the floating market was awesome but make sure you come during the weekend. we were disappointed with the closure of the railroad market which was under repair.
the massage was authentic and fantastic
Amphawa is a quiet rural city perfect for relaxing and sightseeing. At the weekend it is busy due to its bustling floating market.
During the week it is quiet.
Lots to see and do in the area. Beautiful unspoilt environment and not over commercialised. The fireflies at night were the highlight.
Amphawa is the best local business in Thailand. It's build from good culture and local until famous on floating market.
Local people are trying to protect culture and historical by himself. 80% of shop and business run on by local people and control by community norm. Each business support each other by the reasonable price.
This is a must to visit town. Small but has lots to do. The attraction being the floating market during the day and visit the firefly via long tailed boats at night.
It is a must place to see in Thailand. A lot of temples to visit too. Good for children and family outings.
- visit floating market - visit maeklong railway market - take boat ride visit the temples (daytime) - take boat ride to see fireflies (nighttime) - try the foods there
Traditional local floating market, fresh fruit from farm. fresh seafood. Should visit umbrella market by the train station.
floating market for mainly local people night boat tour:fantastic fireflies (strongly recommend) Meklong railway market(15 km)
Floating markets here are only open on Fri, Sat and Sun, but are open from late afternoon into the evening.
Plenty of temples to see here, especially recommend Wat Bang Kung, the overgrown temple. Not a lot of night life around the area as it's not overly developed, but some great market food and we hardly saw any big tour buses make their way through this quiet town around the rivers. Be sure to check out the railway markets, the train timetable is available online.
It's different shopping experience. Lots of shops surround the river, and lots of shops sell food on boat.
You can take a boat to see the firefly after dinner, the price is 60bat per person.
better to stay at homestay than resorts or hotels. you'll find new experience living with the locals.
Can also visit lot of other places like Magroves of COconut, Banana and Orchids etc. and also has Bodhi tree
Has Amphawa Floating Market, also close to Damnoen Floating Market. Has Mansions to stay at for abut $14 USD.
great people and food.
This was our first stop in Thailand. We loved this place. Do it as the locals do. Eat off the street, not in flash restaurants and catch the local transport which is really easy.
Weekend floating market at night time from friday to Sunday; a lot of Thai people come and buy food prepared on the small boats Trip to see the fireflies; book at the klong in Amphawa (only 60 Baht for 1 hour trip
Typical small town in Thailand - not much to do except eat and walk around looking at stuff. Some cool temples and things, but the town is very vanilla.
Almost everyone who comes here comes for the market at Amphawa, which is charming and definitely worth checking out.
Not too busy town and very pleasant and easy to get around. Many attractions around to visit e.g. temples, floating markets, sea salt production, lobster farm etc
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I've been to several floating mkts. This one is literally next to water with vendors on both sides and connected with pedestrian bridges along the roughy 1 km stretch.
If you prefer quieter floating mkts this is not for you. Lots of grilled seafood boat vendors. Dont expect proper seating. Low stools and tables is standard. Firefly boatride is best around 7pm. Good deal for Bht 60ea for 1 hr. The market is next to King Rama II Park. Great for a quiet walk with traditional Thai architecture wood structures. Entry fee Bht 40 ea. Closes 5:30pm. You can park here and walk over to the mkt. Keep your ticket for re-entry.
Don't be afraid to try new foods and order from the vendors cooking in the boats. It's a great experience!