Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is one of the three largest floating markets near Bangkok, less than 20 kilometers away from Bangkok City, it better retains the original appearance of the floating market.
Lat Mayom Floating Market is very popular among Thai locals, especially on weekends when a large number of locals visit. The market is built along the river. The markets on both sides of the river have a wealth of Thai food and various snacks, you must try them.
To reach Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, first, take the BTS Silom Line to the last stop Bang Wa (สถานี รถไฟฟ้า บาง หว้า), then exit 4 from the station and take a taxi to ตลาดน้ำ คลอง ลัด มะยม (Khlong Lat Mayom).
Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market has a wide variety of food. Hundreds of snack stalls are selling Thai classic snacks, such as coconut ice cream, sea salt grilled fish, papaya salad, grilled prawns and Thai rice noodles, and the prices are very affordable. Here are some of the specialties of the floating market: Goong Ob Woonsen, Pla Phao, Goong Yang, ยำหอยนางรม, ขนมโตเกียว.
At the pier of the floating market, you can make a public hand boat or charter a boat. The price of chartered boats is between 300 baht and 600 baht. The price of taking the public boats is 100 baht. There are three itineraries for everyone to choose from at the pier:
Wat Saphan Floating Market+Orchid Farm: it takes 1.5-hour and stops for 20 minutes;
Visit a traditional Thai house: it takes 40 minutes, and you need charter a boat;
Wat Kumphang+Artist’s House puppet theater: you also need charter a boat
The itinerary you can choose is to charter a boat to the Orchid Farm, which is about 15 minutes by water.
Information about Lat Mayom Floating Market:
Detailed address: Soi Bang Ramat, Bang Phrom, Khet Taling Chan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10170
Business time: 09:00-19:00 on Saturday, Sunday and Thai holidays
Best arrival time: 10:00
Suggested stay time: 2-3 hours