Sunday, February 12, 2012

Amphawa Floating Market

Amphawa Floating Market

The floating markets of Thailand are quite well known and deeply set in Thai culture. The Amphawa Floating Market is one of the original floating markets, of which there are few. Most of the floating markets in Thailand today are recent replicas but still fun to explore. In years gone by the river was truly Thailand's life blood, providing a simple means of getting food and products to the people living along the river. You can get a glimpse of this lifestyle by visiting the Amphawa Floating Market located a little more than an hour south of Bangkok. 

Amphawa Floating MarketAmphawa Floating Market

The photos of the older Thai lady rowing her boat through the market exemplifies the cultural style of river life.

The Google Map link below can be used to navigate you easily to the floating market...

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