Ayutthaya floating market

RJtravels 30 May 2010 7 comments

Although this is not your typical floating market as you may have seen it in the pictures, a trip to Ayutthaya floating market is definitely worth your time. Just over an hour’s drive from Bangkok, just north of downtown Ayutthaya, you will find this great Thai market which makes for an excellent day trip. Whilst you are enjoying the excellent Thai food, you can watch a show based on Thai traditional stories, enacted on the little lake surrounded by the food stalls. Feeding huge catfish and some scenic Thai village scenes complete a great day out of the city.  Click here for the Ayutthaya floating market website.

Thai play on the lake

Thai play on the lake

Thai village scene

Thai village scene

Water buffalo and a field of Lotus flowers

Water buffalo and a field of Lotus flowers

Grilled banana with coconut/honey sauce makes a great desert

Grilled banana with coconut/honey sauce makes a great dessert

Fried catfish/green mango salad (Thai: Yam pla duk fu)

Fried catfish/green mango salad (Thai: Yam pla duk fu)

Vendors at the market

Vendors at the market

Grilled pork

Grilled pork

Feeding the fish

Feeding the fish

Thai play on the lake

Thai play on the lake

RJtravels

RJtravels

Publisher Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia

7 Comments For This Post

  1. sai sai Says:

    Hi RJ, I would love to go there! Probably before the rainy season.

  2. Aor Pichayanee Aor Pichayanee Says:

    First time I saw they eat roasted pork with noodle (it’s supposed to be sticky rice), but it looked good. Wanna try some. It’s more like Vietnamese than Thai, but it must taste great!

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