Don Wai Floating Market is one of the best off the beaten path things to do in Bangkok. If you love food and you want to visit a floating market will be a great experience. It opens everyday and prices are affordavle.
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How to get to Don Wai Floating Market
Don Wai Floating Market is a riverside market in Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand. If you want to get from Bangkok to Don Wai Floating Market the best way is going by taxi and Grab. Both of them have similar prices around 400 THB and it will take 30 minutes to get there since it’s 25 kilometers outside the city.
If you take a taxi make sure they are driving you with the taximeter. And if there is traffic can take longer than an hour to get there. You can also join to a day tour with Klook.
DON WAI FLOATING MARKET
Don Wai floating market along the Tha Jeen River. Floating markets are a thing when visiting Thailand. First you will find local food already cooked, fruits and snacks. You will have to buy before riding the boat along the river.
The boat trip lasts an hour and you will find houses and temples all around. You can also feed fishes during the tour. This is also another destination with hardly any foreigners and tourists around. We recommend you visit Don Wai floating market as one off the beaten spots in Bangkok.
There are snacks and sweets that we haven’t seen before in our previous trips to the country. We chose to eat duck for lunch (it’s the most popular choice) and we bought a few snacks as well. For dessert, we tried the steamed banana. It was truly delicious and sweet.
This is our favorite activity in every country- to visit local markets at lunch time. You can see fruits, different dishes, and desserts all around. All the food was delicious. People in Bangkok are friendly and you can find very affordable prices in the local market.
Don Wai Floating Market Entrance Fee And Opening Time
Don Wai Market is opened everyday from 7 am to 6 pm. During weekdays the ferry leaves only twice and it costs 100 THB for adults and 50 THB for kids. During the weekends the ferry leaves every hour from 9 am to 5 pm and it costs 120 THB for adults and 60 THB for kids.
WHERE TO STAY IN KHAO SAN ROAD
For this visit in Bangkok, we decided to team up with Ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai Hotel. The hotel in the heart of Khao San Road is very new, modern and really stylish. Check out these shots of our room and the pool area:
We felt at home in Ibis Styles Hotel. We were happy to meet Gift, who showed us around and shared with us some cool tips in moving around Bangkok. The room was big enough for the two of us and had all the comfort we needed, from hot water to toiletries, etc. Plus we really loved the location, especially at night time because it’s fun to think that we’re sleeping so close to the night market, bars, and restaurants.
Check out the shots below if for the bigger rooms they have that are perfect for traveling with friends or family. The decor is great and we love the pillows that reminded us of Songkran Festival, the most popular feast in Thailand.
The breakfast was great! Our favorite place in the hotel is the swimming pool, as usual, ha! It was super colorful and a perfect place for relaxing during the day.
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