Tha Kha Floating Market

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If you’re looking for a less hectic floating market experience with an authentic local feel, Tha Kha Floating Market is the place to be! Tha Kha Floating Market is located in Samut Songkhram province, only an hour's drive from Bangkok. It is one of the most relaxing and local floating markets you can visit.

Originally, the market was only open for 4 – 5 days depending on the phase of the moon. Nowadays, it’s open on the weekends as well. Still to this day, the canal and market are used as a place for the locals to trade and sell local products, most of which are food. 

The main thing locals to earn a living is agriculture, which has been passed down from generation to generation. They wake up very early in the morning to work and hide away from the sun during the day. Therefore, it is best to go to Tha Kha Floating Market in the morning, because by one in the afternoon, the vendors are probably all gone. There may still be a few boat vendors offering spices, fresh fruits, food and even hand-woven baskets to the latecomers. 

Don't worry if you come late! There will be someone coming to you and offering a boat tour for 50 THB. As you float along the river, there will also be a guide telling you stories. It will be a completely peaceful, relax and noteworthy journey for you.  

TakeMeTour's Review

Tha Kha Floating Market is one of the true hidden gems when it comes to floating markets. It's considered a rare sight nowadays with the authentic way of life and a minimal number of foreigners.  A handful of our Local Experts offer tours to this market to make your visit seamless and most convenient.

Tha Kha Floating Market (ตลาดน้ำท่าคา) is a relaxing local floating market different from the ones that are more well-known. Here, you’ll find a good amount of vendors selling food from boats, along with a plethora of fresh fruits and produce sold at stalls along the canalside or from boats as well.