Genuine, quiet, floating market in Bangkok.
This photo blog post is about one of a few genuine, quiet, local, floating markets in Bangkok (Thailand). Bang Luang Canal or คลองบางหลวง (Klong Bang Luang) in Thai language.
If you’re looking for the most touristed floating markets outside Bangkok then, I’m afraid, you are in the wrong place.
This blog post showcases a selection of images about people’s daily life around this authentic, small, off the beaten path, floating market in Bangkok.
Bang Luang Canal
There are lots of meandering canals in Bangkok and because of that it’s called the Venice of the East, Bang Luang Canal is one of them. It’s close to where I live in Bangkok and on the weekend sometimes I go there for lunch. As a matter of fact, there are a few Thai restaurants and cafes all by Bang Luang Canal. It’s the perfect place to spend half day walking by the canal and sit at one of the few cafes for refreshments or a meal. Or, you can just sit by the canal and enjoy the view of a genuine, quiet, local, floating market.
A wooden house on the canal named Artist’s House is a small venue for Thai traditional dance and puppet show also recognised by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage. You can sip your coffee while watching the show. And if the show is not on, not to worry, you can still look at some of the artists rehearsing.
It’s an authentic, small, off the beaten path, floating market with a few farmers selling their food on little boats. So, do not expect dozen of boats that try to sell you souvenirs. In Bang Luang Canal you can expect few farmers who sell barbecue chicken, fruits, Thai snacks and soups to locals.
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