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TalingChan Floating Market, Bangkok
Located on the canal: Khlong Chak Phra (คลองชักพระ) in front of the district office. It is opened only on weekends from about 8:30 to 18:00. If you have a chance to be here, should not miss taking a boat tour. The tour include sigth-seeing of Thai house along the river, orchid farm, temples, etc. Fees for taking a half-day boat tour is 90 Bht/adult, 50 Bht/child and free of charge for child aged below 2. Only on Sunday, there is a special boat tour: 13.00-16.00 hrs at 120 Bht/adult and 60 Bht/child: Route is the normal route plus Snake Farm (Thonburi), Wat Paknam (หลวงพ่อสด), etc. This is a new attraction since floating markets, an old way of life of the Thai people, had vanished entirely from Bangkok for quite a long time. Goods includes noodle, desserts, seasonal fruits, and vegetables, as well as fish are sold from boats. Khun Pu, the pier manager was interviewed with that he just renovated in June 08. He plan to change the outlook of the market to reflect the old Thai life-style like other old markets. We shall guide you by our photos below what is interesting here.

entrace of Talingchan Floating market

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Paya Palazzo
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