Kwan Riam Floating Market in Bangkok
The latest floating market to open in Bangkok is in Minburi, which is in the eastern suburbs of the capital. The market is called Kwan Riam Floating Market and is definitely one of my favourites. In only opened four months ago but is already very popular with Thai people. At the moment you will be hard pushed to meet any foreign tourists but this will change soon as word spreads. My favourite feature is the monks on boats who collect alms from the local people.
Kwan Riam Floating Market is only open at the weekend from about 7 a.m. The alms round starts at 7:30 a.m. and is usually over in about 45 minutes. You can of course come later as there is plenty of other things to see and do. Food is obviously a highlight but you can also join boat tours. The market is between two temples: Wat Bamphen Nuea (Seri thai Road 60) and Wat Bamphen Tai (Ramkhamheang 187). Bus stop on Ramkhamhaeng Rd had these numbers: 58, 113, 143, 152, 113, 168, 173, 514 & 519. Motorcycle taxi driver at the bus stop said it is 10 Baht to the canal from the main road.