Taling Chan Floating Market Bangkok
Taling Chan is a small and modest market just 14 kilometres outside Bangkok. Built on the riverside at the intersection of the river and the railway’s bridge, it used to feature more than a dozen boats used as floating kitchens to cook fish, meat skewers and prawns for the guests of their restaurants.
In recent years, practicality overcome tradition and just a handful of boats are still cooking. Some of the restaurants chose to attach their grilling station on a narrow platform attached to the rail. It is probably more comfortable for the cook but lacks authenticity, and it makes it difficult to walk around. While it is still colourful and a bit exotic, Taling Chan has lost a lot of its original charm.
The ChakPhra Market
Before reaching the riverside, you will walk through a small covered market called Chakphra Walking Street. Vendors mostly selling local food, sweets, fruits and plants. It is the most interesting part if you want to try some authentic local snacks and Thai sweets.
Taling Chan Floating Market Info
Address: Chim Phli Road, Bangkok 10700
Open: 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday
Distance from Bangkok: 14 km