Pattaya Floating Market
The Pattaya floating market is a major tourist attraction. The market covers an area of 100,000sqm, the four regions of the market is separated into four sections- each representing and selling items from the north, northeast, central and southern Thailand respectively.
The market shows the tradition of Thailand, in the old day there used to be many floating markets, and the Thai people would buy vegetables and fruits from vendors in small wooden boats.
There are a lot of activities to do and see for both grownups and children around the floating market. You will find here many eateries, fruit stalls, souvenir shops, and some art galleries. You can try an authentic Thai massage at the Thai traditional and herbal village, have your photo made wearing traditional Thai dress. You can be a part of the cultural show which is conducted here every afternoon.
To get the best experience of the floating market, hire a man-powered longtail boat to explore the richness of Thai architecture and riverside life. You can buy some snacks and fresh fruits from vendors in the boat like it was done in the old days.
At the Thai Folkway Village, you can see how silkworms are raised, the whole the procedure of how silk thread is made and woven into silk clothing. The market lets you enjoy not only food and shopping but it is a good experience for getting to learn and know new things. At the Ancient Kitchen, you can see how Tom Yum Gung is cooked, one of Thailand’s most famous food. You may also try herbal ball massage and herbal oil demonstration, use to relieve pain, stress, and fatigue. And to get some adrenaline boost, you can try Skywalker Sling Adventure or watch Sea Boxing for fun.
Thai food is a must try at the market. Here you will get plenty of Thai dishes and delicious desserts. The Four Region's restaurant serves Thai food buffet. On the menu are dishes from all four regions of Thailand like Khao Soi, Shrimp soup, and many more. The buffet is open from 11 AM to 8 PM daily.
You can reach Pattaya Floating Market by hiring a taxi or by baht bus from central Pattaya. It is located on Sukhumvit road south of the center of Pattaya. Heading south, the market is on the left side of Soi 93. The market opens daily from 9 AM to 8 PM.