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Published: June 21st 2017
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I booked a day trip with my Guest house to visit the Floating Market about an hour outside of Bangkok. (The pick up was at 7am! I guess the market is only open in the morning. Ugh!) I understand floating markets are an endangered form of exchange in Thailand as many village people are migrating to use larger markets in the cities. So there are fewer of these left, and I guess that this one is still thriving because it's only an hour from Bangkok and our tourists dollars help keep it a float. Get it, keep it a float, hee, he, aww mannn ok. While there were many Thais there doing business with other Thais they day I was here. The locals were not ignorant to the fact that us tourists like to come here to see the market. There were plenty of stalls selling trinkets and locally made handicrafts directed toward foreigners. Hey if we are helping to keep the tradition alive I guess it's cool to buy my souvenirs here.Tha Kha Floating Market In Samut Songkhram
The Tha Kha floating market takes place on the 2nd, 7th, 12th days of both the waxing and waning moon
of the lunar calendar, and also operates on every Saturday and Sunday from 6.00 a.m. to noon. This is a rendezvous of vendor boats that carry local food, vegetable, and fruit for selling. Boat rental services are on offer for traveling to the villages and fruit orchards around Tha Kha Floating Market. Visitors wishing to go the Tha Kha Floating Market can go by car, taking the Highway No. 325 (Samut Songkhram - Bang Pae), take a right turn at Km. 32 and proceed for another 5 Kilometers.
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