• Talingchan Floatin Market
  • Kayak
  • Local community
  • Ladmayom Floating Market
  • Explore way of life along the river by a long-tail boat
  • Kayaking at Ladmayom Floating Market
  • Ladmayom Floating Market

    Bangkok Floating Markets Bike & Kayak

    Pedals, paddles, bike and kayak

           For the feel of “local, the floating markets on this tour are the places to go to. And what better way to experience it, than by bike, boat and kayak! These markets are a far cry from the “famous” Damnoen Saduak floating market. These are markets that still cater for the local Thai people. They are less touristy, less commercialised and less expensive.

          The first of these markets is called Taling Chan floating market where you can peruse goods which are mostly hand made. Take pictures of the classic Thai image of vendors in straw hats cooking and selling food from their paddle boats while listening to live cultural music played on authentic traditional instruments. Undoubtedly the charm and beauty of this market is created by the welcoming and friendliness of the people.

         The second market is called Khlong Lad Mayom floating market and it is here that we will experience more of life along the canals. This market fits perfectly together like an uncomplicated all-fun puzzle, with something for everyone. There’s a kiddies painting corner, craft stalls, little petting zoo and of course lots of exotic food – much of which you wouldn’t find anywhere else in Bangkok. One of the unique features of this market is the emphasis on self sufficiency, so most of the goods and produce sold here are locally produced.

         A highlight of this market it to take a slow paddle boat ride along the canal – but as an additional activity, we’ll take you kayaking through the canals to get a feel for how the people travelled in days gone by. All in all, this tour and these markets capture the Essence of Thailand with its cultural uniqueness and simplicity of way of life.

    Itinerary

           We meet at 8.00 a.m. at the Just Nok shop for a quick briefing and bike fitting so that we can leave by 8.30. The first stage of the cycling is pretty much through old residential Bangkok as we wind our way along little alleyways and back streets. We keep a leisurely pace, stopping frequently to wonder at the weirdness along the way. At the first market we have a good snack break as we walk around to take in the sights and sounds of this colourful little market. If need be there is also the opportunity to have a quick open air foot massage under the trees or even do a bit of shopping of the locally produced goods and wares.
         From Taling Chan we continue cycling, but this stage is more rural along shaded canals and through little plantations. As usual we stop at various places of interest – one being a quaint house where natural perfumes are produced.
         Once at Ladmayom floating market we’ll break for lunch after which you have time to wander around at your leisure.There are some particular places and activities of interest:
    * Painting corner and pony rides for kiddies
    * Feeding the fish in the canal
    * Sampling the wide variety of exotic food and fruit
    * Shopping for hand made crafts and souvenirs
         After your free time, you have the choice of going for a paddle boat ride or guided kayaking through the canals. We leave the market with a 30 minute long-tail boat ride through the old canals back to Bangkok, which leaves us with a short distance to cycle back to the shop. We should be back at the shop at about 3.30-4.00 p.m.

    Tour availability

    This tour runs  on Weekends (Sat-Sun).

    Bookings can be made via this site by clicking on

    “Book this tour”

    or by calling Nok

    0843086098

    Starting time

    8.00 a.m.

    at the Just Nok Bike Tours shop

    Price

    3,200 Baht per person.

    A deposit of 300 Baht is required and the remainder can be paid in cash at the start of the tour.

    Facts and Information

    Style : Full day Tour
    Inclusions : Local English speaking guide, bicycle and helmet, accident insurance, water and snacks, local lunch, ferry fare and kayak, longtail-boat
    Group size : Minimum 2 – maximum 8
    Difficulty : Easy riding, but you should have good balance on the bike.
    Distance : Cycling distance of about 27 km
    Pace : Steady – this is a full day tour with lots to do and see.
    Terrain : Mostly flat except for the occasional bridges.
    Clothing : Comfortable clothes and shoes for cycling, sun hat, sunglasses, sun block, camera.
    Bikes : We use comfortable, well maintained mountain bikes.

    Starting point of the tour

    Start at Just Nok Bike Tours Shop 

    Direction in Thai for taxi driver:

    ร้านจัสนกไบค์ทัวร์ เลขที่ตั้ง 18/6 อยู่บนถนนประชาธิปไตยใกล้กับสะพานวันชาติ ถ้ามาจากอนุสาวรีย์ประชาธิปไตย ให้เลี้ยวเข้าถนนดินสอหน้าโรงเรียนสตรีวิทยา ตรงไปข้ามแยกไฟแดงขึ้นสะพาน สุดสะพานแล้วตรงไปอีก 50 เมตร ร้านจะอยู่ขวามือ (ฝั่งตรงข้ามเป็นทางเข้าโรงแรมสุขาวดี และตู้โทรศัพท์ TOT)


    Location in English: No. 18/6 Prachathipatai Road, Wanchat Bridge (opposite to Sukavadee Hotel), Baan Panthom, Pranakhon, Bangkok.

    If you need help with direction, please call us on (+66) 084 308 6098.

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