Bangkok, Thailand

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Thonburi

Shopping

Central Plaza Pinklao
7/1 Borommaratchachonnani Rd (Wang Lang Pier). Opens: Monday-Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 21:30 p.m. and Friday-Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
This is the largest shopping mall and office tower complex in Thonburi. Central Department Store is inside and takes up many of the floors. You can find stores here selling books, electronics, clothes
and there are the retail chains such as Tops Supermarket, Marks & Spencer and Powerbuy. The easiest way to get here is by taxi but buses and songthaews are also available.

 
 
 
 
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Wat Sai Floating Market
11 Moo 2, Ekkachai Rd (Bus No. 43 and 120 from Wongwien Yai). Opens: daily from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
This floating market along Sanam Chai Canal used to be a popular tourist destination for visitors to admire the traditional canal way of life
in Bangkok. Unfortunately, construction of new roads in the area left the floating market nearly abandoned. Though it has been revived, it does not feel as authentic as before. Nevertheless, it is still interesting to book a canal tour along this historic waterway and enjoy the floating market crowded with boats bringing in their farm produce.

Taling Chan Floating Market
Chak Phra Rd (Bus No. 79 from Ratchadamnoen Klang Road or Siam Square). Opens: Saturday-Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This major attraction along Chak Phra Canal is held every weekend. The Taling Chan Market feels more authentic than the Wat Sai Market with its blend of a rural market and canal way of life. The vendors are in fact local farmers taking their products (including plants, vegetables, fruits, fish and various food items) to this market for sale. There are also floating food stalls preparing various local dishes for sale. Besides the canal boat tours, it is accessible by car or bus and not too far from Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal.

Taling Floating Market by Globetrotter

Klong Lad Mayom Floating Market
Bang Ramat Rd (next to Lad Mayom canal and about 1.5 km from the the Bang Ramat Market). Opens: Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This floating market opened in November 2004 and is situated on the Lat Mayom Canal along Bang Ramat Road. At the market there are shop stalls, a small boat museum, few outdoor restaurants and varieties of foods and merchandise for sale. Occasionally, there are live outdoor performances by local children or organisations.


Bang Ramat Market
C
orner of Phutthamonthon Sai 1 Road and Bang Ramat Road. Opens: daily from afternoon to evening.
A local outdoor market filled with food, refreshments, clothing, souvenirs and miscellaneous items sold by local vendors. The market has a variety of clothes for sale including new, used, Western and Thai clothing. Also for sale are children's toys, phone accessories, purses, toiletries, ceremonial gifts, souvenirs and other small accessories. The open air market is popular and well-known with locals but hardly known or visited by foreigners. It is best to visit the market in the middle of the afternoon when it gets livelier.

 
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