Bang Nampheung Floating Market
PLACE: BANG NAMPHEUNG FLOATING MARKET (ตลาดน้ำบางน้ำผึ้ง)
LOCATION: Bang Nampheung sub-district in Phra Pradaeng district
GPS Coordinates: 13.680852, 100.574814
OPENING HOURS: Weekends, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also open public holidays if on a Monday or Friday
A new floating market near Bangkok located at Tambon Bang Nampheung, Phra Pradaeng District. It originated under the cooperation between the Bang Nampheung Subdistrict Administration Organization and local community in an attempt to release their superabundant crops and, as a consequence, create employment and income to the community. The charm of this floating market is the canalside lifestyle of the community whose members are mostly Thai – Mon.
Local products and famous food such as fish-scale flowers, herbal joss sticks, Hoi Thot (fried mussel pancake), Khanom Khrok or mortar-toasted pastry, mango, etc. are also offered on sale. A rowing boat for rent is available at 20 Baht each. A bicycle trek to experience the local lifestyle and visit the fruit orchards is also provided with a bicycle for rent available at 30 Baht each. Bang Namphueng Floating Market is open only on Saturdays and Sundays during 8.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. For more information, please contact Chief of the Bang Namphueng Subdistrict Administration Organization at Tel. 0 1171 4930 or Bang Namphueng Subdistrict Administration Organization Office at Tel. 0 2819 6762.
Map for Bang Nampheung Floating Market:
To get there: By car: exit from the Express Way (Dao Khanong – Suk Sawat) to Suk Sawat Road, turn beside the BP gas station near Phra Pradaeng-Suk Sawat T-junction toward Phra Pradaeng Market, turn left via Wat Song Tham Worawihan for approximately 5 kilometres, turn right for another 1 kilometre upon noticing the direction sign to the floating market until arriving at Bang Namphueng Health Centre which provides a parking area.
By bus: take air-conditioned bus No. 138 (Chatuchak- Phra Pradaeng), No. 140 (Victory Monument – Suk Sawat Express Way), No. 506 (Pak Kret – Phra Pradaeng), or ordinary bus No. 82 (Sanam Luang – Phra Pradaeng).
By BTS, take the skytrain to BTS Bang Na. Walk back to the intersection and turn left on Sanphawut Road. There should be a songtaew, motorcycle taxi or even a meter taxi to take you the short distance to the end of the road. Here there is a cross-river ferry at Wat Bang Na Nok which will take you across the river to Wat Bang Nampheung Nok. Here you can take a motorcycle taxi to the market.
Tourist attractions in this area:
Phra Pradaeng district:
- Bang Nampheung Floating Market
- Siamese Fighting Fish Gallery
- Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park
- Phlaeng Faifa Fort
Bang Nampheung sub-district:
Samut Prakan is divided into six districts: Amphoe Mueang, Amphoe Bang Bo, Amphoe Bang Phli, Amphoe Phra Pradaeng, Amphoe Phra Samut Chedi and Amphoe Bang Sao Thong. Click on the links to see tourist attractions from each of those districts. Or click here to see a Map of Tourist Attractions in Samut Prakan Province.