How do I get Amphawa Floating Market?

100 year-old market

Even though the Amphawa Floating Market is sometimes overlooked in favor of more well-known weekend destinations, to the people of Samut Songkhram, it is the foundation of life. Started as an old floating market in Thailand’s smallest province that was closed until 2004, where it was given a new lease of life. Thai locals go there every weekend for Fireflies sightseeing, which is the reason why the market itself reopened to an even bigger crowd. What were primarily used as residences are now shop houses and homestays. The vibrant scene of Amphawa Floating Market is a heaven for Thai street food, souvenirs and local produce.

Since than, Amphawa became a portal to the city that brings together agriculture, arts, and crafts, despite changing lifestyles. Waterways define the Amphawa people. Like vital veins, the Mae Klong River transports and nourishes everyone.

How to get here:

Enquiries on how to get to Amphawa may provide several responses. You can drive from Bangkok (1.5 hour) or 15 minutes from Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, go around the market, and purchase local items before returning. You may visit during midday (12 p.m.) until late in the evening (9 p.m.), spend the night at one of the neighboring resorts, and still have plenty of time to learn about Thai culture in areas such as music, handicrafts, and cuisine. Just talking to the locals about mackerel can be a lot of fun.

Come see for yourself. Traveling using public transportation such as rail, bus or van will vary depending on your choice. You could also request a Gr ab car service (similar to Uber) via application for around THB 1,000 (one-way). Keep in mind that before you travel to Amphawa, you should try to find out about what kind of experience you’ll have if you only have about 2 days and 1 night to explore it.

Just 7 kilometers away is the famous Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub). You could take a tuk-tuk car to catch a glimpse during these times.

  • Train Departure: 08.30 a.m. / 11.10 a.m. to 14.30 p.m.
  • Train Arrival: 06.20 a.m. / 09.00 a.m./ 11.30 a.m. / 15.30 p.m.

If you are looking for a great place to work remotely near Bangkok, Amphawa is a great option, and it is close to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Amphawa has plenty of things to do, and the weather is perfect for working outdoors. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your workation in Amphawa and have a sightseeing trip today!

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