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Bangkok: Chatuchak Weekend Market & Floating Market Tour

1. Bangkok: Chatuchak Weekend Market & Floating Market Tour

Whether you’re an avid shopper or simply want to experience Bangkok’s unique market culture, this shopping tour is for you. Begin with a long-tail boat ride through Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, then take a trip to Chatuchak Weekend Market, popular with both locals and visitors. After hotel pickup, begin at Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, one of the closest floating markets to the city. Stay in Bangkok to save on travel time and see boats filled with fresh produce and other goods as you sail down the canal on a long-tail boat. See the local communities living along the canals, and look for Bangkok's famous water dragons lazing on the edges or swimming in the water. Chat with the locals and try some local produce along the way. After cruising down the canal, head to JJ Market, more commonly known as the Chatuchak Weekend Market. This market is one of the largest markets in Thailand, with over 15,000 stalls and 11,000 vendors. The market is so large it has its own map. Stroll along the aisles and taste some local street food from one of the many kiosks. Go souvenir hunting for items and clothes to take back home. Your guide is on-hand to help you navigate your way around and find the best bargains. At the end of your Bangkok shopping tour, return to your hotel or you may like to stay at Chatuchak to continue exploring at your own pace.

Private Guided Day Tour: Bangkok with Public Transport

2. Private Guided Day Tour: Bangkok with Public Transport

Book yourself or your group on this personalized 8-hour tour around Bangkok, or venture out to nearby provinces to get a unique insight in to Thai culture with a local. The private tour can be tailored to your interests, whether you want to visit the historic sights or neighborhood lifestyles. Visit the ornate murals of the Grand Palace or take in the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace at Ayutthaya. The Summer Palace is set on lovely grounds on the banks of the Chao Praya River and is one of the best-maintained attractions in Thailand. One of the most popular attractions close to Bangkok, you will feel like a king as you wander through the vast complex. While in Ayutthaya, take in the Historical Park. The Siamese moved their capital to Ayutthaya around 1350 AD and created a royal palace and many impressive monasteries and Wats in the area. In the mid 1800's the Burmese sacked it and the city was abandoned. Now a UNESCO protected World Heritage Site, you can explore the historic temples scattered around the encircling river. If you prefer, head to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and see Thais going about their everyday life in a truly unique setting. Stay in downtown Bangkok to visit sites such as the Khao San Road, Chatuchak Market and reclining Buddha at Wat Pho. Transportation is via the Bangkok skytrain, or by taxi where needed. If you want to venture further afield, you will be taken by comfortable minivan and have the services of a professional driver. Everything can be arranged through your friendly guide, who will take you to the areas most of interest to you and share their expert local knowledge in a fun and fascinating way to make the city your Bangkok.

Bangkok: Ultimate Shopping Experience with Private Driver

3. Bangkok: Ultimate Shopping Experience with Private Driver

If you love shopping, then this tour is designed for you. Get picked up conveniently from your hotel in Bangkok and board an air-conditioned vehicle to begin your 8-hour shopping experience. Visit all the different shopping destinations that you desire. Enjoy a shopping trip in Bangkok without having to worry about carrying your bags around. If you are looking for medium to high-end brands, it is recommended that you visit malls such as CentralWorld, Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Discovery, EmQuartier, Emporium, Gaysorn Village, Jim Thompson or Erawan. Alternatively, if you are looking for souvenirs, IT gadgets or cheaper clothes you can visit independent shops in MBK, Terminal 21, Platinum Mall, Asiatique, Pantip Plaza, Chatuchak Weekend Market or Union Mall. As well as the services of a driver and private vehicle, you can choose the option including an English-speaking guide. Your guide will help you to find the best deals and bargain with merchants to get lower prices. Forget carrying heavy bags, the struggle of looking for directions, and choosing from many transport options. Shop until you drop.

