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Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market Zone: Nontaburi
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Bang Khu Wiang The floating market is located at the mouth of Khlong Bang Khu Wiang. Tambon Bang Rao Nok, Amphoe Bang Kruai. It takes about 10 minutes by boat to go to this floating market from Amphoe Bang Kruai.

Probably the easiest to get to in terms of distance from Bangkok, Bang Khu Wiang Floating Market is probably the most difficult to deal with because of its opening hours - 04:00 and 07:00. Sellers bring natural goods (vegetables, etc.) and it is also possible to see monks rowing boats to collect alms! 

Not at all commercialized, this is probably one of the few places you can see such a traditional way of life around Bangkok.  The best choice to enjoy a traditional Thai floating market without the touristy push is Bang Khu Wiang. Monks arrive by boat in early morning on their daily 'tak baat' (alms round), and a variety of farm - fresh produce is offered.


How to get there: 

Probably the easiest way to get there is by boat down the river. You will arrive in Bang Kruai and from there it’s a 10-minute boat journey to the market. There are a limited number of tours so otherwise a taxi might be your best bet. At that hour in the morning, chasing around after buses is not recommended!

From there it is a 10-minute boat ride to the market. If boats don't suit you, no worries as taxis and tuk-tuks are available for hire at the market.



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Far less touristy than Damnoen Saduak, at Bang Khu Wiang you can see monks arriving at dawn to receive their alms. This market is more traditional than most of the other floating markets in Bangkok (as evidenced by it’s opening hours: 4am – 7am! Perhaps a good one to hit while you’re still jet-lagged and awake at odd hours…)


Bang Khu Wiang is the easiest floating market in Bangkok to reach. Tours are fewer here, but you can catch a water taxi at Wat Chalo Pier in Bangkok, which leave every 15 minutes starting at 5am; it’s a 45-minute ride.


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