensed milk cans.
Feeding the goat
Like other markets in Thailand, there are stalls selling local stuff such as clothing, bag. Bang Nam Phueng market is no different. You can expect to make a little shopping here.
The market is quite big, so plan to spend time there about an hour or two. And if you have more time, explore Bang Krachao, Bangkok’s Hidden Jungle Oasis, by bike is highly recommended.
Update: August 2019
Location: Bang Nam Phueng, Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan Province
How to get there: Take BTS and get off at Bang Na BTS station. Then, take a taxi to Wat Bang Na Nawk. After that, take a cross-river ferry (6 baht). There will be a local bus taking you to the floating market. Another option is renting a bicycle (50 baht/day) and ride to the market.
Opening Hours: Weekends from 8.00 to 16.00
Have you ever been to Bang Nam Pheung floating market or any floating market in Thailand? Did you enjoy your holiday there? Share your experience with me in the comments!