Tha Kha Floating Market

The Tha Kha Floating Market probably appears more authentic because it is visited by fewer tourists than its famous neighbour (up to 5,000 foreign tourists visit Damnoen Saduak a day!). As a result it is less built up, has a more natural surrounding and avoids some of the more commercial aspects of Damnoen Saduak (souvenir shops, etc.). The Tha Kha Floating Market takes place only 6 days a month and in accordance with the Thai lunar calendar.

Details: Tha Kha Floating Market is located 10 kilometres beyond the more famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. The best time to visit is around 07:00 in the morning. The market opens only at weekends between 06:00 and 12:00.

How to get there: Again, given the distance involved, a taxi is recommended and the total fare is likely to be around the 500 Baht (plus) mark for a return journey.

Take a bus to Samut Songkhram from the Southern Bus Terminal. From Samut Songkhram take a minibus to the market.