Genuine and Quiet Floating Market in Bangkok, Bang Luang Canal.
Looking for an authentic and off-the-beaten-path floating market experience in Bangkok? Look no further than Bang Luang Canal, one of the city’s few genuine and quiet floating markets.
Bang Luang Canal: A Hidden Gem in Bangkok’s Canals
Bangkok is often called the Venice of the East because of its many canals, but few of them have a genuine and quiet floating market like Bang Luang Canal, or “คลองบางหลวง” in Thai language. It’s close to where I live in Bangkok, and sometimes on weekends, I go there for lunch or just to spend some time walking by the canal.
This blog post showcases a selection of images about this authentic and off the beaten path floating market in Bangkok.
Local Flavours and Culture
At Bang Luang Canal, you can find a few Thai restaurants and cafes by the water. Perfect for enjoying refreshments or a meal while taking in the view.
And if you’re lucky, you might catch a traditional Thai dance or puppet show at Artist’s House. It’s a wooden house on the canal that’s recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage. Even if there’s no show, you can still see some of the artists rehearsing.
Small and Authentic Floating Market
Unlike the more touristed floating markets outside of Bangkok, Bang Luang Canal is a small and authentic market where only a few farmers sell their food on little boats. Don’t expect to find dozens of boats trying to sell you souvenirs here; instead, you’ll see locals purchasing barbecue chicken, fruits, Thai snacks, and soups from the farmers.
Why Visit Bang Luang Canal?
Bang Luang Canal is the perfect place to experience local flavors and culture without the crowds of more popular tourist spots. Sit by the canal and enjoy the peaceful scenery or explore the small market at a leisurely pace. It’s a genuine and quiet floating market that offers a glimpse into Bangkok’s rich culture and history.
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