You will find Pattaya Floating Market along on Sukhumvit Road on the Jomtien end towards Ambassador City. It is one of the most authentically Thai experiences in Pattaya.
Pattaya Floating Market Covers an area of 100,000sqm, the Floating Market is separated into four sections – each representing the four major regions of Thailand (north, northeast, central and south). Packed full of food carts, fruit stalls, souvenir shops and art galleries representing each of the four regions. There is a cultural show every afternoon, taking you on a tour of the entire kingdom in an hour or so. This part of the trip is well worth seeing!
Shops And Water Vendors
The Floating Market has over 114 shops and water vendors selling authentic Thai food, desserts and specialties from all over the kingdom. For a true experience, hire a man-powered boat to get around and discover the richness of the surrounding Thai architecture and riverside life. The boats are big enough to hold four people and can be hired for a small fee for a half hour cruise.
There are hundreds of wooden houses built in the different styles of the four regions which give you a good idea about how industries, environment and customs have shaped each region. Food is the main draw here. There are plenty of authentic Thai dishes and classic desserts to sample. Highlights include the noodle soups, pad thai, kanom jean (rice vermicelli), ka nom krok (coconut pancake), foi thong (golden threads), thong yip (sweet egg yolk) and more.
Education And Entertainment Sections
The market also features other educational and entertaining attractions. The wood-carving museum displays beautiful carved images as well as Thai handicrafts and traditional toys made from wood or die-cast metal. If you enjoy photography then don’t miss the sunflower and agricultural demonstration fields.
LOVEPATTAYA reckons Pattaya Floating Market is one of the best places to get away from the chaos of the city and is a must-do for those who have yet to visit a Thai floating market.
Pattaya Floating Market, 451 Moo 12 Sukhumvit Rd, Pattaya, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand