Unlike other floating markets, trading in Ayutthaya does not happen from boat to boat, but from permanent shops that are floating on the water. I happened upon the market as a suggestion by my tuk tuk driver and was disappointed that I didn’t spend more time there.
Ticket price was 300B (currently approx. $9US) and includes the following;
- Boat ride through the market (approx 7 minutes long);
- Daily shows about Thai culture and history;
- Access to the stalls;
- And an animal show (I personally didn’t take part in for moral reasons).
Overall, this was a really nice way to spend part of my day. Travelling with only a carry-on, I couldn’t afford the weight of any big purchases, but thoroughly enjoyed seeing what the local vendors had to offer.
Once I was done, my tuk tuk driver was waiting for me and we continued onwards in our explorations.