Customize Your Own Bangkok City & Surrounding Provinces Tour

4. Customize Your Own Bangkok City & Surrounding Provinces Tour

Discover Bangkok and beyond on this on this full-day private trip. See some of Bangkok's famous sights such as Wat Phra Kaew, but also top sights in the surrounding areas like Red Lotus Floating Market in Pathum Thani, Salt Evaporation Ponds, and Dolphin Viewpoint in Samut Sakhon. Check out the Erawan Museum, famous for its Instagrammable interiors and its large three-headed elephant statue. You can also visit the Mahachai Market, the largest seafood market in Thailand, and Wat Phra Pathom Chedi, which has the tallest stupa (burial mound) in the whole country. Pick 3-4 sites and destinations to visit and have a driver to help you get around. Choose a guide to accompany you and provide cultural insights and historical tidbits. List of Attractions to Choose From: Nakhon Pathom - Wat Phra Pathom Chedi, Sanam Chandra Palace, Wat Samphran (Dragon Temple), Wat Don Wai Floating Market, Wat Rai Khing, Human Imagery Museum, Red Lotus Floating Market Pathum Thani - Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Bua (Lotus) Museum, Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum (SEACM), Wat Bot, Wat Bang Luang, Wat Chedi Hoi Nonthaburi - Koh Kret (an island in the middle of the Chao Phraya river), Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat, Wat Sangkhathan, Wat Prasat, Central Plaza Westgate Samut Prakan - The Erawan Museum (and the three-headed elephant statue), Samut Prakan Ancient City (Mueang Boran - one of the world's largest outdoor museums), Wat Klang Worawihan, Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm & Zoo Samut Sakhon - Mahachai Market (largest seafood market in Thailand), Phanthai Norasing Shrine, Salt Evaporation Ponds, Wat Krok Krak, Dolphin Viewpoint (Wooden Red Bridge) Bangkok - Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), Wat Pho (Temple of reclining Buddha), Wat Saket (Golden Mountain), Wat Traimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha), Wat Benchamabophit (Beautiful Marble temple), Pak Klong Talad (Flower market), Chinatown (Yaowarat), Erawan Shrine (Four-Faced Buddha), Chatuchak Weekend Market (weekend only), Jodd Fairs Night Market (formerly Talad Rot Fai Ratchada), Jim Thompson House Museum

Local Weekend Markets: Khlong Lat Mayom & Chatuchak Tour

5. Local Weekend Markets: Khlong Lat Mayom & Chatuchak Tour

After pick-up from your hotel at 8:00 AM, you will be driven to Khlong Lat Mayom floating market. This small market is a great place to stroll around and sample delicious Thai street food dishes. Although not many vendors sell things from their boats, the fantastic market on land right next to the water makes up for it. This charming market will give you a taste of local life, as nearly no tourists come here. You will leave Khlong Lat Mayom at about 11.00 AM to visit Or Tor Kor market, known for its premium fresh fruit, vegetables and food. The Or Tor Kor market is packed with perfect produce, and is full of exotic fruits and vegetables that are unique to Thailand, as well as imported specialties from around Asia. Customers also shop here for seafood, sweets and cooked foods. The market offers a wide selection of prepared curry pastes and spices for you to take back home, and there is a food court filled with Thai specialties. The last stop will be at Chatuchak Weekend Market. With more than 15,000 retailers in 27 sections, this market is the largest weekend market in the world. Enjoy the fun of bargaining as you browse the incredible variety of merchandise on offer, from the latest fashion items and vintage decor, to Thai crafts and wooden tables. Although the market officially opens at 7:00 AM, shoppers usually go in the afternoon when the weather is cooler. After finishing your shopping, you will be driven back to your hotel at around 4:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Chatuchak Weekend Market

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 243 reviews

Our guide Time contacted us before the tour and asked what we wanted....we wanted to get to know Bangkok without huge crowds of tourists and eat with the locals and he planned everything according to our ideas...was really great and highly recommended

We had a tour with Rita who was a really good guide; showed us all the places on our Wishlist within Bangkok as well as a short course on the BKK public transport system; which helped to stay on time and travel easily between stops.

Excellent tour! Our tour guide Mr. Chatree was superb - very knowledgeable about the history of all the places and explained to us very well. He was very patient and polite with us. Thank you.

A top experience to discover Bangkok. Very nice guide. You get to places you can't get to otherwise.

Oil was extremely helpful and was able to customise the tour based on our requirements. Perfect