Khlong Lat Mayom: A Hidden Floating Market of Bangkok!
An Offbeat yet Amazing Floating Market of Bangkok
Far away from the Tourist Trails: Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, the Hidden Gem of Bangkok!

One cannot really visit Bangkok and claim to have lived the local way of Thai life without paying a mandatory visit to one of Bangkok's famous floating markets! Situated by the famous Chao Phraya river, Bangkok is a bustling city, a quintessential make of a waterborne economy. The happy families dining over a shared meal at the floating markets testify to this fact.

We wanted to experience a very real and local style of Thai life. We chose Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market which is situated at the outskirts of the city. A quick BTS ride will bring you near the close vicinity of the market which remains unheard of to the maximum number of tourists!


Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market is a picturesque Thai Market situated by a small canal. Small snake boats float on the water, grilling fresh catch of the day. Fresh fruits are cut and green coconuts are stacked up at the street vendors to help thirsty tourists. Friendly locals welcomed us with a smiling face. The language barrier was soon overcome with cordial hospitality! 

Women in traditional dress, "Chut Thai" were preparing taco shaped snacks!


The market is tucked under the lush green canopy. As the day unfolded, small groups of local Thai families arrived. Dining out is a part of Thai culture. Children seemed to relish their meal which constituted of sticky rice, grilled vegetables, steamed rice and banana cakes in coconut leaves. 

The aromatic Tom Yam soup, in my humble opinion, is almost a comfort meal infused with the goodness of gently balanced spice, coconut and prawns!  Happy faces bond over a meal and spend quality time at the weekend market that Khlong Lat Mayom is! 

A plethora of colourful boats congregates at one place, offering their varied products, starting from flowers to grilled lobsters right from the charcoal oven!


If you are lucky, you may even be invited to join one such family. Seeing me eating alone, an elderly grandma smiled a toothless smile and asked her grandsons to bring me to the table. She taught me the art of eating Miang Kham without creating a mess out of it! Upon learning I love prawns, she even wanted to share her own plate! Love finds a way to unite people together. Take a chance to tread on the road less travelled to find these little gems of human connect!  

Needless to say, Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market remains in a very happy place in my memory!


Since the market lies far away from the regular tourist trail, prices are very reasonable and transactions are amicable. This is a weekend market meaning you will have hard luck on weekdays to find the food stalls. The vendors selling clothes are likely to open their stall. however, a real Thai market must have its food in place, erm, on a warm grill!
All entries

A Taste Of Zimbabwe

Maybe, if we win, our next cool video will be of Thailand :)

Ayutthaya: Ancient City of Thailand

Thailand, A Place of Wonder

Discovering the Beauty of Thailand

Blue, Red and Purple Sunset

The colours of a country reflect in its sunsets!

Golden Temple in Chumphon

Unknown province in Thailand

Thailand by Train

Sri Panwa Phuket

Thailand's hip luxury resort

My Wish to Explore the Natural Beauty of Thailand

Explore the unexplored

Sangkhlaburi is the Secret of Thailand

The pure land of Kanchanaburi.

The Golden Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand

4 Day Chiang Mai Itinerary

Everything you need to know about visiting Chiang Mai

Traveling By Train In Thailand

3rd class train journey with locals

A True Paradise, Mu Ko Surin National Park

My most memorable summer destination

Why Ko Phayam Should Be On Your Bucket List

Ko Phayam - the perfect off-the-beat island.

The Thailand I Never Knew

A beautiful journey in Nan and Chiang Mai, Thailand

All Aboard ChangChui Plane Market

The ChangChui Plane Market is a creative space with upcycling installations, a cinema hall, stalls, performance spaces, and of course the big airplane that is the main attraction of this unique place.

Heading Home

There’s no place like home. Just like this little Thai boy I captured in this Koh Khood fishing village, this travel writer is heading home.

Unique Combination of Tradition and its Variations Found in Bangkok Architecture

Attractions in Bangkok heritage fusion-style hotels...

Wat Prathat Phasornkaew

วัดพระธาตุผาแก้ว = Temple on a Glass Cliff

The Most Revered Temple in the Northeast

Visit Wat Phra That Phanom - it's both spiritual and fun.

Head Over Heals for the Tropical Fruits of Thailand

I felt so in love with the tropical fruits of Thailand and their health properties that I got a durian tattoo on the way out. I am passionate to let others discover a wonderful world of flavours, textures and colours behind the bounty of Thai fruits.

To The Guests of The Emerald Buddha

Aerial Impressions of a Tea Plantation

Why Do We Travel?

To get into situations like this in Bangkok!

Grand Palace Bangkok: History and Beauty in One

Heard It All About Thailand

Kindness

Land of Smiles

Visiting Thailand - A Nation Rich In Culture

I became fascinated by Thailand many, many years ago when I watched the King and I. Silly I know but factual since Thailand was once known as Siam. Thailand is one of those destinations that you hope and dream of one day visiting.

Wat Arun

Romantic Bangkok

The Patterns of Thailand

Lived history

Metal Castle at Dusk

One of a kind Wat Ratchanatdaram, also known locally as Loha Prasat or Metal Castle, in the evening light. The 37 spires represents the 37 virtues needed to attain enlightenment.

Ko Chang

Away from the bustle, we find paradise...

Marvelous Temple of The Emerald Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand

An Introduction to Vipassana and Buddhism in Chiang Mai

Thailand: A Land Where Nature and Culture Bind in Perfection

There are few places in this world where you can find the perfect bond between nature and culture, but one has what it takes for this match made in heaven.