A new floating market near Bangkok located at Tambon Bang Namphueng, Phra Pradaeng District. It originated under the cooperation between the Bang Namphueng Subdistrict Administration Organization and local community in an attempt to release their superabundant crops and, as a consequence, create employment and income to the community. The charm of this floating market is the canalside lifestyle of the community whose members are mostly Thai – Mon. Local products and famous food such as fish-scale flowers, herbal joss sticks, Hoi Thot (fried mussel pancake), Khanom Khrok or mortar-toasted pastry, mango, etc. are also offered on sale. A rowing boat for rent is available at 20 Baht each. A bicycle trek to experience the local lifestyle and visit the fruit orchards is also provided with a bicycle for rent available at 30 Baht each. Bang Namphueng Floating Market is open only on Saturdays and Sundays during 8.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. For more information, please contact Chief of the Bang Namphueng Subdistrict Administration Organization at Tel. 0 1171 4930 or Bang Namphueng Subdistrict Administration Organization Office at Tel. 0 2819 6762.
To get there: By car – exit from the Express Way (Dao Khanong – Suk Sawat) to Suk Sawat Road, turn beside the BP gas station near Phra Pradaeng – Suk Sawat T-junction toward Phra Pradaeng Market, turn left via Wat Song Tham Worawihan for approximately 5 kilometres, turn right for another 1 kilometre upon noticing the direction sign to the floating market until arriving at Bang Namphueng Health Centre which provides a parking area. By bus – take air-conditioned bus No. 138 (Chatuchak – Phra Pradaeng), No. 140 (Victory Monument – Suk Sawat Express Way), No. 506 (Pak Kret – Phra Pradaeng), or ordinary bus No. 82 (Sanam Luang – Phra Pradaeng).