Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

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Khlong Lat Mayom is one of the best and oldest floating markets around. It's also conveniently located in the outskirts of Bangkok, less than 20 kilometres away from the city center. With its lively atmosphere and varieties of good food, visitors can truly experience the charming local culture. Khlong Lat Mayom is opened every weekend and on public holidays from 9 am to 4 pm. 

To get to Khlong Lat Mayom, you can take the BTS to Bang Wa station (the last BTS station of Silom Line) and then a taxi to reach the market. You can also go by private car. While not as massive as the more famous Damnoen Saduak or Amphawa floating market, Khlong Lat Mayom is not so touristy. It is truly a place where you can have the authentic experience of a local floating market. While there, you can also take a boat tour and visit nearby Taling Chan Floating Market or Chang Chui Plane Market

It won't take long walking around Khlong Lat Mayom to feel your appetite growing. The market has plenty of delicious local food to munch on, some you can get from vendors on small boats floating along the canal. Some must-trys include Hoy Tort (fried oysters with egg), Pla Pao (salt-crusted grilled fish), Goong ob woon sen (seasoned glass noodles with prawns), and Gai Galae (southern Thai-style grilled chicken). You can also learn to cook your own Pad Thai too, with a local grandma showing you her tried and tested recipe! 

What's more, eating is not the only thing you can do at Khlong Lat Mayom. When you're feeling full, relax with a long-tail boat ride to see the surrounding nature and local life. Stop by a temple and an orchid farm, or visit a Thai traditional house and perfume house. Add a tranquil moment to your trip with a visit to the lotus pond, or some entertainment with a puppet show at the Artist's house. Whichever way you choose, you're bound to have lots of fun with a local with you! 

TakeMeTour's Review

Local Thais love coming to Khlong Lat Mayom floating market for the variety of food and hang out spaces it offers. Many local foods are available here which most won't be cooked at home. Don't expect a proper restaurant setting, but a first-come-first-serve way of the locals.  Arrive early in the morning to beat the crowds. Also, try to bring your own comfort kits like wet wipe or napkins. Taking a boat ride is a must! Select one between motor boat or paddle boat, but we say both are good in their own way and definitely worth a try. 

Day Trips at Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market